Offensive MVP

Mitch Leidner, Gophers

The junior quarterback completed 24 of 30 passes for 223 yards and a touchdown, and had nine rushes for 34 yards and another touchdown, the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter after Central Michigan had taken the lead.

 

Defensive MVP

Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Gophers

The senior cornerback had five tackles, two pass breakups and sealed the victory with a one-handed interception to protect the Gophers’ seven-point lead.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

381-249 Yardage advantage for the Gophers.

73 Receptions for KJ Maye, breaking Ernie Wheelwright’s record (66) for most by a Gophers senior.

139 Combined rushing yards for Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks.

59.4 Leidner’s completion percentage this season, up from 51.5 percent last year.

JOE CHRISTENSEN