Nebraska at Iowa Postgame Notes

Nov. 28, 2014

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Iowa (7-5, 4-4) fell in overtime to Nebraska (9-3, 5-3), 37-34, Friday at Kinnick Stadium.

The Hawkeyes ran 88 plays to Nebraska’s 59. The 88 plays match a season high (Purdue).

The Hawkeyes held a nearly 15-minute advantage in time of possession, 37:36-22:24. Iowa’s time of possession is the ninth best under Kirk Ferentz.

Iowa played its 10th overtime game (6-4).

Iowa scored 30-plus points for the fifth time in eight conference games. The five games of 30 or more points are the most since 2002 (6). Under head coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa is 62-7 when scoring 30 or more points.

RB Mark Weisman carried 24 times for 82 yards. He passed Owen Gill and Tony Stewart on Iowa’s all-time rushing list. Weisman ranks sixth all-time with 2,592 rushing yards.

Iowa was 1-for-1 on fourth down conversions. The Hawkeyes entered the game with a conference-leading 13 first down conversions. Mark Weisman converted on fourth-and-1 in the fourth quarter. He is 8-of-9 on fourth down attempts this year.

WR Kevonte Martin-Manley led all players with six receptions for 63 yards. He has 171 career receptions, passing Marvin McNutt (170) for No. 2 on the all-time receptions list. He is two receptions shy of tying Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (173) for No. 1 all-time. He has 1,776 career receiving yards, moving passed Travis Watkins for No. 13 all-time.

RB Jordan Canzeri caught a 5-yard touchdown on Iowa’s fourth quarter scoring drive. It is his first touchdown reception since the 2011 Insight Bowl.

DE Drew Ott returned a punt 12 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. It is Iowa’s first punt return for touchdown since Kevonte Martin-Manley returned two punts for touchdowns against Western Michigan in 2013.

DT Carl Davis blocked a Nebraska field goal attempt in the third quarter. It is Iowa’s first blocked field goal attempt since Louis Trinca-Pasat blocked a Penn State field goal attempt in 2012.

SS John Lowdermilk collected his third interception of the season in the third quarter, returning the theft 17 yards for his first career touchdown. DE Carl Davis applied pressure on the play, forcing the errant pass. Lowdermilk’s three interceptions lead the team.

SS John Lowdermilk’s touchdown was the second interception return for a touchdown for Iowa this season. DB Desmond King had a 35-yard touchdown return in Iowa’s win over Indiana. The Iowa defense also recorded a safety (sack credited to DT Louis Trinca-Pasat) in the win at Illinois. Iowa’s special teams scored a touchdown in the win over Northwestern when LB Ben Niemann blocked a punt and returned it for the score.

Iowa had at least two interceptions for the fifth time this season (Northern Iowa 2, Purdue 2, Indiana 3, Maryland 2, Nebraska 2).

The Hawkeyes have played 55 consecutive games without a missed or blocked PAT, the longest streak of any school in the nation. Iowa has converted on 164 consecutive PATs during the streak.

Nebraska won the toss and elected to defer. Iowa received the opening kickoff of the 11th time this season. In 16 seasons as Iowa’s head coach, Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeye received the opening kickoff in 161-of-199 games (95-66).

Instant replay was used three times today.

1) Jake Rudock fumble, call was confirmed (official review).

2) Tevaun Smith stopped short of first down, call was confirmed (official review)

3) Kenny Bell game-winning touchdown, call was confirmed (official review)

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