Postgame Notes: Iowa 34, Indiana 6

From Iowa Sports Information:

Iowa (1-0, 1-0) defeated Indiana (0-1, 0-1), 34-6, on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. 

Iowa extended its winning streak to seven games. Iowa has outscored its last seven opponents, 248-89, averaging 35.4 points per game offensively and allowing 12.7 ppg during the winning streak. 

The 34 points scored are the most in a Big Ten opener since scoring 42 at Penn State in 2002. 


QB Spencer Petras is 91-158 (59.5) with 1,233 passing yards (176.1 ypg) during Iowa’s seven-game winning streak. He has thrown eight touchdowns and two interceptions over the last seven games. 

DB Riley Moss returned an interception 30 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Moss returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. The interceptions were No. 7 and 8 of his career. He has three career pick-sixes. Iowa has had at least one interception return for a touchdown in each of the last 14 seasons and 19 of the last 21.

DB Dane Belton recorded his first career interception. 

QB Spencer Petras rushed for a touchdown in the second quarter. It was his fourth career rushing touchdown and the longest rushing touchdown of his career (9 yards).

Iowa had three offensive linemen make their first career start: LT Mason Richman, RG Justin Britt and RT Nick DeJong. Iowa DL John Waggoner and DL Logan Lee also made their first career starts. WR Charlie Jones made his first career start. 

TE Sam LaPorta had a career-high 83 receiving yards.

Noah Shannon (4), John Waggoner (4), Jestin Jacobs (3), Logan Lee (3) and Ethan Hurkett (3) recorded career highs in tackles. 


Iowa has played 23 straight games without surrendering 25 points, the longest streak in the nation among Power 5 teams. 

Iowa has won seven straight Big Ten games for the fifth time in the last 30 years. Iowa won eight straight conference games in 2015 and 2008, and seven straight in 2004 and 1991).  JON NOTE:  I think there is more to this, as Iowa won 11 consecutive conference games over the last two of 2001, all eight in 2002 and then the first conference game in 2003).

Iowa has scored at least 25 points in each of its wins during its winning streak. It is the second time in school history Iowa has scored 25 points or more in seven  straight wins (2015, seven games).

Iowa and Indiana met as AP ranked opponents for the second time ever and the first time since 1991, when No. 10 Iowa defeated No. 25 Indiana, 38-21, at Kinnick Stadium. 

Iowa is 98-33-2 in season-opening games, including an 19-4 mark under coach Kirk Ferentz. 

Iowa won the toss and elected to receive. The Hawkeyes have played 275 games under head coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa has opened the game on offense 208 times (133-75). The Hawkeyes have opened the game on defense 67 times (36-31).


The Hawkeyes play at Iowa State on Saturday, Sept. 11 in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The game is televised on ABC beginning at 3:30 p.m. (CT).  

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