Offensive MVP

Shannon Brooks, Gophers

The sophomore rushed for 51 tough yards and caught the go-ahead touchdown pass.

Defensive MVP

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.