David Cobb runs for 68 yards in 20-7 loss.
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
2014 SENIOR SEASON: Played in 12 games and started 11 made 20 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss (3.5 sacks) Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Streak of 26 straight starts was snapped when he missed the Eastern Illinois game with an injury returned to the lineup as a reserve against Middle Tennessee and made one tackle returned to the starting lineup against TCU, but did not record any statistics tallied three tackles and returned one fumble 19 yards against San Jose State started at Michigan, but did not record any statistics made two tackles, had one sack and forced one fumble against Northwestern tallied five tackles against Purdue made two tackles at Illinois started against Iowa recorded two tackles against Ohio State notched two tackles, including .5 tackle-for-loss, at Nebraska made one tackle-for-loss at Wisconsin registered two tackles, including one sack against Missouri.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Started 13 games at defensive end made 19 tackles, including one tackle-for-loss named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made one tackle against UNLV recorded three tackles at New Mexico State tallied four tackles against Western Illinois started against San Jose State but did not record any statistics made one tackle against Iowa started at Michigan, at Northwestern and against Nebraska made four solo tackles at Indiana tallied three tackles against Penn State started against Wisconsin and Michigan State notched three tackles against Syracuse.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started 13 games at defensive end recorded 19 tackles, five tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Recorded two tackles at UNLV recorded .5 sack and recovered one fumble against New Hampshire made two solo tackles and had one sack against Western Michigan had a sack and recovered a fumble against Syracuse recorded one assisted tackle at Iowa had two solo tackles, one for a loss, vs. Northwestern recorded two tackles at Wisconsin assisted on three tackles vs. Purdue did not record any statistics vs. Michigan made three tackles, including one for a loss, at Illinois did not record any statistics at Nebraska made two tackles vs. Michigan State did not record any statistics against Texas Tech.
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON: Appeared in all 12 games and started four at defensive end recorded 17 tackles (five solo) tallied 1.5 sacks recovered two fumbles earned team's outstanding defensive freshman of the year honor. Game-by-Game: Recorded three tackles in first career collegiate game at USC appeared in home opener versus New Mexico State recorded his first career start and recorded two tackles, including a sack in 29-23 victory against Miami (Ohio) tallied two tackles vs. North Dakota State had one solo tackle at Michigan started at Purdue notched four tackles vs. Nebraska recorded two tackles in 22-21 victory against Iowa assisted on two tackles and 0.5 sacks at Michigan State appeared vs. Wisconsin assisted on one tackle and recovered a fumble at Northwestern recovered a fumble in 27-7 victory against Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Bowie High School helped lead team to a 7-4 record and a spot in the first round of the state playoffs earned first-team All-District 4-5A honors as a defensive end named to the All-Metroplex squad named to the first-team defense on the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super Team tallied nine sacks as a senior for Bowie recorded 6.5 sacks during his junior season coached by Tim Lins.
PERSONAL: Born Nov. 1, 1992 son of Hanna Amaefula.
McCrary Keeps On Trucking
The Gophers offense has a pair and a spare at the running back position this season. Having a spare like Kobe McCrary is a luxury for the Maroon and Gold.
McCrary, Gophers Run Past Illinois 24-17
Kobe McCrary rushed for 153 yards and Jonathan Celestin added an interception return for a touchdown as Minnesota beat Illinois, 24-17.
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