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Hawks finish season with 10 wins; beat Minn. 12-0

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Freshman James Vandenberg threw for 117 yards, and 15th-ranked Iowa kept its hopes for a BCS bowl bid alive by beating Minnesota 12-0 on Saturday.  The win gave the Hawkeyes (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) double-digit wins for the first time since 2004, along with Floyd of Rosedale -- a bronze pig awarded to the winner of the border rivalry -- for the eighth time in nine tries.  It was only fitting that they awarded a hog after this one. Iowa and Minnesota combined for more punts (17) than points, and were only 5 of 33 on third-down conversions.  Iowa got field goals of 30 and 45 yards from Daniel Murray and a 1-yard TD run by Brandon Wegher. Its defense did the rest, stuffing the Gophers on four straight plays from the 2-yard line early in the fourth quarter to blank Minnesota for the second straight season.  Adam Weber was 14 of 40 for 153 yards for the Gophers (6-6, 3-5), who scored just seven points in road games against Penn State, Ohio State and the Hawkeyes.

Online Reporter:  Bob Waters

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