Offensive MVP

Rodney Smith, Gophers

He averaged just 2.4 yards per carry but handled 30 carries and four receptions without a fumble.

 

Defensive MVP

Cody Poock, Gophers

The middle linebacker led a dominant defensive effort with a team-high 10 tackles, including a tackle for loss.

 

By the NUMBERS

27-27 Jerry Kill’s record in five seasons with the Gophers.

3 First-quarter points scored by the Gophers in three games.

157 Consecutive passing attempts without an interception for Mitch Leidner before his streak ended.

142 Total yards gained by Kent State.

3-0 Turnover margin, won by Kent State.

55.1 Leidner’s completion percentage this season.

269 Rushing yards this season for Smith.

3 Receiving touchdowns this season for KJ Maye.

JOE CHRISTENSEN