WATCH: Gophers' special teams comes up with huge blocked punt
Whoever said special teams wasn’t important?
That aspect of the game has been critically important for Minnesota in its season opener against New Mexico State. First, it was a 75-yard punt return by Antoine Winfield Jr. Later, it was a blocked punt.
Junior defensive lineman Sam Renner broke through the offensive line and blocked a New Mexico State punt, giving the Gophers tremendous field position.
Understatement: The @GopherFootball special teams have been, well, special tonight. pic.twitter.com/XmCvXGaCiM
— Minnesota on BTN (@MinnesotaOnBTN) August 31, 2018
After a relatively rocky start in Minneapolis, the Gophers have been rolling in the Thursday night contest.