Shannon Brooks, Gophers
The two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week made a bid for a third, with 174 rushing yards and three touchdowns.
Duke McGhee, Gophers
The sophomore replaced starting safety Adekunle Ayinde and finished with a team-high 12 tackles.
By the numbers
2 Turnovers over the past four games for the Gophers.
3-1 Gophers’ record this year in games in which they’ve won the turnover battle.
7 Touchdown runs this season for Brooks.
3 Touchdown catches this season for Rashad Still.
8.0 Yards per carry, a season high for the Gophers.
131-1 Illini’s yardage advantage in the third quarter.
202 Completions for Mitch Leidner, the most for a Gophers junior.
200 The previous record for a Gophers junior, set by Cory Sauter in 1996.