The Minnesota Gophers defeated the San Jose State Spartans on September 20, 2014, wrapping up their non-conference schedule with a 3-1 record.
In the 24-7 victory the Gophers gained an impressive 387 total yards of offense and held the San Jose State offense to just 68 rushing yards, 2.1 yards per carry. David Cobb carried the ball for 207 yards on 34 carries and scored a touchdown while quarterback Chris Streveler carried the ball 18 times for 161 yards and a TD.
Unfortunately the Spartan offense held the Gophers to just one completed pass, the Gophers completed one of their seven pass attempts for seven yards, and Chris Streveler was intercepted once. The Stan Jose State passing game was electric as they completed 16-33 attempts for 186 yards.
The game was delayed in the fourth quarter as a thunderstorm blew through the Twin Cities. Unfortunately for the Spartans, a pair of fumbles gave Minnesota the ball a few extra times and the Gophers capitalized on the chances with Cobb’s second touchdown to cap off a ten play, 61 yard drive.
The Gophers will travel to Michigan to take on the Wolverines next week in their first Big Ten test of the season. The elephant in the room will be if the anemic passing offense can be fixed so that defenses do not play solely for the run.
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