Game Notes: Iowa at Minnesota

OPPONENT Iowa (6-4, 4-3) at Minnesota (7-3, 4-3)
DATE Saturday, Nov. 19
LOCATION Huntington Bank Stadium (50,805)
KICKOFF 3:05 p.m. (CT)
RADIO Hawkeye Radio Network

1st and 10

1 – The Hawkeyes have won seven straight and 17 of the last 21 meetings against Minnesota. The last time Floyd of Rosedale hasn’t resided in Iowa City for the winter came in 2014 following a 51-14 Golden Gopher win.

2 – Head coach Kirk Ferentz has 114 career Big Ten Conference victories, one shy of tying Amos Alonzo Stagg for third place on the league’s all-time conference wins list.

3 – LB Jack Campbell had 11 tackles against Wisconsin, giving him 100 tackles in 2022. It is the second straight year Campbell has had 100+ tackles as he led the nation with 143 stops a year ago. He is the first Hawkeye since Josey Jewell (2015, 2016, 2017) to have 100 or more tackles in consecutive seasons.

4 – The Iowa defense was at it again, scoring its fourth defensive touchdown of the season against Wisconsin. DB Cooper DeJean had a 32-yard pick six – his second pick six of the season – and fourth interception overall. Iowa’s defense has scored 28 points via four touchdowns – second-most nationally — and two safeties in 2022. Iowa’s 3.8 yards per play are the best in FBS since Alabama in 2011.

5 – RB Kaleb Johnson led Iowa in rushing for the second straight game and the fourth time this season, finishing with 57 yards against the Badgers. Johnson has a team-best 610 rushing yards with five touchdowns this season – 28 yards shy of Tyler Goodson’s freshman rushing record.

6 – QB Spencer Petras is 31 yards shy of reaching 5,000 career passing yards as the Hawkeyes’ quarterback. Petras currently ranks 10th-all-time with 4,969 passing yards and is 11th with 4,697 yards of total offense.

7 – November cookin’. The Hawkeyes have won both of their November games this season and the team has won 13 consecutive games in the month of Thanksgiving dating back to the 2019 season.

8 – Iowa’s defense has held seven opponents to 10 points or less this season, including three with three or fewer points. It is the first time since 1991 that the defense has held seven opponents under 10 points. That team finished 10-1-1 and played in the Holiday Bowl.

9 – TE Sam LaPorta has had at least one reception in 13 straight games and has been Iowa’s top receiver in nine of 10 games in 2022. LaPorta has a team-best 49 receptions for 506 yards and one touchdown. He is leading the Big Ten in receptions and receiving yards this season among tight ends.

10 – Special special teams. K Drew Stevens has made 13-of-15 field goals attempts, including five kicks from 40+. P Tory Taylor has a 45.5 punting average over 65 punts with 21 going 50+ yards and 24 being downed inside the 20. Taylor has 17 punts in Iowa’s last two games.