Rodney Smith, Gophers
Had his fifth 100-yard rushing game of the season, with two touchdowns.
Antoine Winfield, Gophers
The freshman had a team-high seven tackles and recovered a first quarter fumble.
BY THE NUMBERS
35 First-quarter points for the Gophers over their past two games.
0 First-half penalty yards for Illinois, which entered as the Big Ten’s most penalized team.
28 Career rushing touchdowns for Mitch Leidner, a record for a Gophers quarterback.
6 Consecutive games with a touchdown for Shannon Brooks.
32.5 Average yards per punt for Ryan Santoso, who had punts of 25, 10 and 24 yards.
283 Total yards gained by the Gophers, a season low.
17 Points off turnovers for the Gophers.
59 Points off turnovers for the Gophers this season, compared to 16 for their opponents.