Mitch Leidner, Gophers
He completed 14 of 25 passes for 197 yards with a touchdown and added a rushing TD.
Blake Cashman, Gophers
The redshirt freshman walk-on from Eden Prairie had nine solo tackles and two sacks and a forced fumble.
BY THE NUMBERS
63 Rushing yards for Northwestern, which came in averaging 140.2.
2-for-15 Northwestern struggles on third down.
7 Team-high sacks this season for Steven Richardson.
37 Consecutive extra points made for Emmit Carpenter before his first-quarter miss.
12 Tackles for loss for the Gophers, including seven sacks.
16 Touchdowns scored this season for Rodney Smith.
38,162 Announced attendance, smallest in the eight years the Gophers have played at TCF Bank Stadium.
4 Touchdown receptions this season for Drew Wolitarsky.