Highlights: No. 15 Iowa beats Miami (Ohio), 45-21

Updates from the Hawkeyes' season opener

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Updates as they happened from Iowa's season-opening victory.

Postgame Links

• First day at work - Hawkeyes, 45, RedHawks 21

• Hlas: Hawkeyes' opener messy but not a mess

• Game Report: Notes, grades from Iowa's victory

• Iowa notes: Anthony Nelson comes out swinging in first game

• Josey Jewell's worth is in the numbers

• Watch Kirk Ferentz's postgame press conference

• Miami offense finds success against Iowa

3:08 4th: Iowa 45, Miami (Ohio) 21

Iowa turns to its bench and Derrick Mitchell scores from 5 yards out.

Of note on that drive: true freshman QB Nathan Stanley entered the game (he threw one pass, which was incomplete).

Ten true freshman have seen the field for the Hawkeyes today.

Fumble No. 3

Miami fumbles for the third time today, the second one forced by redshirt freshman defensive end Anthony Nelson.

Sam Brincks on the recovery.

6:04 4th Iowa 38, Miami (Ohio) 21

Hawkeyes settle for a field goal, the first of Keith Duncan's career, after driving to the 3.

Iowa went power, gaining 69 yards on six rushes, including Akrum Wadley's 12-yard run with just one shoe.

9:43 4th Iowa 35, Miami (Ohio) 21

Miami completes another long scoring drive with Billy Bahl's 8-yard TD pass to James Gardner.

That's three scoring drives of 74-plus yards for the RedHawks.

Miami now has 392 yards of offense, including 260 through the air. Which begs the question:

4:41 3rd: Iowa 35, Miami (Ohio) 14

The RedHawks convert a 4th-and-1 with Alonzo Smith's 3-yard run, then Billy Bahl hits James Gardner for a 29-yard score.

Bahl (14-23) now over 200 yards passing.

13-play, 75-yard drive.

11:37 3rd: Iowa 35, Miami (Ohio) 7

Iowa goes for it on fourth down and the gamble pays off, with C.J. Beathard's first touchdown pass of the season.

His 12-yard toss to Jerminic Smith makes it 35-7 Hawkeyes.

Half: Iowa 28, Miami (Ohio) 7

Notable numbers: 

• Total yards: Iowa 253, Miami 233; Yards per play: Iowa 11.0, Miami 6.5 (Iowa 102-61 rush, Miami 172-151 pass)

• Turnovers: Miami 2, Iowa 0

• C.J. Beathard 10-11 pass, 151 yards

• Akrum Wadley 6 carries, 60 yards, 2 TD; LeShun Daniels 5 carries, 52 yards, 2 TD

• DE Anthony Nelson 5 tackles, 1.5 sacks, forced fumble

• Miami QB Billy Bahl 11-17 pass, 172 yards

• Not an official stat, but not a good one if you're a Hawkeye fan (LB Josey Jewell ejected for targeting; DE Parker Hesse, LB Ben Niemann injured)

7:15 2nd: Iowa 28, Miami (Ohio) 7

Akrum Wadley's 5-yard TD run puts the Hawkeyes back up three scores.

Miami appeared to have caught a break when officials ruled Riley McCarron fumbled what would have been a touchdown out the back of the end zone for a touchback.

But the pass was ruled incomplete (C.J. Beathard's first after eight straight completions to begin the game) after video review.

Hesse injured

Defensive end Parker Hesse recovered a first-quarter fumble, but has since been forced to the sidelines with an apparent hamstring injury

13:42 2nd: Iowa 21, Miami (Ohio) 7

Miami had been racking up yards (151 in the first quarter), it was just a matter of not turning the ball over, which it did twice in the first.

The RedHawks get it done with an Alonzo Smith 3-yard TD run to get on the board.

12-play, 75-yard drive.

5:41 1st: Iowa 21, Miami (Ohio) 0

Iowa pulling out the tricks already, with a 38-yard flea flicker to Jerminic Smith.

One play later, it's a touchdown.

LeShun Daniels finds the end zone for the second time today with a 43-yard run.


Iowa looked to be in danger after a 67-yard pass from Billy Bahl to Rokeem Williams, but the defense got its second takeaway of the first quarter.

It was a full-Nelson...

Anthony Nelson forced the fumble with a sack, then Matt Nelson recovered at the Iowa 15 with 6:25 to go.

7:14 1st: Iowa 14, Miami (Ohio) 0

Josey Jewell's replacement immediately makes an impact.

Jack Hockaday's hit on receiver Maurice Thomas forced a fumble and Parker Hesse recovered at the Miami 12 with 7:48 to go.

Akrum Wadley followed with an 11-yard TD to put the Hawkeyes up two scores early.

9:07 1st: Iowa 7, Miami (Ohio) 0

Ruthless opening drive from the Iowa offense capped by LeShun Daniels' 1-yard TD run.

Akrum Wadley had a 23-yard run earlier in the drive and C.J. Beathard completed his only pass to Matt VandeBerg for 33.

Six plays, 80 yards, and just like that it's 7-0.

Jewell ejected

Not even three minutes into the season opener, and junior linebacker Josey Jewell's day is done.

The second-team all-Big Ten performer was called for targeting on Iowa's first punt return of the day for a helmet-to-helmet hit.

Iowa and Miami scoreless.

Some pregame reading, in case you missed it:

• 2-Minute Drill: Breaking down Iowa-Miami (Ohio)

• No crying in linebacking: Bo Bower's return

• Hlas: No invites from Hawkeyes to A-list nonconference teams

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