Shannon Brooks, Gophers
The sophomore rushed for 51 tough yards and caught the go-ahead touchdown pass.
Blake Cashman, Gophers
The sophomore had a game-high 12 tackles, including two for a loss.
By the numbers
7-12 Gophers all-time record in bowl games.
2-7 Gophers record in their past nine bowl games.
13 Times in 13 games the Gophers had a second-half lead this year.
0 Times this season Washington State had been held without a first-half TD before Tuesday.
1-for-7 Gophers success on third downs in the first half.
22-for-24 Successful field-goal attempts for Emmit Carpenter this season.
2003 The last time the Gophers won at least nine games in a season.
8 Touchdown passes for Mitch Leidner this season.