OFFENSIVE MVP: Karan Higdon, Michigan

The junior running back rushed 16 times for 200 yards, including a 77-yard TD run in the first half. Before intermission he had nine carries for 163 yards.

DEFENSIVE MVP: Khaleke Hudson, Michigan

The sophomore defensive back made 12 tackles, including two sacks and 6.5 tackles for loss. He also forced a fumble.

BY THE NUMBERS

165 Yards for Michigan on its first two possessions, including 133 rushing.

19.5 Michigan’s average per carry in the first half.

312-128 Total yards, in favor of Michigan, in the first half.

13 Tackles for loss for Michigan.

52 Total yards for the Gophers after the first quarter.

16-62 The Gophers’ record since 1990 in their three major trophy games — the Little Brown Jug, Floyd of Rosedale and Paul Bunyan’s Axe.

RANDY JOHNSON