But the Gophers weren’t done, surviving two fumbles on the drive to tie the game at 28-all with 46 seconds remaining on Morgan’s pass to Autman-Bell.
“We just ran a quick slant and go,” coach P.J. Fleck said. “That was our only shot. He hadn’t had a touchdown yet in a year and a half and here it is. It couldn’t have come at a better time.”
The teams then traded touchdowns in the first overtime with Reyna throwing a 5-yard TD pass to Ronnie Rivers a play after a roughing the passer penalty extended the Fresno State drive.
Morgan then answered with a 4-yard keeper that tied the game at 35.
Morgan threw for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Ibrahim and Rodney Smith ran for scores for the Gophers.
Reyna completed 24 of 35 passes for 288 yards and three TD passes.
“At the end, I thought the crowd was awesome. I thought it was an electric football environment and everybody was into it,” Tedford said. “I am sorry it didn’t turn out the way we wanted it to for our fans and for our team, for the university and everybody involved.”
Fresno State hosts Sacramento State on Sept. 21.
(Associated Press and gobulldogs.com contributed to this report.)