Iowa 23, Minnesota 7

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 3:30 PM
Location - TCF Bank Stadium
Attendance - 51382

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Iowa 3 14 3 3 23
Minnesota 0 0 7 0 7

Recap


Iowa 23, Minnesota 7:
Jake Rudock passed for 218 yards and a touchdown and ran for another, and Mike Meyer booted three field goals as the visiting Hawkeyes retained the Floyd of Rosedale trophy in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Mark Weisman rushed for 147 yards on 24 carries as Iowa (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) broke the 200-yard rushing mark for the fifth straight game. The Hawkeyes finished with a 464-165 edge in total yards and controlled the ball for 36 minutes, one second.

Minnesota's Philip Nelson, making his first start since injuring his hamstring in a Sept. 14 win over Western Illinois, completed 12-of-24 passes for 135 yards and a touchdown but had two interceptions. The Golden Gophers (4-1, 0-1), who came into the game averaging 282.2 yards per game rushing, were held to just 30 yards rushing on 27 attempts.

Iowa controlled the game from the start, taking a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a 49-yard field goal by Meyer and increasing the lead to 10 in the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run by Rudock that capped a eight-play, 80-yard drive. Rudock connected on a 74-yard touchdown pass to Damond Powell later in the stanza.

Iowa increased its lead to 20-0 in the third quarter with another long, time-consuming drive, this one covering 75 yards in 15 plays and capped by a 23-yard field goal by Meyer. Minnesota got back into the game when Marcus Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 66 yards to set the stage for a 23-yard touchdown pass from Nelson to Derrick Engel, but Meyer's third field goal, this one from 46 yards, concluded the scoring with 4:48 to go.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rudock's second-quarter touchdown run was his fifth of the season, the most rushing scores by an Iowa quarterback since Nathan Chandler had six in 2003. ... Iowa LB Anthony Hitchens reached the 200-tackle plateau for his career with five first-half tackles. ... RB Donnell Kirkwood, who rushed for a team-high 926 yards in 2012 for the Gophers, carried the ball for the first time since spraining his ankle against UNLV on Aug. 29 and finished with 6 yards on three attempts.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:09
Iowa   FG  Minnesota 0 - Iowa 3
2nd Quarter - 8:04
Iowa   TD  Minnesota 0 - Iowa 10
2nd Quarter - 2:56
Iowa   TD  Minnesota 0 - Iowa 17
3rd Quarter - 5:10
Iowa   FG  Minnesota 0 - Iowa 20
3rd Quarter - 3:06
Minnesota   TD  Minnesota 7 - Iowa 20
4th Quarter - 4:48
Iowa   FG  Minnesota 7 - Iowa 23
TEAMS

Team Records

  Iowa Minnesota
W/L 4 - 1 - 0 4 - 1 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Iowa Minnesota
Score 23 7
First Downs 22 11
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-14
57%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 464 165
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 45-246 27-30
Average/Rush 5.5 1.1
Passing
Comp-Att 15-25 12-24
Passing Yards 218 135
Average/Pass Play 8.7 4.8
Penalties-Yards 1-10 5-45
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Time of Possession 36:01 23:59

PLAYER STATS

Iowa (4 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Rudock 15/25 218 1 1
Minnesota (4 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Nelson 12/24 135 1 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Weisman 24 147 6.1 0
D. Bullock 11 47 4.3 0
J. Rudock 5 35 7.0 1
J. Canzeri 3 13 4.3 0
A. Cox 1 5 5.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Williams Jr 7 22 3.1 0
D. Cobb 8 20 2.5 0
D. Kirkwood 3 6 2.0 0
P. Nelson 9 -18 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Powell 1 74 74.0 1
K. Martin-Manley 6 56 9.3 0
A. Cox 1 35 35.0 0
J. Hillyer 1 14 14.0 0
C. Fiedorowicz 1 13 13.0 0
T. Smith 1 11 11.0 0
R. Hamilton 1 8 8.0 0
D. Bullock 3 7 2.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Engel 5 67 13.4 1
I. Fruechte 2 29 14.5 0
D. Cobb 3 16 5.3 0
D. Wolitarsky 1 15 15.0 0
D. Kirkwood 1 8 8.0 0