Friday November 7th, 2014

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers

Minnesota and Iowa enter Saturday's game in a three-way tie for second place in the Big Ten West with Wisconsin. Iowa blew out Northwestern last weekend, 48-7. Minnesota was off last week, after losing to Illinois on Oct. 25. Both teams are 6-2 overall with 3-1 records in-conference, trailing Nebraska (8-1, 4-1 in-conference) in the division race.

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How to Watch

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: Noon ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here

TV coverage: ESPN2

Radio: For a list of Iowa affiliates, click here. For Minnesota affiliates, click here.

Season Recap

Iowa

11/1: Iowa 48, Northwestern 7

Iowa's 48 points were the most the Hawkeyes scored against Northwestern since putting up 62 in 2002, and their most in a Big Ten game since 2005. Jake Ruddock completed 12 of 19 passes for 239 yards with one touchdown. John Lowdermilk led the team with 12 tackles.

10/18: Maryland 38, Iowa 31

The Terps won the first ever meeting between the two schools. Iowa had season-highs in penalties and penalty yards. Iowa cut the Maryland lead to seven points with a field goal with 1:19 left to play. The Hawkeyes' onside kick attempt failed but they were able to force the Terps to go three-and-out. Iowa got the ball back with under a minute to play, but turned the ball over on downs after earning just one first down. 

10/11: Iowa 45, Indiana 29

The Hawkeyes forced three turnovers and overcame 432 total yards of offense from the Hoosiers. QB Jake Rudock completed 19 of 27 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns, while Mark Weisman gained 89 yards rushing with two touchdowns. Iowa held possession of the ball for more than 35 minutes in the game.

09/27: Iowa 24, Purdue 10

Iowa fell behind by a 10-0 margin before finishing the game with 24 unanswered points. QB C.J. Beathard completed only 17 of 37 passes, but he accumulated 245 yards passing and a touchdown through the air. Iowa outgained Purdue by a final margin of 420-156 in the game.

09/20: Iowa 24, Pittsburgh 20

Mark Weisman gained 88 yards on 22 carries, including two touchdowns. Iowa committed only two penalties and one turnover while coming back from a 10-point halftime deficit. 

09/13Iowa State 20, Iowa 17

In a rivalry game, Iowa was upended at home. The Hawkeyes netted only 275 yards of total offense in the game and committed two turnovers. Iowa allowed opposing quarterback Sam B. Richardson to produce two touchdowns and throw for 255 yards.

09/06: Iowa 17, Ball State 13

The Hawkeyes gained 455 total yards, including 342 passing yards, but in the end, Iowa needed a late touchdown to escape with a win. Jake Rudock completed 33 of 52 passes for 322 yards and two touchdowns and also led the team in rushing with 36 yards on seven attempts in the game.

08/30: Iowa 31, Northern Iowa 23

The Hawkeyes opened the season with an eight-point win over an in-state foe. Jake Rudock led the way offensively with 250 yards on 31 of 41 passing and two touchdowns, but Iowa was outgained 405-401 in total yards. The visiting Panthers committed two turnovers.

Minnesota

10/25: Illinois 28, Minnesota 24

Mitch Leidner completed 12 of 30 passes for 240 yards, with one interception and one touchdown. He also fumbled late in the fourth quarter with the Gophers in Illinois territory. Minnesota had won its last four meetings with the Illini. 

10/18: Minnesota 39, Purdue 38

The Minnesota defense came up with a key fourth-down stop which set the offense up with a short field late in the fourth quarter. Ryan Santoso's 52-yard field goal with 4:59 left to play gave the Gophers a one-point lead. Cedric Thompson intercepted Purdue's Austin Appleby on the ensuing Boilermakers drive and the Gophers were able to run out the rest of the clock.

10/11: Minnesota 24, Northwestern 17

Jalen Myrick's 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with 7:19 left to play turned out to be the winning score. Northwestern outgained the Gophers 393-274 and ran 30 more offensive plays. Mitch Leidner completed 10 of 15 passes for 153 yards with one interception. He also ran for 31 yards and two touchdowns. 

9/27: Minnesota 30, Michigan 14

Running back David Cobb was phenomenal out of the backfield, rushing for 183 yards on 32 carries. The Minnesota defense forced two Michigan turnovers in the game, including an interception of Shane Morris before he left the game with a concussion. The Golden Gophers held the Wolverines to 171 total yards.

9/20: Minnesota 24, San Jose State 7

Quarterback Chris Streveler went just 1-for-7 for seven yards and an interception in relief of starter Mitch Leidner but ran the ball 18 times for 161 yards and a touchdown. David Cobb carried the ball 34 times for 207 yards and two touchdowns. Minnesota's defense forced five turnovers.

9/13: TCU 30, Minnesota 7

Mitch Leidner threw for 151 yards and three interceptions. The Golden Gophers had just 268 yards of total offense. Minnesota was held scoreless until the fourth quarter.

9/6: Minnesota 35, Middle Tennessee 24

David Cobb ran for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries. He became Minnesota's first 200-yard rusher since Amir Pinnix in 2005. Mitch Leidner was injured early in the fourth quarter and replaced by Chris Streveler. 

8/28: Minnesota 42, Eastern Illinois 20

Freshman running back Berkley Edwards ran for two touchdowns in his first career game. Mitch Leidner threw one touchdown pass and ran for two touchdowns. Defensive lineman Alex Keith had a sack and recovered two fumbles.

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