Minnesota gets clutch INT vs. Miami to shift momentum in Week 2 matchup
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.
B1G INT 😤
Tyler Nubin (@T_Nubin27) picks it off, and gives @GopherFootball great field position. pic.twitter.com/cHGn414ks7
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 11, 2021
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.