Noah Fant, Iowa

The tight end caught three passes for 67 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown reception from Nate Stanley that made it 14-0 early in the third quarter and a key 17-yard gain on third-and-6 that helped the Hawkeyes burn most of the clock in the final 4:28.


Josey Jewell, Iowa

The All-America linebacker, returning from a shoulder injury that forced him to miss last week's game against Northwestern, made a team-high 11 tackles. That gave him 18 career games with double figures in tackles.

By the numbers

8 Consecutive losses for the Gophers at Iowa. Their last victory was at Kinnick Stadium in 1999.

12 Tackles for Gophers linebacker Thomas Barber, who has reached double figures in tackles in all five Big Ten games.

4 Pass breakups for Iowa's Josh Jackson.

7-for-30 The combined third-down conversion rate for both teams. The Gophers were 4-for-16 and Iowa was 3-for-14.

Randy Johnson