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11/18/1939 (1939-1940)

Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

#15 Iowa  vs  #20  Minnesota  Minnesota #15 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs #20 Minnesota on 11/18/1939 -

W     13 - 9 

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Head Coach: Eddie Anderson
Attendance: 50,000


Minnesota converted in the second quarter on their second field goal try of the game, and Harold Van Every made a spectacular one-handed interception of a Nile Kinnick pass deep in Gopher territory late in the first half to keep Iowa scoreless at halftime. A series of running plays brought up fourth and goal from the Iowa six-yard line. Minnesota's Franck rushed toward the end zone, and officials ruled that Franck narrowly crossed the goal line, despite Iowa's protests. The controversial touchdown gave Minnesota a nine-point lead. But Kinnick rallied Iowa again. Early in the fourth quarter, Kinnick led Iowa on a quick five play, 79-yard drive for a touchdown to cut the Minnesota lead to two points. With five minutes remaining, Kinnick threw an interception, but Minnesota was flagged for interference, giving Iowa the ball at midfield. Three plays later, Kinnick threw the game-winning touchdown pass to Bill Green with three minutes left in the game. Minnesota's final threat was eliminated when Kinnick came up with an interception at midfield.




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