The final game of Mohamed Ibrahim’s freshman season was one to remember.
Ibrahim rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns in Minnesota’s 34-10 victory over Georgia Tech in the Quick Lane Bowl. The freshman became the first Gopher to eclipse the 200-yard mark in a game since 2014, when David Cobb hit the milestone against San Jose State.
The total was also a new career-high for the freshman. Following Minnesota’s win, Ibrahim was named the Quick Lane Bowl MVP for his incredible performance.
Minnesota ended the year 7-6 and winners of three of the final four games.
Along with the career day in Detroit, Ibrahim eclipsed the 1,000-yard plateau, becoming just the third freshman in Minnesota history to reach the achievement. He entered Wednesday’s game with 936 yards, needing just 64 to hit the mark.
He surpassed the 1,000-yard barrier in the first half.
Ibrahim’s 224 yards was also the highest total for a Minnesota running back since Laurence Maroney rushed for 258 yards against Wisconsin in 2005.