Gophers Fall to Hawkeyes for First Loss of the Season
MINNEAPOLIS – The Gophers were handed their first loss of the season yesterday, falling to the Iowa Hawkeyes 23-7.
The Hawkeyes defense held Minnesota at bay, allowing only 165 total yards on offense compared to 464 yards for Iowa.
Quarterback Philip Nelson finished the day 12-24 with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions for the Gophers.
Jake Rudock threw for one touchdown and ran another in for the Hawkeyes finishing 15-25 with one interception.
Minnesota is now 4-1 this season. The Gophers will be away from home next week, taking on the Michigan Wolverines. Game time is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.