Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/13/14
The Minnesota Golden Gophers football team started the 2012 season the same way it finished the 2011 season, defeating the UNLV Rebels 30-27 in three overtime periods.  Both teams struggled with turnovers and early season mental errors through the contest, but the Gophers found a way to give second-year head coach Jerry Kill his first road victory with the team in six chances.On the offensive side of the ball, the Gophers were led by senior quarterback MarQueis Gray. Gray completed 17 of 30 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns (both scores coming in overtime) while rushing for 68 yards on 17 carries.  Gray’s two touchdown passes, in the first and second overtime periods, both went to senior tight end John Rabe. Rabe has become a touchdown machine during his two seasons in maroon and gold.  Four of his six career receptions have come in the end zone.Despite solid numbers, it was Gray’s inaccuracy through the air that kept the Rebels in the game and kept the Gophers' offense on the...
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