NCAAF Game Recap - Rutgers at Iowa
Sat Sep 7, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Iowa 30, Rutgers 0

Sep 7, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Rutgers (1-1)

0

0

0

0

0

(20) Iowa (2-0)

7

13

7

3

30

No. 20 Iowa rolls past Rutgers 30-0, Stanley throws 3 TDs
Sat Sep 7, 2019 4:47 PM

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa made Rutgers' first trip to Iowa City as miserable as possible.

Senior Nate Stanley had 236 yards passing and three touchdowns and No. 20 Iowa rolled past Rutgers 30-0 Saturday in its Big Ten opener, notching its third shutout in its last seven league games.

The Hawkeyes look like they're ready for a visit to No. 25 Iowa State next week in a much-hyped rivalry.

New Jersey native Ihmir Smith-Marsette caught two TD passes for the Hawkeyes (2-0, 1-0 Big Ten), who've allowed just 14 points through two games.

"I thought it was really decisive performance," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said. "It was hard-earned out there."

Stanley found Smith-Marsette and Tyrone Tracy for first-half touchdowns to help Iowa take a 20-0 lead at the break. Stanley then connected with Smith-Marsette from 23 yards out to make it 27-0.

Smith-Marsette finished with 113 yards receiving. Stanley had at least three TD passes for the 10th time with the Hawkeyes. Iowa is 10-0 in those games.

"I feel very poised, and my teammates have my back no matter what," Stanley said.

Rutgers (1-1, 0-1) scored 48 points in its opener over UMass, but the Scarlet Knights gained just 125 yards, punted 10 times and turned it over three times. They also threw for just 41 yards, the second-lowest total against Iowa in Ferentz's 21 seasons in charge.

"This game is not going to define our football team or our season," Rutgers coach Chris Ash said. "They are hungry to get back to work."

THE TAKEAWAY

Iowa: Rutgers has yet to beat a ranked league opponent since joining the Big Ten in 2014, so it's not as though the Hawkeyes faced a ton of resistance. Still, Iowa's defense crippled the Scarlet Knights from their opening drive, and the 97-yard touchdown drive the Hawkeyes put together in the second quarter was a good sign for their surging offense.

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights thought they had found their quarterback when McLane Carter threw for 340 yards last week. But Rutgers made the switch back to Artur Sitkowski at halftime after Carter threw for just 22 yards - only to watch Sitkowski throw for 19 in 11 attempts. Ash said Carter suffered an unspecified injury at the end of the half. "We have the bye week to sort it out," Ash said.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Iowa opened the scoring when Stanley threw one of the best balls of his career for a 58-yard touchdown to Smith-Marsette. "I think I was moving pretty quick," Smith-Marsette said.

Rutgers had the Hawkeyes briefly flummoxed when they pinned them inside their own 11-yard line on four consecutive drives, but Iowa finished the last of those 97 yards later in the Rutgers end zone. Stanley found Tracy, a freshman, wide open near the back pylon for his first career TD grab from 7 yards out.

Keith Duncan hit field goals of 46 and 19 yards to make it 20-0 Iowa at halftime.

The Hawkeyes would've likely scored a lot more than 30 points had Scarlet Knights punter Adam Korsak not dropped four different kicks inside Iowa's own 3-yard line.

"That's what Adam is. He's a really good punter who gave us great field position," Ash said.

HAWKEYE DEFENSE

It's too early to tell how much of Rutgers' struggles can be pinned on its attack or Iowa's defense. Nonetheless, this was one of the best performances defensive coordinator Phil Parker's unit put together. Iowa allowed just five first downs and let Rutgers convert only twice on 14 third downs. "It was a collective effort," Ferentz said.

THE NUMBERS

Co-starters Toren Young and Mekhi Sargent each ran for 59 yards for Iowa. But true freshman Tyler Goodson stood out for the second game in a row, picking up 53 yards on 10 carries. ...Isaih Pacheco and Raheem Blackshear combined for 72 yards rushing for Rutgers. ...The Scarlet Knights didn't reach the red zone.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Iowa could move up a few spots after thoroughly dominating a conference opponent.

UP NEXT

The Hawkeyes travel to face rival Iowa State next week.

Rutgers has a bye next week. The Scarlet Knights host Boston College on Sept. 21.

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Passing

Rut Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
M. Carter 16 6 37.5 0 28 17 1 19.8
A. Sitkowski 11 4 36.4 0 19 23 1 7.0
Iowa Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
N. Stanley 28 16 57.1 3 236 58 0 120.5
S. Petras 6 3 50.0 0 8 9 0 56.3

Rushing

Rut Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
I. Pacheco 9 36 4.0 10 0
R. Blackshear 6 30 5.0 8 0
Iowa Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Sargent 13 59 4.5 16 0
T. Young 9 59 6.6 31 0

Receiving

Rut Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
I. Washington 1 0 0.0 0 0
I. Pacheco 4 31 7.8 23 0
Iowa Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
I. Smith-Marsette 4 113 28.3 58 2
T. Tracy Jr. 3 42 14.0 33 1

Fumbles

Rut F FL
J. Langan 1 1

Returning

Rut KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Young 0 - 0 0 2 5.0 0 12
T. Avery 1 14.0 0 14 0 - 0 0
Iowa KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
N. Ragaini 0 - 0 0 2 5.5 0 16

Punting

Rut Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Korsak 10 476 47.6 69
Iowa Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Sleep-Dalton 6 290 48.3 57

Takeaways

Iowa Int Yds InTD
D. Colbert 1 6 0
N. Shannon 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Rut Iowa
Points For 0 30
Total Yards 125 438
Rushing Yards 78 194
Passing Yards 47 244
Passing Completions / Attempts 10/27 19/34
Turnovers 3 0
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 0/0
First Downs 5 23
Penalties - Yards 7/61 4/37
Time Of Possession 22:22 38:38
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/14 2/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 2/3
Punts - Average Yards 10/48 6/48

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Rut Iowa
Iowa 2:42 TD Ihmir Smith-Marsette 58 yd pass from Nate Stanley (Keith Duncan kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Rut Iowa
Iowa 6:47 TD Tyrone Tracy Jr. 7 yd pass from Nate Stanley (Keith Duncan kick) 0 14
Iowa 11:10 FG Keith Duncan 46 yd FG 0 17
Iowa 15:00 FG Keith Duncan 19 yd FG 0 20
3rd Quarter Rut Iowa
Iowa 12:10 TD Ihmir Smith-Marsette 23 yd pass from Nate Stanley (Keith Duncan kick) 0 27
4th Quarter Rut Iowa
Iowa 3:55 FG Keith Duncan 43 yd FG 0 30

Game Information

Stadium: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
Attendance: 61,808
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