OFFENSIVE MVP

Bart Houston, Wisconsin

With Alex Hornibrook injured, Houston completed nine of 14 passes for 123 yards.

DEFENSIVE MVP

Sojourn Shelton, Wisconsin

The junior cornerback made two interceptions, giving him four for the season.

BY THE NUMBERS

59-59-8 Minnesota’s record in its series against Wisconsin.

12 Interceptions thrown this season for Mitch Leidner.

7 Touchdown passes thrown this season by Leidner.

48 Rushing yards for the Gophers after the first quarter.

5 Times Leidner was sacked by Wisconsin.

5 Times in the past six games the Gophers scored on their opening drive.

133-29 Gophers’ yardage advantage in the first quarter.

226-144 Gophers’ yardage advantage at halftime.

JOE CHRISTENSEN