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Iowa breezes by Minnesota 23-7

AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Jake Rudock threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Iowa beat Minnesota on both sides of the ball in a 23-7 victory on Saturday.

Mark Weisman rushed for 147 yards on 24 carries, and Mike Meyer made three of his four field goal attempts to help the Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0) start the Big Ten with a bang. After losing their opener to Northern Illinois, they've outscored their last two opponents 82-10.

Senior linebackers Christian Kirksey, James Morris and Anthony Hitchens led a stifling effort on defense, including interceptions by Kirksey and Morris of Minnesota quarterback Philip Nelson. Nelson hadn't played in two weeks because of an injury, but he started ahead of Mitch Leidner for the Gophers (4-1, 0-1).

Nelson lost 18 yards on nine rushes and completed 12 of 24 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown to Derrick Engel, who had 67 yards on five catches.

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Scoring Summary
IOWAMike Meyer 49 yd FG
IOWAJake Rudock 4 yd run (Mike Meyer kick)
IOWADamond Powell 74 yd pass from Jake Rudock (Mike Meyer kick)
IOWAMike Meyer 23 yd FG
MINNDerrick Engel 23 yd pass from Philip Nelson (Chris Hawthorne kick)
IOWAMike Meyer 46 yd FG
Team Stats
First Downs2211
Third Down Efficiency8-144-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-2
Plays-Net Yards70-46451-165
Passing Yds218135
Kick Return Yds40158
Punt Return Yds140
Time of Poss.36:123:59
Individual Stats
IOWA: Mark Weisman 24-147, Damon Bullock 11-47, Jake Rudock 5-35, Jordan Canzeri 3-13, Adam Cox 1-5, Team 1--1
MINN: Rodrick Williams 7-22, David Cobb 8-20, Donnell Kirkwood 3-6, Philip Nelson 9--18
IOWA: Jake Rudock 15-25-218-1
MINN: Philip Nelson 12-24-135-2
IOWA: Kevonte Martin-Manley 6-56, Damon Bullock 3-7, Damond Powell 1-74, Adam Cox 1-35, Jacob Hillyer 1-14, C.J. Fiedorowicz 1-13, Tevaun Smith 1-11, Ray Hamilton 1-8
MINN: Derrick Engel 5-67, David Cobb 3-16, Isaac Fruechte 2-29, Drew Wolitarsky 1-15, Donnell Kirkwood 1-8
Iowa1st Big Ten West7-011-0
Minnesota5th Big Ten West2-55-6

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