Golden Gophers vs. Iowa: 5 Players to Watch

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5. Iowa QB C.J. Beathard

Beathard has had a solid season to this point, with 1,831 passing yards, 14 total touchdowns (10 passing, four rushing) and a completion percentage of 60.2 (fifth in the Big Ten). Minnesota’s defense continues to be thinned by injuries, and keeping Beathard in check as a dual threat will be crucial on Saturday night.