Sep 3, 2016 at 2:15 pm | Print View
Updates as they happened from Iowa's season-opening victory.
• 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
• 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.
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.
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