Iowa Leads Nebraska 20-3 At Half

Iowa Leads Nebraska 20-3 At Half

Nebraska finishes its regular season 9-3, having lost its last three games on the road, and is now completely out of the conversation for the Big Ten West title and will wait next week to see its bowl destination.

This was Iowa's offense shedding and shredding all its cares and worries, not to mention entering the game 121st nationally in yards per game. Akrum Wadley and LeShun Daniels Jr. have totaled over 1,700 yards on the ground with 17 touchdowns. The Hawkeyes have been solid against opposing running backs, holding teams to only 158 yards per game (50th).

Senior quarterback C.J. Beathard was efficient for the Hawkeyes when he needed to throw, producing 144 yards and three touchdowns on 10-of-15 passing.

In a press conference, Mike Riley announced that Tommy "Arm-punt" Armstrong will, in fact, be active and the starter for this week's contest! The average was 9.2 yards per carry.

Jordan Westerkamp, with 163 career receptions, needs four to move past Nate Swift for the No. 2 spot on the Huskers' all-time chart.

"The guy holds every record that's meaningful over at Nebraska".

"We've got it covered, but we've had to take a little time and make sure we're covering all our bases with the situation we're in", Langsdorf said.

Nebraska did not commit a turnover in today's game, marking the third straight game without a turnover.

Friday's game begins at 3:30 p.m. Punter Ron Coluzzi? More great stuff, including back-to-back pinning punts of over 50 yards that forced the Huskers to start at their 10-yard line. He did not play last week against Maryland.

The teams traded possession again, without either team crossing into enemy territory. His 15-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter capped a 98-yard drive and sent many clad in crimson back to the tailgating lots.

The Hawkeyes have assembled a 7-4 record in spite of a yardage shortfall: They've gained 3,591 yards while giving up 4,017. Beathard found Riley McCarron on a crossing route and the senior wide receiver sprinted 77 yards to the endzone.

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The Gophers had the longer stretch of good play, dominating the fourth set, and then getting out to a 5-2 lead in the clinching fifth set.

With a decent bowl game from Wadley, the Hawkeyes will have two running backs at over 1,000 yards rushing this season. Iowa wants to keep Nebraska's skill position-heavy offense off the field.

Not just any old plays, but big plays. Daniels tacked on his second touchdown run in the closing minutes.

The Huskers hit.183, down from.267 when they beat Minnesota in five sets last month.

The hope for Nebraska is that Armstrong will be healthy enough by Friday to give it a go.

Minnesota scored two points to take the final set 17-15. Kittle then put the Hawkeyes ahead 33-10 on a 6-yard TD catch with 11:13 left. The Hawkeyes made a decision to go for two and failed, leaving their lead at 26-3.

Washington: The big play was a key in Washington's big first half.

The No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers are trailing 3-26 against the Iowa Hawkeyes with 12:40 left in the third quarter. Iowa's defense will be salivating if its Darlington, although it might be doing the same with a hobbled Armstrong or injured Fyfe. Nebraska would get no closer. The Huskers can get there with a win over Iowa on Friday and a Minnesota victory over Wisconsin the next day. It's still kind of a mystery as to who will start at quarterback for Nebraska on Friday, but if I had to venture a guess I'd say we see Armstrong.

Banderas appeared to be one of the Husker players who overran Wadley on that early touchdown run. He's much more risky against Iowa if he can run and then you hesitate to bring much of a rush.

The last of the punishment came when Daniels walked into the end zone on a 1-yard touchdown with 1:55 remaining.

A third run almost went for another score. Iowa finished the game converting three of its 13 third-down attempts. What underclassmen might be making a final appearance?