2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
8-1, 2nd in Big Ten - East

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

This week's Allstate Playoff Predictor CFP rankings projection (Pct top 4): 1. Ohio State (99) 2. LSU (99) 3. Clemson (98) 4. Penn State (25) 5. Alabama (4) 6. Oregon (13) 7. Minnesota (25) 8. Baylor (33) 9. Georgia (2) 10. Auburn (1)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

LSU ranks first in Strength of Record and it isn't close. An average top-25 team would have had just a 1% chance to be undefeated thus far against LSU's schedule. Meanwhile that seem team would have had a 16% chance to go undefeated vs. Ohio State's schedule, the next best. Among the undefeateds, Clemson had it easiest: an average top 25 team would have had a 29% chance to be 10-0 at this point against the Tigers' schedule.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Not only is Alabama very much still alive, but it has the fourth-best chance to reach the CFP and win the national championship, according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor.

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5dAdam Rittenberg

Fleck on beating Penn State: 'That was the vision'

After Minnesota's 31-26 upset win over No. 4 Penn State, coach P.J. Fleck talked about creating a "dynasty" and "cultural sustainability" in the Gophers' program and said Saturday's raucous celebration at TCF Bank Stadium was "why you take a job."


No. 13 Minnesota tops No. 5 PSU 31-26 in match of unbeatens

Minnesota's Jordan Howden picked off Sean Clifford in the end zone, the third interception thrown by Penn State's quarterback, and the 13th-ranked Gophers held on for a 31-26 victory on Saturday afternoon over the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions.

Howden's INT seals it for Minnesota (0:50)

Heather Dinich ESPN Senior Writer 

Penn State must now win out, including a Nov. 23 win at Ohio State, where FPI gives the Nittany Lions a 19.4% chance to win. If PSU can finish as 1-loss Big Ten champs, ideally avenging this loss by beating the Gophers in the Big Ten title game, they would still be considered for a top-four finish. The loss now drops PSU into the pack, though, with Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma and Georgia - all needing some help. It also hurts the Big Ten's chances of two teams in the top four.

Brown's TD draws Penn State closer in 4th quarter (0:26)
Clifford zips a TD to Bowers to cut Minnesota's lead (0:32)
Brown breaks free for Penn State TD (0:40)

David Purdum ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota (8-0) is a 6.5-point home underdog to Penn State. In the last 40 seasons, teams 8-0 or better are 12-4 straight-up and 12-3-1 against the spread as home underdogs, per ESPN Stats and Information.

How can Minnesota upset Penn State? (1:01)

Team Stats

Passing Yards261.840th
Rushing Yards171.055th
Points For37.1101st
Points Against12.0