Leidner out vs Maryland 12 Oct 16

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has ruled out quarterback Mitch Leidner for Saturday’s game against Maryland because of a concussion.

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. Leidner struggled through the last game, against Iowa. Coach Tracy Claeys said the senior didn’t show symptoms of a concussion until 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.

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.