The Minnesota Golden Gophers had the honor of making a bowl game with a 5-7 record last season and proceeded to win their postseason game to finish at 6-7. The 2016 season will have Mitch Leidner back under center at quarterback for Minnesota who will want to do much better than they did last season. Leidner will be a senior this season and with a schedule that doesn’t look too daunting on paper, Minnesota should be able to get back to the postseason with at least a .500 record. The battle at Wisconsin to end the regular season could be the game that decides it all for the Gophers though. Rodney Smith will be a huge key in the running game as a sophomore and must play even better than he did last season.
Here is the 2016 Golden Gophers schedule….
September 1: OREGON STATE, TBD, TBD
September 10: INDIANA STATE, TBD, TBD
September 24: COLORADO STATE, TBD, TBD
October 1: at Penn State, TBD, TBD
October 8: IOWA, TBD, TBD
October 15: at Maryland, TBD, TBD
October 22: RUTGERS, TBD, TBD
October 29: at Illinois, Noon, TBD
November 5: PURDUE, TBD, TBD
November 12: at Nebraska, TBD, TBD
November 19: NORTHWESTERN, TBD, TBD
November 26: at Wisconsin, TBD, TBD