MINNEAPOLIS Already bowl eligible, the University of Minnesota football team had less on the line than the visiting Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. MSU came to TCF Bank Stadium with a 5-6 record, needing one more win to become bowl eligible. The Spartans took care of business, beating the Gophers26-10. Minnesota's loss was overshadowed by yet another seizure by head coach Jerry Kill, which kept him from being on the sideline during the second half. Without their coach out there in the second half, the Gophers were outscored 13-3 after halftime. Here are five things we learned from Minnesota's loss to Michigan State.
1. Where was the Gophers offense?
Minnesota knew it was up against one of the toughest defenses in the Big Ten when it faced Michigan State. The offensive output from the game against the Spartans was probably not what the Gophers envisioned, though.
At the end of the game, Minnesota had just four rushing yards. The Gophers didn't have much success through the a...