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Minnesota defeats SJSU, 43-24

Sep 21, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; San Jose State Spartans cornerback Bene Benwikere (21) tackles Minnesota Golden Gophers wide receiver KJ Maye (1) in the first quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Good news on and off the field for Minnesota:

Quarterback Mitch Leidner rushed for 151 yards and four touchdowns to lift Minnesota to a 43-24 victory over San Jose State on Saturday.

Leidner was filling in for injured starter Philip Nelson, who was out with a bad hamstring. He also passed for 71 yards as the Golden Gophers improved to 4-0. Gophers coach Jerry Kill returned to the sideline a week after missing the second half because of an epileptic seizure and made it through the game without incident.

Yeah, I heard about the seizure. I hope everything will stay fine. That stuff is no joke, no matter how funny they try to make it in the movies. Anyway, any time you lose to a rushing QB, your defense needs a little work.

David Fales threw for 439 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for San Jose State (1-2). Chandler Jones had seven catches for 197 yards and three touchdowns for the Spartans, who were missing top receiver Noah Grigsby with a knee injury.

Plus, Liedner is a big guy for a QB. While your dense may not like a dangerous QB, the offense can do so much more with it. Thanks, Yahoo!.

Topics: Minnesota Golden Gophers, San Jose State Spartans

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