Offensive MVP

Justin Jackson, Northwestern

Jackson had 20 carries for 120 yards and was a big reason Northwestern hogged the ball most of the game.

 

Defensive MVP

Matthew Harris, Northwestern

The junior cornerback notched his third interception of the season and added three pass breakups.

 

By the numbers

34:02 Northwestern’s time of possession. The Gophers had 25:58.

15.4 Gophers’ scoring average, which ranks last in the Big Ten.

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

57.2 Mitch Leidner’s completion percentage this season.

5 Penalties called in the game, including two for the Gophers.

4-for-16 Gophers on third-down conversions.

7-for-17 Northwestern on third-down conversions.

28-28 Jerry Kill’s record in five seasons with the Gophers.

JOE CHRISTENSEN