Late Gray TD Run Gives Gophers 22-21 Win Vs. Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — MarQueis Gray’s fourth-down sprint for the pylon from the 2-yard line in the closing minutes lifted Minnesota to a 22-21 victory over Iowa on Saturday, giving the Gophers possession of the Floyd of Rosedale bronze pig trophy for the second straight year.

Gray went 11 for 17 for 193 yards and a touchdown passing and ran 11 times for 62 yards and the go-ahead score for the Gophers (2-6, 1-3), who lost their first three Big Ten games by an average margin of 38 points. Minnesota students stormed the field in celebration and surrounded the players afterward.

Marcus Coker carried the ball 32 times through several huge holes for 252 yards and two touchdowns, but the Hawkeyes (5-3, 2-2) missed a chance to move into a four-way tie for first place in the Legends Division with a rough November schedule ahead.

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  • Bill

    Thank you Coach Kill.

  • Bud Fox

    Coach Kill is a Winner

  • Fox Bil

    I guess all the U has to do is pay 10M per big10 win. A veritable bargain given what is wasted on research and over paid professors.

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