By Chris Palmquist
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.—For the second straight season, the Floyd of Rosedale Trophy will reside in Iowa City after a 23-7 Iowa victory over Minnesota Saturday afternoon.
Hawkeye quarterback Jake Rudock accounted for both Iowa scores, while he completed 15 of 25 passes for 218 yards. He did throw an interception.
In the second quarter, after a Mike Meyer field goal put the Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-0) up 3-0, Rudock scrambled in from four yards out to give Iowa a 10-0 lead.
Later in the quarter, Iowa ran a tunnel screen to Damond Powell who went 74 yards untouched as the Hawkeyes went up 17-0.
Meyer would add another field goal before Minnesota (4-1, 0-1) ended the shut out bid late in the third quarter.
Mark Weisman carried 24 times for 147 yards for Iowa, and defensively linebackers James Morris and Christian Kirksey each had an interception.
The win was the first Big Ten victory for the Hawkeyes since Oct. 13, 2012.
The Hawkeyes return to Iowa City next Saturday to take on Michigan State. Kickoff is set for noon and the game can be seen on either ESPN or ESPN 2.