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Minnesota running back David Cobb looks for room to run during the second half against Northwestern on Saturday in Evanston, Ill. Minnesota won 20-17. Associated Press.

College Football: Kill watches Gophers hold on at Northwestern


EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Minnesota coach Jerry Kill may be on a health-related leave but he wasn't about be stuck at home Saturday.

So Kill hopped in a car with his wife, Rebecca, at the wheel and arrived at Northwestern's Ryan Field in time to give his Golden Gopher team an unexpected lift.

With the third-year coach watching from the coaches' box, Minnesota rallied in the second half to upend the host Wildcats 20-17.

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