Minnesota draws first blood for the Axe with beautiful connection from Tanner Morgan to Rashod Bateman
Minnesota has hit the ground running in the Battle for the Axe!
In the biggest game of the season, the Golden Gophers opened the scoring early against the Badgers. The touchdown came on a beautiful play between Tanner Morgan and Rashod Bateman.
The call was a play-action pass with Bateman running a stop-and-go route on the outside. He sold his route perfectly before cutting downfield and getting behind the defense. Morgan hit him with a perfect throw that went 51 yards for the score.
A few more plays like this will have the Gophers riding high:
Rashod Bateman sells this perfectly and explodes for a 51-yard TD. Stud status. pic.twitter.com/LlR9URXeEB
— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) November 30, 2019