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Minneapolis, M.N. - Minnesota was riding high at 4-0 and were going up against their rival the Iowa Hawkeyes in a battle for the Floyd of Rosedale. The Gophers came out flat and could never get anything started in a 23-7 loss
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You like stats? Here are some for your Hawkeyes through five games.
Iowa is 5th in nation in 3rd down conversions per game (8.8) 6th best in nation. Last year just 5.0/gm. HUGE jump
— Jon Miller (@HawkeyeNation) September 30, 2013
Iowa is converting 53% of third downs. Last year, they converted 33.95%. Rudock has been Kid Cool on third and Shmedium.
— Jon Miller (@HawkeyeNation...
(Eds: Updates, stands.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer There are a ton of reasons why Iowa has blossomed into a potential Big Ten contender.
But the biggest one is the simplest one: Iowa is playing like Iowa again.
Iowa is back to running the ball, stopping the run and excelling on special teams. All three of those phases have been crucial for the resurgent Hawkeyes (4-1, 1...