OFFENSIVE MVP

Rodney Smith, Gophers

Rushed for 153 and three TDs in his sixth 100-yard rushing game of the season.

DEFENSIVE MVP

Blake Cashman, Gophers

The walk-on from Eden Prairie had five tackles, including three for loss, with two sacks.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

954 Rushing yards this season for Smith, through nine games.

3 Turnovers for Purdue in the second half after having none in the first half.

2 Field goals of 50-plus yards for Gophers kicker Emmit Carpenter.

46 Yards on Mitch Leidner’s pass to Rashad Still, a season long, on game’s first play.

30 Career rushing touchdowns for Leidner, including two Saturday.

6 Interceptions thrown this season by Leidner, who has five TD passes.

49 Yards for Purdue in its scoreless third quarter.

48 Passing attempts for Purdue quarterback David Blough, who passed for 391 yards.

 

JOE CHRISTENSEN