Game recap

Offensive MVP

Trevone Boykin, TCU

We can’t say he looked like a potential Heisman Trophy winner, but he got the job done, and looked excellent at times. He had 338 total yards and scored a touchdown running and throwing. He missed the mark more than once, but several times, especially when he was under pressure, he came through.

 

Defensive MVP

Eric Murray, Gophers

The senior Gophers defensive back had a forced fumble and an interception. He led the secondary, a group that kept Minnesota hanging tough in a first half that was otherwise miserable. Murray and his secondary mates were as good as advertised.

 

By the numbers

54,147

Attendance, the largest in TCF Bank Stadium’s history.

10

Tackles for Gophers senior defensive back Damarius Travis.

92

Rushing yards for TCU QB Trevone Boykin, to go with his 246 passing. The Heisman candidate had a touchdown running and throwing.

16

Incompletions for Mitch Leidner (19 of 35).

12

Third-down stops for the Gophers defense. That unit kept them in the game.

449

Total yards for TCU.

JOE CHRISTENSEN