NCAA Game Summary - Iowa State at Iowa|
(Saturday, September 11th)
Final Score: (9) Iowa 35, Iowa State 7
Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) - Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi threw two
touchdowns passes and added another score on the ground, as the ninth-ranked
Hawkeyes rolled to a 35-7 win over Iowa State at Kinnick Stadium.
Stanzi was 11-of-18 for 204 yards, while Adam Robinson rushed for 156 yards
and one TD for Iowa (2-0).
Austen Arnaud completed 20-of-44 passes for 197 yards with a touchdown and
three interceptions for the Cyclones (1-1).
"Top-to-bottom, there are no weaknesses," Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads
said about the Hawkeyes. "They have the ability to run it. They have the
ability to throw it. People are not going to score very many points on them."
Iowa wasted no time early, driving 71 yards in 13 plays on the game's opening
series. The Hawkeyes converted a pair of third downs along the way, including
a 3rd-and-9 from the ISU 33-yard line when Stanzi moved the chains with an 11-
yard pass to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos.
The drive ended with Stanzi hitting Marvin McNutt over the middle for a nine-
Iowa State went three-and-out on its initial offensive sequence, and the
Hawkeyes orchestrated another time-consuming drive that extended into the
early moments of the second quarter. Jewel Hampton capped the 16-play jaunt
with a two-yard TD run.
The Cyclones failed to get a first down on their second drive, and a 66-yard
completion by Stanzi to McNutt set up a two-yard TD pass to Allen Reisner.
Iowa continued to pile on the points. A 75-yard dash by Robinson to the brink
of the end zone set the stage for Stanzi, and his plunge put the Hawkeyes up
28-0 with 2:52 remaining before halftime.
"We executed very efficiently in the first half," Stanzi said. "We were happy
to get off to a fast start. It definitely takes some pressure off when you can
start fast. Credit goes to our offensive line. It is very hard to have 13 play
drives if the offensive line is not on the right page."
Following the break, Iowa's explosive offense needed just three plays to cover
97 yards in the third quarter. Robinson began the drive, which was set up by a
Arnaud interception, with a minimal gain on the ground. After Stanzi and
Reisner hooked up for a 55-yard completion to the ISU 39, Robinson took it the
rest of the way to give Iowa a 35-point cushion.
An eight-yard TD pass by Arnaud to Darius Darks spoiled Iowa's shutout bid
with 1:51 to play in the game.
Iowa holds a 39-19 advantage in the series with Iowa State. The Hawkeyes have
won the last three meetings and retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy, which is awarded
annually to the winner between these intrastate rivals...Robinson surpassed
1,000 career rushing yards...Iowa linebacker Jeff Tarpinian recorded a career-
best 11 tackles...The Cyclones had the ball for just 9:25 in the first
half...ISU's Alexander Robinson ran for 48 yards and added 59 yards on six
receptions...The Cyclones scored their first touchdown against Iowa in 18
09/11 20:15:35 ET