PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Minnesota: Make Your Predictions Here!

Minnesota Golden Gophers: 1-6

Da'Jon McKnight (who now wears #6) is ranked No. 4 in the Big Ten in receiving yards

Series Record: PSU leads 7-4

Head Coach: Jeff Horton (first game as head coach after the firing of head coach Tim Brewster)

Players to Watch: QB Adam Weber, LB Gary Tinsley, WR Da’Jon McKnight

There certainly have been happier days on the campuses of Minnesota and Penn State.

The Golden Gophers fired their head coach Tim Brewster this week after leading his team to six straight losses. Two of those losses came from South Dakota and Northern Illinois.

The Nittany Lions are coming off two straight losses, including a loss to Illinois for the first time in Beaver Stadium, so Saturday’s noon (EST) kickoff will ignite a dogfight (or cat fight) between the two worst teams in the Big Ten.

Minnesota is led by its experienced senior quarterback Adam Weber, who has tossed for over 1,660 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. His favorite target has been junior Da’Jon McKnight, who leads the team with six receiving touchdowns and is ranked No. 4 in the Big Ten for receiving yards.

Weber and McKnight get a hell of a boost from their two-headed monster at running back, which includes Duane Bennett and DeLeon Eskridge. The duo has 765 total yards on the ground and 4 touchdowns combined. They will be the X-factor for the Gophers if they hope to walk away victorious this weekend. Penn State’s defense has been allowing more than 145 yards per game and will face one of the better offensive lines in the Big Ten.

On the defensive side, the Gophers are led by junior tackling machine Gary Tinsley. The linebacker leads the team in tackles with 56.

However, the rest of the Gopher defense has been treated like a rug all season long, giving up nearly 32 points per game. It is imperative the Nittany Lions spark their running game against this defensive front, in order to open up the passing game for freshman Rob Bolden.

Will the Nittany Lions be able to bounce back from two straight losses this weekend in Minnesota? Or will McKnight, Weber and the Minnesota offensive line steamroll the Penn State defense on their way to victory?

Make your predictions here!

About the Author

Tim Owen

I am originally from a very small town in northeastern Pennsyltucky, called Athens. Currently, I am enrolled in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism and major in print journalism.

I have a passion for sports, and more specifically football. I enjoy hunting, cooking, food, and everything Penn State!

Comments

More by Tim

Wrestlers Rebound with a Sweep in Michigan

Well that’s more like it. After getting trounced by Iowa last weekend, which snapped a 13-match winning streak, the Nittany Lion wrestlers rallied back with two convincing victories over Michigan State and Michigan this weekend. The first stop of the road trip was in Lansing Friday night where they mauled the Spartans 30-9. Then they headed back to Ann Arbor for a 28-13 beating of the Wolverines.

Wrestlers Look to Bounce Back in Big Ten

Penn State’s loss to Iowa…A Good Thing?

Athletics

North Dakota Interested In Playing Against Penn State Hockey In Nashville

North Dakota is working towards an agreement that will see its hockey team play against Penn State in Nashville during the 2020-21 season.

Former Cal Swimmer Says She Emailed Sandy Barbour About Sexual Harassment Claims

Max Sauve Commits To Penn State Hockey

Penn State Women’s Volleyball Releases 2018 Schedule

Penn State Hoops Alumnus Joonas Suotamo’s Journey To Becoming Chewbacca Featured On ESPN’s ‘E:60’

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Career Services To Launch Integrated Career Management & Recruiting Platform

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

State Theatre Recognized As A State College Historic Site

As it approaches the 80th anniversary of its opening, the State Theatre has been recognized as a State College historic site.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting On A Service Trip

When Abby Wilt went on a service trip to Nassau, Bahamas, she had no idea she’d meet the love of her life.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

10 Questions With 2019 Class Gift Director Tom Beeby

Tom Beeby will serve as the 2019 Class Gift Executive Director.

Send this to a friend