Minnesota’s 2019 season is here and South Dakota State is the Golden Gophers’ first opponent.

The first quarter went scoreless, but the Gophers — and wide receiver Rashod Bateman in particular — have come alive in the second.

RELATED: Minnesota caps off 18-play drive thanks to Bateman’s 30-yard catch-and-run

Bateman got in on the Gophers’ first TD of the 2019 season and was absolutely a part of the team’s second.

Take a look:

Bateman now has 5 catches for 132 yards and a TD at halftime. The first TD drive for Minnesota was an old school, beautiful type of 18-play drive.

This second scoring drive wasn’t as long. But, it probably contained more beauty thanks to that catch.

That one will be on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays. Book it.