The Golden Gopher football team beat Eastern Illinois 42-20 Thursday night at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers scored 21 fourth quarter points to pull away for the win.

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner finished the game 9/17 for 144 yards with one touchdown pass to go with two rushing touchdowns in the win. Running back Berkley Edwards led the rushing attack with 60 yards on four carries with a pair of touchdowns, while David Cobb rushed for 71 yards on 14 carries.

The Gophers are now 1-0 on the season and will play against Middle Tennessee on September 6th at TCF Bank Stadium.