Freshmen lead Gophers past Maryland

Photo by Dr. Mitchell Palmer McDonald Freshman Running back Mar’Keise Irving gains a few of his 105 yards during the Gophers 34-16 Big Ten victory of the University of Maryland on Saturday, October 23,2021 at Huntington Bank Stadium.

The running backs just keep on coming for the University of Minnesota football team as a couple of freshmen ground-gainers each topped the 100-yard rushing mark leading the Gophers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) to a 36-16 Big Ten conference victory over the University of Maryland (4-3, 1-3 Big Ten) on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Huntington Bank Stadium.

Freshmen Ky Thomas (139 yards, 21 carries) and Mar’Keise Irving (105 yards, 15 carries) each scored a touchdown as the Gophers, who also got 48 yards rushing from fellow redshirt junior running back Bryce Williams, finished with 326 yards as a team.