Clock management was much better
After two weeks in a row of struggling with clock management to close out the first half, the Iowa football did a much better job against Middle Tennessee State.
Credit goes to Brian Ferentz who even noted that they need to improve here.
He had this to say about his Rutgers snafu that cost the Iowa football team a chance a touchdown.
"I think in the Rutgers game, we should have used a time-out. Didn’t manage that well. That falls on my shoulders. That was poor and probably cost an us opportunity to score six points."
He wouldn’t go as far as to say the Iowa State clock management was an issue like we think it was, but this week you could tell the offense was ready for the two-minute drill.
The Iowa football team moved the ball methodically down the field in 1:45 while running 13 plays and gaining 78 yards. While it ultimately resulted in no points (Keith Duncan missed his first field goal of the year), the urgency and execution were there throughout the drive, and that gives me hope going forward.