Iowa drops Week 11 'Hit Film' ahead of showdown with B1G West rival Minnesota
A bet started over a live hog in 1935 has evolved into what today is the battle for the 98lb Floyd of Rosedale Trophy. No. 19 Iowa will host Minnesota on Saturday afternoon in Iowa City, and the 115th meeting of the two rivals brings out the fire from both sides.
The Hawkeyes have released a new video to get things rolling from their side.
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) November 13, 2021
Iowa will be looking to keep the prized pig in their trophy case after winning the border battle the last six times. The Gophers hold a 62-50-2 advantage since their first meeting in 1891, but since the turn of the century Iowa has won all but 4 times.
The Hawkeye will have quarterback Alex Padilla making his first career start on Saturday. Padilla completed 18 of 28 passing attempts for 172 yards during Iowa’s 17-12 win over Northwestern. Starter Spenser Peters has been cleared to play, but is listed as out for the game with the Gophers.
Minnesota enters Saturday’s game after dropping a home matchup to Illinois, 14-6 last weekend.
The Gophers and Hawkeyes will kickoff at 2:30 PM today at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City.