Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
Philip Nelson tossed two touchdowns and Michael Carter made two interceptions for Minnesota
Red Raiders 34-Gophers 31
Minnesota ranks second in the conference, increases total from 2011 to 2012 by 13
Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11
Photos from the Gopher Football game vs. UNLV on August 29, 2013 at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
Photos from Gopher Football vs. the Michigan Wolverines on Nov. 3, 2012 at TCF Bank Stadium.
Photos from the Gophers homecoming game against Northwestern Oct. 13, 2012
2014 SENIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games and started 12 caught one pass for 9 yards and protected for an offense that rushed for 2,801 yards and 32 touchdowns Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Played against Eastern Illinois and Middle Tennessee, but did not record any statistics caught one pass for 9 yards at TCU started against San Jose State and helped protect for an offense that rushed for 380 yards provided protection for an offense that rushed for 206 yards and passed for 167 yards at Michigan helped team average 5.1 yards-per-play against Northwestern provided protection for an offense that scored 39 points, rushed for 285 yards and passed for 165 yards against Purdue protected for an offense that passed for 240 yards and rushed for 171 yards at Illinois started against Iowa and Ohio State and provided excellent run protection as team gained 291 yards against Hawkeyes and 218 yards against Ohio State blocked for an offense that rushed for 281 yards and four touchdowns at Nebraska started at Wisconsin and blocked for an offense that rushed for 177 yards protected for an offense that passed for 267 yards and one touchdown against Missouri.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 13 games and started 12 made seven catches for 111 yards and scored one touchdown named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made two catches for 30 yards against UNLV started at New Mexico State, but did not record any statistics recorded one catch against Western Illinois started against San Jose State, Iowa, at Michigan and at Northwestern, but did not record any statistics caught three passes for a team-high 68 yards against Nebraska lone catch at Indiana was a 10-yard touchdown on fourth down started against Penn State, Wisconsin, at Michigan State and against Syracuse.
2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 12 games and started seven made 13 catches for 115 yards and three touchdowns named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Saw action at UNLV and returned one kickoff for 5 yards competed against New Hampshire recorded his first career touchdown (9-yard reception) on his only catch of the game against Western Michigan notched 27 receiving yards on three catches vs. Syracuse caught three passes, including one touchdown at Iowa had two receptions for 23 yards vs. Northwestern made two catches for 27 yards at Wisconsin saw action vs. Purdue made one catch for 14 yards vs. Michigan competed at Illinois and at Nebraska, but did not record any statistics missed the Michigan State game with an injury made one catch, a 1-yard touchdown, vs. Texas Tech.
2011 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 10 games as a true freshman recorded two catches for 7 yards. Game-by-Game: Saw action in first collegiate game as reserve in season-opener at USC made an appearance against New Mexico State saw action in win against Miami (Ohio) recorded his first career reception, which went for 3 yards, at Michigan saw action at Purdue notched one catch for 4 yards against Nebraska saw action vs. Iowa saw action as reserve at Michigan State saw action against Wisconsin saw action against Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School helped lead his team to a 6-5 record in 2010 First-Team Kansas Large School All-State honors as a defensive end earned all-state honorable mention honors as a junior First-Team All-Sunflower League both as a tight end and defensive end following both his junior and senior seasons Kansas City all-metro selection as a senior and an honorable mention all-metro choice in 2009 recorded 103 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, four sacks and seven forced fumbles as a senior coached by Aaron Barnett.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 13, 1992 son of Tim and Cathy Goodger.
Wolitarsky Finishing Career In Home State
Drew Wolitarsky could not have dreamt for a better location for his final collegiate game.
Three Gophers To Play In January Showcase Games
Hendrick Ekpe, Mitch Leidner and Jonah Pirsig have accepted invitations to play in post-collegiate games in January.
Carpenter, Richardson Recognized by AP
The Associated Press named its All-Big Ten on Monday with Emmit Carpenter earning first team honors and Steven Richardson being named second team.