Iowa Routs Gophers 31-13
The Gophers lost their Big Ten football opener 31-13 Saturday afternoon in Iowa City. Minnesota trailed 24-0 at halftime and never threatened to make it a game. Iowa outgained Minnesota 374 to 299 and the Gophers committed 4 turnovers compared to 0 for Iowa. Max Shortell threw for 197 yards and 2 touchdowns with 3 interceptions and he was the leading Gopher rusher with 46 yards.
A.J. Barker led the Gophers with 5 catches for 74 yards. Both Isaac Fruechte and Drew Goodger had touchdown receptions for Minnesota.
The Gophers fall to 4-1 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten. Minnesota is off next week and will host Northwestern on October 13 at 11am, pregame on AM 1390-the Fan at 11am.