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.