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The 78th Battle for Floyd of Rosedale has begun in Iowa City. Floyd is the bronze pig awarded to the winner of the Minnesota/Iowa game since 1935.
Above, Iowa FS Tanner Miller snatches away a Minnesota pass from QB Max Shortell (Marqueis Gray is out with a high ankle sprain). Miller looks to be behind a step but makes the best of his positioning by coming down with the ball. The call on the field was no catch but instant replay corrected the call.
Above, Iowa throws a flea flicker for a 47 yard TD. This play was set up by another monster performance by Iowa walk-on running back Mark Weisman who has run for 155 yards (9.7 per carry) and a touchdown already in the first half. Here, Weisman takes the handoff drawing in the defense but then pitches the ball back to QB James Vandenberg who passed to a wide open Jordan Cotten who walked into the endzone.
Iowa is up 0-24 at the half.
BEST OF MAXIM
This was definitely a surprise call from Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. A simple flea flicker was pulled off perfectly when Iowa played Minnesota on Saturday. Quarterback James Vandenberg took a pitch back and tossed a 47 yard pass to Jordan Cotton for a touchdown to give Iowa a 17-0 lead. Simple, effective, and well executed.
H/T Dr. Saturday
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Mark Weisman ran for 177 yards, 155 in the first half, to lead Iowa to a 31-13 win over Minnesota on Saturday and give the Hawkeyes possession of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy. Christian Kirksey's 68-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the win for Iowa (3-2), which bounced back from last week's disappointing...
Mark Weisman ran for 177 yards, 155 in the first half, to lead Iowa to a 31-13 win over Minnesota on Saturday and give the Hawkeyes possession of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy.
Christian Kirksey's 68-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the win for Iowa (3-2), which bounced back from last week's disappointing 32-31 loss to Central...
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media after his team's 31-13 win against Minnesota on Saturday. Here's a video of the top cuts from the press conference.
Footage of the Iowa Hawkeyes reclaiming Floyd of Rosedale Trophy after defeating Minnesota, 31-13, Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- With an injured MarQueis Gray unable to play, Max Shortell got the start for the Gophers. The sophomore threw two touchdowns and three interceptions in Minnesota's loss. Following the game, he took questions from the media.
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Minnesota (4-0) at Iowa (2-2) (3:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN 2)
Line: Iowa -7
Last meeting: Minnesota 22, Iowa 21 (2011)
3 Players to Watch:
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