MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Jerry Kill is keeping his decision on his starting quarterback private as the Minnesota Gophers prepare for an important game at Purdue on Saturday.

At his weekly press conference, Kill declined to say who would start at quarterback after junior Mitch Leidner was pulled in the second half in favor of freshman Demry Croft in Minnesota's 27-0 loss at Northwestern last week.

Leidner has started 21 of his 27 career games but was just 10-of-21 passing last week for 72 yards and one interception. Croft received his first action and was 5-of-11 passing for 27 yards.

The Gophers (3-2, 0-1 Big Ten) have the lowest-scoring offense in the conference this season and are 12th of 14 Big Ten teams in total offense.