Recap - Golden Gophers Defeat UNLV 30-27

Recap - Golden Gophers Defeat UNLV 30-27

A.J. Barker caught 3 passes for 101 yards against the UNLV defense as Minnesota handed the Rebels a 30-27 loss on Thursday at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The Golden Gophers earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 9.5-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 52.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

MarQueis Gray completed 17 of 30 pass attempts for 269 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Rebels defense.

Tim Cornett rushed for 127 yards for UNLV, while Bradley Randle added 45 yards. Nick Sherry threw for 116 yards for the Rebels, while receivers Marcus Sullivan and Devante Davis had 53 and 27 yards respectively.

Minnesota outgained UNLV 478-275 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-18 by the Golden Gophers.

The time of possession battle favored UNLV as their offense was on the field for 42:01, longer than the 32:59 of their opponents.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against New Hampshire. UNLV will aim to get back on the winning track vs Northern Arizona.