Golden Gophers vs. Iowa: 5 Players to Watch

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4. Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner

Leidner has played solidly over the last three games, including notably against two top-five pass defenses in the country over the last two games, averaging just under 300 passing yards per game with four touchdown passes and a passer rating over 125 in each contest. Iowa has the country’s 41st-ranked pass defense entering this week’s action (199.4 yards per game), and Leidner needs to keep his recent momentum going.