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College Football: Iowa drubs Minnesota, 35-7

This news story was published on November 14, 2020.
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Game photo via University of Iowa

MINNEAPOLIS – Iowa dominated Minnesota in a Big Ten rivalry road game Friday night.

Iowa (2‐2, 2‐2) defeated Minnesota (1‐3, 1‐3), 35‐7, on Friday at TCF Bank Stadium. Iowa has won six straight in the series, its longest win streak in series history (114 meetings).

Iowa led 14-0 at the half.

Iowa retained possession of Floyd of Rosedale. The series is tied 42‐42‐2 advantage in the series with Floyd of Rosedale on the line. Iowa has won 16 of the last 20 meetings against Minnesota, and is 17‐4 in their last 21 rivalry trophy games (Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin).


RB Tyler Goodson rushed for a career‐high 142 yards. It is his second straight 100‐yard rushing game, and the third of his career. The last Iowa player to have consecutive 100‐yard rushing games was RB Mekhi Sargent in 2018 (121 vs. ILL, 173 vs. NEB).

RB Tyler Goodson had two rushing touchdowns (7, 1), his second straight game with two rushing touchdowns. He has started the last eight games at running back. He has nine rushing touchdowns over the last seven games.
FS Jack Koerner recorded an interception in the second quarter, his third straight game with an interception.

DB Riley Moss intercepted a pass in the fourth quarter (62 yards return), his second of the season and his fourth career interception against Minnesota. Moss has two interceptions in 2018 in his first career start, and had an interception in 2019 on Minnesota’s final play of the game. Moss’s 62‐yard interception tonight returns ties for the 18th longest in school history.

FS Jack Koerner blocked Minnesota’s 39‐yard field goal attempt. It is Iowa’s first blocked field goal since 2017 (Anthony Nelson vs. Penn State).

DL Zach VanValkenburg had a career‐high three sacks, the most by a Hawkeye since A.J. Epenesa had 4.5 against Nebraska in 2019.

LB Jack Campbell made his first appearance of the season and had a career‐high five tackles.

K Keith Duncan connected on three extra points tonight to tie Akrum Wadley for 10th on Iowa’s all‐time scoring list (210).

WR Nico Ragaini scored his first career rushing touchdown (1 yard) in the first quarter. It was his second career rush attempt.


The Hawkeyes have at least one interception in 11 straight games. They have 16 interceptions during that stretch. The last time Iowa had a stretch of at least 11 games with an interception was 2008, when the Hawkeyes intercepted a pass in each of the 13 games.

Minnesota scored its only points of the game with 14 seconds left in the fourth quarter. The Gophers came into the game averaging 36.3 points per game.

Iowa has not trailed in a game against the Gophers since the fourth quarter in 2016, a span of 245 minutes and 28 seconds.

The Hawkeyes are averaging 31.0 points per game, their highest total since 2002 (36.5).

Kirk Ferentz won his 164th game as a member of the Big Ten Conference.

Ferentz is one of five coaches in Big Ten Conference history to win at least 150 games as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The top five includes Woody Hayes (202), Amos Alonzo Stagg (199), Bo Schembechler (194), Kirk Ferentz (164) and Joe Paterno (162).

Iowa won the toss and elected to receive. The Hawkeyes have played 270 games under head coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa has opened the game on offense 203 times (128‐75). The Hawkeyes have opened the game on defense 67 times (36‐31).

Instant Replay

1) Potential targeting on Minnesota (targeting confirmed)
2) Personal foul/targeting on Iowa (reversed)
The Hawkeyes play at Penn State on Saturday, Nov. 21. Kickoff and television information will be released this weekend.

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