Hawkeyes win the battle in the trenches, dominate Gophers in win
By Nick Filipowski, Weekend Sports Anchor - bio | email
James Morris had an interception in Iowa's 23-7 win.
When it comes to winning football games, it usually starts in the trenches.
The Hawkeyes dominated Minnesota up front on offense and defense en rout to crushing the Gophers 23-7.
For the third time in five games, running back Mark Weisman rushed for more than 140 yards.
As a team, Iowa ran for 246.
Defensively, the Black and Gold held the Gophers to just 30 yards on 27 attempts.
In Minnesota's previous four wins, they were averaging better than 280 yards rushing and more than 40 points.
We knew that if we wanted a chance to win this game, we were going to have to handle them, stop them and I thought we prepared well going into the week," linebacker James Morris said.
"We were like, this is the game we want. We want to show them how physical we are up front," defensive lineman Carl Davis added. "They've had lot of rushing yards last game and the last couple of game and we wanted to show them we can be a force up front."
Iowa hosts Michigan State on Saturday.
The Big Ten announced Sunday morning that Illinois and Nebraska will kickoff at 11 a.m. and will be televised on ESPNU.
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