Quick-cap: Sloppy Road Win for PSU

Despite the dome conditions for today's game, Penn State played downright sloppy, missing opportunity after opportunity to take the game out of the Gophers' reach. Despite going to overtime, PSU managed to steal a one point win thanks to a missed Gopher field goal by.

Penn State's road woes this season nearly continued when Minnesota forced overtime, tying the game 21-21 late in the fourth quarter. Faced with foruth down, Minnesota commited a pass interfernce call, keeping the drive alive and allowing Tony Hunt to score final PSU touchdown, while Kevin Kelly sealed the win with the extra point.

Although Anthony Morelli started out slow, he showed improvement on reads, checkdowns and ball delivery as the game progressed, going 20 for 34 for 281 yards. Although Penn State self-imploded on several occasions throughout the game, including missed and faked field goals and a failed fourth down attempt, Tony Hunt was the key to Penn State's offensive success.

Lat in the fourth quarter, with the game in hand, the Nittany Lion defense went conservative dropping into a prevent scheme, allowing Minnesota to tie the game on an 85 yard, seven play drive, sending the game into overtime.

Hunt rushed for his fourth consecutive 100+ yard game this season, picking up 147 yards and three touchdowns and carrying Penn State to their go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter. Hunt went out in the late goings of the fourth quarter with a hamstring strain, although he was run for a final run after he susatined the injury. He returned in overtime to score the final touchdown on a two yard run.

In terms of receiving Morelli spread the ball around, hitting Derrick Williams for five receptions for 100 yards, Jordan Norwood for five receptions for 77 yards and Deon Butler five catches for 35 yards.

Next up Penn State hosts Michigan at Beaver Stadium for a prime time clash. Stay tuned to FOS for extensive coverage of the Penn State road win.


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