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
Gophers welcome newest class of football players
The Gopher football team fell in the Texas Bowl, 21-17, against Syracuse.
Mitch Leidner's fourth touchdown game against San Jose State is No. 9 on the Top Ten plays of 2013.
Minnesota won its third straight Big Ten game with a 42-39 victory at Indiana.
Minnesota reached bowl eligibility with a 34-23 win over Nebraska.
Minnesota used a strong second half to beat San Jose State, 43-24.
Football in the Spring
Texas Bowl: Minnesota vs. Syracuse 12.27.13
USATSPI: Minnesota vs. Indiana - 11/02/13
USATSPI: Minnesota vs. No. 25 Nebraska - 10/26/13
Game-By-Game Stats (PDF)
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 also scored his first career touchdown rushed twice for 11 yards at New Mexico State saw extensive action against Western Illinois after Philip Nelson was injured rushed 17 times for 64 yards and was 7-of-8 for 105 yards against Western Illinois 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: Mitch Leidner was born January 17, 1994 son of Jeff and Carrie Leidner has two siblings younger brother Matt plays center for the Gophers.
Pronunciation Guide: LIDE-ner