The Gophers lost 38-13 at Wisconsin Saturday afternoon. The big surprise was that head coach Jerry Kill decided to start red shirt freshman Philip Nelson of Mankato at quarterback. Nelson was the 3rd string quarterback for much of the season and the intention was for him to red-shirt this season. Nelson in his first start was 13-24 passing for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns with 2 interceptions. He also ran for 67 yards on 16 carries.