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2019 Schedule
9-1, 1st in Big Ten - West
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Minnesota QB Morgan in concussion protocol

The status of quarterback Tanner Morgan is uncertain for Minnesota's game at Northwestern after back-to-back sacks in the last game put the sophomore in the concussion protocol. If he doesn't play, either Jacob Clark or Cole Kramer would start.


CFB Pod: Negandhi and Herbie discuss Tua's injury, Oklahoma's comeback and more

Kevin Negandhi and Kirk Herbstreit kick off the podcast by discussing Herbie's reaction to Tua Tagovailoa going down, Nick Saban's mindset in starting Tua and not holding him out until Auburn and how the College Football Playoff committee should treat Alabama. Later, the guys talk about Ohio State-Penn State and why the Buckeyes look so complete (20:27), Minnesota falling victim to Iowa on the road, Oklahoma's huge comeback over Baylor (29:13), Clemson and Georgia humming along (35:01), and listener questions (40:22).

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Minnesota has a 34% chance to reach the CFP if it wins out, per the Allstate Playoff Predictor.

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Minnesota burned in 1st loss of season to Iowa

No. 8 Minnesota was unable to fight all the way back from a 14-point halftime deficit at No. 20 Iowa, losing its first game of the season 23-19.

Iowa sends Minnesota to first loss (1:35)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Iowa defensive lineman Chauncey Golston on beating Minnesota: "We were talking about sinking the boat all week. They had a lot of momentum coming in, but hey, we weren't trying to lose the pig. It wasn't theirs to begin with. We just wanted it to stay in Iowa City."

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck said officials told him he ran onto the field "too fast" after Tyler Johnson's fourth-down drop, which resulted in an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Fleck said Johnson wasn't moving and he wanted to be the first person to check on his player. Johnson said, "Coach Fleck was being a great coach right there." Fleck brought up being on the Rutgers staff when Eric LeGrand suffered a spinal cord injury.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck talks about the Iowa loss, which stings but doesn't remove the goals his team still has. Fleck also takes complete responsibility for the loss.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Floyd triumphantly leaves the field toward the Iowa locker room after the Hawkeyes win. Iowa retains the trophy for the fifth consecutive season.


Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

A lot of happy Iowans as the Hawkeyes win 23-19.

Minnesota scores short TD to cut Iowa lead in the 4th (0:19)
Morgan hits Johnson in stride for 28-yard Minnesota TD (0:22)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Minnesota trails Iowa 20-6 at halftime despite out-gaining the Hawkeyes 226-221 and converting 4 of 8 third-down opportunities. Both teams have used aggressive offensive game plans, attacking downfield, but Iowa has reached the end zone three times while the Gophers have only two short field goals. Iowa achieved near-perfect balance on offense (113 rush yards, 108 pass yards) as quarterback Nathan Stanley and running back Tyler Goodson look very good.

Even a fan can become a college football meme (3:41)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Senior Writer 

Star wide receiver Rashod Bateman and Minnesota aim for 10-0 today at Iowa. Penn State had no answers for Bateman last week (203 receiving yards).

Fansville: Playoff stew (1:49)

Team Stats

Passing Yards250.750th
Rushing Yards182.043rd
Points For35.9193rd
Points Against20.9