Game recap

Offensive MVP

Drew Wolitarsky, Gophers

He had nine receptions for 114 yards — both career highs — including a 38-yard touchdown.

 

Defensive MVP

Steven Richardson, Gophers

Coach Jerry Kill said it was an All-America performance — three tackles for a loss for a defensive tackle.

 

By the NUMBERS

19: Yards gained by the Gophers in the first quarter.

6: Drives without a first down to start the game for Minnesota.

7: Career interceptions for Briean Boddy-Calhoun.

3-26: Gophers’ record when trailing at halftime under Jerry Kill.

3-3: Gophers’ record in their past six games when trailing at halftime.

45: Career-high passing attempts by Mitch Leidner.

23: Career-high completions by Leidner.

108: Rushing yards for Rodney Smith in first career start.

JOE CHRISTENSEN