Nov. 15, 2014
Iowa (7-3, 4-2) defeated Illinois (4-6, 1-5), 30-14, Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Iowa has won six of its last seven meetings against the Illini.
Iowa trailed 7-2 before scoring 28 straight points. The Hawkeyes have trailed in five wins this season.
Iowa scored a season-high 21 second-half points.
Iowa has scored 30 or more points in four Big Ten games for the first time since 2002 (5). Under Kirk Ferentz, Iowa is 62-6 when scoring 30 or more points.
Iowa had a season-high 587 yards of total offense, the fourth-highest total under head coach Kirk Ferentz.
Iowa rushed for a season-high 304 yards, the fourth-highest total under head coach Kirk Ferentz.
The Hawkeyes were penalized just one time today, a 10-yard holding call on the second-to-last play of the game.
Iowa’s defense recorded a safety for the first time since 2010 (Eastern Illinois).
Eight different players combined for seven tackles-for-loss, Iowa’s highest single-game total since the season opener (9).
Iowa scored in all four quarters for the second time this season (Northern Iowa).
RB Mark Weisman rushed for 134 yards on 23 carries. The yardage total is a season high. He has nine career 100-yard rushing games. Today is his first 100-yard rushing performance since Minnesota in 2013 (147).
RB Jordan Canzeri carried 12 times for a season-high 68 yards.
TE Ray Hamilton scored his first two career touchdowns, a 1-yard reception from QB Jake Rudock in the second quarter, and a 6-yard reception from Rudock in the third quarter. He is the first Iowa tight end with two receiving touchdowns in a single game since Tony Moeaki in 2009 (Michigan).
TE Jake Duzey caught three passes for 110 yards, the highest single-game yardage total by a Hawkeye this season. It is his second career 100-yard receiving game.
QB Jake Rudock was 14-of-21 for 210 yards and two touchdowns. Rudock rushed eight times for 39 yards and a touchdown. The rushing score was his second this season and seventh of his career. The 39 rushing yards matches a career high.
QB Jake Rudock is 6-3 in nine career starts on the road. Iowa is 3-2 on the road this season, including 2-2 when Rudock starts.
QB C.J. Beathard was 3-of-3 for 73 yards and one touchdown.
LB Josey Jewell made his first career start.
FB Macon Plewa’s 18-yard reception on Iowa’s opening drive was a career long.
CB Greg Mabin matched his career high with six tackles.
QB Jake Rudock is the ninth player in school history to pass for 30 or more touchdowns. Rudock has 30 career touchdown passes, tying Brad Banks for No. 8 in school history.
WR Kevonte Martin-Manley had two receptions for 56 yards. He has 1,680 career receiving yards, moving past Al Bream for No. 15 all-time.
The Hawkeyes have played 53 consecutive games without a missed or blocked PAT, the longest streak of any school in the nation. Iowa has converted on 159 consecutive PATs during the streak.
Illinois won the toss and deferred to the second half. Iowa received the opening kickoff of the ninth time this season. In 16 seasons as Iowa’s head coach, Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeye received the opening kickoff in 159-of-197 games (95-64).
Instant replay was used three times today:
1) Mark Weisman stopped short of goal line on opening drive, call was confirmed (official review).
2) Akrum Wadley ruled down before fumble, call was confirmed (official review).
3) Jake Duzey 6-yard touchdown reception, call was confirmed (official review).
Iowa hosts Wisconsin on Nov. 22 at Kinnick Stadium. Television and kickoff information has not been announced. The Hawkeyes close the regular season at home on Friday, Nov. 28, hosting Nebraska.