OFFENSIVE MVP

Ty Johnson, Maryland

The elusive junior running back rushed 18 times for 130 yards and delivered the dagger in the form of a 34-yard touchdown run that broke a 24-24 tie with 1:10 left in the fourth quarter. He led an offense that rushed for 262 yards and took pressure off third-string quarterback Max Bortenschlager.

DEFENSIVE MVP

Jonathan Celestin, Gophers

The senior linebacker was one of the few sure tacklers on a Minnesota defense that struggled to bring Terrapins to the turf and surrendered 416 yards. Celestin made 15 tackles, 11 solo, and had one tackle for loss.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

10:26 First-quarter time of possession by Maryland, setting the tone of how the afternoon would go for Minnesota. It ended up 32:15 to 27:45 in favor of the Terrapins

36 Total yards in first quarter by Gophers, 98 fewer than the Terrapins.

9-for-16 Maryland’s third-down conversion rate, compared with the Gophers’ 5-for-12.

16 Regular-season win streak for Gophers coach P.J. Fleck that ended Saturday.

108:49 Second-half shutout streak this season for the Gophers, which ended at 11:11 of the fourth quarter on Jake Funk’s 4-yard TD catch.

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