Scores

Final

Minnesota 16

(1-10, 0-7 Big Ten)

Iowa 21

(6-5, 4-4 Big Ten)

12:07 PM ET, November 10, 2007

Kinnick Stadium, IOWA CITY, IA

1 2 3 4 T
MINN 0 10 0 616
IOWA 14 7 0 021

Top Performers

Passing: A. Weber (MINN) - 190 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Young (IOWA) - 21 CAR, 92 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Simmons (MINN) - 4 REC, 60 YDS

Iowa 21, Minnesota 16

Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Albert Young rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns, Jake Christensen added 157 yards passing and Iowa became bowl eligible with a 21-16 victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

The Hawkeyes (6-5, 4-4 Big Ten) reclaimed the "Floyd of Rosedale," a bronze pig given annually to the winner, with its sixth victory in seven tries over rival Minnesota (1-10, 0-7).

The Golden Gophers' beleaguered defense held Iowa scoreless in the second half, but Minnesota still lost its ninth straight under first-year coach Tim Brewster.

Minnesota went 96 yards in 15 plays and pulled within five on Adam Weber's 22-yard TD pass to Eric Decker with 1:38 left. But Weber's two-point conversion try fell incomplete, and Iowa recovered an onside kick.

Minnesota had burned its last timeout on an unsuccessful challenge in the second half, and the Hawkeyes ran out the clock to pick up their third straight win.

Weber was 24-of-41 for 190 yards and a touchdown for Minnesota, which has lost 10 games for just the second time in school history. Only a win against Wisconsin next week will prevent the program's first winless season in the Big Ten since 1988.

Trailing 21-10, the Gophers reached Iowa territory on three straight possessions between the end of the third quarter and the start of the fourth. Each time the Hawkeyes held them, including a fourth-down stop at the Iowa 37 with 8:22 left.

The Hawkeyes, who had rallied from early 14-point deficits for wins in each of the past two weeks, scored all their points in the first half.

Iowa went 80 yards in 10 plays to take a 21-7 lead with 50 seconds left in the second quarter. Young capped the drive with his second touchdown of the day, a 12-yard run.

Minnesota's Joel Monroe hit a career-long 54-yard field goal as time expired in the half.

Iowa went ahead 7-0 on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Christensen to Brandon Myers -- with an assist from James Cleveland, who let the ball slip through his hands. Myers was waiting behind the secondary, and the ball floated into his waiting arms.

The Hawkeyes made it 14-0 late in the first quarter on a 1-yard TD run by Young.

Minnesota, aided by a roughing the passer penalty, pulled within 14-7 on a 1-yard run by Justin Valentine with 4:33 left in the first half.

With a 22-yard run in the first quarter, Young became the third Iowa player to rush for 3,000 yards. Sedrick Shaw holds the school record with 4,156 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MINN
IOWA
1st Downs1817
Total Yards315296
Passing190157
Rushing125139
Penalties7-395-45
3rd Down Conversions7-187-16
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers11
Possession30:0129:59

Passing Leaders

MinnesotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Weber24/411904.611
IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christensen14/251576.311

Rushing Leaders

MinnesotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Weber11706.4019
Bennett18492.709
IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Young21924.4222
Sims7588.3022

Receiving Leaders

MinnesotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Simmons46015.0030
Valentine6376.2012
IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson-Koulianos44611.5013
Cleveland4307.5011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMINNIOWA
TD03:51Brandon Myers 8 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Daniel Murray Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 52 yds, 5:44
07
TD00:13Albert Young 1 Yd Run (Daniel Murray Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 63 yds, 2:15
014
SECOND QUARTERMINNIOWA
TD04:33Justin Valentine 1 Yd Run (Joel Monroe Kick)
Drive: 14 plays, 64 yds, 6:33
714
TD00:50Albert Young 12 Yd Run (Daniel Murray Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 80 yds, 3:43
721
FG00:00Joel Monroe 54 Yd
Drive: 6 plays, 21 yds, :50
1021
FOURTH QUARTERMINNIOWA
TD01:38Eric Decker 22 Yd Pass From Adam Weber (Two-Point Conversion Failed)
Drive: 15 plays, 96 yds, 3:53
1621