Iowa vs Minnesota Wrap - Iowa Wins 23-7
|Iowa vs Minnesota Wrap - Iowa Wins 23-7|
Mark Weisman tore up the turf for 147 rushing yards on Saturday to lead the Hawkeyes to a 23-7 win over the Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium.
Iowa won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 44.5.
Jake Rudock completed 15 of 25 pass attempts for 218 yards for the Hawkeyes in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Golden Gophers defense.
Rodrick Williams rushed for 22 yards for Minnesota, while David Cobb added 20 yards. Philip Nelson threw for 135 yards for the Golden Gophers, while receivers Derrick Engel and Isaac Fruechte had 67 and 29 yards respectively.
Minnesota lost the offensive yardage battle to Iowa 464-165 yards in Saturday's game. Iowa had more first downs as that total ended up 22-11.
The time of possession battle favored Iowa as their offense was on the field for 36:01, longer than the 23:59 of their opponents.
Next game, Iowa takes its act home to face Michigan State looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head on the road to face Michigan.