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Hawkeyes prepare for Big Ten opener against Minnesota

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Kirk Ferentz talks with the media during Tuesday's press conference. Kirk Ferentz talks with the media during Tuesday's press conference.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are riding a three game winning streak, their longest since the 2010 season.

The real test for Iowa begins Saturday when the hit the road to open Big Ten play against Minnesota.

Last season, the Black and Gold didn't fare well in league action, winning just two games with one of the victories coming against the Gophers.

Iowa is coming off an impressive victory against Western Michigan in which it scored four offensive touchdowns with two more coming on defense and special teams.

Their 59 points are the highest since the 2002 season.

They Hawkeyes are hoping that momentum carries over to Saturday.

"You know you never know what the Big Ten is going to be like," Head Coach Kirk Ferentz said during Monday's press conference.  "It's something that I try to emphasize to our team is that the way things looks in August or June, you just never know what things are going to look like when you get to September, October, November.  It's all week to week. I just know this, Minnesota looks like they have a really good football team. They've been playing well."

Kick off is set for 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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