The three stars from week two’s win over Iowa State
Many people, including myself, expected this to be a semi-close game. The Iowa State Cyclones always seem to play the Iowa Hawkeyes tough, especially last year when they nearly pulled off an upset before Iowa pulled away with just a couple of minutes left.
That wasn’t the case this year, though. After punting on the first possession of the game, the Hawkeyes didn’t waste any time when they got the ball back. They scored on their remaining four drives of the half and took a 28-3 lead into halftime.
Despite the Cyclones making adjustments at halftime and turning to backup quarterback Jacob Park midway through the third quarter, the Cyclones had no answer for the Hawkeyes stifling offensive and defensive attacks. The Cyclones didn’t score in the final three quarters and were only able to hold the Hawkeyes in check once they put in their backups.
In a dominating week two performance, many players stood out on the Hawkeyes side of the ball. It’s likely going to be one of their best performances of the season and was a big improvement over their week one victory over Miami (OH).
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