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PennState
1 week ago#1
LIVE from TCF Bank Stadium!

TV: ABC

Kickoff is at 12:00 PM Eastern, Saturday, 9 November 2019.

Week 11 Preview: No. 4 Penn State at No. 17 Minnesota | B1G Football

https://youtu.be/uBadjXiZrRI

8-0 at 8-0. No. 4 at No. 17. Penn State at Minnesota is going to be significant.

ESPN Game Summary;
https://www.espn.com/college-football/game?gameId=401112235

#4 Penn State football (8-0)
WE ARE! | Next Game: @ #17 Minnesota (8-0) | 9 November 2019
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PennState
1 week ago#2


"You've got P.J. Fleck in his third year trying to get these guys to really believe, `Hey, this is what we can do. You guys have bought into the offseason program, and we can win games, and now look at us. We're undefeated, and we're playing Penn State, and everybody's talking about us. This is who we are. This is your new Minnesota,"
said ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, before raving about James Franklin's six seasons of work reviving a long-time power:
"Penn State's brand is back."


The outcome will have a significant impact on the Big Ten championship chase. The Nittany Lions (8-0, 5-0, No. 4 CFP) are tied with Ohio State for first place in the East Division two weeks ahead of a showdown against the Buckeyes, and the Golden Gophers (8-0, 5-0, No. 17 CFP) have a two-game lead on Iowa and Wisconsin in the West Division with the Hawkeyes and Badgers facing each other on Saturday.

The College Football Playoff field will be influenced, too, with Penn State landing in the top four in the first edition of the rankings. True to form for their profession, however, Fleck and Franklin have each taken the one-game-at-a-time mentality to the extreme, insisting on the isolated goal of going 1-0 this week.

"It just takes a lot of stress off you,"
Penn State running back Journey Brown said.
"You don't have to worry about the future. You don't have to worry about what happened before. You focus on what's coming up."


The Nittany Lions, whose last national championship was in 1986, have yet to be selected for the four-team playoff. They won the Big Ten title in 2016, though, presenting the Gophers a program to strive for.

"We're on our way to building that in terms of restoring our tradition from the past to the present,"
Fleck said, later adding:
"You earned the right for a big game because of what you've done. The only way to continue to have that is keep having success in these big games, big moments."


CROWD PLEASING

Minnesota declared a sellout of its 50,850-seat facility, the first capacity crowd in 27 games since the 2015 season finale against Wisconsin (52,850). The announced attendance for November home games last year for the Gophers was just 31,068 (Purdue) and 32,134 (Northwestern).
#4 Penn State football (8-0)
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PennState
1 week ago#3
CALL HIM, NOT ME

Despite his status at a prominent program, Franklin's name often lands on the speculative lists of candidates for vacancies, real or expected, that emerge with other powers around the country. Florida State became the latest example, after the recent firing there. Franklin slyly steered the subject at his news conference this week toward his counterpart and friend, Fleck, who also surfaced as a person of interest for the Seminoles.

"I've also heard P.J.'s name mentioned a bunch, so you guys could spend a lot of time calling him and talking to him,"
Franklin said.

Fleck signed a contract extension through 2026 about two hours later.

"What we're building here, it's just really exciting,"
quarterback Tanner Morgan said.

SHELTON SHELVED

Penn State's starting front four will be down one Saturday as junior defensive tackle Antonio Shelton serves a one-game suspension. Sophomore P.J. Mustipher is listed as the starter for this week.

HARDWARE TO STORE

Minnesota has rich rivalries with border-state foes Iowa and Wisconsin and a trophy game with Michigan, matchups that have each been staged more than 80 times. The Gophers have a newer prize to play for against Penn State, too, the much-less-celebrated Governor's Victory Bell that the Nittany Lions repossessed with a 29-26 overtime win in their last meeting in 2016 to take a 9-5 lead in the series.

The Gophers grabbed it after a 24-10 victory at home in 2013, a little too hard, actually. The trophy came apart when the boisterous players tried to hoist it in too many different directions, needing some repair. The governors of Minnesota and Pennsylvania commissioned the hardware in 1993, when the Gophers were the opponent for the inaugural Big Ten game for the Nittany Lions.

POINTS ON THE BOARD

Minnesota has outscored conference foes 206-72 and posted 28 points or more in all eight games, the first such streak by the Gophers since 1904 when they still had high school teams on the schedule. Penn State has allowed just 77 points, the second-fewest in the FBS.
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ShadowMan033
1 week ago#4
The announcers of this game must hate their lives that they got stuck calling this and will miss a good chunk of an actual good game - LSU vs. Bama
#1 LSU Tigers 8-0 (4-0)

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PennState
1 week ago#5
ShadowMan033 posted...
LSU vs. Bama
Two teams that would get spanked by Penn State... That’s an irrelevant matchup.
#4 Penn State football (8-0)
WE ARE! | Next Game: @ #17 Minnesota (8-0) | 9 November 2019

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PennState
1 week ago#6
KICKOFF

KJ Hamler is back to to return...

The kickoff is out of bounds.

FIRST DOWN PENN STATE!
#4 Penn State football (8-0)
WE ARE! | Next Game: @ #17 Minnesota (8-0) | 9 November 2019
Interception!

FIRST DOWN MINNESOTA
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archizzy
1 week ago#8
I never watch Minnesota. Know nothing about them. I’m guessing Antoine Winfield Jr is the son of the Ohio State/NFL Antoine Winfield?
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archizzy
1 week ago#9
Nice whiff tackle Penn State lol.
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66 YARD TOUCHDOWN MINNESOTA

Minnesota: 7
Penn State: 0!

Sad!!!!!!
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