Passing Game WAITS

The Gophers have completed just 33 passes through four games this season, by far the fewest in the Big Ten. But part of the reason: They haven't had to throw it. They are averaging 282 yards per game on the ground with 16 rushing TDs total in starting 4-0. They also started 4-0 last season but averaged 184 yards rushing with just six rushing TDs during nonconference play. Here is a glimpse at their 2013 rushing so far:

Opponent Attempts Yards Average Rushing TDs

Vs. UNLV 38 221 5.8 3

At New Mexico State 43 342 8.0 3

Vs. Western Illinois 49 213 4.3 4

Vs. San Jose State 67 353 5.3 6

Totals 197 1,129 5.7 16