The offense ranks last in the Big Ten in …
Scoring: The Gophers’ 50 points are the lowest in the conference by 15 points and the worst among Power Five conference schools. Eight Big Ten teams have scored double that or more.
Red-zone offense: The Gophers have scored just four times on their eight trips to the red zone — every other Big Ten team is scoring in at least 80 percent of red-zone appearances. The Gophers also have three turnovers inside the 20-yard line.
Yards per play: The Gophers gain only 4.5 yards per play. Six Big Ten teams get over 6.
The defense has been strong in …
Putting teams in must-convert position: Opponents have been in third down against the Gophers a Big Ten-high 55 times, converting only 30 percent.
Defending the pass: Opposing QBs are completing only 51 percent of passes, second-best in the Big Ten behind Ohio State.