Jerry Kill back at The Bank for Border Battle vs Wisconsin

Former Gophers head coach Jerry Kill returned to TCF Bank Stadium for Saturday's Border Battle against Wisconsin, marking the first time Coach Kill has been on site for a game since his retirement.

The Gophers seemed to have Kill Karma working in their favor early, with an interception return for a touchdown on Wisconsin's first play from scrimmage. But turnovers and a dominant Badgers rushing attack gave Wisconsin their 12th consecutive win in the Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe.

It’s been a season of turmoil for Minnesota -- one that started with expectations that the program would take a big step forward after making it to a New Year’s Day bowl last season. However, injuries, missed opportunities and most critically, the retirement of Coach Kill for health reasons all resulted in something of a lost season for the Gophers.

Wisconsin Badgers - 31
Minnesota Golden Gophers - 21