You know you are taking a pounding as a running back if you get hit so hard that the decal sticker on your helmet flies off. Such was the case for Minnesota tailback Donnell Kirkwood on Saturday after he received a punishing blow from a Northwestern Wildcats defender.
The play occurred during the second quarter on a second-and-five play from the Gophers' own 46-yard line.
The announcers confessed that they had never seen anything like it before. Yeah, neither have I. But there's a first for everything! Minnesota lost the game 21-13.
Those of you watching Big 10 football early Saturday afternoon might have noticed something odd during the Minnesota/Northwestern game.
Take a CLOSE look at this video. In it, Minnesota RB Donnell Kirkwood breaks clear...briefly during a draw play. Kirkwood gets hit.
Gets hit hard.
In fact...he gets hit so hard that something flies off his helmet...
Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood lost a decal on his helmet after a big hit from Northwestern defensive back Ibraheim Campbell during a Big Ten college football matchup Saturday.
It happened in the second quarter on a tough 8-yard run up the middle by Kirkwood. Campbell took down Kirkwood with a big hit, and upon impact, the "M" decal on the right side of...
Minnesota running back Donnell Kirkwood ran directly over Northwestern defensive back Ibraheim Campbell and the collision was as big as it gets. In fact, the hit was so huge that his logo decided it had enough and jumped directly off of Donnell’s helmet. No one was injured on the play.
via Dr. Saturday
Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
MINNEAPOLIS Senior forward Trevor Mbakwe is lucky to still be on the University of Minnesota men's basketball team, coach Tubby Smith said Friday. Mbakwe was arrested on a DWI charge July 1 and pleaded guilty at a hearing Sept. 10. News of Mbakwe's latest run-in with the law surfaced just as he and the Gophers prepared for their media day to start the 2012-13 season. "...
Northwestern travels up north to battle with the Minnesota Golden Gophers, a game offering the Wildcats a chance to respond following their first loss of the season. Which team has the edge in Saturday's contest? PurpleWildcats.com gives a look.
Minnesota coach Tubby Smith says returning star forward Trevor Mbakwe is ''lucky to be on the team'' following a guilty plea for driving while intoxicated last month.
Mbakwe was arrested on July 1 and was sentenced to one year of probation and community service on Sept. 10. He missed almost all of last season with a knee injury and his return was expected to boost...
Despite his squad's decisive win one night earlier, Minnesota men's hockey coach Don Lucia said he sought greater consistency Saturday night against Michigan State. Apparently, Lucia got the Gophers' attention. Minnesota bolted out to a 3-0 lead barely seven minutes into its clash with Michigan State, en route to a 7-1 victory. Minnesota (2-0-0) got eye-opening performances...
MINNEAPOLIS The University of Minnesota football team is now winless in the Big Ten this season after falling to Northwestern at home by a 21-13 final Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers committed an early turnover that led to an easy Wildcats touchdown, and Minnesota never recovered. Despite shutting out Northwestern in the second half, the Gophers couldn't find enough...
Golden Gophers News
Delivered to your inbox
receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web.
Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!
Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.