In the second quarter, Cupito found wide receiver Jared Ellerson for a 57 yard touchdown pass and a 21-7 Minnesota lead. With no time left in the half, Virginia kicker Connor Hughes kicked a 32 yard field goal to get UVA to 21-10. Opening the third quarter, Wali Lundy scored on a 7 yard touchdown run to make the score 21-17.
Minnesota's Joel Monroe kicked a 39 yard field goal to give Minnesota a 24-17 advantage. With 4 minutes left in the third quarter, Marques Hagans found Fontel Mines for a 2 yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 24. In the fourth quarter, Bryan Cupito threw a 23 yard touchdown pass to Jared Ellerson to give the Gophers a 31-24 lead. Wali Lundy tied it a 31, with a 2 yard touchdown run. With 1:08 left in the game, Connor Hughes kicked the game-winning 39 yard field goal to make the final score 34-31.