Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Philip Nelson tossed two touchdowns and Michael Carter made two interceptions for Minnesota
MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner
Postgame Notes from Minnesota's 26-10 loss to Michigan State at TCF Bank Stadium.
Freshman Philip Nelson threw three touchdown passes in the first half as the Gophers beat Purdue
Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 13 games after joining the team in the fall of 2012 executed 67 of Minnesota's 69 punts during the season (did not attempt the Gophers' first two punts of the year at UNLV) did not have any punts blocked and did not mishandle any snaps seven of his punts were greater than 50 yards placed 22 punts inside the 20-yard line, while another 22 punts were fair caught received the Bobby Bell Award as the team's outstanding special teams player. Game-by-Game: Made his Minnesota and collegiate debut at UNLV where he punted five times three of his punts were fair caught at UNLV and the other two were placed inside the 20-yard line punted four times against New Hampshire (included a 52-yard punt) and against Western Michigan had a 51-yard punt in four attempts against Syracuse punted six times, averaging 44.5 yards, at Iowa attemped a season-low three punts against Northwestern, Purdue and Michigan four of his seven punts were fair caught at Wisconsin punted six times at Illinois, which included a career-best 63-yard punt punted a career-high 11 times at Nebraska averaged 44.3 yards, which included a 52-yard punt, on six punts against Michigan State punted four times vs. Texas Tech.
PERSONAL: Son of Janet and Lloyd Eldred plans to major in economics native of Melbourne, Australia played Australian rules football also competed in track and field and tennis economics major.