While you were sleeping: Here's the heartbreaking way Minnesota lost to Maryland
A missed extra point.
That was the final play for Minnesota in Friday night’s B1G cross division clash between the Gophers and Maryland in College Park. And it was the special teams blunder that resulted in Minnesota falling to 0-2 on the season.
With the game going into overtime at 38-38, Maryland QB Taulia Tagovailoa scored the first touchdown of the extra period, giving the Terrapins a 45-38 advantage. Minnesota answered back, with Seth Green scoring a touchdown of his own to bring the Gophers within a point.
Unfortunately for Goldy, kicker Brock Walker missed the PAT attempt and Minnesota fell 45-44 to Maryland.
Minnesota misses the extra point to force double OT 😳
TERPS WIN 45-44! pic.twitter.com/p3yy3asURp
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) October 31, 2020
Before that extra point in overtime, Walker had made all 5 PAT tries in the game and knocked down a 25-yard field goal attempt. It was his lone missed kick of the day.
Minnesota owned a 38-21 lead in the 4th quarter before Maryland scored 17 unanswered points in the final 15 minutes. The Terps improved to 1-1 on the season while the Gophers fall to 0-2.
It’s the second game of the B1G season to be decided by a single point in OT. Last week, Indiana upset Penn State in overtime with a successful 2-point conversion.