MINNEAPOLIS (AP) With no game on the schedule the week before Minnesota played Penn State, most of the Gophers coaches hit the road for recruiting.
Kirk Ciarrocca hung back and crafted the game plan to beat a Nittany Lions defense that entered with the second-fewest points allowed in the FBS.
"Kirk loves to be by himself. He got more work done than anybody in the entire building," coach P.J. Fleck said after the 31-26 victory on Saturday, adding: "He loves sitting in his hole, watching film, and it showed."