Williams leads Gophers past Nebraska

Photo courtesy University of Minnesota Running back Bryce Williams led the Gophers with 127 yards rushing and one touchdown against the University of Nebraska Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Huntington Bank Stadium.

The University of Minnesota football team may have found the running back to fill in for recently injured starter and leading rusher Trey Potts.

Bryce Williams rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown in the Gophers’ (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) 30-23 Big Ten Conference victory over the University of Nebraska on Saturday, October 16, 2021, before 45,000-plus fans at Huntington Bank Stadium.

The 6’0” redshirt junior and Sarasota, Florida, native who starred at Cardinal Mooney High School before joining the Gophers, scored on a 56-yard run at the 2:12 mark of the fourth quarter to give Minnesota a 30-16 lead.