For Minnesota, it looked like their home opener with Miami (OH) was well in hand at halftime, with the Gophers taking a solid 21-3 lead into the locker room.

But the Red Hawks weren’t ready to give up, posting 17 unanswered points in the second half, until Gophers running back Tyler Potts ran for a 21-yard touchdown to get the Gophers their first points of the half.

With Miami looking to regain the momentum, Gophers safety Tyler Nubin picked off a Brett Gabbert pass and returned the ball to the Miami 32-yard line.

The Gophers were only able to manage a 50-yard, Dragen Kesich field goal on the drive to take a 31-20 lead with 6:15 left to play.

The Red Hawks quickly responded, with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Gabbert to M. Hippenhammer capping an 8-play, 75 yard drive to close the score to 31-26 with 3:43 left to play in the game.