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Golden Gophers Down Western Michigan 28-23 - Match Report

Donnell Kirkwood ran for 110 yards as Minnesota handled Western Michigan by a score of 28-23 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Golden Gophers were a 3-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 55.5.

Max Shortell completed 10 of 17 pass attempts for 188 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Broncos defense.

Dareyon Chance rushed for 144 yards for Western Michigan, while Brian Fields added 13 yards. Alex Carder threw for 209 yards for the Broncos, while receivers Jaime Wilson and Josh Schaffer had 117 and 42 yards respectively.

Western Michigan was outgained by Minnesota 397-374 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-19 by the Broncos.

Western Michigan lost the time of possession battle 32:08/27:52, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Minnesota looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Syracuse. Western Michigan will aim to get back on the winning track vs Connecticut.