Marion Barber III, who won the Golden Sports Net/Outback Steakhouse Gopher Offensive Player of the Week, scored on a 5-yard run to put the Gophers up 14-7. He also scored on a 10-yard run with 19 seconds left to put the Gophers ahead for good, making the score 20-14.
Barber III averaged 8.3 yards per carry and completed a 2-yard pass to quarterback Bryan Cupito on a flea-flicker.
With his two touchdowns, Barber III moved into third place on the school's all-time career rushing touchdown list with 28. He needs six more TDs on the ground to move into a tie for second place with his father, Marion Barber (1977-80).
Barber III recorded the 10th 100-yard rushing game of his career. He passed Chris Darkins (1992-95) and Paul Giel (1951-53), and now stands alone in fifth place on the school list for 100-yard rushing games. He needs two more 100-yard games to move into a tie for fourth place with his father (1977-80).
Barber III moved into eighth place on UM's career rushing yards list. He now has 2,234 yards in his career. He needs 31 yards to surpass Francis "Pug" Lund (1932-34) in seventh place.
Barber III moved into fourth place on the school's career punt return yards list, surpassing Rick Upchurch (1973-74). Barber now has 451 career punt return yards and needs 74 to pass Rodney Heath (1993-96) in third place.
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