Minnesota Golden Gophers defeat Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, 24-17

Logan Kilgore was a backup quarterback in high school.

He attempted 12 passes in two seasons.

Still, the 6-3, 178-pounder never gave up the dream of being a Division I quarterback. That faith will be rewarded Thursday night when Kilgore makes his first college start for Middle Tennessee State against the visiting Gophers.

Kilgore had to attend a junior college for two years to prove himself. As a grayshirt or part-time student, he watched film and signaled in plays h...

If the Gophers intend to transform themselves into ground hogs against the Big Ten this season, they had better be able to bull their way up the field against the Middle Tennessee State. MTSU emphasizes its quickness on defense, but if Adam Weber isn't forced to throw, its speed might not matter. Advantage: Gophers

The Gophers got a big break when MTSU quarterback Dwight Dasher, who rushed for 13 touchdowns and threw for 23 more last year, was suspended for this game. B...