Golden Gophers Beat Eastern Illinois In Opener

(Minneapolis, MN) -- The Minnesota Golden Gophers football team has started the season on a winning note, beating Eastern Illinois 42-to-20 last night at TCF Bank Stadium. Quarterback Mitch Leidner led the way with two rushing touchdowns and another in the air to Donovahn Jones. The Gophers are back in action next Saturday at home against Middle Tennessee.