The 2018 spring game for the Minnesota Golden Gophers was scheduled to take place on Saturday, but due to weather concerns, the team moved the game up to Thursday.
The Gold team ended up defeating the Maroon team, 24-20. The score, however, isn’t what is important. Staying healthy and seeing players improve by getting time in a live game setting is what is important.
Tanner Morgan impressed at QB by going 18-of-28 for 272 yards and 2 TD, while Zach Annexstad finished 11-of-18 for 186 yards and 1 TD. Rodney Smith only produced 5 carries for 67 yards and a TD on the ground, but he also caught one pass and took it 56 yards to the house.
Tyler Johnson also caught 6 passes for 120 yards and 2 TD. Calvin Swenson led the team with 13 total tackles.
After the game, second-year coach P.J. Fleck talked with the media.