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Potts carries Minnesota past Miami of Ohio

Potts rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start.
Credit: AP
Minnesota wide receiver Dylan Wright, left, celebrates with running back Bryce Williams after Wright scored a touchdown on a 25 yard pass against Miami-Ohio during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

MINNEAPOLIS — Treyson Potts picked up for Minnesota where Mo Ibrahim left off. Potts rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start to help fend off Miami of Ohio 31-26.

Ibrahim was lost for the season with a lower left leg injury suffered in the opener. Tanner Morgan connected with Dylan Wright and Daniel Jackson on scoring passes in the second quarter as the Gophers took a 21-3 lead into halftime. 

The Redhawks outgained them 128-15 in total yards in the third quarter to make a game of it down the stretch. Minnesota is 1-1. Miami is 0-2.