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11/22/1997 (1997-1998)
Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

Iowa  vs  Minnesota  Minnesota Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Minnesota on 11/22/1997 - HawkeyeRecap.com

W    31 - 0 


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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 64,591
Kickoff Temp: 35° F
Start Time: 1:05 pm CST

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Tim Dwight set a Big Ten record with his fifth career punt return for a touchdown, and Randy Reiners had a pair of one-yard TD passes, leading Iowa to a 31-0 victory over Minnesota.

Reiners improved to 3-0 as the Hawkeyes' starting quarterback. He tossed a one-yard strike to Dwight with 11 minutes remaining in the second quarter, then hit Chris Knipper with another one-yard TD pass to give the Hawkeyes a 17-0 lead late in the first half.

Dwight's 44-yard punt return upped Iowa's lead to 24-0 with 49 seconds left in the period. Dwight, the only player in Iowa history to go over 1,000 yards in three categories, had four receptions for 29 yards, two punt returns for 48 yards and one kickoff return for 48 yards. He finished the regular season with 1,086 punt return yards.

Iowa stretched its advantage to 31-0 on Scott Mullen's seven-yard TD run late in the game. Reiners was 11-of-19 for 113 yards, while Tavian Banks rushed for a team-high 74 yards on 18 carries. Rob Thein added 47 yards on 15 carries. Iowa held Minnesota to just 49 yards rushing.

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DETAILED TEAM STATS

StatisticsIowaMinnesota
Rushing 1st Downs93
Passing 1st Downs44
Penalty 1st Downs31
Total First Downs168
Rushing Attempts4935
Rushing Yards14956
Rushing TDs10
Yards per Rush3.01.6
Passes Completed138
Passes Attempts2122
Pass Completion %61.9%36.4%
Passing TDs20
Passing Yards142114
Passing Yards per Completion10.914.3
Passing Yards per Attempt6.85.2
Touchdowns30
Total Plays7057
% of Rushing Plays70%61.4%
% of Passing Plays30%38.6%
Total Offense291170
Yards per Play4.23.0
Lost Fumbles12
Interceptions03
Turnovers15
Penalties69
Penalty Yards4783
Yards per Penalty7.89.2
Possession Time36:2123:39

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