Minnesota handles San Jose State 24-7

David Cobb ran for 207 yards and two touchdowns and backup quarterback Chris Streveler ran for 161 yards and touchdown in his first career start on Saturday and Minnesota defeated San Jose State 24-7.

Minnesota’s defense forced five turnovers to support an offense that played without starting quarterback Mitch Leidner, sidelined with a sprained knee and turf toe. The Gophers’ offense was one-dimensional behind Streveler, who didn’t complete a pass until midway through the fourth quarter and finished 1-for-7 for 7 yards.

The game was suspended early in the fourth and delayed just over an hour due to thunderstorms. When play resumed, Minnesota (3-1) drove 60 yards and Cobb burst through the line for a 16-yard touchdown run to put the game away.

Blake Jurich completed 14 of 29 passes for 161 yards for San Jose State (1-2), but threw two interceptions and fumbled twice in his third career start.