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Final

Iowa 23

(4-1, 1-0 Big Ten)

Minnesota 7

(4-1, 0-1 Big Ten)

Coverage: ABC/ESPN2

3:30 PM ET, September 28, 2013

TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN

1 2 3 4 T
IOWA 3 14 3 323
MINN 0 0 7 07

Top Performers

Passing: J. Rudock (IOWA) - 218 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Weisman (IOWA) - 24 CAR, 147 YDS

Receiving: D. Engel (MINN) - 5 REC, 67 YDS, 1 TD

Jake Rudock, Iowa knock off Minnesota in Big Ten opener

Associated Press
Iowa Hawkeyes at Minnesota Golden Gophers Highlight
Philip Nelson pass intercepted by James Morris at the Iowa 48, returned for 1 yard to the Iowa 49.
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MINNEAPOLIS -- 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).

Nelson lost 18 yards on nine rushes and completed 12 of 24 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown to Derrick Engel, who had 67 yards on five catches.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IOWA
MINN
1st Downs2211
Total Yards464165
Passing218135
Rushing24630
Penalties1-105-45
3rd Down Conversions8-144-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers12
Possession36:0123:59

Passing Leaders

IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rudock15/252188.711
MinnesotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nelson12/241355.612

Rushing Leaders

IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Weisman241476.1019
Bullock11474.3022
MinnesotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams Jr.7223.1012
Cobb8202.506

Receiving Leaders

IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Powell17474.0174
Martin-Manley6569.3018
MinnesotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Engel56713.4123
Fruechte22914.5020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERIOWAMINN
FG06:09Mike Meyer 49 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERIOWAMINN
TD08:04Jake Rudock 4 Yd Run (Mike Meyer Kick) 100
TD02:56Damond Powell 74 Yd Pass From Jake Rudock (Mike Meyer Kick) 170
THIRD QUARTERIOWAMINN
FG05:10Mike Meyer 23 Yd 200
TD03:06Derrick Engel 23 Yd Pass From Philip Nelson (Chris Hawthorne Kick) 207
FOURTH QUARTERIOWAMINN
FG04:48Mike Meyer 46 Yd 237