Offensive MVP

Shannon Brooks, Gophers

The true freshman rushed 10 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner.

 

Defensive MVP

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.

JOE CHRISTENSEN