OFFENSIVE MVP

Kobe McCrary, Gophers

The bruising 240-pound senior rushed 24 times for a career-high 153 yards and the go-ahead touchdown, taking over the second half for the Gophers. After intermission, McCray carried 20 times for 109 yards.

DEFENSIVE MVP

Carter Coughlin, Gophers

The sophomore defensive end had four tackles, all solo, two sacks and a forced fumble. The sacks were a career high in a game, and the forced fumble was his first.

BY THE NUMBERS

25 Passing yards by the Gophers in the first half, with Demry Croft going 3-for-9.

292 Season-high rushing yards for the Gophers.

10th Rodney Smith’s ranking on the Gophers’ career rushing list. He moved into 10th with 2,373 yards.

11 Tackles for Gophers linebacker Thomas Barber. He has hit double figures in tackles in all four Big Ten games this season.

7 Touchdown catches this season for Tyler Johnson, which leaves him one short of the team sophomore record of eight, set by tight end Maxx Williams in 2014.