Kobe McCrary, Gophers
With Shannon Brooks out for the game and Rodney Smith out after halftime, the senior carried the load by rushing 23 times for 107 yards and three touchdowns.
Jacob Huff, Gophers
The junior safety made the game's biggest play, a 67-yard interception return in the second quarter that stretched the Gophers' lead to 20-3. Huff also had four tackles, one for a loss, and one pass breakup.
BY THE NUMBERS
67 Yards on Huff's second-quarter interception return. It was the ninth longest in Gophers history.
3 Points allowed by the Gophers, their fewest in TCF Bank history.
3 Consecutive second-half shutouts for Minnesota.
9 Tackles by Gophers linebacker Thomas Barber, who also intercepted a pass.