LJ Scott, Michigan State
The running back proved he was all the way back from injury by rushing 25 times for 194 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught one pass for 26 yards.
Thomas Barber, Gophers
The middle linebacker made a career-high 16 tackles, including nine solo and two for loss, and recovered a fumble. No other Gopher had more than nine tackles. Over the past two games, Barber has 25 tackles.
BY THE NUMBERS
0 Rushing yards for the Gophers in the first quarter. They had 23 total yards in the quarter.
2014 The last time the Gophers had someone with three TD catches before Tyler Johnson, above, did it Saturday. Tight end Maxx Williams had three TD catches against Iowa in 2014.
1-for-7 Minnesota’s third-down percentage through three quarters. The Gophers finished 5-for-13.
13:28 Michigan State’s time of possession in the third quarter, when the Spartans built a 23-6 lead.