Minnesota v. Iowa: Week 12 Preview

Nov. 15, 2022The Gophers will look to break a 7-game losing streak against bitter rivals Iowa, in a pivotal Big Ten West showdown Saturday afternoon, in their final home game of the season.

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Broadcast Info:

  • Date: Sat., Nov. 19
  • TV channel: FOX
  • Time of kickoff: 3:00 p.m. (CST)
  • Broadcast team: n/a (play-by-play) & n/a (color)
  • Betting line: Minnesota (-3) v. Iowa, o/u: (32.5 points)

Opponent Information (Iowa):

  • 2021 record: 10-4
    • Big Ten West Champions
    • VRBO Citrus Bowl vs. Kentucky 17-20 L
  • 2022 record: 6-4
    • V. South Dakota State (FCS) 7-3 W
    • V. Iowa State 7-10 L
    • V. Nevada 27-0 W
    • @ Rutgers 27-10 W
    • V. Michigan 14-27 L
    • @ Illinois 6-9 L
    • @ Ohio State 10-45 L
    • V. Northwestern 33-13 W
    • @ Purdue 24-3 W
    • V. Wisconsin 24-10 W
  • Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz (24th year)
  • Players to watch: Jack Campbell (LB), Spencer LaPorta (TE), Kaevon Merriweather (S), Kaleb Johnson (RB), Spencer Petras (QBs)

Minnesota welcomes Iowa to Huntington Bank Stadium in what I believe to be one of the biggest games of the P.J. Fleck era. With seven straight losses to the Hawkeyes, winning back the Floyd of Rosedale is one of the biggest monkeys remaining on Coach Fleck’s back. Saturday’s game will be between two of the two best defenses in the sport as the Gophers rank No. 4 in scoring, while Iowa ranks No. 5. This has all the making of a classic Big Ten slugfest.

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