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.
Gary Patterson's TCU team had plenty of injuries and adversity to deal with this season. That's why this year was so remarkable for the Horned Frogs.
Despite basically being out the last two weeks, Carl Nassib is the leader in the clubhouse for the Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of Year award.
At his weekly news conference, coach Tom Herman said details of the contract still need to be worked out but he and Houston "are moving in the right directions on the generalities" of a deal.
Former USC wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson weighs in on USC's decision to remove the interim label and hire Clay Helton as coach.
Jon "Stugotz" Weiner shares his weekly game notes of observations he had over the weekend, including if he believes Les Miles should leave LSU.
While USC retaining Clay Helton as head coach has been met with mixed reviews, USC commits and targets are glad the Trojans kept Helton.