Game Notes: Iowa at Maryland

OPPONENT #5 IOWA at MARYLAND ( Maryland Stadium)
DATE Friday, Oct. 1
KICKOFF 7:05 p.m. (CT)

1st and 10

1: The Hawkeyes are ranked No. 5 in the AP poll for the third straight week. It is their highest ranking since Nov. 29, 2015 (#4). Iowa has two wins over ranked opponents (vs. #17 Indiana, 34-6; at #9 Iowa State, 27-17) this season and has won five straight against ranked opponents overall. Only Alabama (8) has more consecutive wins over ranked opponents.

2: Iowa has won its last 10 games. The Hawkeyes have outscored their last 10 opponents, 329-127, averaging 32.9 points per game offensively and allowing 12.7 ppg during the winning streak.

3: Iowa has won seven straight Big Ten games. It is the fifth time in the last 30 years Iowa has won seven straight conference games (2020-21, 2015, 2008, 2004, 1991). Iowa won eight straight conference games in 2015 and 2008, and seven straight in 2004 and 1991.

4: Iowa has not won 11 straight since opening the 2015 season with 12 straight wins. Iowa reached the Big Ten Championship game and accepted an invitation to the 2016 Rose Bowl game.

5: Iowa leads the Big Ten and ties for No. 10 in the country with six interceptions. Iowa has 70 interception since 2017, more than any team in the country. Iowa has scored points on each takeaway, turning nine turnovers into 51 points in 2021. The Hawkeye defense has scored 20 points (3 TDs and 1 safety).

6: Iowa has turned all nine turnovers into 51 points in 2021, including three defensive scores. DB Riley Moss leads the country with two interceptions returned for touchdowns (30, 55), both in Week 1. LB Jack Campbell scoop and scored on a fumble recovery Week 2 at Iowa State. Iowa’s defense also created a safety in the win over Kent State.

7: QB Spencer Petras has led Iowa to 10 consecutive wins. Petras is 156-263 (59.3) with 1,772 passing yards (177.2 ypg) during Iowa’s 10-game winning streak. He has thrown 12 touchdowns and three interceptions over the last 10 games.

8: QB Spencer Petras is 10-2 as Iowa’s starting quarterback. His .833 winning percentage is second all-time among Iowa quarterbacks with at least 10 starts. Brad Banks is No. 1 (11-2, .846). Petras’s 30.8 points per game (2020-21) is the highest average by a Hawkeye starting quarterback since Banks (36.6, 2002).

9: LB Jack Campbell ranks third in the Big Ten with 43 tackles. He had a career-high 18 tackles in Iowa’s Week 3 win against Colorado State, earning B1G Defensive Player of the Week honors.

10: RB Tyler Goodson has 11 rushing touchdowns in the last 10 games. He is averaging 100.9 yards per game during Iowa’s 10-game winning streak. He rushed 22 times for a career-high 153 yards and a career-high three touchdowns Week 3 against Kent State.