#5 Iowa vs. #6 Stanford Postgame Notes
Jan. 1, 2016
Stanford (12-2, 8-1) defeated Iowa (12-2, 8-0), 45-16, Friday at the 2016 Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium.
Iowa finished the season with a school-record 12 wins, including a 12-0 regular season. The Hawkeyes return 15 starters in 2016, seven on offense and eight on defense.
The 102nd Rose Bowl Game was the first meeting between the two schools. Iowa is 2-4 in six Rose Bowl appearances. The Hawkeyes are 14-14-1 all-time in 29 bowl game appearances.
The Hawkeyes allowed a pick-six (66 yards) and a punt return for touchdown (63 yards) for the first time this season. Five of Stanford’s touchdowns covered 277 total yards. Stanford’s 75-yard passing touchdown on the game’s first play was the first pass play of 30 yards or more allowed by Iowa since Week 10.
Iowa allowed 30-plus points for the first time this season. Stanford scored 30 points for the 13th consecutive game.
Sophomore LB Josey Jewell‘s interception in the fourth quarter was the 19th interception for Iowa this season, and the Hawkeyes’ 27th takeaway. Iowa turned the interception into a touchdown. Iowa scored 93 points off turnovers this season.
Sophomore RB Akrum Wadley‘s fourth quarter touchdown reception was the first touchdown reception of his career. Wadley finished the game with three catches for a career-high 60 yards.
Sophomore LB Josey Jewell intercepted a Stanford pass in the end zone in the fourth quarter. It was his fourth interception this season, and fourth of his career. Jewell had seven tackles today. In three postseason games, Jewell has 29 tackles and two interceptions.
LG James Daniels became the first true freshman to start a Bowl Game since RB Jordan Canzeri made his first career start at the 2011 Insight Bowl. Today was Daniels’ second career start (Northwestern).
Junior QB C.J. Beathard finished the game with 239 yards passing and two touchdowns. In three career postseason games, Beathard is 52-of-82 for 600 yards and five touchdowns.
Junior WR Matt VandeBerg caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from QB C.J. Beathard in the fourth quarter. It was VandeBerg’s fourth touchdown reception of the season, fifth of his career, and the longest touchdown reception of his career.
Redshirt freshman DL Matt Nelson recorded his first career sack and tackle-for-loss. Nelson recorded a 2-yard TFL and contributed to a 3-yard sack on Stanford’s final drive of the third quarter, which resulted in a punt.
Senior K Marshall Koehn scored four points today to move into sole possession of 13th place on Iowa’s all-time scoring list (170 points).
Stanford won the toss and elected to receive. Iowa kicked off to start the game for the fourth time this season (3-1). In 17 seasons as Iowa’s head coach, Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes have started the game on defense in 42-of-214 games (23-19).