Leidner accounts for three scores in victory
Mitch Leidner will lead a young group of QBs in 2014
Ra'Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
MarQueis Gray repeats as Bronko Nagurski Award winner
Minnesota defeated Michigan, 30-14, to claim the Little Brown Jug.
The Gophers improved to 2-0 with a 35-24 win over Middle Tennessee State.
This Brick by Brick episode takes you behind the scenes of Minnesota's season opener vs. Eastern Illinois.
Minnesota opened the 2014 season with a 42-20 win over Eastern Illinois.
The Gopher football team fell in the Texas Bowl, 21-17, against Syracuse.
Football vs Eastern Illinois 08.28.14
Football in the Spring
Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13
USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13
CAREER: Has played in 13 career games (9-4 record) and started seven (5-2 record) has rushed for nine career touchdowns has passed for 981 career yards and five touchdowns tied a school record for quarterbacks when he rushed for four touchdowns in one game against San Jose State in 2013 as a redshirt freshman.
2014 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Rushed seven times for 15 yards and two touchdowns and was also 9-of-17 passing for 144 yards and one touchdown against Eastern Illinois rushed five times for 32 yards and was 5-of-11 passing for 67 yards and one touchdown against Middle Tennessee completed 12 passes for 151 yards at TCU missed the San Jose State game with an injury.
2013 FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 10 games and started four tied for the team lead (David Cobb) with seven touchdowns seven rushing touchdowns tied him for fifth all-time in team history for quarterback rushing touchdowns in a season completed 43-of-78 passes for 619 yards and three touchdowns finished second on the team in rushing in attempts (102) and yards (407) named Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Made his collegiate debut against UNLV, where he rushed three times for 25 yards and scored his first career touchdown rushed twice for 11 yards at New Mexico State saw extensive action against Western Illinois, where he rushed 17 times for 64 yards and was 7-of-8 for 105 yards made his first career start and rushed 24 times for 151 yards (seventh most in school history for a quarterback) against San Jose State scored four rushing touchdowns against San Jose State to join Curtis Wilson (four rushing TDs against Indiana on Nov. 18, 1967) as the only quarterback in school history to score four times in one game became only the eighth player in Minnesota history, and first since 2003, to score four or more touchdowns in one game led team with 18 carries and 66 yards at Michigan was 14-of-21 for 145 yards and tossed his first career touchdown pass (7 yards to Maxx Williams) at Michigan started at Northwestern where he rushed seven times for 27 yards and was 1-of-3 passing for 11 yards started against Nebraska and rushed for one touchdown rushed six times for 35 yards and one touchdown (was 1-of-3 passing for 27 yards) as a reserve at Indiana was 3-of-7 for 48 yards as a reserve at Michigan State rushed for 24 yards on 13 carries and was 11-of-22 for a career-high 205 yards and two touchdowns against Syracuse.
2012: Redshirted shared Offensive Work Team Player of the Year honors with running back Cole Banham.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Lakeville South High School helped lead his team to a 15-7 record as a junior and senior, including a 2010 section championship earned all-metro and all-conference honors as a senior also named honorable mention all-state in 2011 all-conference and honorable mention all-state choice as a junior in 2010 passed for 2,096 yards and 17 scores in 2010 tallied 1,872 yards and 20 passing touchdowns as a senior holds school record for single-game touchdown passes with six honorable mention all-conference selection in basketball as a junior coached by Larry Thompson.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 17, 1994 son of Jeff and Carrie Leidner has two siblings younger brother Matt plays center for the Gophers.
Pronunciation Guide: LIDE-ner