College Football

Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-4)


Sat. 11/13 Sat. 11/20 Sat. 11/27
@ Iowa
L 22-27
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@ Ind
W 35-14
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vs. Wisc
W 23-13
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Minnesota chops down No. 18 Wisconsin 23-13 to take back Axe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota's fans gleefully converged on the field as Paul Bunyan's Axe was slowly paraded through the crowd, eager for a peek at this long-sought trophy that has gone so often to Wisconsin.

The Gophers' defense swarmed the field like that all afternoon.

Tanner Morgan overcame an interception that was returned for a first-half touchdown, leading three scoring drives after halftime to take down the 18th-ranked Badgers in a 23-13 victory that regained the Axe and gave Iowa the Big Ten West Division title Saturday.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: T. Morgan1935
Passing TDs: T. Morgan10
Rushing Yards: K. Thomas680
Rushing TDs: T. Potts6
Receiving Yards: C. Autman-Bell490
Receiving TDs: C. Autman-Bell6
Interceptions: T. Nubin3
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 vs. 4 Ohio State L 31 - 45
9/11 vs. Miami (OH) W 31 - 26
9/18 at Colorado W 30 - 0
9/25 vs. Bowling Green L 10 - 14
10/2 at Purdue W 20 - 13
10/16 vs. Nebraska W 30 - 23
10/23 vs. Maryland W 34 - 16
10/30 at Northwestern W 41 - 14
11/6 vs. Illinois L 6 - 14
11/13 at 20 Iowa L 22 - 27
11/20 at Indiana W 35 - 14
11/27 vs. 14 Wisconsin W 23 - 13
Big Ten
East
  Conference Overall
5 Michigan 8-1 11-1
2 Ohio State 8-1 10-2
12 Michigan State 7-2 10-2
Penn State 4-5 7-5
Maryland 3-6 6-6
Rutgers 2-7 5-7
Indiana 0-9 2-10
West
  Conference Overall
16 Iowa 7-2 10-2
14 Wisconsin 6-3 8-4
Minnesota 6-3 8-4
Purdue 6-3 8-4
Illinois 4-5 5-7
Nebraska 1-8 3-9
Northwestern 1-8 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4323 (101)
Passing Yards: 1997 (120)
Rushing Yards: 2326 (33)
Points per game: 26.1 (88)
Yards per game: 360.3 (102)
Touchdowns: 37 (81)
Field Goals: 16 (43)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 3418 (5)
Passing Yards: 2216 (11)
Rushing Yards: 1202 (12)
Points per game: 18.3 (12)
Yards per game: 284.8 (4)
Touchdowns: 25 (14)
Field Goals: 11 (41)
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