Big Ten Football: 5 things to know before Minnesota vs. Indiana State

Big Ten Football: 5 things to know before Minnesota vs. Indiana State

Minnesota takes on Indiana State at noon ET on Saturday.

I’ve got five things to know before the Gophers kick off Week 2 in the Big Ten.

1. This is the third meeting between these teams with the Gophers winning the previous two times. The last matchup came in 1993 as they won 27-10.

2. Minnesota won its first-ever matchup against Indiana State, 34-12, back in 1989.

3. Indiana State is winless in 15 tries all-time against current Big Ten teams. Indiana State has played against a Big Ten school in every season since 2011.

4. The Golden Gophers are seeking to start 2-0 in a season for the first time since 2014 and for the fourth time in the last five years.

5. Quarterback Mitch Leidner completed 13-of-26 passes for 130 yards, along with 76 yards and two touchdowns on the ground in Minnesota’s Week 1 win. With those two rushing touchdowns, Leidner now has 25 for his career, passing Rickey Foggie for the most all-time for a Minnesota quarterback.

Harold Shelton III, BTN Studio Researcher

Harold Shelton III is a BTN Studio Researcher who writes up weekly stats for BTN & Follow his work on Twitter @BTNStatsGuys.


BTN Plus on BTN2Go

BTN Plus on BTN2Go

all times ET
12:00 PMGrand Canyon at IllinoisWatch
12:00 PMNebraska at RutgersWatch
12:00 PMPenn St. at IndianaWatch
12:00 PMNorthwestern at RutgersWatch
1:00 PMPurdue at MarylandWatch
1:00 PMIndiana at Ohio St.Watch
1:00 PMIowa at IllinoisWatch
1:00 PMPurdue at WisconsinWatch

Watch hundreds of live non-televised Big Ten events via BTN Plus on BTN2Go.