Gopher offense stumbles, defense shines in 10-7 win over Kent State

In a game where odds makers had them picked as a 24 point favorite, the Minnesota Gophers barely escaped with a victory at home on Saturday as they edged Kent State 10-7. The win moved Minnesota to 2-and-1 on the season, but was the closest Kent State has ever come against a Big Ten opponent. Next week the Gophers host another Mid American Conference team as Ohio University comes to TCF Bank Stadium.

September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash wide receiver Charles Chandler (8) Runs for a first downs during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash wide receiver Charles Chandler (8) Runs for a first downs during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash running back Nick Holley (8) jump in the third quarter during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash running back Nick Holley (8) jump in the third quarter during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash quarterback Colin Reardon (10) throws in the first half in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash quarterback Colin Reardon (10) throws in the first half in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash defensive back Demetrius Monday (21) intercepts the pass in the first half in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash defensive back Demetrius Monday (21) intercepts the pass in the first half in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher Head Coach Jerry Kill walks off field after the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher Head Coach Jerry Kill walks off field after the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher Head Coach Jerry Kill checks his play sheet during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher Head Coach Jerry Kill checks his play sheet during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash defensive back Demetrius Monday (21) intercepts his second pass in the second half in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash defensive back Demetrius Monday (21) intercepts his second pass in the second half in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher wide receiver Jeff Borchardt (22) runs on second down in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher wide receiver Jeff Borchardt (22) runs on second down in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher wide receiver KJ Maye (1) runs for a touchdown in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher wide receiver KJ Maye (1) runs for a touchdown in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) runs for a touchdown,and is tripped up, in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) runs for a touchdown,and is tripped up, in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) runs for a touchdown,and is tripped up, in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) runs for a touchdown,and is tripped up, in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash quarterback Colin Reardon (10) throws in the first half in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: Kent State Golden Flash quarterback Colin Reardon (10) throws in the first half in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher wide receiver KJ Maye (1) fumbles the ball in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
September 19, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher wide receiver KJ Maye (1) fumbles the ball in the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.September 17, 2015: University of Minnesota Gopher fullback Jeremy Seaton (44) during the game between the Kent State Golden Flash and the University of Minnesota Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis,Minnesota.
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