Harold Shelton III, BTN Studio Researcher, September 9, 2016

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.