However, he was just as impressive in evading pressure and produced flashes of the brilliance that saw him initially installed as the favorite to go first overall.
That sign was written in French, so the fan likely knew nobody at the game would even know what it meant.
Journey Brown's second rushing touchdown of the game with 3:49 to go cut the lead to five points, and the Gophers promptly went three and out. It didn't cost the Tigers the game, but it could cost somebody a spot in the College Football Playoff.
No. 5 Penn State (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) vs. Ohio State has blown out each team they've faced and have quality wins over Wisconsin and Cincinnati, but the quality of their wins isn't as impressive as LSU's. And in the inaugural season of the College Football Playoff, the committee dropped No. 23 East Carolina and No. 25 Louisville.
Hold it, won't ya: Hamler was charged with Penn State's only fumble on a punt return/fair catch, but it was actually caused by special teams player Isaac Lutz, who bumped into Hamler.
"Everyone's obviously upset. We didn't want to lose that game", left guard Steven Gonzalez said. His seven interceptions this season ties a school record from 1970 and ranks second in the FBS. The game's opening drive ended with Tagovailoa fumbling the ball at LSU's 8-yard line despite not being touched. "It shows their ability to overcome, and it shows what they've learned", Fleck said. Their championship chase can get back on track with a win at Ohio State in two weeks.
The Tigers are no longer second fiddle in the SEC West, or maybe in the playoff rankings. That season was in the midst of the Gophers' glory years under coach Murray Warmath, the era when the team won its only national championship and Big Ten conference titles. But that was no longer true once the Gophers (9-0, 6-0) kept their record flawless with a 31-26 win over the Nittany Lions. Suddenly, Minnesota was up 21-10 against the No. 5 ranked team in the country.
Hidden statistic: Minnesota only ran 60 plays, 13 less than PSU. The Gophers have lost four straight games against the Hawkeyes.