Iowa drops intense hype video for rivalry showdown with Minnesota
Iowa dropped an intense video on Twitter Friday afternoon to get fans hype for the Hawkeyes’ highly-anticipated rivalry game with Minnesota on Saturday.
The video, which features footage from past years’ games, relays the theme of heading up North and embracing “football in November,” which is bound to be freezing.
“It’s not for the faint of heart,” one player said in the video. “But it is pretty fun.”
The winner of the historic rivalry takes home the “Floyd of Rosedale,” which is a pig-shaped trophy introduced in 1935 featuring the winner of each year.
The first meeting between the two teams took place in 1891 and saw Minnesota taking the win 42-4. The Golden Gophers control the rivalry with 62 wins while Iowa has 51. Iowa has dominated in recent years however, winning the last five matchups.
Minnesota is on a 3-game win streak, with a dominant win over Northwestern last week. Iowa has also won its last three and breezed by Wisconsin last week.
The game between the Hawkeyes and Gophers kicks off at 4 p.m. ET Saturday.
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) November 18, 2022