CORVALLIS, Ore. — The P.J. Fleck period at Minnesota is off to a 2-zero begin after Shannon Brooks scored three touchdowns and the Gophers turned three Oregon State turnovers in 17 factors in a forty eight-14 win over the Beavers on Saturday night time.

Conor Rhoda, who got here into the sport sharing the quarterback place with sophomore Demry Croft, accomplished 7 of eight passes for 158 yards and one landing. Tyler Johnson caught 4 passes for 127 yards and a landing for Minnesota.

BOX SCORE: Minnesota forty eight, Oregon State 14

Minnesota’s operating recreation punished the Oregon State (1-2) protection, permitting the Gophers to regulate the ball for greater than 38 minutes. Rodney Smith ran 30 occasions for ninety two yards and a landing, whereas Brooks had 17 carries for ninety one yards.

“Clearly, I am excited concerning the win, however it’s not concerning the win. It is about how we performed, they usually executed the sport plan completely,” Fleck stated.

Every week in the past, Rhoda and Croft cut up time through the Gophers’ 17-7 win over Buffalo. However Rhoda took a lot of the significant snaps towards Oregon State, enjoying all however three collection.

“Right now is the primary time I’ve watched Conor Rhoda management the soccer staff. Seven of eight (passing), that is fairly elite proper there. I assumed he led us higher than he ever has,” Fleck stated.

Fleck stated Rhoda took a lot of the snaps as a result of through the second quarter, Croft fumbled, and relatively than fall on the ball, he tried to scoop it up.

“We by no means scoop and rating on offense,” Fleck stated. “These are life classes and soccer classes we now have to study.”

Fleck declined to take a position as as to if Rhoda has gained the job outright.

Oregon State’s Jake Luton accomplished sixteen of 28 passes for one hundred thirty five yards, whereas the Beavers had simply eighty yards dashing.

The 1-2 begin to the season — the lone victory a slender win over FCS Portland State — has the Beavers scrambling for solutions.

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