Philip Nelson started the game for Minnesota and has thrown for three touchdowns as the Gophers lead the Indiana Hoosiers 28-13 at halftime in Bloomington.
Nelson has 158 yards passing and three scores on 8-of-12 attempts — two touchdowns went to receiver Derrick Engel, who has 83 yards on three receptions. The sophomore started the Gophers off with a seven play, 76-yard drive on the opening possession. Nelson’s 158 yards passing in the first half is already more than he’s passed for in any game this season.
Mitch Leidner played a few snaps in the second quarter and scored on a rushing touchdown, but Nelson came back late in the quarter to throw two more touchdowns.
Minnesota has 301 totals yards of offense at halftime compared to Indiana’s 162 yards.