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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.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.