Iowa is getting a crucial part of its defense back for the stretch run to the end of the season.

DB Riley Moss, who has been out the past few games due to a knee injury, is returning for the Floyd of Rosedale game against No. 2o Minnesota.

Moss, before the injury, was incredible for the Hawkeyes in 6 games; this season has 23 total tackles, 21 of which are solo, 4 interceptions, 3 pass deflections, 2 touchdowns, 2 tackles for loss and 1 fumble recovery.

The Hawkeyes bounced back with a 17-12 win over Northwestern after 2 game skid to take their record to 7-2.

The Hawkeyes could have used Moss’s ball-hawking ability to maybe get a defensive touchdown and turn the games against Purdue and Wisconsin around where the offense could only score 7 points in each game.

Iowa has 3 games remaining and could get double-digit wins in the regular season if they beat No. 20 Minnesota, Illinois and Nebraska.

Iowa plays host to No. 20 Minnesota at 3:30 ET on BTN. The Hawkeyes and the Gophers will be playing for that prized bronze pig, easily the best trophy in college football.