MINN: Game Review

Get a review of Penn State's 33-21 win over Minnesota in Memorial Stadium. Review the stats, big plays, scoring drives and more.


First Downs: PSU 17, UM 26
Total Plays: PSU 56, UM 85
Total Yards: PSU 351, UM 433
Passing: PSU 206, UM 299
Rushing: PSU 145, UM 134
Penalties: PSU 5 / 45, UM 6 / 49
Possession: PSU 26:20, UM 33:40
Turnovers: PSU 1, UM 1

Bolden: 11 for 13 for 130 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
McGloin: 6 for 13 for 76 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT
Royster: 10 carries for 62 yards, 1 TD; 3 catches, 24 yards
Redd: 9 carries for 71 yards
Moye: 3 catches, 81 yards, 2 TD
Brackett: 3 catches, 49 yards, 1 TD
Smith: 3 catches, 24 yards


Minnesota goes for it on fourth and 10 but fails to convert. Newsome gets back under center but it's Silas Redd who busts open the drive, but it was McGloin to Moye for a 12-yard touchdown.

Penn State 31, Minnesota 14

Penn State pins Minnesota deep and manages to grab a safety on Weber.

Penn State 33, Minnesota 14

Lions get the ball back, but bleed off some clock and punt it back. Minnesota refuses to go away though and Weber tosses another touchdown.

Penn State 33, Minnesota 21

Penn State marches down, but Wagner misses a 37-yard field goal. Minnesota regroups but cannot move the ball and PSU grabs their first Big Ten win of 2010.


Minnesota assembles a drive assisted by horrendous PSU tackling. Gophers manage to score.

Penn State 21, Minnesota 14

The Lions shift gears from McGloin to Newsome and manage to move the ball enough to allow Wagner to hit a 49-yard field goal.

Penn State 24, Minnesota 14

PSU's defense manages to force a punt. McGloin gets back in yet the offense goes no where. Minnesota starts to mount another drive.


First Downs: PSU 12, UM 11
Total Plays: PSU 33, UM 39
Total Yards: PSU 219, UM 207
Passing: PSU 184, UM 125
Rushing: PSU 35, UM 82
Penalties: PSU 2 / 10, UM 4 / 35
Possession: PSU 13:32, UM 16:00
Turnovers: PSU 1, UM 1

Bolden: 11 for 13 for 130 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
McGloin: 2 for 6 for 54 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Royster: 7 carries for 25 yards, 1 TD
Moye: 2 catches, 72 yards, 1 TD
Brackett: 3 catches, 49 yards, 1 TD


PSU's defense manages to stiffen and forces a punt. Bolden gets to nine for nine for 99 yards and a touchdown, hitting five different receivers. Penn State manages to move the ball into the redzone. PSU gets first and goal at the two on a blatant pass-interference on Minnesota, Royster runs it in for a touchdown.

Penn State 14, Minnesota 7

Drive: 12 plays, 89 yds, 4:45

Minnesota gets a strong return on some poor PSU tackling. Penn State gets the ball back but Bolden is sidelined and McGloin steps in

Minnesota drives, but Weber tosses a 60-yard interception to D'Anton Lynn in the endzone.

McGloin takes the first snap and hits Moye on a 42-yard touchdown strike.

Penn State 21, Minnesota

Drive: 1 plays, 42 yds, 0:08

PSU defense forces a punt but McGloin tosses an interception, but PSU defense stops the Gophers on fourth down. PSU gives it back with under a minute left.


Penn State opened the game with the ball, driving past the 50 on two passes to Brackett and Brown, however Royster gets stuffed on his opening run and the coaches opt for a three-yard route on third and seven and are forced to punt that was downed inside the five.

Minnesota goes three-and-out and gives PSU the ball at the Minnesota 47-yard line. Bolden starts 4 for 4 passing and gets to the 21. Bolden hits Bracket on a 21-yard strike for a touchdown.

Penn State 7, Minnesota 0

Drive: 4 plays, 47 yds, 1:33

Minnesota mounts a drive and scores on a 29-yard touchdown strike.

Penn State 7, Minnesota 7

Drive: 9 plays, 75 yds, 3:52

Penn State goes to Green and starts running the football after Bolden is 6 for 6 passing, but again are forced to punt.


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