Gopher grids use off time for rest and to prepare for IowaMinnesota Sports
-- University of Minnesota Golden Gopher head football coach Jeff Horton says they used last week's bye week to implement about "85-percent" of the gameplan for this weekend's match-up against border rival Iowa.
MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota Godlen Gopher head football coach Jeff Horton says they used last week's bye week to implement about "85-percent" of the gameplan for this weekend's match-up against border rival Iowa.
Horton then gave the team last Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off, saying they all needed some rest and recuperation. The team will be back on the practice field today and back into regular season game week mode.
Minnesota stopped a nine-game losing streak the previous Saturday with a 38-34 win at Illinois while Iowa fell again in heartbreaking fashion at home 20-17 to Ohio State.
The Minnesota-Iowa game starts at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at TCF Stadium. Tickets still remain for the game. The teams will be playing for the venerable Floyd of Rosedale trophy, which has been part of the Iowa-Minnesota rivalry since 1935. The Hawks' have won the last three games in the series and former Gopher head coach Tim Brewster's inability to win this game along with trophy games against Wisconsin (Paul Bunyan's Axe), Michigan (The Little Brown Jug) and Penn State (Governor's Victory Bell) led to his downfall earlier this season. Minnesota leads the overall series 39-34-2