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Iowa football vs. Middle Tennessee: Final score, stats, highlights and more

The Iowa Hawkeyes racked up 644 yards of total offense and wrapped up nonconference play with an easy victory Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Final score: No. 14 Iowa (4-0, 1-0) 48, Middle Tennessee (1-3) 3

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The Hawkeyes rushed for 351 yards and passed for 293 more. They scored on their first four drives to take a 24-0 halftime lead and never looked back.

Toren Young led the way with 131 yards on 11 carries while Tyler Goodson (97) and Mekhi Sargent (91) nearly gave Iowa multiple 100-yard rushers.

Sargent, fullback Brady Ross, receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette and backup quarterback Spencer Petras all scored rushing touchdowns.

Quarterback Nate Stanley hit Brandon Smith for a pair of TDs and finished the game 17 of 25 for 276 yards and no interceptions. Smith caught six passes for 71 yards, both career highs.

Keith Duncan was 2-for-3 on field goals, including a career-long make from 49 yards.

The Iowa defense held Middle Tennessee to 216 total yards.

Scoring summary

IOWA — Mekhi Sargent 4 run; Keith Duncan kick (7-0 IOWA, 11:01 1st)

IOWA — Duncan 49 field goal (10-0 IOWA, 4:54 1st)

IOWA — Brandon Smith 18 pass from Nate Stanley; Duncan kick (17-0 IOWA, 0:15 1st)

IOWA — Brady Ross 1 run; Duncan kick (24-0 IOWA, 8:33 2nd)

IOWA — Duncan 42 field goal (27-0 IOWA, 10:52 3rd)

MTSU — Crews Holt 43 field goal (27-3 IOWA, 5:24 3rd)

IOWA — Ihmir Smith-Marsette 14 run; Duncan kick (34-3 IOWA, 2:19 3rd)

IOWA — Smith 10 pass from Stanley; Duncan kick (41-3 IOWA, 10:01 4th)

IOWA — Spencer Petras 1 run; Duncan kick (48-3 IOWA, 0:47 4th)

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