Sept. 12, 2015
Iowa (2-0) defeated Iowa State (1-1), 31-17, Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium.
Iowa outscored the Cyclones 21-0 in the second half and improves to 41-22 all-time against Iowa State.
Iowa regained possession of the Cy-Hawk Trophy and leads the 2015 Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series, 7-0, following wins in soccer, volleyball, and football. Saturday is the first of four trophy games on Iowa’s 2015 schedule: Iowa State (Cy-Hawk), Minnesota (Floyd of Rosedale), Wisconsin (Heartland), and Nebraska (Heroes). Only Minnesota visits Iowa City.
The visiting team has won the last four meetings in the Cy-Hawk Series. Today’s score marked the first time in five years the game wasn’t decided by one possession.
The Iowa defense allowed 66 yards on 31 plays in the second half after allowing 244 yards on 31 plays in the first half.
The Hawkeyes converted 5-of-7 third downs in the second half, and 2-of-7 third downs in the first half.
QB C.J. Beathard improved to 3-0-0 in his career as a starter. He is 1-0 at home, and 2-0 on the road (Purdue, 2014; Iowa State, 2015). He was 15-of-25 for 215 yards passing and a career high three touchdown. He rushed 10 times for 77 yards. The 10 rushing attempts was a career high.
RB Jordan Canzeri career a career-high 24 times for 124 yards and a touchdown. He scored from eight yards on Iowa’s final scoring drive. It was his fourth career rushing touchdown and second this season. Canzeri had had over 100 all-purpose yards for the second straight week. He had 143 total yards against Iowa State (124 rushing and 19 receiving).
WR Matt VandeBerg has scored a touchdown in three straight games. He caught touchdowns against Tennessee and Illinois State, and returned a fumble three yards today for a touchdown. VandeBerg played 22 career games before catching his first touchdown.
WR Matt VandeBerg had career highs in receptions (9) and yards (114). His 47-yard reception in the fourth quarter was a career long.
WR Riley McCarron’s first catch of the season was a 25-yard, eventual game-winning touchdown. It was his first career touchdown.
TE Henry Krieger Coble had a career best 34 yards receiving.
DE Drew Ott left the game with three minutes left in the first quarter and did not return.
RB LeShun Daniels left the game in the second quarter and did not return.
Redshirt freshman TE Jameer Outsey made his first career start.
K Marshall Koehn has connected on five consecutive field goal attempts over the last five games. Koehn is 5-of-6 in his career on field goals 40-plus yards.
P Dillon Kidd punted five times for 237 yards. Kidd downed two punts inside the 20 and had two punts over 50 yards (55, 50, 49, 46, 37). He averaged 47.4 yards per punt.
DB Desmond King returned a punt 37 yards (career long) to set up Iowa’s go-ahead touchdown drive. On Iowa State’s ensuring possession, King intercepted a pass (first this season, fourth of career) to set up another Hawkeye touchdown. King added five tackles on defense.
Iowa State won the toss and deferred. Iowa received the opening kickoff. In 17 seasons as Iowa’s head coach, Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes received the opening kickoff in 164-202 games (97-67). Iowa has started the game on defense in 38-of-202 games under Ferentz (20-18).
The Hawkeyes have played 58 consecutive games without a missed or blocked PAT, the longest streak of any school in the nation. Iowa has converted on 176 consecutive PATs during the streak.
Instant replay was used three times today:
- Iowa State incomplete pass (confirmed)
- Iowa State third-down conversion: Lazard (overruled)
- Iowa State third-down conversion: Lazard (confirmed)
The Hawkeyes host Pittsburg on Saturday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. (CT) at Kinnick Stadium. Tickets are available at the UI Athletic Ticket Office.