STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Up until Saquon Barkley ripped off a game-winning, 25-yard touchdown run through the middle of Minnesotas defense in Penn States 29-26 overtime win over the Golden Gophers, Barkley had been bottled up, driven backward for losses and frustrated.Im really proud of Saquon, Penn State coach James Franklin said. Hes not having the big games and statistics that I think people anticipated or expected, you havent seen him once with bad body language, hang his head, been a great team player. Just kept persevering, waiting for opportunities, and when it came, made a big play for us.Barkleys dazzling run came at a critical time for Penn State (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten). The Nittany Lions, already down seven injured starters, risked a 0-2 conference start amidst growing fan frustration that prompted athletic director Sandy Barbour to declare earlier in the week Franklins job is not in jeopardy.Trace McSorleys 80-yard touchdown pass to Irvin Charles was timely, too. It snapped a 0 for 8 string of third-down attempts for Penn States offense and sparked the teams comeback from a 13-3 deficit. McSorley finished with 408 yards of total offense, the third highest single-game total in school history.McSorley completed 19 of 40 passes and ran for a touchdown. Barkley finished with 63 yards on 20 carries.Mitch Leidner completed 24 of 40 passes for 241 yards with a touchdown, and Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks added 104 and 100 rushing yards, respectively, for Minnesota (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten). Brooks and Drew Wolitarsky scored touchdowns for the Gophers.Its pretty obvious it hurts, Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys said. Well be up in the morning and well be back and ready to go.Emmit Carpenter kicked four field goals for Minnesota, including a go-ahead 37-yarder with 54 seconds to go. But Tyler Davis third field goal, a 40-yarder with two seconds left, forced overtime. Carpenters 46-yarder put Minnesota up after the first half of overtime before Barkley ended it on the next play.I think it was definitely something our players needed, Franklin said. Everyone needed it, theres no doubt about it.LAST LINE OF DEFENSEMarcus Allen looked no worse for wear after making 22 tackles -- eight solo -- while playing most of his snaps as Penn States eighth defender in the box.It was two shy of Penn States single-game record.Hes grown used to helping support whats been a thin corps of linebackers since his freshman season in 2014 and its as thin as its ever been with starters Nyeem Wartman-White, Jason Cabinda and Brandon Bell out. Penn State lost fill-in Brandon Smith in the second half with an apparent head injury.THE TAKEAWAYMINNESOTA: The Gophers are a scrappy bunch and will have a shot to hang with a lot of Big Ten teams with Leidner and their running backs playing well.Leidner bounced back from a shaky start where he was 0 for 4 against the blitz to complete his next five passes for 35 yards and a touchdown against extra-man pressures. He erred in the fourth quarter, However. Leidner steered his team to Penn States 13-yard-line where he sailed a pass into 8-man coverage to be intercepted by Jordan Smith.PENN STATE: After falling into a 13-3 halftime hole and going 0 for 7 on third downs over the first two quarters, Penn State salvaged some momentum with a win. 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Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced Wednesday that the team would assign Swedish forward Elias Lindholm to his nations team for the upcoming tournament.TEMPE, Ariz. -- Few expected Arizona State to give top-ranked Kentucky a battle in the Nov. 28 game, but the 46-point loss was humbling.The Sun Devils fired back after that defeat. From long range. Arizona State tied a school record by knocking down 18 3-pointers in a 97-73 win over UNLV Saturday night.Guard Shannon Evans II led the way with a season-high 28 points as the Sun Devils beat UNLV for the fourth straight season.You wonder about the psyche of the team, the confidence of the team after something like that, coach Bobby Hurley said. But we practiced real hard and guys got a lot of pride. I thought we might struggle some early in the game on offense. I felt that the guys would perform and outwork our opponent defensively.Evans, Torian Graham and Tra Holder combined to make 15 3s, with Graham hitting six as part of his 22 points. Holder added 20 points and Arizona State shot 49 percent from the field.ASU led by as many as 30 points.Probably the most important win of the season, Graham said. We were all in a dark place last week so it was good to just get out of that dark place.ASU used an 11-0 run to take a 20-6 lead in the first half, with Graham and Holder hitting a pair of treys during the run. The Rebels cut the lead to five, 34-29, on free throw by Jalen Poyser with 4:15 left, but the Sun Devils closed out the half on a 17-3 run and stayed in control the rest of the way.A night like this, when everybodys hitting, is always great, Evans said. When we play great defense, everybody gets easier shots and everybody scores, so its more fun for everybody.Thirteen of Arizona States 17 first-half field goals were from long distance. Maurice OField took ASUs 36th 3-point attempt with 17 seconds left, but the effort came up short of both the rim and the school record.Doown 19 points at halftime, UNLV couldnt cut the lead into single digits.dddddddddddd Poysers 20 points led UNLV, with forward Tyrell Green adding 18 points and nine rebounds.The Rebels had won five of six coming into the game.TIP-INSUNLV: Uche Ofoegbu started after missing the Rebels last game due to illness ... Christian Jones (foot) missed his fifth straight game ... Cheickna Dembele (foot) played five minutes after missing the past three games.ARIZONA STATE: Rapper YG, in town for a show on Sunday, took part in the students Curtain of Distraction free throw tradition ... Kodi Justice was knocked to the floor on the final play of the first half but was able to walk off the court and returned in the second half.STAT OF THE NIGHT: Arizona States 73 points allowed wasnt a season low, but it showed defensive improvement after the Sun Devils had surrendered 110 and 115 points in their two most recent games.TURNING POINT: Justice fed Obinna Oleka for a 3 with 1:54 left in the first half, then hit his only 3 of the game 38 seconds later to give ASU a 48-32 lead. UNLV had trailed by only five moments before and was still within striking distance until that sequence.BIG PICTUREUNLV: Three of the Rebels next five games are against teams in the Top 25: No. 5 Duke on Dec. 10, No. 23 Oregon in Portland on Dec. 17 and fourth-ranked Kansas on Dec. 22.Arizona State: The Sun Devils go to New York for their next game, then fly back across the country to San Diego for a game against San Diego State on Dec. 10.UP NEXTUNLV takes on Duke at the new T-Mobile Arena Dec. 10.Arizona State plays No. 15 Purdue in the Jimmy V Classic Tuesday at Madison Square Garden. ' ' '