Week 1 'Red Zone' Report

Sept. 7, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa football team enjoyed tremendous success on its visits to the red zone in the Hawkeyes’ rain-soaked 34-7season-opening victory over Tennessee Tech last Saturday at historic Kinnick Stadium.

The Hawkeyes made four visits to the red zone against the Golden Eagles and came away with a pair of touchdowns and a field goal. Iowa’s only unsuccessful visit came at the end of the game when the Hawkeyes ran five straight rushing plays en route to TTU’s six-yard line as the clock expired.

Three of Iowa’s scoring plays – a 39-yard field goal by Mike Meyer to open the game’s scoring, an 88-yard touchdown reception by Marvin McNutt, and 89-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Shaun Prater – raced over the red zone.

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In 2010, Iowa was 43-48 in the red zone, scoring 14 rushing touchdowns, 17 passing touchdowns and 12 field goals.

Iowa has scored on 112 of the last 124 red zone possessions (74 touchdowns and 38 field goals), dating back to the Michigan State game in the 2008 season Tennessee Tech was 1-2 (50 percent) in the red zone, missing a field goal and scoring a rushing touchdown.