Phil Parker wasn't lying when he said Iowa's defense is good. We were pleased with the takeaways on defense.
Wyoming, which averaged 436.1 total yards per game in 2016, could only put together 233 against a powerful Iowa defense. The Cowboy defense were also stout holding Iowa to 263 yards of offense. Passes to the perimeter and inside runs were the attacks of choice, as the Cowboys attempted to beat a Power Five team for the first time in 11 tries. "Without question we knew we had to neutralize their running game".
Josh Allen threw a picture flawless deep ball in the third quarter to a wide-open C.J. Johnson, but Johnson bobbled the pass in the end zone, and the catch was overturned by review. Sophomore Austin Conway led the Pokes with a career-high eight receptions for a career-high 51 yards.
In addition to completing 56 percent of his passes and throwing for 3,203 yards, 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, Allen rushed for 523 yards and another seven touchdowns. "We sputtered on offense".
Saturday, though, was a struggle from the start to get the passing game rolling. We have some young players out there and we will learn from that. "It's a really big game for the D-line to be able to do that for us and to free us up". We will move forward from it. The redshirt junior Texas native played his best game in the black & gold.
The team captain had 14 tackles on the game, including 7 unassisted, 2 sacks, and 2.5 tackles for a loss.
Perhaps the most impressive part of the defense Saturday afternoon was its ability to make up for the turnovers its own offense had.
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"We worked hard on stripping the football over the summer and it helped us make plays today", Bohl said.
After the Cowboys' field goal early in the second quarter, the Hawkeyes held them scoreless the rest of the game.
To the dismay of the 12 scouts from seven National Football League teams in attendance, Allen's 36-yard gem to Johnson was a rarity.
The Hawkeyes capitalized quickly when quarterback Nathan Stanley threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Noah Fant on the first play of the resulting possession. Here is to hoping, for his sake, the first-half against Iowa isn't the exception to the Allen rule and not the rule of foot - I mean, thumb. Rothe attempted a 47 yard kick, but was wide left as the third quarter ended 21-3 in favor of Iowa. Iowa went on to win the game 24-3.
Saturday's 24-3 Iowa victory brought with it plenty of frustration for a guy who could be a top NFL Draft pick.
Stanley threw for 125 yards and three touchdowns.
"I think the front seven of Iowa is talented", Bohl said.