Michigan pounds Gophers 49-24 in Big Ten opener

Without 2 starting offensive linemen, missing key specialists and replacing 7 starters on defense from last season, the No. 21-ranked Gophers lost to No. 18 Michigan 49-24 Saturday night at TCF Bank Stadium.

Gophers versus Michigan: 5 things to know

The University of Minnesota football team gets the national stage Saturday night, hosting Michigan at TCF Bank Stadium to start an eight-game regular season.