The Minnesota Golden Gophers needed to put together their biggest drive of the year after relinquishing the lead to the Iowa Hawkeyes, and that’s exactly what they did.
The drive started with two big pass plays, a 19-yarder from Adam Weber to MarQueis Gray, followed by a 40-yarder from Weber to Da’Jon McKnight. When the drive looked like it was getting ready to stall, Gray took a snap in the Wild Gopher and picked up six yards on a third-and-four to convert. On the next play, Duane Bennett took a handoff from Weber and smashed it in from six yards out for the touchdown.
Eric Ellestad hit the extra point, and the Gophers have taken the lead back, 27-24, in the battle for the Floyd of Rosedale. We have 4:25 remaining at TCF Bank Stadium.