Four punts so far in the first quarter.
A lot has been said and written on this topic, so we'll only bring it up once: This is the smallest crowd for a major college football game in recent memory. Rows and rows of empty seats.
Zack Annexstad's first pass is dropped by Tyler Johnson on what would have been a first down. No dice, time to punt, three and out.
Gophers break up a couple passes on D, force a 3-and-out. Strong start.
Student section (freebies) is filling up. The rest of the seats in the house need a lot more butts.
Gophers defer; kicking toward downtown. Gorgeous weather for kickoff.
We are about 20 minutes from kickoff here at TCF Bank Stadium. Picture-perfect day.