The Gophers struggled in the first half but dominated after halftime in a 51-23 win over UNLV Thursday night in Minneapolis. A late second quarter touchdown gave the U a 16-13 lead going into the break.

Minnesota had a blocked field goal for a touchdown, an interception that went the other way for six points and a kickoff return for a score.

The 51 points scored are the most in team history at TCF Bank Stadium.