Saturday, September 17, 2011
Quick starts for Minnesota, Indiana
By Adam Rittenberg
The Big Ten's only remaining winless teams look like they're ready to peel off that label.
Both Minnesota and Indiana are off to strong starts in their matchups today against Miami (Ohio) and South Carolina State, respectively.
Both teams have to be encouraged by the play of their quarterbacks so far.
Gophers junior Marqueis Gray has completed 8 of his first 9 attempts for 146 passing yards to go along with 39 rush yards. Gray has led three scoring drives as Minnesota finally is off to a strong start and leads 13-3.
Indiana's Ed Wright-Baker has dissected his FCS opponent, completing 12 of his first 14 pass attempts for 163 yards and a touchdown. Duwyce Wilson already is having a big day with three catches for 78 yards and a score, and Indiana is getting a bit of a jolt from its sputtering ground game.
The Hoosiers have jumped ahead to a 21-7 lead.