Nov 2, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers wide receiver Derrick Engel (18) catches a touchdown pass during the first half against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

Halftime: Philip Nelson with three passing TDs as Gophers lead Hoosiers 28-13


Nov 2, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson (9) runs with the ball during the first half against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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