The kicking game has produced its share of problems for Minnesota in recent years.
But the Gophers have been very solid in the all-important third phase today against Miami (Ohio).
In addition to converting three field goals, Minnesota extended its lead to 29-16 after running back Duane Bennett blocked a punt and ran in the ball for a 2-yard touchdown.
After Miami couldn't convert a PAT attempt to take the lead, the Gophers have been in control and are in position to give Jerry Kill a very meaningful first win as Minnesota coach.
Marqueis Gray continues to have a very big day at quarterback. Let's see if the defense can make enough stops.