Can Iowa overcome issues to get 'must-win' at Minnesota?

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After last week's devastating loss to Northwestern, the Iowa football team is 1-2 in the last three games. Now it's up to the Hawkeyes regain control of their season when they travel to Minnesota.

The Hawkeyes are 2-1 in their last three games. Saturday's match-up against Minnesota is a "must-win" for the team.

The players know that the match-up against the Gophers is a "must-win." Will head coach Kirk Ferentz make lineup changes? Can quarterback C.J. Beathard lead the Hawkeyes to get back on track? And with wide receiver Matt VandeBerg still out, can his replacements continue to improve Iowa's passing game?

Fans will find out Saturday, when star cornerback Desmond King returns to his role as captain.

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