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Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

Digital Rewind: How Iowa’s late play cast some early worries aside

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

As the fourth quarter of Iowa’s 2014 opener dawned Saturday afternoon, you’d have thought the angst was ratcheting up faster than David Johnson’s receiving yards total for Northern Iowa against the Hawkeyes’ green linebacking corps. Too worrisome, too soon from Hawk Central’s first live game chat? Indeed, as Quinton Alston, Bo Bower and Reggie Spearman […]

Videos: Mabin on what he was thinking after his first INT; Leshun Daniels on getting off to a good start early

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

Iowa linemen protected their what off? Scherff’s take on the game

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

Rick Brown: There’s ample Iowa anxiety, but 1-0 is 1-0

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – It was a black-and-gold victory, with plenty of red flags. “We learned a lot about ourselves,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said after Saturday’s 31-23 victory against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium. A lot of what he learned was not pleasant to watch, and that had fans squirming on the edge of […]

Derrick Willies’ first catch as Hawkeye was a big one

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. For a fleeting second, Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock thought he had overthrown wide receiver Derrick Willies at a crucial moment. “I thought I threw it in a pretty good rhythm,” Rudock said. “When I saw him start putting his head down I thought, “Did I really overthrow him?’ “ Willies stretched out and […]

How Hawkeyes’ running-back rotation worked vs. UNI

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. Iowa put its backfield depth to use early against Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes used five different rushers in their first eight offensive plays, which helped ease the burden on senior running back Mark Weisman. “I think it’s very good if you can get everyone in the game,” Weisman said, “because everyone has been […]

Excessive penalties doom UNI against Iowa

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The hair still remaining on the head of Northern Iowa football coach Mark Farley found itself in jeopardy Saturday. The Panthers held a stunning 15-0 lead in penalties before Iowa was flagged for its first with 12 minutes, 35 seconds to play in 31-23 loss at Kinnick Stadium. Northern Iowa finished […]

Quinton Alston explains Iowa’s communication issues on defense

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. Quinton Alston was expecting a few glitches. “There was a lot of guys getting onto the field for the first time,” Alston said of his fellow Iowa linebackers. “There was a lot of guys on the field (Saturday) who weren’t even here last year, or redshirted.” That lack of experience was exploited […]

What two-QB system? Ferentz praises Rudock, doesn’t use Beathard

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – There has been lots of talk about Iowa using two quarterbacks this season with the continued improvement of sophomore backup C.J. Beathard. It remained as talk on Saturday, as junior starter Jake Rudock went the distance during a season-opening 31-23 victory over Northern Iowa. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said he never considered […]

Tevaun Smith puts fans on edge of seats with one-handed grab

[ 0 ] August 30, 2014

Tevaun Smith thought he scored after a handoff but only realizing he stepped out of bounds with a 35-yard gain.