Chad Spann of the Northern Illinois Huskies ran for a career-high 223 yards and scored two touchdowns against a Gopher defense that allowed a total of 298 yards on 28 attempts. Chandler Harnish of the Huskies threw two touchdown passes to lead the team to a 2-2 mark.
Adam Weber of the Gophers threw for a season-high 373 yards and a touchdown to bring his career passing yards over 9,000 yards. Weber becomes only the 9th quarterback in Big Ten history to reach that mark.
Sophmore MarQueis Gray posted a career high 117 receiving yards on eight receptions with a 29 yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Minnesota next plays at home against Northwestern to open their Big 10 schedule and Northern Illinois plays at Akron.