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.