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Minnesota Defeats San Jose State 43-24 - Recap

Mitch Leidner scampered through the San Jose State defense for 151 yards as Minnesota handed the Spartans a 43-24 defeat on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Golden Gophers were a 4-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 51.5.

Mitch Leidner completed 5 of 12 pass attempts for 71 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Jason Simpson rushed for 29 yards for San Jose State, while Tim Crawley added 18 yards. David Fales threw for 439 yards for the Spartans, while receivers Chandler Jones and Billy Freeman had 197 and 81 yards respectively.

Minnesota was outgained by San Jose State 486-424 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-16 by the Golden Gophers.

The time of possession battle favored Minnesota as their offense was on the field for 41:02, longer than the 18:58 of their opponents.

Minnesota heads into a Week 5 battle against Iowa. San Jose State, meanwhile, will have their next action against Utah State.