IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Minnesota proved it was for real by beating No. 9 Penn State last weekend.
The next challenge for the seventh-ranked Golden Gophers (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) will be to knock off yet another ranked opponent Saturday - in a stadium where they haven't won in 20 years.
No. 23 Iowa (6-3, 3-3 Big Ten) was the much safer pick in August to be atop the Big Ten West by the middle of November. But three losses to ranked teams by 14 combined points have left the Hawkeyes instead trying to spoil Minnesota's perfect season.