Philip Nelson tossed two touchdowns and Michael Carter made two interceptions for Minnesota
Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
The Gopher football team dropped a 38-14 decision in Lincoln, Neb. today to drop to 6-5 on the 2012 season
Kirkwood rushes for 99 yards, two touchdowns in win
Devin Crawford-Tufts hauls down a key 3rd quarter catch.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Competed in 12 games, starting eight made 16 catches for 189 yards longest catch of the season was 40 yards against Syracuse named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his first collegiate start at UNLV and had a team-high four receptions for 49 yards caught one pass for nine yards vs. New Hampshire recorded three receptions for a team-high 67 yards vs. Syracuse, which included a 40-yard catch made one catch at Iowa and two against Northwestern missed game at Wisconsin with an injury competed vs. Purdue, against Michigan and at Illinois, but did not record any statistics made three receptions for 22 yards at Nebraska had one catch for 13 yards vs. Michigan State made one catch vs. Texas Tech, a 17-yard touchdown, which was the first score of his career.
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in nine games as a true freshman hauled in eight receptions for 156 yards led the Gophers in receiving yards in victory against Iowa also had career-long catch of 61 yards vs. Hawkeyes. Game-by-Game: Saw his first collegiate action against North Dakota State recorded first collegiate reception at Michigan saw action at Purdue tallied two catches for 17 yards against Nebraska hauled in two receptions for 100 yards against Iowa, which was his first career 100-yard receiving game one catch for 21 yards, three kickoff returns for 59 yards at Michigan State saw action as reserve vs. Wisconsin one catch for three yards at Northwestern saw action vs. Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Edina High School caught a team-high six touchdowns for the Hornets as a senior led team with 35 receptions for 540 yards, averaging 15.4 yards per reception hauled in 21 receptions for 534 yards and four scores as a junior in 2009 won the Minnesota Class AA state championship in the 100 and 200 meters, while finishing as the state runner-up in the long jump coached by Kim Nelson.
PERSONAL: Devin Crawford-Tufts was born December 13, 1992 son of Gary Crawford and Debbie Tufts sociology major also a member of the Minnesota men's track and field team, competing in short sprints and hurdles.
Pro Football Hall of Fame: Bobby Bell
Bobby Bell won the Outland Award in 1962 and was named the Big Ten MVP and finished third in Heisman Trophy voting.
Taking A Look At TCF Bank Stadium Records
The Gophers start their eighth season at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 1 against Oregon State. Last year, Minnesota posted some impressive feats in that cracked the stadium record books.
Road Game Tickets On Sale Now
Minnesota road game tickets are now on sale for contests at Penn State, Maryland, Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin.