Good Questions: Gopher Trophies, Runny Noses & Bell RingersDick 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.
Playing For The Pig: Iowa-Minnesota Rivalry At 107 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.
How The Gophers Can Win Back The PigIt'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.
As Gophers Face Iowa, 'Floyd Of Rosedale' Is On The LineThe Minnesota Gophers (4-0) will be facing Iowa (2-2) at Kinnick Stadium. Kickoff is 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Reeling Iowa Hosts Improved MinnesotaFew 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.
Late Gray TD Run Gives Gophers 22-21 Win Vs. IowaMarQueis 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.
Hawkeyes Visit Minnesota, Hope To Avenge LossIowa stepped in TCF Bank Stadium last November and lost to a Minnesota team determined to finish a dismal season in strong fashion.
The 'Real' History Behind 'Floyd Of Rosedale'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.