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Minnesota falls to 3-1 on the season following an overtime loss at Penn State

Minnesota falls to 3-1 on the season following an overtime loss at Penn State

The Minnesota Golden Gophers led Penn State Nittany Lions 23-20 with just 54 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter after redshirt sophomore kicker Emmit Carpenter connected from 37 yards out.  It appeared the Gophers were well on their way to a 4-0 (1-0) start of the 2016 season.

Give credit to Penn State and their quarterback Trace McSorley for making enough plays to set up their kicker, Tyler Davis for a 40-yard attempt with just seven seconds remaining.  Davis connected and the two teams were headed to overtime.

Minnesota began the extra session with the ball and Penn State forced a quick three and out.  However, it was Carpenter stepping up again to boom a 45-yard field goal and the Gophers led 26-23.  However, on their first play of overtime the Lions were able to finally get Saquon Barkley loose and the Penn State star back ended the game with a 25-yard touchdown run.

The Gophers will return home next weekend for their Big Ten home opener against rival Iowa.


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