December 5, 2021

What P.J. Fleck said after Minnesota’s loss to Ohio State – Saturday Tradition

Dustin Schutte | 7 hours ago

Minnesota put up quite a fight on Thursday. The Golden Gophers found themselves in a seesaw battle with No. 4 Ohio State in their B1G opener at Huntington Bank Stadium.

The Gophers owned a halftime lead and even had a 3rd quarter advantage but Ohio State flexed its muscle and took over late in the contest. The Buckeyes proved to be too much, overcoming the deficit and posting a 45-31 victory in Minneapolis.

That wasn’t the only bad news for the Gophers. Star running back Mohamed Ibrahim went down in the second half and suffered a lower-leg injury. He exited the field in a walking boot and did not return to action.

Ibrahim ended the night with 163 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 carries.

Quarterback Tanner Morgan completed 14-of-25 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown. Daniel Jackson and Dylan Wright were the top receivers, totaling 58 and 57 yards, respectively. Wright had the only touchdown reception for the Gophers.

After the game, Fleck met with reporters. Here’s what he had to say: