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Iowa Football Initial Matchup Preview: Minnesota

It’s been two decades since the Golden Gophers won in Iowa City. They look to buck the trend on Saturday.

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Iowa v Minnesota
The Hawkeyes will look to keep Floyd in Iowa City for the fifth consecutive time.
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The Hawkeyes are coming off a tough 24-22 loss to the Wisconsin Badgers in Madison. The defeat almost certainly eliminates Iowa from contention in the Big Ten West.

That’s in stark contrast to Iowa’s opponent this week as the Minnesota Golden Gophers come to Iowa City fresh off an upset of previously 4th ranked Penn State. The victory vaulted Minnesota into the top ten in the most recent College Football Playoff rankings and put them firmly in the driver’s seat for the West title.

Here’s your quick preview of Iowa’s matchup with the Golden Gophers.

Opponent: Minnesota Golden Gophers
Rank: #8 CFP/#7 AP/#7 Coaches
Location: Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, IA
Kickoff Time: 3:00 PM CT
Preliminary Forecast: Mostly Cloudy, High of 42
Tickets: StubHub
Video Streaming: Fox Sports Live & the Fox Sports App
Opening Line: Iowa -2

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