Iowa City, IA – Iowa improved to 10-0, passing 2009 for the best start in school history. The Hawkeyes are now 1 win away from clinching the Big Ten West title and playing in the conference championship game.
Iowa beat Minnesota 40-35 at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, their 4th win decided by 1 score.
Jordan Canzeri returned from an ankle sprain, but this game was all about LeShun Daniels Jr who rushed for a career high 195 yards and 3 touchdowns including a 51-yard touchdown run to give the Hawkeyes a 40-28 lead with 2:01 remaining.
Meanwhile, quarterback C.J. Beathard completed 69% of his passes and also rushed for 2 touchdowns. He suffered a hip pointer injury in the 4th quarter, but was able to return the game and said he should be okay.
The Hawkeyes will likely stay at No. 5 in the College Football playoff rankings. All 4 teams ahead of them won, while No. 6 Baylor, No. 7 Stanford and No. 9 LSU all lost. No. 12 Oklahoma State is likely to make the biggest jump after beating Baylor.
Here’s Iowa’s remaining schedule:
Saturday, November 21 at 11 a.m: vs. Purdue (2-8)
Friday, November 27: at Nebraska (5-6)