Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 10/15/14
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers football team plays for four different rivalry trophies every year. Over the last several years, though, the only one Minnesota has ever had custody of is Floyd of Rosedale, a big bronze pig awarded annually to the winner of the Gophers' game with Iowa. That trophy case at the team's football complex is currently sitting empty and collecting dust. For the last year, Floyd has resided in Iowa City after the Hawkeyes beat Minnesota 31-13 in last season's meeting. The Gophers had won this rivalry the previous two seasons, but Jerry Kill's team never came close to making in a threepeat. "They lined up and kicked our butt for four quarters," Kill said of last year's drubbing. "That's about as simple as I can put it. They beat our butt for four quarters. I don't have any excuses. They just did." Gophers running back Rodrick Williams was a freshman last year when Minnesota traveled to Iowa and had yet to play in ...
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