Minnesota Gophers run past Georgia Tech at Quick Lane Bowl at Ford Field in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) — Mohamed Ibrahim took full advantage of holes his teammates created to burst through the line or get to the outside.
And when defenders were in Ibrahim’s way, he simply lowered his shoulder to run over them.
Ibrahim ran for career-high 224 yards and two touchdowns, leading Minnesota to a 34-10 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in the Quick Lane Bowl.
The Golden Gophers (7-6) won three of their last four games, and Ibrahim had a lot to do with that. The 5-foot-10, 205-pound redshirt freshman running back had 121 yards rushing in a win at Wisconsin that made Minnesota bowl eligible.
“He’s not the biggest, strongest or fastest,” coach P.J. Fleck said. “He has that too short, too small, too this, king of the toos, which is right up my alley. This kid’s got more heart, passion, courage and plays the game the right way more than anybody I’ve ever met.”