Two Hawkeyes Honored

Sept. 26, 2010

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Junior DL Mike Daniels and senior QB Ricky Stanzi have earned recognition from the College Football Performance Award for their play in Iowa’s 45-0 win over Ball State.

Daniels was named both the national Defensive Performer of the Week and the national Defensive Lineman of the Week. Daniels recorded four solo tackles and two assists. He had four tackles for loss (-20 yards) and a quarterback sack (-7) as Iowa held Ball State to just 112 yards total offense. Through four games, Daniels ranks second in the Big Ten and 13th nationally in tackles for loss with 7.5 tackles for negative 43 yards.

Stanzi received honorable mention recognition after directing the Hawkeye offense against the Cardinals. Stanzi completed 19-25 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions. He has thrown at least one scoring pass in 12 straight games and he has three touchdown passes in each of Iowa’s last two games. In four games he has nine touchdown passes and one interception, while completing 66.7% of his attempts and compiling an efficiency rating of 179.41. Stanzi is second in the Big Ten and fifth nationally in pass efficiency.

The nationally ranked Hawkeyes celebrate homecoming Saturday, hosting Penn State at 7:12 p.m. on ESPN. Iowa is ranked 17th in the latest Associated Press rankings and 18th in the USA Today coaches poll. Penn State is ranked 22nd in the AP rankings and 20th in the coaches poll.