Game Report: Iowa Hawkeyes 20, Purdue Boilermakers 14

Iowa Hawkeyes quarterback Deacon Hill throws a touchdown pass to tight end Erick All during Iowa’s home football game against Purdue on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Geoff Stellfox/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — A have a look at the Iowa Hawkeyes’ 20-14 win over the Purdue Boilermakers Saturday at Kinnick Stadium:

Turning level

An Iowa move play? Naw. Actually? Yeah, actually.

The Hawkeyes have been nursing a 13-7 lead late within the third quarter. A brief Purdue punt from deep in its personal territory set Iowa up with the soccer on the Boilermakers 45.

A Leshon Williams 15-yard run gave Iowa a first-and-10, with an ensuing 4-yard run off a jet sweep taking the ball to the Purdue 30 because the fourth quarter commenced.

Kaleb Johnson then carried it 4 yards to the Purdue 26, organising a third-and-2. Contemplating Iowa’s potential to hurry within the recreation and its absolute incapability to throw, everybody figured a run certainly was coming.

However no. Quarterback Deacon Hill drifted again on play motion and related with tight finish Erick All on a 22-yard landing move that made it a 20-7, two-score recreation after a profitable further level. All was lined up on the left facet of the road, got here again to the appropriate, beat the Purdue protection and hauled in a properly thrown ball within the entrance proper nook of the top zone.

By the numbers

Minus-4 — For the second-straight week, Iowa had a scoring drive that went backward. Its drive on the finish of the primary quarter netted minus-4 yards earlier than a area aim on the primary play of the second quarter.

6 — Iowa had three quarterback sacks over its first 5 video games. It had that many within the first half Saturday, including a number of extra within the second half.

21.9 — The Hawkeyes’ scoring common this season. Let’s spherical as much as 22 right here.

67 — Kaleb Johnson’s 67-yard landing run within the first quarter gave him two TDs of at the very least that distance in consecutive quarters towards Purdue. He had a 75-yard run for a rating within the fourth quarter of Iowa’s 24-3 win final yr.

2026 — Iowa and Purdue don’t play one another once more till 2026. They’ve met each season since 2011.

⧉ Associated article: Purdue and Iowa quickly to be soccer strangers that move within the night time

Pocket book

* What number of consecutive incompletions are you able to throw with out getting damage?

Iowa’s Deacon Hill had seven straight within the first half. Throughout that point, the Hawkeyes’ lead elevated from 7-0 to 10-0.

Hill struggled with accuracy all day, ending 6-for-21 passing in his first school begin for 110 yards and a landing. He additionally had an interception.

* Right here have been Iowa’s first 18 offensive performs: Johnson together with his massive 67-yard landing run and 17 others that gained a complete of 5 yards.

Johnson additionally had a 33-yard rush within the second quarter. Iowa had 139 first-half yards, 100 approaching these two Johnson carries.

* Devin Mockobee’s 2-yard landing late within the fourth quarter capped a protracted Purdue drive and was the primary dashing TD allowed this season by Iowa’s protection.

* Purdue’s kicking recreation was a good friend to Iowa within the first quarter.

The Boilermakers’ opening kickoff went out of bounds, giving the Hawkeyes beginning place at their 35. Its two punts within the quarter have been from the Purdue 41, with neither coming near being deadened earlier than reaching the top zone.

Then, Julio Macias missed a 41-yard area aim strive with 3:03 left within the quarter, which ended with Iowa forward 7-0.

Contrarily, Iowa kicker Drew Stevens additionally missed two area objectives. He had a 49-yard try blocked within the second quarter and badly sliced a 44-yarder extensive proper late within the fourth quarter. He did make two kicks: a 27-yarder within the second quarter and a 23-yarder within the third.

* The following time Kinnick Stadium might be used for sports activities is Oct. 15, when the Iowa ladies’s basketball crew scrimmages towards DePaul.

It should break the document for most individuals to attend a ladies’s basketball occasion, assuming there isn’t a climate mayhem that interferes.

Damage report

Iowa’s Nick DeJong, who began at guard within the first 5 video games for the Hawkeyes, was held out due to an harm he suffered within the earlier recreation.

Operating again Jaziun Patterson missed his third-straight recreation with a lower-body harm. Johnsonreturned after a three-game absence. Tight finish Addison Ostrenga was out, as was defensive again Deshaun Lee.

Subsequent recreation

Iowa heads to Wisconsin for a 3 p.m. Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Fox will televise it. The Badgers improved to 2-0 within the Large Ten and 4-1 general Saturday with a 24-13 residence win over Rutgers.

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