PJ Fleck and Minnesota were always walking into a tall task in Week 8. Down starting quarterback Tanner Morgan and facing Penn State in a White Out, the Gophers needed to be at the top of their game.

Unfortunately, that was not the case Saturday night, to put things lightly. Minnesota was held to 340 yards of offense and a 2-for-13 mark on third downs in the loss.

After the game, Fleck admitted the results show he did not do enough in preparing the team for the matchup, saying he did “a really crappy job” in preparation.

Regardless of that week of preparation, everyone will need to be better to get past the current 3-game losing streak Minnesota is riding.