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Sport No. 13 Minnesota tops No. 5 PSU 31-26 in match of unbeatens

23:00  09 november  2019
23:00  09 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

Watch: Fleck crowd surfs in locker room after beating Penn St.

  Watch: Fleck crowd surfs in locker room after beating Penn St. Fleck has turned this program around, and Saturday’s victory over Penn State moved the Golden Gophers to 9-0 in is his biggest triumph yet. © Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY SportsRELATED: Minnesota winSo Fleck, 38, celebrated in the only way that seemed proper for a guy like him: Supported by his players, he crowd-surfed in the home locker room.P.J. Fleck crowd surfed in the locker room after @GopherFootball's upset vs. No. 4 Penn State pic.twitter.com/ZR5u4W9zc6— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 9, 2019This is Fleck in a nutshell.

No . 13 Minnesota stays undefeated in 31 - 26 triumph over No . 5 Penn State for 1st top -5 win since '99. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota 's Jordan Howden picked off Sean Clifford in the end zone with 1:01 left, the third interception thrown by Penn State's quarterback, and the 13th-ranked Gophers

No . 5 Penn State (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) at No . 13 Minnesota (8-0, 5-0, No. 17), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ABC). 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 East Division.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota's Jordan Howden picked off Sean Clifford in the end zone with 1:01 left, the third interception thrown by Penn State's quarterback, and the 13th-ranked Gophers held on for a 31-26 victory on Saturday afternoon over the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions for their first win over a top-five team in 20 years.

Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) holds onto the ball against Penn State cornerback Keaton Ellis (2) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)© Provided by The Associated Press Minnesota wide receiver Tyler Johnson (6) holds onto the ball against Penn State cornerback Keaton Ellis (2) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

Tanner Morgan passed for 339 yards and three touchdowns to direct a dismantling of Penn State's staunch defense, as Minnesota (9-0, 6-0, No. 17 CFP) not only remained undefeated but stayed on track for its first trip to the Big Ten championship game.

No. 13 Minnesota stays unbeaten by taking down No. 5 Penn State

  No. 13 Minnesota stays unbeaten by taking down No. 5 Penn State Minnesota continued its surprising season as the 13th-ranked Golden Gophers beat No. 5 Penn State in a matchup of Big Ten unbeatens.But the Golden Gophers pulled another surprise during a surprising season that has the 13th-ranked team in the country at 9-0 with a 31-26 defeat of the Nittany Lions.

No . 5 Penn State at No . 13 Minnesota . The No. 16 Badgers (6-2, 3-2, No . 13 ) are the only team to have run for 200 yards against the Hawkeyes twice since 2017, and Taylor is looking to bounce back after Ohio State held him under 100 for only the seventh time in 35 career games.

No . 5 Penn State at No . 13 Minnesota . Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor vs. Iowa defense. The No. 16 Badgers (6-2, 3-2, No . 13 ) are the only team to have run for 200 yards against the Hawkeyes twice since 2017, and Taylor is looking to bounce back after Iowa-Wisconsin matches the nation's Nos.

The first sellout crowd for the Gophers at home in four years swarmed the field after the clock ran out, reveling in the biggest step forward yet under coach P.J. Fleck in his third season. The Gophers scrambled the College Football Playoff picture, too, after Penn State (8-1, 5-1, No. 4 CFP) emerged with a top-four spot in the first edition of the rankings.

BOX SCORE: MINNESOTA 31, PENN STATE 26

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