Minnesota running back Trey Potts made it a 14-0 lead over Western Illinois with a 15-yard touchdown on the ground with just under 4 minutes to play in the second quarter.

Potts found a hole perfectly to get through the Western Illinois defense and sneak into the end zone. The score was his first touchdown of the season.

Potts now has 89 rushing yards on the season, with 48 already today on just 5 attempts.

Last season, Potts had 552 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns.

After Potts’s touchdown, Western Illinois got on the board with a field goal, but Minnesota quickly responded and scored again on a run by quarterback Tanner Morgan.

Mo Ibrahim had the first touchdown for Minnesota, moving into second place all time on the career rushing touchdowns list for the Gophers.