One of the crucial 3 unbeatens was once going to lose within the Large Ten this weekend. It was once anticipated to be Minnesota with No. five Penn State coming to the town as a landing favourite.
However the Golden Gophers pulled some other wonder all through a stunning season that has the 13th-ranked group within the nation at 9-Zero with a 31-26 defeat of the Nittany Lions.
It is simply the 1/3 time since 1905 the college has had 9 wins in a season. And there is extra conceivable. Victories towards towards No. 16 Wisconsin and No. 18 Iowa later this month would put Minnesota into the Large Ten championship sport and squarely in Faculty Soccer Playoff competition.
Minnesota jumped out early towards a Penn State protection ranked within the most sensible 10 in overall protection and scoring protection.
With quarterback Tanner Morgan choosing aside the Nittany Lions secondary, the Golden Gophers discovered the tip zone on their first two drives as Morgan hit on scoring passes to Rashod Bateman for 65 yards and Chris Autman-Bell for 21 yards.
A 38-yard landing move to Tyler Johnson in the second one quarter helped safe a 24-13 lead at halftime.
After Penn State scored to chop its result in 5, Minnesota replied with an eight-play, 75-yard pressure for a landing within the fourth quarter that was once prolonged via a 36-yard move from Morgan to Bateman on third-and-9.
The Golden Gophers stopped the Nittany Lions inside of their five at the resulting pressure and later had an interception on the function line after Penn State pulled inside 31-26 to clinch the victory.
Morgan completed 18-for-20 for 339 yards and 3 touchdowns. Bateman had seven catches for 203 yards.