Minnesota Golden Gophers 3, Iowa Hawkeyes 0 - Gophers Strike First For A Change

For the first time in a Big Ten game this season, the Minnesota Golden Gophers have gotten on the board first.

Taking the opening kickoff, the Gophers moved downfield with a nice mix of run and pass, highlighted by an 18-yard reception from running back Duane Bennett and a 20-yard run by quarterback Adam Weber. After a couple of opportunities in the red zone went by the boards, including a pass in the end zone off of the hands of Eric Lair, the Gophers had to settle for a 26-yard Eric Ellestad field goal.

Not only was this the first time that the Gophers had scored first in a Big Ten game this year, it’s the first time they’ve scored against Iowa at all since 2007.

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