Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Heartbreaking loss for Nittany Lions

Heartbreaking loss for Nittany Lions

Not so much according to the College Football Playoff committee, which slotted unbeaten Minnesota No. 17, behind six two-loss teams.

A date with No. 4 Penn State would set the record straight, and Minnesota straightened it out quite well in a 31-26 defeat at home in Minneapolis.

"He was reading us very well". "They hit their plays".

Parsons, the leading tackler on the team and one of the best recruits on Penn State's roster, apparently did not start the game because of a "behavioral" issue.

Clifford led the PSU offense deep into Minnesota territory, but a pass down to the 1-yard line was taken off the board by an offensive pass interference penalty. Clifford, who was off target for most of the day, overthrew George on the next play before the game-sealing pick by Howden. He leads the Big Ten in total offense, accounting for an average of 276.4 yards per game. A 33-yard field goal from Jake Pinegar made it a 14-10 Minnesota lead with 2:12 remaining in the first.

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Let the record show that these Gophers are now 9-0 after upsetting the Nittany Lions to pick up their first win over a top-five opponent since 1999 (also Penn State). Their championship chase can get back on track with a win at Ohio State in two weeks.

The Gophers had 321 yards and a 24-13 lead at halftime, already the most points allowed in a game by the Nittany Lions this season, but a fumble near midfield by Shannon Brooks at the end of a run on the first play after a punt sapped some momentum. 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.

Penn State could fall behind Minnesota, which will certainly climb into the top 10 on Sunday and notch its highest ranking since 1962. The Nittany Lions lost to the Terrapins 3-1 in their Big Ten regular season opener in late September and are looking to avenge yet another loss in the postseason.

BEST CATCH You won't see many better than Tyler Johnson's 38-yard, one-handed touchdown reception along the Minnesota sideline midway through the second quarter on Saturday.

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