Spartans vs Golden Gophers Final: 26-10 - Recap
Le'Veon Bell tore up the turf for 266 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Spartans to a 26-10 win over the Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Spartans were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 39.5.
Andrew Maxwell completed 13 of 29 pass attempts for 143 yards for the Spartans in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Golden Gophers defense.
Donnell Kirkwood rushed for 19 yards for Minnesota, while MarQueis Gray added 4 yards. Philip Nelson threw for 61 yards for the Golden Gophers, while receivers Andre McDonald and Derrick Engel had 36 and 35 yards respectively.
Michigan State outgained Minnesota 421-96 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-7 by the Spartans.
Minnesota lost the time of possession battle 37:37/22:23, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.