Hawkeyes bring home the bacon – University of Iowa Athletics

MINNEAPOLIS – University of Iowa freshman foosball Drew Stevens coupled with a 21-yard field goal with 28 seconds remaining to give the Hawkeyes a 13-10 win over Minnesota at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday night. It was the eighth straight win for Iowa over the Gophers.

Senior Spencer Petras was 15-for-24 for 221 yards. student in the first year Kaleb Johnson led the team with 43 yards rushing on eight carries. Senior Sam Laporta had four receptions for 95 yards and a sophomore Luke Lachey had five catches for 77 yards.

On the defensive side of ball senior Jack Campell had 10 tackles (six solo) and two critical forced turnovers in the fourth quarter (forced fumbles and interceptions). student in the first year Cooper DeJean had seven solo tackles and junior Quinn Schulte had seven tackles (four solo).

HOW IT HAPPENED
  • After knocking out the Gophers on their first possession, the Hawkeyes used five plays to drive 59 yards and set up a 38-yard field goal from Drew Stevens.
  • On the Hawkeyes’ second offensive possession, they threw 12 plays for 6:19 and 66 yards to set up a one-yard QB sneak from Spencer Petras for the score.
  • Minnesota responded by rushing for 72 yards over nine games and finishing the drive with a five-yard rush from Mohamed Ibrahim.
  • The Gophers tied the game 8-20 in the third quarter. Matthew Trickett struck from 27 yards to end an eight-play 76-yard drive.
  • A Jack Campbell interception set up a 21-yard field goal by Drew Stevens, with 28 seconds remaining to give the Hawkeyes the lead and the win.
CUSTOM NOTES

LB Jack Campbell had an interception on a DB Riley Moss pass in the fourth quarter and he returned it 30 yards to the Minnesota 45 to set up Iowa’s game-winning field goal.

o The pick is Campbell’s second interception of the season and fifth of his career.

— Campbell had a forced fumble in his third career when he broke Mohamed Ibrahim’s ball in the fourth quarter while the Gophers were driving in the red zone. DL Deontae Craig rebounded at the Iowa 9 for his first fumbled recovery of his career.

– Campbell finished with 10 tackles – his seventh 10+ tackle game this season and 12th of his career.

o Campbell is now 20th in school history with 287 career tackles.

– QB Spencer Petras had a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter. It’s his second straight game by a touchdown, his third of the season and the 12th of his career.

o Petras completed 15 of 24 for 221 yards and completed 63 percent of his attempts. The 221 yards is his second-highest this season (246 vs. Michigan).

– TE Sam LaPorta had a career-long 58-yard reception on Iowa’s first offensive play of the game. LaPorta finished the game with four catches for 95 yards before leaving the game with an injury in the first half.

– TE Luke Lachey had a career-high five receptions to finish with 77 yards. His 33-yard reception in the fourth quarter was the second-longest of his career.

o Iowa’s tight ends – LaPorta (4-95), Lachey (5-77) and Addison Ostrenga (1-6) – combined for 10 catches for 178 yards.

– RB Kaleb Johnson had a team high of 43 yards on eight tries. It’s the fifth game this season he’s led the team in rushing.

—K Drew Stevens had a 38-yard field goal in the first quarter and the go-ahead 21-yard field goal with 31 seconds left. Stevens is 15 of 17 in field goal attempts this season. His 15 field goals are the most by a Hawkeye freshman in program history, passing Mike Meyer and Nate Kaeding.

– Redshirt newcomer FB Eli Miller made his Hawkeye debut in the game.

OTHER

– The temperature at Huntington Bank Stadium at kick-off was 17 degrees, which is the second coldest temperature in the stadium’s history.

– Iowa forced two or more turnovers for the third game in a row. The defense has forced two or more turnovers in seven games this season. Iowa has 51 points from 20 opposing turnovers.

– The Hawkeyes limited Minnesota to 87 passing yards. It is the third time this season that an opponent’s pass attack has not reached 100 yards (South Dakota State, Nevada).

– Iowa has held eight opponents to 10 points or fewer and nine opponents to 13 points or fewer.

o It is the first time since 1929 that the defense has conceded 10 or fewer points in eight games. The 1929 team gave up 28 points throughout the eight-game season.

– The Hawkeyes have kept 10 of their 11 opponents below their season scoring average and all 11 opponents below their season total offense average.

– Neither Iowa nor Minnesota committed a penalty in the game.

o It is the first time since 2019 that the Hawkeyes have not taken a penalty against Mississippi State (Outback Bowl) and it is the first time since Wisconsin in 2016 that an opponent has gone without a penalty.

– Iowa won the draw and opted for the postponement; Minnesota chose to receive. The Hawkeyes have played 299 games under head coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa has opened the game 219 times on offense (140-79). The Hawkeyes have opened the game 80 times on defense (45-35).

NEXT

The Hawkeyes wrap up the regular season on Friday, hosting Nebraska in the Heroes Game at Kinnick Stadium. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00pm CT and will be televised by BTN.

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