The Gophers are 1-4 in their past five games, so this stretch won’t be remembered for its greatness. But the Gophers offense has hit a high note, putting up yards and points in bunches:
Game in their first five of the season in which the Gophers scored more than 24 points.
Games in their past five in which the Gophers scored more than 24 points.
Points per game increase in the Gophers’ scoring average in their past five games compared with their first five.
Games in their first five of the season in which the Gophers hit 280 yards in rushing or passing.
Games in their past five in which the Gophers hit 280 yards in rushing or receiving. The Gophers ran for 326 against Purdue and have passed for more than 280 in every game since.
Rank for Mitch Leidner in the Big Ten in total offense compiled during conference games.
Rank in the Big Ten for average passing yards in their past four games for the Gophers. The Gophers have averaged 300 yards passing in their past four, trailing only Nebraska (301.5).