Marion Barber III, who won the GoldenSports.Net/Outback Steakhouse Gopher Offensive Player of the Week, scored on a 44-yard run to cap off an eight-play, 95-yard drive. That score put the Gophers up 10-0. He scored his second touchdown on an 8-yard run. The score capped off a four-play, 56-yard drive.
Barber's two touchdowns moved him into a second-place tie on Minnesota's career rushing touchdown list with 34. He is tied with his father, Marion Barber (1977-80). Barber's two rushing touchdowns moved him into a tie for 10th on the school's single-season rushing touchdown list with 10. Barber holds the single-season record with 17 in 2003.
Barber's 65-yard run in the third quarter was a career-long and Barber tied his father for fourth on the school's all-time list with 12 100-yard rushing games.
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