After a "really tough" 2018, running back Shannon Brooks is back to contributing to the Gophers.
While the offense had their ups and downs, Gophers defensive coordinator Joe Rossi and his defense shined, holding the Illinois offense to 3 points, winning by a score of 40-17.
After fighting back from injury, Rodney Smith is looking like his old self after he ran for 115 yards and a touchdown against Purdue.
"Every game we're going to play it's going to be a dog fight," Fleck told the media. We're going to get everybody's best shot, we hope that everybody gets our best shot too.
As Minnesota gears up to start Big Ten play, the defense will have to focus on stopping the run as it prepares to face some of the top rushers in the country.
After a week to get healthy and prepare for the season ahead, the Gophers head into Big Ten play undefeated, but with much to work on.
The Gophers came away with yet another close win, this time against Georgia Southern, to stay undefeated for the season.
How Minnesota stacks up against Georgia Southern ahead of Saturday's matchup.
The Gophers play their second home game of the season against Georgia Southern on Saturday, looking for a win and to enter their bye week on a high note.
Tanner Morgan is off to a hot start this season, improving his all-time record as the Gophers' starting quarterback to 6-2.