Iowa 23, Gophers 7
The recap: Iowa built a 17-0 lead by halftime and outgained the Gophers by nearly 300 yards (464 to 165) in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
What was learned: The Gophers averaged 282 rushing yards per game in nonconference play, but that meant little, as Iowa held them to 30 yards on 27 carries.
YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
•James Manuel replaced De'Vondre Campbell at outside linebacker after Campbell was slow reacting on Jake Rudock's third-down touchdown scramble in the second quarter.
•Cornerback Derrick Wells, who is playing with a right shoulder stinger, left the game twice after making painful tackles.
•Freshman receiver Drew Wolitarsky made his first college reception for 15 yards and was targeted two other times on that same drive by quarterback Philip Nelson.
UP NEXT: No. 19 Michigan
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Michigan Stadium
TV, radio: Ch. 5, 100.3-FM
Records: Gophers 4-1, 1-0 Big Ten; Michigan 4-0, 0-0
The skinny: After defeating Notre Dame, the Wolverines nearly lost to Akron and Connecticut. That gave them plenty to stew about with a bye week to prepare for the Gophers. Michigan is 17-0 at home under third-year coach Brady Hoke. Quarterback Devin Gardner shined against Notre Dame, but he has 10 turnovers this season — eight interceptions and two lost fumbles. Michigan ranks second in the Big Ten in rushing defense, allowing 79 yards per game.