Gophers WR Rashod Bateman roasts Penn State for 66-yard TD

James Franklin talking on a cell phone Penn State coach James Franklin watches during warmups before an NCAA college football game against Michigan State Saturday Oct. 26 2019 in East Lansing Mich

Micah Parsons #11 of the Penn State Nittany Lions reacts after making a tackle Kevin Marks #5 of the Buffalo Bulls during the second half at Beaver Stadium on September 07, 2019 in State College, Pennsylvania.

Jordan Howden intercepted a Penn State pass in the end zone with a minute to play and Minnesota's magical run continues as the 13th-ranked Gophers upset fifth-ranked Penn State 31-26 on Saturday before a raucous crowd at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

The Nittany Lions received the opening kick but turned the ball over to Minnesota on their third play from scrimmage thanks to an Antoine Winfield Jr. interception.

Clifford, who went 23 for 43 for 340 yards and one score, connected with Jahan Dotson for 49 yards to get Penn State to the 11. Morgan completed 18 of his 20 attempts for 339 yards and three scores.

MI outshot Penn State 9-4 in the game, but Barraco anchored a stingy Nittany Lion defense with eight saves.

Check back for updates. The Gophers are 8-0 for the first time since 1941.

The Nittany Lions showed life on their next drive.

Any more questions about that "soft" Gopher football schedule? Working off a ideal seal block from Rasheed Walker, Brown did the rest of the work in the open field to complete the score. Fellow receiver Tyler Johnson amassed 104 yards on seven catches with a touchdown while Chris-Autman Bell also caught a touchdown pass.

Penn State and Minnesota are two of the seven remaining undefeated teams in the FBS.

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

Penn State moves on to face the top-seeded Maryland Terrapins (16-2, 7-1 Big Ten) in the conference semifinals on Friday afternoon.

Penn State plays at Ohio State, which has the top spot in the first edition of the CFP rankings, in two weeks to likely determine the front-runner in the Big Ten East Division. Coming off a quick possession to open the second half, the Gophers moved the ball enough to give Herbers a flawless opportunity to pin the Nittany Lions deep, which he did with a 36-yard attempt down to Penn State's 9-yard line.



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