Found September 29, 2013 on
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota was welcomed to Big Ten play by the Iowa Hawkeyes, who topped the Gophers 23-7 in Saturday's conference opener at TCF Bank Stadium. For Minnesota, the loss erased any sort of momentum and positive vibes gained from its 4-0 start in non-conference play. The Floyd of Rosedale trophy will reside in Iowa City for another year as the Hawkeyes have now won this rivalry game two years in a row. The Gophers have to regroup after Saturday's ugly loss and prepare for a tough test on the road at Michigan next weekend.
Here's a look at the grades for Minnesota's performance Saturday.
Running offense: F
Minnesota's identity through its first four games was a run-first offense that found plenty of success on the ground. Saturday against Iowa, the Gophers lost the battle in the trenches and couldn't do anything by running the ball.
Minnesota ran for just 30 yards on 27 carries, an average of only 1.1 yards per carry. The Gophers saw junior Donne...
BEST OF MAXIM
The defense of the Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0 in Big Ten) dominated Minnesota (4-1, 0-1) in its 23-7 win over the Golden Gophers for the Floyd of Rosedale on Saturday.
The Hawkeyes have won four games in a row — the first time since the 2010-2011 season — and are off to their best start in four years.
Iowa’s offense has grabbed most of the attention thus far, because of first...
Jake Rudock threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Iowa beat Minnesota on both sides of the ball in a 23-7 victory on Saturday.
Mark Weisman rushed for 147 yards on 24 carries, and Mike Meyer made three of his four field goal attempts to help the Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0) start the Big Ten with a bang. After losing their opener to Northern Illinois, they've outscored their...
MINNEAPOLIS -- The defense should seemingly have the advantage when an opposing offense is faced with a 3rd-and-long situation. That simply wasn't the case Saturday for the Gophers in their 23-7 loss to Iowa.
Minnesota's defense couldn't get off the field as the Hawkeyes continuously made plays on third down, especially on 3rd-and-long. Iowa converted on 8-of-14 third...