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Gophers rally at Purdue to give Fleck 1st 2nd-half comeback

The Gophers had lost 17 straight when trailing at halftime under Fleck. Purdue's offense was shut out in the second half.
Credit: AP
Purdue safety Cam Allen (10) pushes Minnesota running back Mar'Keise Irving (4) out during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. (Nikos Frazier/Journal & Courier via AP)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Trey Potts gave Minnesota the lead on a 4-yard touchdown run three plays into the second half and the Golden Gophers hung on for a 20-13 victory at Purdue.

It's the first second-half comeback in coach P.J. Fleck's 50-game tenure at Minnesota.

The Gophers had lost 17 straight when trailing at halftime under Fleck. Purdue's offense was shut out in the second half.