Minnesota was approaching the two decade mark since it had started a college football season with a 6-0 record. The last time that occurred was back in 2003 under head coach Glen Mason.

So the 6-0 start this season, alone, was quite an accomplishment worth celebrating in Minneapolis.

But there’s actually another twist to Minnesota’s impressive start to the year that hasn’t happened in even longer. The Gophers have scored 28 points or more in all six wins this season. According to Minnesota Football’s Twitter account, that’s the first time it’s happened since 1905 — or 114 years.

Quite a drought, right?

Here’s a look at the scores from the first six games for the Golden Gophers:

  • vs. South Dakota State, 28-21
  • at Fresno State, 38-35 (2 OT)
  • vs. Georgia Southern, 35-32
  • at Purdue, 38-31
  • vs. Illinois, 40-17
  • vs. Nebraska, 34-7

Through the first six games, the Golden Gophers are averaging 35.5 points per game, which ranks fifth-highest in the B1G. After starting the year with four-straight one-possession wins, they’ve posted blowout wins over Illinois and Nebraska.

Next Saturday, Minnesota travels to Rutgers to try and improve to 7-0 on the year.