Minnesota's offense misfired all game long, and the Falcons took advantage to spring the upset.
P.J. Fleck wonders why a large metropolis looks down at his program with such negativity and skepticism. Saturday's game was Exhibit A.
Helped by a couple of special teams mistakes by Minnesota, the Falcons had possession of the ball for most of the fourth quarter in their 14-10 upset win.
The Johnnies edged the Royals 31-25 at Collegeville in an entertaining game that concluded with a shootout.
Also in the weekly 3-2 pitch: Kirill Kaprizov impresses again, a salute to Justin Morneau and (not so optimistic) predictions for the Twins final week and Vikings-Seahawks.
Here are some of the other notable upsets for the Gophers under coach P.J. Fleck, others in their recent history and others around college football.
A look at the key players and stats from Saturday's game.
After shutting out Colorado 30-0 in their first road game, the Gophers return home as a heavy favorite for their 2021 Homecoming game against Bowling Green.
KARE-TV reporter Danny Spewak's new book "From the Gridiron to the Battlefield" chronicles the 1941 Gophers.
Minnesota is heavily favored in its Homecoming game.
For Chris Autman-Bell, the return from a leg injury suffered last month didn't just feed his competitive needs. It also renewed the family feeling he has with the Gophers.
The campus attitude toward the team reflects what coach Glenn Caruso has seen from his players: A willingness to take on a new challenge.
Falcons QB Matt McDonald has completed 71.4% of his passes, but he'll be tested by a Minnesota defense that blanked Colorado last week.
The Falcons dug back into their archives for video from 18 years ago, when then-Northern Illinois wide receiver P.J. Fleck showed why he was better at catching passes than throwing them.
Ko Kieft, in his sixth season with the Gophers, has caught a grand total of six passes in his career. But the team's coaches say he averages one knockdown block every six plays.
The maroon-and-gold van was tracked down in Golden Valley and retrieved Thursday. No arrests have been announced. The van had been missing since Saturday.
The No. 6 Johnnies and No. 13 Royals highlight the first weekend of divisional football for the conference.
Prosecutors also already have filed notice with the court that they will seek a longer than normal sentence for James D. Blue, 51, because of the nature of the alleged crime.
College Football Insider: The Fighting Irish quarterback will face the team he led to a 10-4 record just two years ago, when the teams meet at Soldier Field.
No. 9-ranked Minnesota opens conference play against Michigan on Friday at Maturi Pavilion.