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10/29/2011 (2011-2012)

Huntington Bank Stadium [Minneapolis, Minnesota]

Iowa  @  Minnesota  Minnesota Iowa Hawkeyes Football @ Minnesota on 10/29/2011 - HawkeyeRecap.com

L     21 - 22 


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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 46,543
Kickoff Temp: 51° F
Start Time: 2:30 pm CST

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Gopher QB Marqueis Gray's fourth-down sprint for the pylon from the 2-yard line in the closing minutes lifted Minnesota to a 22-21 comeback victory over Iowa.

James Vandenberg went 16 for 24 for 177 yards and a touchdown to Marvin McNutt, who caught seven of those passes for 101 yards. Mike Meyer missed two field goals for Iowa in the first half (24 and 43 yards) on consecutive possessions. Marcus Coker carried the ball 32 times through several huge holes for 252 yards and two touchdowns.

After cutting the lead to 21-16, the Gophers caught Iowa playing almost 15 yards back on the kickoff, and Kim Royston -- who had a game-high 16 tackles -- recovered the onside attempt. Gray had a pair of sharp passes for first downs to move the ball forward and then, on fourth-and-goal at the 2, ran to his right to scrape the edge of the end zone with 2:48 remaining for Minnesota's first lead of the entire month.

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DETAILED TEAM STATS

StatisticsIowaMinnesota
Rushing 1st Downs149
Passing 1st Downs66
Penalty 1st Downs10
Total First Downs2115
Rushing Attempts4240
Rushing Yards269178
Rushing TDs22
Yards per Rush6.44.5
Passes Completed1611
Passes Attempts2417
Pass Completion %66.7%64.7%
Passing TDs11
Passing Yards177193
Passing Yards per Completion11.117.5
Passing Yards per Attempt7.411.4
Touchdowns33
Total Plays6657
% of Rushing Plays63.6%70.2%
% of Passing Plays36.4%29.8%
Total Offense446371
Yards per Play6.86.5
Lost Fumbles11
Interceptions00
Turnovers11
Penalties34
Penalty Yards1240
Yards per Penalty4.010.0
Possession Time


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