Minnesota’s hopes to start the 2020 season off with a statement win did not go well.

Entering the season opener, the Gophers were hopeful to keep the momentum rolling after an 11-win season and strong showing in their bowl game. Unfortunately, Michigan had other plans.

A slow start by Minnesota and some questionable decision-making by head coach P.J. Fleck before halftime really set the Gophers up with a big hole to climb out of. Though the offense did score a touchdown coming out of halftime, Minnesota was never able to cut the deficit below 11 points in the loss to the Wolverines.

After the game, Fleck discussed the big loss, taking the blame for the team’s shortcomings and discussing some of the other moments from the game:

Minnesota will now turn its attention to Maryland for Week 2. That game is scheduled for a Friday night kick-off at 7:30 pm EST on ESPN.