Minnesota finally in the win column

September, 17, 2011
9/17/11
6:59
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Coach Jerry Kill returned to the sideline as saw his Minnesota team notch its first win of the season.

Minnesota 29, Miami (Ohio) 23: Kill will undoubtedly point to the areas that need fixing, and there are plenty. But he had to be pleased with junior quarterback Marqueis Gray, who racked up 334 offensive yards (171 rush, 163 pass) and led five scoring drives. Minnesota received a huge play on special teams from Duane Bennett and got just enough from its defense, which still struggles mightily against the pass (325 yards allowed). The Gophers must do a better job of pressuring the quarterback and getting off of the field, but they found a way to rebound after a very discouraging loss last week to New Mexico State. You have to feel good for Kill, who spent most of the week in the hospital after suffering a seizure on the sideline in the New Mexico State game.

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