Minnesota vs. Purdue: By The Numbers


Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Here are some notable numbers coming out of Saturday’s game between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Purdue Boilermakers.

176- Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks had 176 rushing yards on Saturday, highlighted by a 71-yard touchdown run.

326- Minnesota had 326 rushing yards as a team against Purdue

6.8- Minnesota averaged 6.8 carries per game against Purdue

2.4- Purdue averaged 2.4 yards per carry on Saturday

408- Minnesota had 408 total yards of offense on Saturday

275- Purdue had 275 total yards of offense on Saturday

18- Minnesota had 18 pass attempts on Saturday, including one by wide receiver KJ Maye

49- Purdue had 49 pass attempts on Saturday

48- Minnesota ran the ball 48 times on Saturday

28- Purdue ran the ball 28 times on Saturday

6-for-14- Minnesota went 6-for-14 on third down

3-for-17- Purdue went 3-for-17 on third down

17- Both teams had 17 first downs on Saturday

30- Gophers’ running backs Brooks (17) and Rodney Smith (13) combined for 30 carries on Saturday

59- Gophers’ quarterback Mitch Leidner threw for 59 yards on Saturday

3- Leidner accounted for three touchdowns on Saturday, two passing and one rushing. Also, Minnesota intercepted Purdue quarterback David Blough three times in the game.

1- Leidner had one reception against Purdue, for 16 yards

50:39- Purdue scored their first touchdown and 10:18 of the first quarter, and their second with 4:39 left in the game. Total game time elapsed between touchdowns? 50 minutes and 39 seconds.

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