MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers football team has established an identity through the first four weeks as a team that likes to run the ball early and often and grind out yards on the ground. A strong running game has resulted in a 4-0 start.
The aerial attack, however, has left something to be desired.
Minnesota has averaged just 105.2 passing yards per game so far this season, which ranks dead last in the Big Ten. In fact, it's almost the fewest in all of college football. Only five FBS teams have passed for fewer yards per game than the Gophers, who have just one passing touchdown in four games.
Undefeated Minnesota doesn't seem too concerned about its lack of a passing game, though. At least not yet.
"The only thing that matters to me is if we get the W," said redshirt freshman quarterback Mitch Leidner. "I could care less about stats."
Leidner earned his first career start last week in place of injured sophomore Philip Nelson. The two quarterbacks have both done more damage with thei...