OFFENSIVE MVP

Rodney Smith, Gophers

He rushed 17 times for 99 yards and two touchdowns, moving a pile of tacklers multiple times.

DEFENSIVE MVP

Steven Richardson, Gophers

The defensive lineman had four tackles for loss, giving him seven against Colorado State in two years.

BY THE NUMBERS

14 Tackles for loss for the Gophers, including three by linebacker Cody Poock.

1 Interception thrown by Mitch Leidner this season, Saturday in the second quarter.

1 Sacks of Leidner this season, Saturday in the fourth quarter.

2 Turnovers for the Gophers, through three games.

5 Takeaways for the Gophers this season.

228.3 Average rushing yards for the Gophers this season.

118.7 Gophers opponents’ rushing average this year.

5-4 Tracy Claeys’ record since taking over as Gophers head coach.

JOE CHRISTENSEN