The Boilermakers took a 10-0 first-quarter lead, then pulled away in the fourth quarter to hand No. 21 Minnesota, playing without Mohamed Ibrahim, its first loss.
Looking lost from the start, the Gophers were dominated at the line of scrimmage and couldn't match Purdue's execution.
Logan Cooley, a freshman forward from Pittsburgh, had two goals and an assist as Minnesota beat Lindenwood University 4-0 at 3M Arena at Mariucci.
Intriguing brainiac trophy made it worth a visit to the Division III stadium that will be renamed later this year for a former Carleton coach.
Purdue scored on a 10-play, 68-yard drive on its first possession and broke a 68-yard run in the fourth quarter to set up a second touchdown.
The U ran 26 times for 47 yards in 20-10 loss to Boilermakers, far below their average of nearly 295 yards a game before Saturday.
A quick look at Saturday's game.
Minnesota will try to run its record to 5-0 against the Boilermakers and quarterback Aidan O'Connell.
Gumlia was a three-time runner-up in the Big Ten golf meet, leading Minnesota to a team title once in 1963.
Among the 11 freshmen on the Minnesota roster are two players, Logan Cooley and Jimmy Snuggerud, who were taken in the first round of the NHL draft in July.
The Gophers have a mix of talented freshmen and veterans who have returned for the chance to build on last year's run to the Frozen Four.
By hammering Michigan State on the road, the Gophers grabbed the attention of the college football world. What do they have to watch out for against the Boilermakers?
Minnesota has won four in a row against Purdue, but the past two were tight games. Purdue's coach shares what he wants to force the Gophers to do to improve his team's chances on Saturday.
Offensive coordinator Kirk Ciarrocca left P.J. Fleck and the players after the epic 2019 season for Big Ten rival Penn State. Why welcome him back after that?
The Wolverines scored the only goal of the match in the 65th minute.
Bret Bielema will take Illinois and its stingy defense into Camp Randall Stadium to face his former team and the Wolverines go to Iowa in another prime weekend match-up.
Two high-powered offenses will be on display, when these teams meet Saturday.
College Football Insider: Four games is a small sample size, and they face long odds, but Tanner Morgan and Mohamed Ibrahim are off to very strong starts for Minnesota.
Dennis Evans would be the Gophers' highest-ranked high school recruit in almost 20 years. Kansas and TCU are also pursuing the elite shot-blocker.
At 4-0 and breaking into the national polls, the Gophers are full of promise, with memories of the team's 11-2 finish three seasons ago still fresh on fans' minds.