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Tyler Johnson's 3rd touchdown saves Gophers in final seconds against Georgia Southern

Minnesota nearly fell at home to Georgia Southern.

An acrobatic touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone by Tyler Johnson saved the Gophers from what would've been a shocking home loss to Georgia Southern. 

Trailing 32-28 with just minutes remaining, the Gophers drove the field and scored on a two-yard touchdown pass Tanner Morgan to Tyler Johnson for the game-winning touchdown with 13 seconds left in the fourth quarter, 35-32. 

Johnson had 10 catches for 140 yards and three touchdowns. 

Minnesota led 28-20 midway through the fourth quarter before Georgia Southern scored two stunning touchdowns, the first on a blocked field goal that was returned 77 yards for a touchdown, and the second when Tanner Morgan fumbled on a sack with the Eagles returning it 44 yards for the go-ahead touchdown. 

Georgia Southern had just 64 passing yards and was limited to 3.7 yards per carry on 33 rushing attempts. 

Morgan threw for 289 yards with three touchdowns and one interception to help overcome a rough day on the ground for Gopher running backs, who combined for 48 carries and just 93 yards. 

Up next: Minnesota (3-0) gets a bye week followed by their Big Ten opener Sept. 28 at Purdue. 

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