Here's a game-by-game look at the 12 opponents who will face the Gophers during the 2018 football season.
The Aug. 30 season opener brings a visit from the Aggies, who ended a 57-year bowl drought last year and are living life as an independent after leaving the Sun Belt Conference.
In their first year under former Cal coach Jeff Tedford, the Bulldogs improved from 1-11 to 10-4 and played in the Mountain West Conference Championship Game.
The RedHawks just missed out on a bowl last year and return eight starters on both offense and defense, so optimism is high in Oxford, Ohio.
Injuries at quarterback derailed the Terrapins' 2017 season, but a return to health and solid group of running backs give reason for optimism.
The Hawkeyes suffered some high-profile personnel losses, but they return plenty of talent, including improving quarterback Nate Stanley.
The Buckeyes must replace prolific quarterback J.T. Barrett, but Dwayne Haskins has shown he's up to the task. The defending Big Ten champs also return plenty of star power, as usual.
New coach Scott Frost has brought excitement back to the Cornhuskers, who endured a 4-8 season in 2017.
Under coach Tom Allen, the Hoosiers, who visit Minnesota on Friday, Oct. 26, had a season similar to the Gophers in 2017, finishing one win shy of bowl eligibility.
Coach Lovie Smith's team took its lumps during a 2-10 season in 2017, so showing signs of being competitive this year is the main goal for the Illini.
Coach Jeff Brohm's first season with the Boilermakers was a big hit, with an improvement from 3-9 to 7-6. A tough schedule and key losses on defense will be the biggest challenges this year.
The Wildcats will try to build on a 10-win season, but a bowl-game knee injury to quarterback Clayton Thorson is an early-season concern.
The Badgers are loaded, especially on offense with Heisman Trophy candidate Johnathan Taylor operating behind what might be the nation's best line. Is this the year Wisconsin breaks through to make the College Football Playoff?