A look at who stood out during the Hawkeyes 14-7 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers
The Iowa Hawkeyes entered the game desperately needing a win to get their season back on track. Their offense didn’t shine, however they did enough to reward the Hawkeyes best defensive performance of the season. Iowa escaped with a 14-7 win to improve to 4-2 on the season and 2-1 in Big Ten play.
In a game defense controlled, their weren’t many explosive plays on offense. Although, six turnovers between the two teams resulted in plenty of highlight plays during the highly contested game. Not to mention that Iowa had many chances to put Minnesota away early, however their offense stalled after a couple of first downs every time.
Either way, Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes have to be thrilled to add to the win column. They’re not out of the Big Ten West race, yet, especially with Purdue on their schedule next week. It might be a long shot, however the Hawkeyes are still very alive to earn a second straight trip to the Big Ten Championship Game.
That being said, here’s a look at who stepped up in the Hawkeyes win over the Golden Gophers this week.