Iowa Hawkeyes News
9-22-14: The Iowa Hawkeyes squeezed out a 24-20 victory against non-conference Pitt over the weekend. C.J Beathard came in off the bench for quarterback Jake Rudock, who couldn’t go with an undisclosed injury. Beathard finished 7-for-8 for 98 yards in relief for the Hawkeyes, and running back Mark Weisman finished with 88 yards on 22 carries. They travel to Purdue this week and many will wonder who is going to start under center for Kirk Ferentz?
9-15-14: Oh man did this one hurt for Iowa as they fell to in-state rival Iowa State 20-17. ISU’s Cole Netten missed the game-winning field goal, but the referees whistles were muted as the Iowa State’s kicker attempt sailed wide left. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz called timeout to try and ice Netten. Ferentz gave him a practice kick and Netten nailed his second attempt to give the Cyclones the lead with two seconds remaining. It was a bad loss for an Iowa team that struggled to move the ball all day long. The Hawkeyes will travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers this week.
9-9-14: The Hawkeyes were in for a scare this past Saturday versus Ball State. Ball State held a 13-3 lead with less than three minutes remaining in the game. Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock connected with freshman wide receiver Derrick Willies to close the gap to 13-10. After forcing Ball State to a three and out, Rudock led Iowa on a 59 yard drive, capped off by a Rudock to Jake Duzey 12 yard touchdown pass to give Iowa the 17-13 lead. The Hawkeyes will host in-state foe Iowa State this weekend.
9-4-14: It wasn’t all easy for the Hawkeyes last weekend. Iowa trailed in-state FCS opponent Northern Iowa for seven minutes in the second quarter, and the Hawkeyes never had more than an 11-point lead in a hard-fought 31-23 victory. Kirk Ferentz’s team avoided starting 0-1 for the second straight season. The Iowa defense was suspect as they were outgained 405-401 by the Panthers. Quarterback Jake Rudock threw for 250 passing yards and two touchdowns. Iowa will look to go 2-0 this weekend when they host Ball State.