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'15 Hawkeye Results

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  1. JCspartan2

    JCspartan2 Sparty Party

    Feb 21, 2009
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    The Hawkeye's opened the 2015 season with a statement win against a top ten ranked Seminoles team.

    Iowa dominated this game from the start. On their first possession they drove the length of the field with a very balanced attack. The drive ended with a TD pass from Nick Richardson to WR Robert DeAngelis from 4 yards out.

    FSU looked to answer back on their next drive but were forced into a 3 and out after a running play was stuffed in the back field and their QB was sacked on 3rd down. Iowa took advantage and again methodically moved down the field. HB Dan Conley punched the ball into the endzone on 4th and goal from the 1 inch line to put Iowa up 14-0.

    The Seminoles didn't panic, however, and drove right down the field through the air. On a 3rd down from the 12 yard line, Seminole QB Dailey tried to fit the ball into a tight window on slant route. The MLB in zone coverage tipped it up and CB Chris Payne came down with it to end the threat. Iowa would move down the field quickly through the air, ending with a TD pass to WR John Terry from 17 yards out as the half ended to go up 21-0.

    FSU started the second half with the ball but didn't have any more luck than they did in the first half. They were sacked on both 2nd and 3rd down to force a punt from their own endzone. Iowa pounded the ball between the tackles to the endzone for another Dan Conley score.

    FSU's next drive ended quickly. Their HB tried to fight for extra yardage on 1st down and fumbled the ball right to an Iowa defender. Iowa ran the ball three times but were stuffed on 3rd down and forced to kick a field goal. Iowa up 31-0.

    Now in panic mode, FSU finally got the ball rolling. Dailey, finally getting time to throw, made some beautiful passes to some covered receivers and work his way into the Iowa red zone. On 4th and 10, Dailey found WR Randy Hall for a TD to finally get on the board. The two point attempt failed however. Iowa 31-6.

    Without passing, the Iowa HBs managed to get the Hawkeyes back into the redzone with 3 min to go. The Hawkeye's were simply trying to run the clock out, but on a 2nd and 6 play from the 15 Conley found miles of daylight and waltzed into the endzone to put a cap on the game.

    The Hawkeye offensive line dominated this game. The Seminoles were unable to get pressure on Richardson, but he didn't have to pass much because the running game could do whatever it pleased with the holes that were being opened up. Things are looking up for the 2015 squad, but next week is another big test against Oregon.

    Tough luck for Ceewo. The breaks just weren't going his way.

    Key Stats:
    QB Nick Richarson 13/18 179 yards 2TDs 0Ints
    HB Troy Smith 18 carries 79 yards
    HB Dan Conley 12 carries 75 yards 3 TDs
    WR Robert DeAngelis 4 catches 60 yards 1 TD
    Defense: 7 sacks, -47 rushing yards allowed.

  2. bravejaf

    bravejaf Walk On

    Jul 13, 2009
    Nice win, way to represent the Big 10 :)
  3. JCspartan2

    JCspartan2 Sparty Party

    Feb 21, 2009
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    The visiting Hawkeyes knock off the Big Ten favorite PSU in thrilling fashion.​
    1st Quarter: Penn State got out to an early lead on their first possession on a 9 yard TD run by HB Kyle Goss, who torched Iowa throughout the opening possession. Iowa promptly went 3-and out on their first possession to give PSU the chance to build an early two possession lead. PSU would run the ball all the way down the field again and have a 1st and goal from the 3 yard line. The Hawkeye defense suddenly got stout and prevented PSU from scoring, forcing a turnover on a 4th and goal run from Goss. This might have been the play of the game, by FS Larry Hollis, to keep Iowa within one score against a very powerful PSU team.​
    2nd Quarter: Starting from their own 2 yard line, Iowa and QB Nick Richardson made enough big plays to tie the score, coming on a 37 yard strike from Richardson to WR Jon Terry, who was filling in for injured #1 WR Robert DeAngelis. PSU would be forced to punt on their next series but managed to land the ball inside the 5 yard line. This time Richardson was not able to lead his team out of the endzone's shadow as he was sacked on 3rd down and fumbled the ball into the endzone for a safety. Down 9-7, Iowa was forced to punt to the lions after the safety. PSU moved down the field effectively, trying to score before halftime. However, once they crossed the 50 yard line, the PSU QB was picked off by SS Clint Freeman with about 40 seconds to go in the half. It only took Richardson 4 plays on the ensuing drive to put Iowa ahead 14-9 on a 32 yard pass to WR Jacob Peoples.​
    3rd Quarter: Iowa began with the ball and picked up where it left off, with Richardson dominating the game through the air. The Hawkeyes managed to score on another lengthy TD pass to WR Jon Terry, who seemed to be able to sneak behind the over the top coverage all game, to put Iowa up 21-9. Then PSU took over...On the first play of the next drive, PSU TE Wallace took advantage of a Hawkeye blitz and took a pass 66 yards for a TD to get Penn State back in the game. Then, after a holding penalty negated a 40 yard Iowa run, Richardson was drilled as he released the ball and threw a pick. Penn State took advantage and again scored quickly on a 77 yard TD pass to WR Brett Smith to retake the lead 21-23.​
    4th Quarter: Richardson threw a lazy pass over the middle to start Iowa's next drive which was, of course, intercepted by PSU. Iowa's defense desperately needed to step up, and after allowing PSU to get into the redzone they tightened up and forced a FG. Iowa's offense stumbled again when a 3rd down pass completion was dropped by Terry (I hate that stupid slow-mo drop animation with the defender on the receivers back). After receiving the punt, PSU again drove into the redzone but Iowa's bend but don't break defense was once again able to hold them to a FG, 21-29 PSU. With just under 2 minutes to go and no timeouts, Iowa needed a TD and a 2-point conversion to force overtime. Richardson put together one of his best drives of his career and scored on 23 yard pass to TE Nate McLaurin with just under 1 minute left. The 2-point conversion was completed on a play-fake bootleg pass to FB Greg Porter, who was wide open. With 50 seconds left, there was more than enough time for PSU to score and win the game. The Hawkeye secondary finally tightened up and suddenly the defensive front was able to generate a pass rush to sack the PSU QB twice and keep them out of scoring range.​
    OT: PSU started with the ball and were held to yet another FG after getting the ball to the 10 yard line. Iowa then won the game on the next possession on a 3rd down clearout play to WR Ryan Cobb coming over the middle.​
    Great game Brave!​
    Check out the highlights on the wire.​


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