P.J. Fleck clears up misconception about Minnesota passing on night game vs. Penn State
Set to kick at 12:00PM ET on ABC, the No. 13 Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-0) will host the No. 5 Penn State Nittany Lions (8-0) on November 9.
Appearing on the Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday, the Gophers’ head coach, P.J. Fleck, cleared up any rumors about his program turning down a night game.
“No, we did not void that game. No, at all. That’s 100% inaccurate,” said Fleck. “The way the B1G works, both teams have to be able to agree on night games, and you have to be able to match it up with television. But that is 100% inaccurate, the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers did not turn down a night game.”
Feel free to check out the audio and video, via McAfee’s Twitter account:
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) October 30, 2019
No. 1 LSU is traveling to Tuscaloosa to play No. 2 Alabama on the same day.
His first year as the unquestioned starter, redshirt junior Tanner Morgan has thrived at the controls. Completing 113-173 passes, he has thrown for 1,761 yards, 18 touchdowns and just four interceptions.
Averaging 5.8 yards per carry, sixth-year senior Rodney Smith leads the Gophers with 889 yards and seven rushing touchdowns. One of the B1G’s best receiver duos, sophomore Rashod Bateman and senior Tyler Johnson have each posted at least 30 receptions, 625 yards and six scores.
Both Minnesota and Penn State are idle on Saturday.