Offensive MVP

Terrel Hunt, Syracuse

The sophomore quarterback rushed for two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 1:14 remaining, and finished with 262 yards of total offense.

defensive MVP

Cameron Lynch, Syracuse

The junior linebacker finished with eight tackles, two tackles for loss, one sack and a forced fumble.

By the numbers

0-21 Gophers' record in three years under Jerry Kill when trailing at halftime.

205 Passing yards for Mitch Leidner, a career high.

18 Passing yards for Philip Nelson.

1,202 Rushing yards this season for David Cobb, including 91 on Friday.

0 Players who rushed for 100 yards against Syracuse this season.

8 Penalties for the Gophers, one fewer than their season high.

94 Receiving yards for Drew Wolitarsky, a career high.

0-6 Gophers' record in their past six bowl games.