#16 38 #8 6 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.