Minnesota is hosting Penn State on Saturday for a noon ET kickoff. It’s going to be massive.
College Football Playoff implications are to be had for both programs, because, let’s be honest: Penn State at No. 4 is “in” the playoff as it is. If the Nittany Lions keep winning, they’re in. No doubt about it.
But even Minnesota, at No. 17, is in if it keeps winning. Again, let’s be honest here. Imagine the Gophers beating Penn State, Iowa, Wisconsin and then potentially Ohio State to end the year in the Big Ten Championship. Would they make it in the field of four?
Of course they would.
Ahead of the B1G clash with undefeated Penn State, news broke that for the first time since 2015, Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium is sold out:
Sold. Out. pic.twitter.com/5lwVCNOgId
— Ryan Burns (@RyanBurnsMN) November 7, 2019
The stadium holds 50,805 fans. The last time the stadium sold out was for a game against Wisconsin four years ago. The Gophers lost that contest 31-21.