Iowa had an opportunity on Saturday to get a Big Ten road win when the Hawkeyes traveled to face Minnesota.

The team’s offense — more so than the defense — showed up ready to play and got the Hawkeyes a victory. Iowa won the game 48-31, as QB Nate Stanley completed 23-of-39 passes for 314 yards and 4 TD.

The Hawkeyes’ defense wasn’t as stellar, but questions have been around Iowa’s offense all season long and it was good to see a game go this way if you’re a fan. Sure, the defense didn’t play up to expectations, but when the offense had to score, it delivered.

Iowa is now 4-1 overall and 1-1 in Big Ten play with a game at Indiana taking place Oct. 13.

After the win over Minnesota, Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz spoke with the media: