Minnesota extends lead with punt block

September, 17, 2011
9/17/11
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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.

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