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3. QB Mitch Leidner
Leidner will probably be on this list every week, since his performance is crucial to the Gophers’ success this season. He was typically erratic as a passer (19-for-35) against TCU, while adding little as a runner (23 rushing yards). Even against a less-formidable opponent this week, the junior signal caller will need to play better on the road against Colorado State.