Drive Blog: Penn State - 4th Quarter Updates

Goldensports.net live scoring drive summaries throughout the Penn State game.

First Half

First Quarter

0-7 Penn State

4 plays, 47 yards, 1:33 TOP, clock 10:19

Robert Bolden 21-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brett Brackett. (Colin Wagner kick)

Key Play: Rob Bolden found Brett Brackett open in the middle of the Gopher defense. Brackett plowed his way over the goal line despite three Gopher defenders making contact with him.

7-7

9 plays, 75 yards, 3:52 TOP, clock 6:27

Adam Weber 29-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Da'Jon McKnight. (Eric Ellestad kick)

Key Play: On third-and-10, Adam Weber scrambled out of the pocket and slid for what looked to be a Minnesota 1st down. The play was reviewed and the ball was re-spotted 1-yard short. The Gophers went for the it and Jon Hoese found a hole for 6-yards to extend the drive.

Second Quarter

7-14 Penn State

12 plays, 89 yards, 4:45 TOP, clock 11:34

Evan Royster 2-yard touchdown run. (Colin Wagner kick)

Key Play: On third-and-4 on the Minnesota 21-yard line, Rob Bolden overthrew his wide receiver but Troy Stoudermire was flagged for a pass interference penalty. The penalty gave the Nittany Lions first and goal which they didn't squander.

7-21 Penn State 1 play, 42 yards, :08 TOP, clock 4:16

Matthew McGloin 42-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Derek Moye. (Colin Wagner kick)

Key Play: While the dive consisted of only one play, it was the result of an inception and return by D'Anton Lynn. The interception came off a pass attended for Da'Jon McKnight in the end zone.

Second Half

Third Quarter

14-21 Penn State

11 plays, 75 yards, 6:18 TOP, clock 8:42

Adam Weber 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Da'Jon McKnight. (Eric Ellestad kick)

Key Play: On third-and-6 Adam Weber completed a pass to wide receiver MarQueis Gray on a comeback route. Gray looked to be at least a yard short of the first down maker when he caught the pass, but a generous spot by the referee set the Gophers up for first-and-goal.

14-24 Penn State

6 plays, 33 yards, 3:11 TOP, clock 5:31

Colin Wagner 49-yard field goal attempt good.

Key Play: On the second play of the drive, running back Even Royster scampered around to the outside for a gain of 26 yards down to the Minnesota 32 yard line, getting the Nittany Lions in field goal range.

Fourth Quarter

14-31 Penn State

7 plays, 64 yards, 4:15 TOP, clock 10:36

Matthew McGloin 9-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Derek Moye. (Colin Wagner kick)

Key Play: On back-to-back plays freshman running back Silas Redd broke loose for long gains or 26 and 20 yards. He brought Penn State from their 40 yard line to the Minnesota 14.

14-33 Penn State

Intentional grounding penalty on Adam Weber, in the end zone, resulting in a safety for Penn State.

21-33 Penn State

8 plays, 88 yards, 2:56 TOP, clock 5:01

Adam Weber 16-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Da'Jon McKnight for his third touchdown reception this game.

Key Play: The Gophers started the drive out with a huge gain on a 45-yard screen pass to Duane Bennett which drove Minnesota down to the Penn State 43 yard line. Bennett almost broke it for a touchdown but was tripped up from behind.


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