The Minnesota quarterback job fully belongs to Conor Rhoda.
Rhoda, a senior, had started each of the Gophers’ first two games this season, but he split time with sophomore Demry Croft during both games. Coach P.J. Fleck said sharing snaps no longer will happen as he named Rhoda the full-time starter on Monday.
“We didn’t ask him to do a ton in the pass game, but we needed to run the football,’’ Fleck told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “He executed well. He led better than he ever has.”
Rhoda had 158 passing yards and a touchdown on just 8 attempts in Minnesota’s 48-14 win at Oregon State on Saturday. He also threw for 176 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the Gophers’ 17-7 season-opening win over Buffalo.
Croft, meanwhile, did not attempt a pass against the Beavers, but he did have a 64-yard touchdown run. Croft threw for 63 yards on 7-of-12 passing against Buffalo.