Shannon Brooks, Gophers
The true freshman rushed 10 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner.
De’Vondre Campbell, Gophers
He had six tackles, including a sack, as the team overcame injuries to leading tacklers Antonio Johnson and Cody Poock.
By the NUMBERS
264 Career-high passing yards for Mitch Leidner.
28-27 Jerry Kill’s record in five seasons with the Gophers.
3 First-quarter points scored by the Gophers in four games.
363 Rushing yards this season for Rodney Smith, including 94 on Saturday.
6 Fumbles for the Gophers, though Ohio recovered just one.
58.2 Leidner’s completion percentage this season.
8-for-16 Ohio third-down conversions, after Kent State went 3-for-17.
204 Season-high rushing yards for the Gophers.