Iowa 7, SDSU, 3: Safety dance

Iowa State’s defense outscored its opponents, securing two safeties in a 7-3 win over FCS South Dakota.

Disaster came before the game when we learned that Keegan Johnson, Gavin Williams and Mason Richman were unfit for the game, leaving Alan Bruce the only scholarship recipient with a career on the roster. This news moved the betting line by 4.5 points, from 14.5 to 10 on some books, proving once again that oddsmakers don’t love our Eagles as much as we do.

Then, Iowa’s offense was an immediate disaster as it was forced to play in the first series despite bringing down an elusive first.

Iowa State was gifted with SDSU’s 17-yard punt on Jackrabbits’ first offensive possession of the year, putting Iowa State in shooting range on its second possession of the game.

Four games later, Aaron Blom missed for 40 yards after Iowa’s offense was just 5 yards away. He saved himself after two series, finishing with a 46-yard play after Spencer Petras failed to hit a wide-open Leshon Williams on a screen that might have been a touchdown.

On the plus side, Iowa continued to pass the ball to its best offensive player, Tory Taylor, who advanced for 57 yards on his second fumble of the day.

Throughout the first quarter, Iowa State had a 15-yard pass and SDSU had a 15-yard false start penalty, making the crowd Iowa’s second-best player early on. The team traded punts to start the second quarter. Taylor reached out to Cooper DeJean to pin SDSU to his 3, making it the most accurate pitch and catch of the day. It is worth noting that the punt is from SDSU’s 37.

Joe Evans recorded his first sack of the season to force a punt, another false start moved SDSU punters to the back of the end zone to give Iowa State Another short venue, which again is pointless.

As a reminder, SDSU is an FCS team.

You’ll be shocked to learn that Petras threw the ball directly into the chest of Caleb Francl, who was playing for the other team, in the third and tenth quarters with three minutes left in the half.

Leshon Williams and Arland Bruce were open, but he forced the ball to Sam LaPorta. Francl returned it 17 yards to Iowa.

Jestin Jacobs was injured when a 44-yard field goal capped by Hunter Dustman. Quinn Schulte broke the pass in Game 3 and Iowa sat on the ball with 15 seconds to go into the locker room 3-3. Iowa State finished the half with 56 total yards and 15 rushing yards. SDSU has 77 yards. Iowa State had 4 starts, 4 punts and 3 points. Three drives in Iowa begin in the Jackrabbit area.

SDSU started the half, and after Isaiah Thomas ran two straight 12-yard runs, Iowa’s defense hampered the Jackrabbits, forcing Iowa’s 45th punt.

Unsurprisingly, Petras trotted back to the field to direct another 3-pointer. On the third descent, Brian Ferentz dialed a crossover which saw a vacant Alec Wick but Petras ) to force it to change to guard for double coverage. The task force rescued a shit sandwich again.

SDSU QB Mark Gronowski gets tattooed first, leaving… others face Iowa D’s teeth.

Despite receiving a 26-yard pass from Bruce in the ensuing game, Iowa State only scored 4 yards in the next three games, leaving Torrey Taylor in Iowa State for SDSU’s 2 yards A house of despair is built within the line.

Jake Campbell met Isaiah Davis in the end zone in the first game of the kickoff to give Iowa two points and a 5-3 lead. So disgusting.

Williams scored about 12 yards in three straight games, and Iowa scored its first goal in Game 6 of the day. The next game Petras was dismissed for 10 yards, erasing Williams’ hard work. Petras then pinned Bruce for 27 yards in a seam in the middle. Aiming was assessed on Bruce’s tackle, but oddly, it was supported because it wasn’t aiming.

Still, with Iowa’s best spot of the day, the Jets swept the Blues for 12 yards, giving the Eagles an 11-yard lead over SDSU.

Williams coughed the ball out the next game.

The Rabbits had the ball at the start of the fourth quarter, but were again thwarted by Iowa’s defense.

On the 30 ball, Petras overturned Alain De Bruce, which was easy to get from a distance of at least 7 or 8 yards. The staff said it missed the layup. On the following play, Petras hit double-screened Luke Larch for 6 yards in the narrowest window.

On the 3rd and 4th, Brain Ferentz calls it weird piracy? I don’t know, Petras overturned an open Bruce and Tory Taylor added to his highlights, pinning SDSU on its 8. Jackrabbits were assessed to keep penalties and started their own potential go-ahead drive 4.

Like a bunch of idiots, SDSU tried to play at the 4 and their own 11-yard line, but failed to start, bringing the betting unit back. Bruce Fair caught the ball in midfield for about 8 yards. Williams’ two 2-yard runs set up a failed third-down scramble for Petras, while Tory Taylor had a rare touchdown.

A sack and a yard run before the third incomplete pass. Iowa State once again dribbled out a 3-pointer at midfield. In the third and 9 Petras missed an open wick.I’m going to vomit

Joe Evans got Iowa’s second safety to give us an insurmountable 4-point lead with 4 minutes left.

On Nos. 3 and 8, Iowa State had a stunt game: tied the shotgun to Leshon Williams, who had 10 yards and put the clock on with 3 minutes left.

Iowa couldn’t take the lead again, and with 37 seconds left, Jackrabbits had a chance to win the game. Without a timeout, at the 20-yard line, Iowa’s D put the clip on. Four games in a row, a few yards. Iowaball 15 seconds. kneel.

One, oh.

the rest

  • NDSU had 12 penalties for 67 yards. It would be more if so much was not of the nature of being only half the distance from the target.
  • Meanwhile, Iowa was flagged only twice at 15 yards.
  • If the above article sounds like I’m focusing on offensive incompetence and ignoring defensive advantages, that’s because it is. Today’s defense was nothing short of sensational. From rookies like Quinn Schulte and Terry Roberts, to Noah Shannon and Cooper DeJean, every player All perform well on a personal level. Logan Klemp did an excellent job filling in for Jestin Jacobs. This is not surprising. We knew the defense would be great. We also knew the offense would be bad. I don’t think we knew it would be so bad.
  • Iowa turned the ball over twice and didn’t force anyone. It’s not in this team’s playbook at all.
  • Against the FCS defense, this offense ran for 57 yards, which is unacceptable. It also passed 109 yards, but you know what I mean.
  • Mark Gronowski returns to the game after an injury. I’m not sure when, because it doesn’t matter.

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