Gophers vs. Penn State game thread

Ross Houston
November 9, 2019

The Nittany Lions followed that with a 50-yard drive that was capped off with a Nick Bowers touchdown reception in the red zone. The two combined for 14 catches for 307 yards and two scores. Their first trip to the Big Ten championship game is legitimately in play.

Defensively, the Gophers allowed Penn State 518 yards but made impact plays. The Nittany Lions and their elite rush defense will smother the Gophers all day.

Meanwhile, Minnesota hasn't faced a team of Penn State's caliber yet this season.


Penn State had an opportunity to stop the game-opening touchdown, but the safety took a awful angle on the tackle and whiffed on Bateman.

Minnesota is 8-0 for the first time since 1941, but everyone underestimated them - from us to the College Football Playoff committee - in large part because of its schedule so far.

Penn State moves on to face the top-seeded Maryland Terrapins (16-2, 7-1 Big Ten) in the conference semifinals on Friday afternoon. That was the most yards in a game at TCF Bank Stadium of any player.


Winfield now has seven on the season, which ties the school record and also the current FBS lead. With the penalty uncalled, running back Journey Brown went into the end zone for a touchdown that kept Penn State in the game. The Golden Gophers not only have a 10-game winning streak that's the program's longest since the early 1940s, but they have a two-game lead on Iowa and Wisconsin in the West Division with those teams playing each other on Saturday. Fleck's group deserves more respect and a top 10 ranking. Pinegar hit the 21-yard field goal and Penn State took a 24-13 deficit into the locker room.

It is arguably the major college or university soccer game for the Gophers in nearly 60 a long time.


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