Gophers take Quick Lane Bowl
UNDATED (AP) – Minnesota ends the season with a winning record after winning their bowl game.
Mohamed Ibrahim ran for career-high 224 yards and two touchdowns as the Golden Gophers silenced Georgia Tech, 34-10 in the Quick Lane Bowl at Detroit. Ibrahim’s three-yard TD put Minnesota ahead, 20-3 midway through the third quarter.
The Gophers limited Georgia Tech to 206 yards on the ground after it led the nation with 335 yards rushing per game.
In Wednesday’s other bowl games:
– Jonathan Song kicked a 27-yard field goal in overtime to send TCU past California, 10-7 in the Cheez-It Bowl at Phoenix. Song came through after he was replaced by Cole Bunce on a potential game-winning field goal at the end of regulation, a 44-yard kick that was missed. Sewo Olonilua ran for 194 yards and a touchdown for the Horned Frogs.
– The First Responder Bowl had to be canceled due to the threat of severe weather after a delay of nearly 90 minutes. Boston College was leading Boise State 7-0 with 5:08 remaining in the first quarter when play was stopped. The delay came not long after AJ Dillon ran 19 yards for a touchdown. NCAA spokesman J.D. Hamilton said via email that it was believed to be the first bowl canceled by weather.
-The Iowa Hawkeyes arrived in Tampa, Florida yesterday to begin site preparations for the Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day when they face Mississippi State.