Minnesota came away with a 48-10 blowout victory over New Mexico state in the Golden Gophers’ season-opener on Friday night at TCF Bank Stadium.
The main highlight of the victory from P.J. Fleck’s squad came on an absurd punt return touchdown from Antoine Winfield Jr. Yes, he’s the son of three-time NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Antoine Winfield (don’t you feel old?).
Here’s video of the 76-yard punt return touchdown that gave the Gophers a 27-10 lead late in the second quarter:
Antoine Winfield Jr's 75 yd punt return TD pic.twitter.com/5d5Jjm5Ii2
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) August 31, 2018
The guys with the "C" on the chest came to play tonight!@liltweeze26 houses the punt to give @GopherFootball some separation. #BTNStandout x @AutoOwnersIns pic.twitter.com/eHj0q2lBPK
— Minnesota on BTN (@MinnesotaOnBTN) August 31, 2018
Incredible effort from Winfield, but we also can’t ignore how bad that tackling was from the Aggies’ special teams unit. Yikes.
But the best part was definitely Winfield’s Marshawn Lynch-esque stiff arm to destroy a guy at the 20-yard line.
[Big Ten Network]