Iowa seals upset of No. 8 Minnesota with late interception
Floyd of Rosedale is staying in Iowa City!
There was plenty of buildup to this year’s showdown between Minnesota and Iowa. Despite being a perfect 9-0, the Gophers entered Saturday’s contest as slight road underdogs and looking for their first win in Kinnick Stadium since 1999.
The Hawkeyes actually got off to a hot start and carried a 20-6 lead into the break. After Minnesota came out of the half on fire, the game slowly settled into a bit of a defensive struggle.
In the end, the Gophers fought all the way back to make it a four-point game and had the ball with a chance to win with just over two minutes left in the game. Then, Iowa’s defense stepped up.
Back-to-back sacks by Joe Evans and A.J. Epenesa knocked Tanner Morgan out of the game and forced Minnesota into long third and fourth downs. In the end, backup QB Cole Kramer put a jump ball up down the field, but Riley Moss put an end to the game with a clutch interception.
Here’s how the Hawkeyes secured the upset over another top-10 team:
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