In Chatfield, the Gophers dominated La Crescent. Ben Ihrke (7-66, 3 TDs rushing) had all of his scoring runs in the first half. Kyle Nosbisch plowed past the century mark (17-133, 2 TDs rushing). The Gopher defense snared five turnovers, had three sacks, and Ben Brogan authored a 21-yard interception return TD. Freshman Reid Johnson had two interceptions. Carter Fishbaugher and Carson Larrabee forced fumbles. Nosbisch recovered both. La Crescent had just one play over 15 yards, a 63-yard Ty Mallicoat to Ben Nelson TD strike, their only score. Gopher freshman Tate Karver’s 15-yard TD run was a cap to a 47-7 Chatfield win.
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