Gophers beat Boilermakers for first home win of season

A final-minute interception helped seal Minnesota Football’s 34-31 win over Purdue Friday night for the Gophers’ first home win of the season.

There was no shortage of offense, as both teams combined to punt the ball just three times. Mohamed Ibrahim led the Gopher attack with 25 carries for 102 yards and three touchdowns.

Through the air, Tanner Morgan was 15-22 for 264 yards and no interceptions. He connected with Chris Autman-Bell for several big plays, including a fourth down conversion early in the third quarter to eventually go up 11.

Purdue missed a game-tying field goal late in the fourth quarter and then threw an interception to Josh Aune in Gopher territory to allow the Gophers to emerge with the win.

Minnesota is now 2-3 overall while Purdue falls to 2-2.