Postgame Notes

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Ohio State at Iowa Postgame Notes
November 20, 2010

Ohio State is the sixth ranked team Iowa has played this season, with Iowa posting a 3-2 record against the first five.

Iowa has won 49 of its last 60 games in Kinnick Stadium, dating back to the 2002 season, including a 5-2 mark this year.

Iowa tied season attendance record by averaging 70,585 fans for its seven home games, as all were sold out.

Iowa won the toss and elected to receive. Iowa has started on offense in 123 of its last 141 contests. The Hawkeyes have started the game on offense in 125-of-147 games under Ferentz. Iowa games vs. Wisconsin (10/23/10), Ohio State (11/14/07), Indiana (10/31/09), Purdue (11/15/08), Penn State (11/08/08), Wisconsin (10/10/08), Minnesota (11/10/07), at Northwestern (11/3/07), vs. Michigan State (10/27/07), at Penn State (10/6/07), vs. Iowa State (9/16/06), vs. Minnesota (11/19/05), vs. Michigan (10/22/05), at Purdue (10/8/05), at Minnesota (11/13/04), vs. Purdue (11/6/04), at Miami, OH (9/7/02) and at Michigan State (9/27/03) are the only contests that the Hawkeyes didn’t start on offense. Iowa won 13 of the 18 games.

Iowa did not score on its first possession for the fifth time in 11 games. Iowa collected field goals on its first drive vs. Penn State and Indiana and began games vs. Eastern Illinois, Iowa State, Wisconsin and Michigan State with touchdown drives.

Ohio State did not score on its first possession. Iowa has allowed just seven opponents (Indiana, game nine, and Penn State, game four, both in 2009, and Arizona, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Northwestern, 2010) to score on their opening drive in its last 37 games.

Junior WR Marvin McNutt, Jr. had a 19-yard reception for a touchdown in the first quarter, the 15th of his career. McNutt, Jr. is tied for fifth in career TD receptions. He ended the day with seven catches for 92 yards and a score.

Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos is Iowa’s career leader in receptions and yards (170-2,582 before OSU) and is tied for third with 16 scoring catches. He ended the game with two receptions for 38 yards and a score.

Senior QB Ricky Stanzi completed 20-31 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Stanzi improved his career totals to 521-864 for 7,050 yards and 54 touchdowns. Iowa is 25-8 with Stanzi as its starting quarterback. He has at least one touchdown pass in the last 20 games he has played. He has at least three scoring passes in five of 10 games in 2010. He is third in career touchdown passes with 53. His 23 TD passes in 2010 rank third best for a single season. He is fifth in career completions, attempts and yards.

Iowa was 3-3 in the red zone vs. Ohio State, collecting a passing touchdown, a rushing touchdown and a field goal. For the season, Iowa is 37-42 in the red zone, scoring 13 rushing touchdowns, 15 passing touchdowns and nine field goals. Iowa lost a fumble in the red zone and ended the game in the red zone against Eastern Illinois, had a missed field goal vs. Ball State and Indiana and a fumbled snap on a potential field goal attempt vs. Wisconsin. Iowa has scored on 100 of the last 111 red zone possessions (67 TDs and 33 FGs), dating back to the Michigan State game in 2008. Iowa is 81-91 (.886) combined inside the red zone its last 27 games.

Ohio State was 2-2 in the red zone, collecting one passing touchdown and a field goal. Iowa opponents are 23-32 in the red zone, with 10 passing touchdowns, seven rushing touchdowns and six field goals.

Iowa did not score following a second quarter interception but scored a rushing touchdown after a fourth quarter theft. Iowa has scored 81 points following 21 opponent turnovers, plus 14 points following a blocked punt and a blocked field goal. Iowa collected at least one turnover in 10 of 11 games this season and in 11-of-13 games last season. The Hawkeye defense has collected at least one takeaway in 54 of its last 60 games, dating back to 2006. Iowa entered today’s game ranked second nationally in turnover margin. Iowa has just seven turnovers.

Iowa opponents have scored 14 points following seven Iowa turnovers.

Sophomore DB Micah Hyde had his third interception of the season, picking off a pass that was tipped by Shawn Prater to stop OSU’s final possession of the second period.

Junior Shaun Prater had his fourth interception of the season in the fourth period, which led to an Iowa touchdown. Prater is tied for the team lead with four interceptions.

Freshman RB Marcus Coker started for the second time this season and led Iowa’s rushing game with nine carries for 70 yards. His rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter is his first career touchdown.

Sophomore RB Adam Robinson had nine rushing attempts for 27 yards. Robinson had five rushing touchdowns in 11 games as a freshman in 2009 and he has 10 this season. He has rushed for over 100 yards in six of 10 games played in 2010 and has eight career games over the century mark. He has scored two or more touchdowns in five games this season. Robinson increased his career totals to 384 carries for 1,775 yards. He moved past Nick Bell for 13th in career rushing yards at Iowa.

Iowa has 17 interceptions in 11 games. The Hawkeyes were tied for 12th nationally coming into the Ohio State game. Ohio State was the national leader with 17 prior to playing at Iowa.

Senior WR Colin Sandeman returned to action after missing the Northwestern game. OL Adam Gettis missed his third straight game. OL Nolan MacMillan did not play for the third time in Iowa’s last four games. Gettis and MacMillan both play the right guard position. Senior OL Josh Koeppel started at right guard for the third straight week. Senior LB Jeff Tarpinian did not play vs. Ohio State after starting the previous week at Northwestern.

Senior WR Paul Chaney, Jr., who has handled Iowa’s punt return duties the past two weeks, had his first reception of the season.

Freshman PK Mike Meyer booted a 31-yard field goal in the third period to tie the score at 10-10. After missing his only attempt of the first half, Meyer is now 11-14 for the year.

LB Jeremiha Hunter led Iowa’s defense with 11 tackles. DL Christian Ballard had a sack, while CB Micah Hyde and Shaun Prater each had an interception.

In 11 games, Iowa opponents have started just five of 120 possessions on the Iowa side of the field.

Instant Replay: none in first half.

Iowa closes the regular season Nov. 27 at Minnesota (time and TV, TBA).

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