Tuesday August 19th, 2014

The Minnesota Golden Gophers finished last season 8-5 overall, placing fourth in the Big Ten Legends division with a 4-4 conference record. The team lost to Syracuse in the Texas Bowl.

Running back David Cobb, who rushed for 1,202 yards and seven touchdowns last season, returns for the Golden Gophers. Sophomore quarterback Mitch Leidner will have a big target to throw to in tight end Maxx Williams. Minnesota lost defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman to the NFL, but cornerback Derrick Wells returns to lead an experienced group of defensive backs.

Big Ten Preview: Ohio State, Michigan State lead the way

Schedule

08/28/14: Eastern Illinois Panthers

09/06/14: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

09/13/14: at TCU Horned Frogs

09/20/14: San Jose State Spartans

09/27/14: at Michigan Wolverines

10/11/14: Northwestern Wildcats

10/18/14: Purdue Boilermakers

10/25/14: at Illinois Fighting Illini

11/08/14: Iowa Hawkeyes

11/15/14: Ohio State Bucketes

11/22/14: at Nebraska Cornhuskers

11/29/14: at Wisconsin Badgers

- Josh Sanchez

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.