Oct. 18, 2014
Maryland (5-2, 2-1) defeated Iowa (5-2, 2-1), 38-31, Saturday at Capitol One Field at Byrd Stadium. Today’s game was the first ever football game between the schools.
Iowa lost on the road for the first time since Oct. 19, 2013. The loss snaps Iowa’s four-game road winning streak.
Iowa recorded two interceptions today (Ott, Draper). Seven different Hawkeyes have an interception this season.
Iowa lost two fumbles today. The Hawkeyes entered the game with four lost fumbles.
Iowa committed seven penalties for 65 yards, both season highs.
Iowa attempted 56 passes today, the most ever under Kirk Ferentz.
DE Drew Ott recorded the first interception of his career in the first quarter. Ott’s interception set up a 4-yard touchdown run by RB Mark Weisman. Ott finished the game with three tackles, 2.5 sacks, and one interception. He entered the season with 2.5 career sacks. Through seven games in 2014, he has seven sacks.
CB Sean Draper recorded his first career interception. Draper intercepted a pass at the Iowa 16-yard line on Maryland’s final drive of the half.
DE Louis Trinca-Pasat had six tackles, raisin his season total to 45 and surpassing his previous single-season high (40 in 2012).
WR Riley McCarrons’s 11-yard punt return in the second quarter was a career long.
P Connor Kornbrath punted for the first time this season. Kornbrath punted five times for 187 yards, downing four punts inside the 20.
RB Mark Weisman rushed 10 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns. He scored two rushing touchdowns (4, 2) for the fourth straight game. He has eight career multi-touchdown games. He has rushed for at least one touchdown in five straight games, and has 15 touchdowns over the last 11 games.
Weisman’s 38-yard rush in the third quarter was a season long, and moved him into 10th among Iowa’s all-time rushing leaders. He now has 499 career carries for 2,217 yards.
K Marshall Koehn was perfect on four PAT attempts. He recorded a touchback on 3-of-6 kickoffs, including two onside attempts. He has 27 touchbacks this season.
QB Jake Rudock threw two touchdown passes today to raise his career total to 27, the ninth most in program history. Rudock finished the game 32-of-56 for 317 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. He surpassed 300-plus passing yards for the second time this season, and second time in his career (322 vs. Ball State).
RB Mark Weisman has 26 career rushing touchdowns, passing Ladell Betts for third in program history (Shaw, 33; Banks, 33). He has 10 rushing touchdowns this season, a single-season career high (8 in 2012, 8 in 2013).
WR Kevonte Martin-Manley caught four passes for 25 yards. He has 155 career receptions, passing Khalil Hill for No. 4 all-time.
Iowa has two losses this season by a combined 10 points.
Iowa scored 14 first quarter points. The Hawkeyes have scored 42 points in the first quarter over the last two games. In Iowa’s first five games, the Hawkeyes scored 21 combined first quarter points. This season, Iowa has outscored its opponents, 63-31, in the first quarter.
The Hawkeyes scored on their opening drive for the first time since Week 1 against Northern Iowa (touchdown).
Iowa won the toss and deferred to the second half. Iowa has started the game on defense in only 38 of 194 games under Ferentz (20-18).
The Hawkeyes have played 50 consecutive games without a missed or blocked PAT, the longest streak of any school in the nation. Iowa has converted on 147 consecutive PATs during the streak.
Instant replay was used six times today.
1) Drew Ott interception, call was confirmed (official review).
2) Jake Duzey fumble, call was confirmed (official review).
3) Maryland runner down by contact, call was confirmed (official review).
4) Maryland punt returner spot of ball, call was overruled (official review).
5) Maryland receiver caught the ball in bounds, call was confirmed (official review).
6) Onside kick recovered by Iowa, call was confirmed (official review).
The Hawkeyes have their second bye week of the season Oct. 25. Iowa returns to the field Nov. 1 at home against Northwestern.