Floyd of Rosedale
Dick from Stillwater asked: When was the last time the Gophers had possession of the Pig, Jug and Axe? Earlier this season, Minnesota beat Michigan to take the Little Brown Jug and Iowa for Floyd of Rosedale. If the Gophers beat the Badgers on Saturday, they will also be in possession of Paul Bunyan’s Axe. The last time that happened was 1967.
Minnesota coach Jerry Kill had just finished addressing his team after last week’s win over San Jose State when he was approached by Eric Kaler, the president of the university.
It’s not very often that the Gopher football program stares at what could be a season defining game. That’s the case Saturday at home against Iowa, as a 4-0 non-conference record sets the table. In the same situation a year ago, Iowa ran over the Gophers as Mark Weisman dominated. He’s back to run the football for Iowa this season.
The Minnesota Gophers (4-0) will be facing Iowa (2-2) at Kinnick Stadium. Kickoff is 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Few things have bothered Iowa more over the past two seasons than losing the “Floyd of Rosedale” trophy to Minnesota and then failing to win it back.
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.
Iowa stepped in TCF Bank Stadium last November and lost to a Minnesota team determined to finish a dismal season in strong fashion.
The annual battle for the pig takes place at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend as the Minnesota Gophers battle the Iowa Hawkeyes for the “Floyd of Rosedale” trophy. But the history behind the border battle is about more than just a bronze statue.
Gopher football coach Jerry Kill joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News to preview Saturday’s border battle with Iowa.
The Gopher Football team won a trophy game for the first time in four years, beating Iowa at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday. Interim Head Coach Jeff Horton joined the Gopher Football Radio crew after the game to talk about what it means to his players and the program.
Mike Grimm talked to the Gopher QB about Iowa and what they need to do to upset the favored Hawkeyes for the first time since 2006.
The swine is on the line Saturday! It’s the battle for Floyd of Rosedale, college football’s prize pig, when Iowa visits Minnesota. Jeff Horton tells Mike Grimm what the game means to the program.