Ibrahim leads Golden Gophers to Quick Lane Bowl win over the Yellow Jackets

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Minnesota Golden Gophers received a Christmas gift one day after the Holiday. They defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 34-10, in the Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan.

The Golden Gophers improved to 7-6 on the season. They won their second road game of the season.

Minnesota improved to 8-12 all-time in Bowl games. They have now won three straight Bowl games.

The Golden Gophers ended their season on a two-game win streak.

Minnesota Golden Gophers running back Mohamed Ibrahim rushing the ball against the Nebraska Cornhuskers
Mohamed Ibrahim rushing the ball against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Getty Images)

The Yellow Jackets fell to 7-6 on the season. They fell to 3-4 on the road this season.

Georgia Tech fell to 25-20 all-time in Bowl games. This loss snapped their two-game Bowl win streak.

The Yellow Jackets have lost their last two games, as they also suffered a loss to the Georgia Bulldogs on November 24th.

In addition, this was the team’s final game with Paul Johnson as Head Coach. He has been replaced by Geoff Collins, who will take over the program on Thursday morning.

Golden Gophers quarterback Tanner Morgan has gone 7 of 13 for 132 yards. He also had two touchdowns.

Mohamed Ibrahim had 31 carries for 224 yards and two touchdowns. Seth Green also had five carries for 31 yards.

Tyler Johnson had four receptions for 57 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Autman-Bell had a 41-yard reception. Rashod Bateman had two receptions for 34 yards.

Yellow Jackets quarterback TaQuon Marshall has gone 4 of 9 for 76 yards.

Marshall has 22 carries for 75 yards. Tobias Oliver had nine carries for 69 yards. Nathan Cottrell had three carries for 36 yards and a touchdown.

Qua Searcy had a 51-yard reception. Jalen Camp had three receptions for 25 yards.

Minnesota had 21 points in the second half. Ibrahim scored on a three-yard rushing touchdown. Ibrahim also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Morgan hit Johnson for a 30-yard touchdown reception.

Georgia Tech had seven points in the second half. Cottrell scored on a 20-yard rushing touchdown.

The Golden Gophers led 13-3 at halftime. Morgan hit Johnson for an 18-yard touchdown reception. Emmitt Carpenter made two field goals.

Yellow Jackets’ Wesley Wells made a 44-yard field goal.

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