Offensive MVP

Conor Rhoda, Gophers

The senior asserted himself in the QB battle with Demry Croft by completing seven of eight passes for 158 yards and a TD. Rhoda also led six of the Gophers’ eight scoring drives.

Defensive MVP

Jonathan Celestin, Gophers

The senior linebacker finished with 10 tackles, eight solo, and led a defense that forced three Oregon State fumbles.

By the numbers

1954 The last time, before Saturday, that a Gophers coach won his first road game. That’s when Murray Warmath’s team beat Pittsburgh 46-7.

10-11 Fleck’s road record as a head coach after Saturday’s victory.

48 The Gophers’ points, their most on the road since they scored 49 at Wisconsin in 1980.

2 Second-half passes by the Gophers. Rhoda completed both.

4 Gophers scoring drives of eight plays or more, including a 15-play march in the fourth quarter.

Randy Johnson