Having an extra week to prepare with a bye week following a big win in Ames, Iowa is set to kickoff against Middle-Tennessee at 11:00am.
The Hawkeyes have chosen to receive from Middle-Tennessee as the offense takes the field to open the game.
The Hawks came out hot on offense dominating on the opening drive. Resulting in Mekhi Sargent taking the ball into the end zone from four yards out, on the Iowa’s opening drive to give them a 7-0 lead.
Keith Duncan hits his career long field of 49 yards to tack on three more to Iowa’s lead with just under five minutes left in the first quarter. Iowa leads 10-0.
With the defense playing lights out, the Hawkeyes were able to get the ball back late in the first quarter and get the ball across the goal line once again. Nate Stanley drops a 18 yard dime to Brandon Smith to extend the lead to 17 with, 15 seconds left in the first quarter.
Continuing to dominate in the trenches fullback Brady Ross is able to punch it in from the one yard line to score six more for the Hawkeyes. Iowa leads 24-0 after the extra point with 8:33 left in the first half.
Dominating both sides of the ball Iowa leads 24-0 at the half.
Middle-Tennessee will receive the second half kick looking to get on the board for the first time today.
Iowa’s defense holds strong forcing Middle Tennessee three and out once again, which lead to another Duncan field goal from 42 yards out putting Iowa up 27-0.
The shut out ends as Crews Holt hits a 44 yard field goal to put the Blue Raiders on the board. Iowa leads 27-3.
With just over two minutes left in the third quarter Ihmir Smith-Marsette takes a jet sweep 14 yards to the house to extend the Hawkeyes’ lead to 34-3.
Stanley connects with Smith once again for a 10 yard touchdown to put 41 on the board for the Hawkeyes. 10:01 remains in regulation.
Spencer Petras Capitalizes on a drive that was set up by runningback Tyler Goodson, with a one yard sneak to score the final touchdown of the game with 47 seconds left to play.
Dominating defensively and running the ball effectively, Iowa easily defeated Middle Tennessee 48-3.