Despite hanging around and trailing by just seven at the half, the Gophers football team let Michigan run away in the second half as Minnesota fell 42-13 at the Big House in Ann Arbor, Mich. For the sixth time in a row, the Wolverines will keep the Little Brown Jug, awarded to the winner of this longtime rivalry. The Gophers are now 4-2 overall and 0-2 to start the Big Ten schedule as they enter a bye week. Here are five things we learned from Saturday's game between Minnesota and Michigan.
1. Mitch Leidner is Minnesota's quarterback moving forward.
After rushing for four touchdowns two weeks ago against San Jose State, Leidner didn't play at all in last weekend's loss to Iowa. Instead, the Gophers started sophomore Philip Nelson at quarterback, a move that didn't pan out. Against Michigan on Saturday it was the redshirt freshman Leidner getting his second career start -- and his first in the Big Ten.
Leidner had a short-term memory early on. He fumbled on Minnesota's first posse...