Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) is pushed across the field by Iowa linebacker Aaron Mends during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, in Minneapolis. Iowa won 14-7.(AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has ruled out quarterback Mitch Leidner for Saturday's game against Maryland.
The depth chart for the week released by the team on Tuesday listed junior Conor Rhoda as the starter and sophomore Demry Croft as the backup. The Gophers have not yet said that Leidner is injured, but the senior struggled through the last game, against Iowa, and was not made available to the media afterward.
Leidner completed only 13 of 33 passes for 166 yards, with two interceptions in the 14-7 loss to the Hawkeyes. He played through a painful left foot injury last year that required surgery.
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The matchup between with the Gophers (3-2, 0-2) and the Terrapins (4-1, 1-1) is the first regular-season game between them.
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