Andy Greder / St. Paul Pioneer Press
EVANSTON, Ill. — The Gophers' best Big Ten road record has been accumulated at Northwestern, but Ryan Field has been a house of horrid play for the Minnesota football team in their two previous visits. In October 2015, the Gophers suffered their last shutout, 27-0, amid a 5-7 season. On Saturday, Nov. 18, Minnesota was marred by turnovers and plummeted in a 39-0 loss to the No. 23 Wildcats, falling to 5-6 with a rivalry game remaining against undefeated and fifth-ranked Wisconsin next Saturday, Sept. 25.
MINNEAPOLIS—Running back Ty Johnson's 34-yard touchdown run with 1:10 remaining gave Maryland a 31-24 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, Sept. 23, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Third-string quarterback Max Bortenschlager, pressed into action after Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill sustained season-ending ACL injuries earlier this year, finished 18 of 28 for 154 yards and two touchdown passes for the Terrapins (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten). Johnson gained 130 yards on 18 carries.
MINNEAPOLIS — Three of the four Gophers football players facing expulsion from the University of Minnesota have either transferred or left the U. Sophomore cornerback Ray Buford and freshman defensive end Tamarion Johnson announced they will transfer to Arizona Western Community College. Sophomore safety Dior Johnson is no longer enrolled at the U, according to the school's registrar's office. He also has been removed from the Gophers roster posted online.
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