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UNLV vs Minnesota Recap - Golden Gophers Win 51-23

Minnesota cruised to victory on Thursday, as they ran up a 51-23 score against UNLV in Week 1 action at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 13.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 52.5.

Philip Nelson completed 10 of 22 pass attempts for 99 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Rebels defense.

Shaquille Murray-Lawrence rushed for 108 yards for UNLV, while Tim Cornett added 80 yards. Nick Sherry threw for 226 yards for the Rebels, while receivers Devante Davis and Maika Mataele had 77 and 43 yards respectively.

Minnesota lost the offensive yardage battle to UNLV 419-320 yards in Thursday's game. UNLV had more first downs as that total ended up 21-17.

UNLV led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 31:56/28:04 split in that important category.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face New Mexico State looking for another win. For UNLV, they head home to face Arizona.