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Recap - Golden Gophers Defeat Purdue 44-28

Donnell Kirkwood tore up the turf for 134 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Golden Gophers to a 44-28 win over the Boilermakers at TCF Bank Stadium.

Minnesota was an underdog by 2 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 50.5.

Philip Nelson completed 15 of 22 pass attempts for 246 yards for the Golden Gophers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Akeem Shavers rushed for 78 yards for Purdue, while Akeem Hunt added 56 yards. Robert Marve threw for 97 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers Dolapo Macarthy and Antavian Edison had 53 and 51 yards respectively.

Minnesota outgained Purdue 458-381 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-20 by the Boilermakers.

The time of possession battle favored Purdue as their offense was on the field for 30:13, longer than the 29:47 of their opponents.

Next game, Minnesota takes its act home to face Michigan looking for another win. For Purdue, they head home to face Penn State.