(Sports Network) – Duane Bennett rumbled into the end zone from six yards out with 4:31 left in the fourth quarter to lift the Minnesota Golden Gophers over the 24th-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes, 27-24, in the final regular-season game for each school.
Bennett carried the ball 11 times for 63 yards for the Gophers (3-9, 2-6 Big Ten), who won back-to-back games to finish the season. DeLeon Eskridge rushed for 95 yards on 21 carries and also scored once.
Minnesota senior quarterback Adam Weber completed 13-of-26 passes for 164 yards in the annual battle for Floyd of Rosedale. Iowa had won eight of the last nine meetings between these teams.
Ricky Stanzi connected on 10-of-22 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns for the Hawkeyes (7-5, 4-4), who lost three straight to end the year.