After opening the Big Ten season on a two-game skid, Minnesota found a way to right itself with a backup quarterback.
Rutgers is hoping for similar results this week.
Coach Chris Ash has elevated Gio Rescigno to starter for the remainder of the season, hoping that his solid play in the second half against Illinois last week can help the Scarlet Knights (2-5, 0-4 Big Ten) get that elusive first conference victory.
Last week the Golden Gophers (4-2, 1-2) started Conor Rhoda in place of the injured Mitch Leidner, and the junior played mistake-free football to help them beat Maryland, 31-10.
"We tried, obviously, a lot of different quarterbacks," Ash said. "This is not to blame the quarterback position or to blame Chris [Laviano]. We have not produced on offense here in the last four weeks, when you've got four games, you've got 14 points, it's not good enough." >> Read more
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