Minnesota strikes early against Penn State with Rashod Bateman's 66-yard TD reception
Minnesota is on the board early against Penn State, which isn’t something many teams have accomplished against the Nittany Lions this season.
After an interception on Penn State’s first possession, Minnesota drove 95 yards on just five plays for the game’s first touchdown. The Golden Gophers scored on a Rashod Bateman 66-yard catch, which he made at the Penn State 45-yard line. He scurried down the sideline for the remaining yards to the goal line.
Check out the play below:
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This was the first first-quarter touchdown Penn State allowed this season.
Minnesota is 17-1 when scoring first under coach P.J. Fleck, but the Golden Gophers’ lead didn’t last long. Penn State answered with its own touchdown drive less than 1:30 after Bateman’s score.
Penn State and Minnesota are tied, 7-7, with about 10 minutes remaining in the first quarter.