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Minnesota Golden Gophers 17, Iowa Hawkeyes 7 - Gophers Capitalize Again

It didn’t take Gophers long to make the Hawkeyes pay for Ricky Stanzi’s fumble deep in Iowa territory.

The Gophers covered the 23 yards in just three plays. The first was a 1-yard run by DeLeon Eskridge, the second was an incomplete pass, but a roughing the passer penalty on Iowa’s Christian Ballard moved the ball to the 11-yard line. Eskridge did the rest, taking a handoff from Adam Weber and going in from 11 yards out to give the Gophers another touchdown. The play was reviewed, and the touchdown eventually stood as called.

With 12:16 left in the first half of play, the Minnesota Golden Gophers lead the Iowa Hawkeyes by a score of 17-7.

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