Offensive MVP

Shannon Brooks, Gophers

The freshman had 17 carries for 176 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown that stretched the lead to 17-6.

 

Defensive MVP

Jalen Myrick, Gophers

The junior cornerback had two interceptions, giving him three for the season, and added a tackle for a loss.

 

By the NUMBERS

326 Rushing yards for the Gophers, a season high.

3 Total first-quarter points scored by the Gophers through six games this season.

29-28 Jerry Kill’s record in five seasons coaching the Gophers.

22-1 The Gophers’ record under Kill in games they have led at halftime.

9-for-12 Ryan Santoso’s success on field goals this season.

36:03 The Gophers’ time of possession, compared to 23:57 for Purdue.

3-for-17 Purdue’s third-down conversions.

45 Team-high tackles this season for Gophers linebacker Cody Poock.

JOE CHRISTENSEN