he Gopher football team meets Iowa on Saturday. It’s the first test in a final stretch that features four teams with a winning record. “It’s just one of those things where sometimes things aren’t clicking right away for us,” said quarterback Mitch Leidner. “And, you know, once they click it, like in the second half there, it’s just too late I guess.”
Jake Rudock threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Iowa beat Minnesota on both sides of the ball in a 23-7 victory on Saturday. Mark Weisman rushed for 147 yards on 24 carries, and Mike Meyer made three of his four field goal attempts to help the Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0) start the Big Ten with a bang. After losing their opener to Northern Illinois, they’ve outscored their last two opponents 82-10. Senior linebackers Christian Kirksey, James Morris and Anthony Hitchens led a stifling effort on defense, including interceptions by Kirksey and Morris of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson. Nelson hadn’t played in two weeks because of an injury, but he started ahead of Mitch Leidner for the Gophers (4-1, 0-1).
University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill joined Dave Lee
Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz completed his second staff shake-up in as many years Friday, hiring Minnesota Vikings assistant Chris White to coach running backs and calling himself eager to start “a new chapter” in the program.
Adrian Peterson and Chad Greenway have been getting better as the season has worn on for the Minnesota Vikings, while Percy Harvin and Harrison Smith have seen their production slip of late. The Vikings have proven capable of winning without Harvin, but any sort of playoff run needs to include the dynamic receiver.
The Minnesota Vikings host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in its first Thursday night game since September of 2010. The Vikings will enter the game as the favorite at home, two things that bode well for the purple. The key will be stopping passing duo Josh Freeman and Vincent Jackson.
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.
The Minnesota Gophers (4-0) will be facing Iowa (2-2) at Kinnick Stadium. Kickoff is 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Jasper Brinkley has assumed the starting middle linebacker role with the Minnesota Vikings. Here’s how he got there.
Matt Gatens had 19 points, six rebounds and three steals to lead Iowa’s second-half surge past Minnesota for a 64-62 victory on Wednesday night.
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.
A standout Minnesota high school quarterback says he will play his college ball for the University of North Dakota if he doesn’t get an offer from Iowa.
Trevor Mbakwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds and Ralph Sampson III matched his career high with seven blocked shots to help Minnesota beat Iowa 69-59 on Sunday night.
Duane Bennett’s touchdown run with 4:31 left lifted Minnesota to 27-24 victory Saturday over 24th-ranked Iowa, as the Hawkeyes lost another fourth-quarter lead and fell to the rival Gophers for the first time in four years.