MINNEAPOLIS -- For the first half of Saturday's game between Minnesota and San Jose State, Spartans quarterback David Fales played like the first-round draft pick the Gophers hyped him up to be.
Then Minnesota did something to change that.
Fales picked apart the Gophers' offense in the first half, completing 12-of-16 passes for 294 yards and a pair of touchdowns. After a number of adjustments by Minnesota's defense, though, Fales was a relative non-factor in the second half. He still finished the game 22-for-35 for 439 yards and three scores, but Minnesota limited the damage San Jose State's senior did in the second half of the Gophers' 43-24 victory.
"We came in and we split staffs up in our locker room," Kill said of the halftime adjustments. "Everybody visited. Nobody panicked. We had to get (Fales) out of a rhythm. I think the mindset -- we have a young football team and a young secondary -- is get them to believe that, hey, the kid's a ...