MINNEAPOLIS (AP) From taking his team to see Gophers legend Bruce Smith's gravesite to making his "Row The Boat" mantra ubiquitous across town, new Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck has pulled out all the stops to try to bring some energy and color to a team that was frayed and sullen at the end of last season.
His latest move had the Gophers wearing mascot Goldy's face on their helmets . A 3-0 start should work wonders, too.
Kobe McCrary rushed for 107 yards and three touchdowns and Jacob Huff returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown to lead Minnesota to a 34-3 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.