Mike Hohensee passed for five touchdowns and 444 yards, including a 28-yard game-winner to Jay Carroll with 2:38 left, as Minnesota upset visiting Ohio State, 35-31, and knocked the 18th-ranked Buckeyes from first place in the Big Ten.
Hohensee completed 37 of 67 passes and rallied the Gophers from a 21-7 halftime deficit to their first victory over Ohio State since 1966.
Carroll caught the winning pass in the end zone after Buckeye cornerback Kevin Bell deflected the ball. It was Carroll's third touchdown reception.
Ohio State dropped to 4-2 in the Big Ten and 6-3 overall. Michigan and Wisconsin both won yesterday and are tied for first in the conference with 5-2 records. Minnesota is 4-3 and 6-3.
Ohio State led, 28-21, late in the third quarter on Art Schlichter's one-yard scoring run. The Buckeyes took a 10-point lead on Bob Atha's 31-yard field goal midway through the fourth period.
Carroll caught an 18-yard touchdown pass with 6:56 left to cut the margin to 31-28. A poor punt by Ohio State on its next possession gave Minnesota the ball on the Buckeye 40, from where the Gophers started their winning drive.