Iowa 14, Gophers 7
The recap: Akrum Wadley's 54-yard touchdown run with less than six minutes remaining gave Iowa the lead. The Gophers had three more possessions and drove from their 12-yard line to the Iowa 13 on the last one. Iowa held on for its fourth win over Minnesota in seven years.
What was learned: Senior QB Mitch Leidner is prone to the same struggles that plagued him as a junior, especially when his protection falters. He also threw a costly interception at Penn State. The Gophers need more from him — and their offensive line — moving forward.
YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED:
• Senior right tackle Jonah Pirsig suffered a left ankle injury in the third quarter. Coach Tracy Claeys said he'd update Pirsig's status Tuesday.
• After that injury, the Gophers used Garrison Wright at right tackle and Donnell Greene at left tackle. Iowa got pressure past Wright twice on the same fourth-quarter drive, hitting Leidner once and sacking him the next play.
• Antoine Winfield Jr., who started the past two games at safety, left in the third quarter because of an unspecified injury. Claeys said the trainers "didn't seem overly worried about it."
• Besides Winfield, the Gophers were also missing backup safety Duke McGhee (concussion). Adekunle Ayinde didn't play, but that was a coaching decision, not an injury, Claeys said. Instead, the Gophers turned to sophomore safety Jacob Huff, who missed a tackle on Wadley's touchdown run.
• Defensive end Tai'yon Devers played briefly but didn't have the same burst with his high ankle sprain. Claeys said that injury is week-to-week.
UP NEXT: Maryland
11 a.m. Saturday, Maryland Stadium
TV:ESPNU • Radio:100.3-FM
Records: Gophers 3-2, Maryland 4-1
The skinny: Under first-year coach D.J. Durkin, Maryland started 4-0 and ranked in the top 15 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense. But the four opponents were all suspect — Howard, Florida International, Central Florida and Purdue. The Terps came back to earth in Saturday's 38-14 loss at Penn State. QB Perry Hills aggravated a right (throwing) shoulder injury and was replaced by true freshman Tyrrell Pigrome. Penn State rushed for 372 yards in the win, including 206 by Saquon Barkley.