The Gophers will rematch with Iowa, one of their two losses in 2019, on Friday night in 2020.
The Big Ten conference announced Friday it had moved the game from its originally scheduled Sept. 19 to Sept. 18 for next season at TCF Bank Stadium. A game time and broadcast information will come closer to the game.
The Gophers last played on a Friday night in 2018, a 38-31 win against Indiana. They'll play twice that night in 2020, as they also end the season at Nebraska on Nov. 27, Black Friday.
Also, redshirt freshman defensive end Abi N-Okonji announced on Twitter on Friday his decision to transfer. The 6-3, 270-pound Georgia native had not played for the Gophers. He was a three-star recruit in the 2018 class.
I’m officially in the transfer portal. pic.twitter.com/Zch96jX3pc— Abiagom (@abiokonji) December 20, 2019
Another note: One of the three 2020 commitments who did not sign for the Gophers at the start of the early signing period Wednesday has instead signed with Boston College.
Justin Bellido, a 5-10, 193-pound wide receiver out of New York, flipped his commitment Friday and sent his national letter of intent to Boston College. Bellido is a three-star recruit, according to 247Sports.com. The Gophers already filled 24 of their 25 scholarship spots for 2020 and have two players remaining who have not yet signed: Texas athlete Dylan McGill and Georgia receiver Dakota Thomas.