Week 2 'Red Zone" Report

Sept. 13, 2011

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Two games into the 2011 season, the University of Iowa football team is clipping along at a near 90 percent success rate when the Hawkeyes advance into the red zone when on offense.

Kirk Ferentz’s squad has put points on the scoreboard on eight of its nine visits inside their opponents’ 20-yard line thus far in 2011, a total that includes five touchdowns and a perfect 5-for-5 last Saturday at Iowa State, Iowa’s first road game of the season.

Three of Iowa’s red zone drives against the Cyclones resulted in touchdowns: A six-yard scoring strike from James Vandenberg to Kevonte Martin-Manley to open the scoring, a one-yard touchdown run by Marcus Coker, and a four-yard run to paydirt by Coker. Mike Meyer added a pair of 20-yard field goals.

Iowa has scored on 114 of its last 125 red zone possessions dating back to the Michigan State game in 2008. That 91 percent success rate includes 75 touchdowns.

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