Iowa (5-1, 2-0) defeated Indiana (3-3, 0-2), 45-29, Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes scored a season-high 45 points. It is the most points scored by Iowa in a Big Ten game since scoring 45 against Indiana in 2011.
The Hawkeyes are 2-0 in the Big Ten for the fifth time under Kirk Ferentz (2002, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014).
The teams combined to score 74 points, the most total points since Indiana defeated Iowa 45-33 in 2000.
Iowa led 38-21 at the half. Five different players scored a touchdown (Duzey, King, Powell, Parker, Weisman) and K Marshall Koehn added a 22-yard field goal and five extra points.
Iowa scored 28 points in the first quarter, the most points scored in the first quarter since scoring 28 against Ball State on Sept. 3, 2005.
Iowa scored 38 first-half points, tying the most first-half points in a conference game under Kirk Ferentz (Minnesota, 2005). It is Iowa’s highest scoring first half in a Big Ten game since scoring 35 against Indiana in 2011.
Iowa scored 14 points off turnovers, its first such points this season. CB Desmond King returned an interception for a touchdown in the first quarter. RB Mark Weisman scored a rushing touchdown in the second quarter following LB Bo Bower’s interception.
Iowa scored two offensive touchdowns of 60 yards or greater for the first time since Oct. 31, 2009 vs. Indiana. (Stanzi to McNutt, 92 yards; Stanzi to Johnson-Koulianos, 66 yards).
Iowa scored on three straight offensive plays in the first quarter. TE Jake Duzey caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from QB Jake Rudock with 4:41 left. On Iowa’s next play from scrimmage, WR Damond Powell caught a 72-yard touchdown pass from Rudock. On Iowa’s next play from scrimmage, RB Jonathan Parker ran for a 60-yard touchdown.
After scoring 59 combined points in the first half, the teams were scoreless in the third quarter.
Iowa’s defense held Indiana 20 total yards and one first down in the quarter. Iowa held Indiana to four first downs in the second half and 2-of-15 on third down attempts in the game. The Hawkeyes forced eight 3-and-outs.
Ten different Hawkeyes caught a pass today. It is the fourth time this season at least 10 Hawkeyes recorded a reception. Iowa is 4-0 in those games.
RB Jonathan Parker rushed for a 60-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It was Parker’s first career touchdown, and a career-long rush.
LB Bo Bower recorded his second career interception. The pass was broken up by LB Quinton Alston, tipped in the air by LB Reggie Spearman, and caught by Bower. Iowa turned the turnover into a RB Mark Weisman rushing touchdown.
QB C.J. Beathard ran for 20 yards on 3rd-and-9 on the final play of the third quarter. It was a career long rush for Beathard.
CB Desmond King recorded his first career interception in the first quarter. King returned the interceptions 35 yards for a touchdown. Iowa has returned an interception for a touchdown in each of the last seven years, 12 of the last 14 seasons, and 12 of 16 seasons under Kirk Ferentz.
FS Jordan Lomax intercepted a pass in the end zone on Indiana’s final possession (1:16 in the fourth quarter). It was his first career interception.
RB Mark Weisman was 2-for-2 on fourth down attempts, including a 1-yard touchdown. He is 6-for-6 on fourth down attempts this season.
K Marshall Koehn was perfect on six PAT attempts. He recorded a touchback on 5-of-7 kickoffs. He has 24 touchbacks this season.
QB Jake Rudock threw two touchdown passed today to raise his career total to 25, the ninth most in program history. Rudock finished the game 19-of-27 for 210 yards and two touchdowns.
RB Mark Weisman scored a 1-yard touchdown on 4th-and-1 as time expired in the second quarter. Weisman scored a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. He has 24 career rushing touchdowns, tying David Hudson for fourth in program history. He has more rushing touchdowns than any other player under Kirk Ferentz. The players with more career touchdowns are Shaw, 33; Banks, 33: Betts, 25).
RB Mark Weisman scored two rushing touchdowns today (1, 1). He has seven career multi-touchdown games, including three this season.
WR Kevonte Martin-Manley caught three passes for 13 yards. He has 1,527 career receiving yards, passing Maurice Brown for No. 17 in program history.
HEAD COACH Kirk Ferentz
Today’s win is Kirk Ferentz‘s 113th overall victory at Iowa. His 113 wins as a member of the Big Ten Conference ties Fielding Yost (MICH) for No. 9 in conference history. He has 66 Big Ten wins, tying George Perles (MSU) and Murray Warmath (MINN) for ninth most in conference history.
Iowa has recorded an interception on its opponents’ final drive in four games this season (Mabin vs. UNI; Gair at Pitt; Lowdermilk at Purdue; Lomax vs. Indiana).
Iowa has had an interception return for a touchdown in each of the last seven seasons and 12 of the last 14 seasons.
Iowa won the toss and elected to receive. In 16 seasons as Iowa’s head coach, Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeye received the opening kickoff in 156 of 193 games (93-63). Iowa has started the game on defense in 37 of 193 games under Ferentz (20-17).
The Hawkeyes have played 49 consecutive games without a missed or blocked PAT, the longest streak of any school in the nation. Iowa has converted on 143 consecutive PATs during the streak.
Instant replay was used two times today.
- Indiana recovered an on-side kick, call was confirmed (official review).
- Tevin Coleman was not ruled down on a swing pass, call was overturned (official review).
The Hawkeyes play at Maryland on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. (CT) at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium. The game marks the first ever football game between the schools. ESPN2 will televise the contest.