Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Wolverines trailed 49-40 after Minnesota’s Nate Mason made 3-pointer with 8:56 remaining, but the Golden Gophers went nearly seven minutes before their next field goal.
Michigan had just 106 yards of total offense and Morris had thrown eight consecutive incomplete passes when Gardner entered the game with 11:17 left in the fourth quarter.
Devin Gardner and Shane Morris are Michigan’s two main options at quarterback, and Hoke hasn’t said who will start Saturday against Minnesota.
The Spartans (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten) scored 15 straight points while holding the Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-2) scoreless for nearly 8 minutes after trailing 53-43 with 15:57 left.