Cobb Bottled Up

In his final game, senior running back David Cobb worked and churned all game long against Missouri, but the Tiger defense lived up the task of stopping Cobb and did just that

At the 14:02 mark, the Gophers started off with the ball for the first time in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl against Missouri. This coming after a Derrick Wells interception of Tigers quarterback Maty Mauk.

Minnesota ran the ball with their senior tailback David Cobb, who ripped off 18 yard run and seemed really amped to possibly have a huge day.

However, that would happen to be his longest run of the day.

The Gophers were never able to establish of their running attack and the 5-11, 205-pound Cobb finished with 81 rushing yards on 21 carries.

The Tiger defense was swarming all game long and he was never able to get things going and neither was the entire rushing attack. Minnesota only had 106 rushing yards total and averaged 3.2 per carry on 33 attempts.

Their counterpart of Missouri ran it 45 times for 337 rushing yards total. They averaged 7.5 yards per carry and had most of their success come up the middle. The Tigers running back combo of Marcus Murphy and Russell Hansbrough combined for 27 carries for 271 rushing yards and a touchdown.

Cobb was bottled all game and that really limited what this Gopher offense could do. This forced Minnesota to go to a place they are not very comfortable, which is their passing game. Quarterback Mitch Lender could not ever get completely in his groove despite being 21/31 for 258 passing yards and a touchdown.

It wraps up a great Gopher career for David Cobb, who finished the season with over 1,500 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns as well.

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