MINNEAPOLIS -- Big Ten play is finally here for Jerry Kill and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Kill's team opens conference play against one of its biggest rivals as the Iowa Hawkeyes come to TCF Bank Stadium for the Big Ten opener. Minnesota is off to a 4-0 start while Iowa suffered a loss to Northern Illinois and went 3-1 in non-conference play. A pig is at stake when these rivals collide on Saturday.
Here are five things to watch:
1. Can the Gophers' passing game get on track?
Head coach Jerry Kill is being coy with naming a starting quarterback this week. Both sophomore Philip Nelson and redshirt freshman Mitch Leidner were listed as co-starters for Saturday's game against Iowa. Nelson missed last week's game with a hamstring injury as Leidner made his first career start. Saturday's starter hinges on Nelson's health, but indications are that Leidner will indeed be under center once again.
Regardless of which quarterback gets the start, Minnesota needs to get its passing attack...