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Former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard did everything he could Sunday to hold onto the starting quarterback job for the San Francisco 49ers.

Former Iowa QB C.J. Beathard’s starting statement; DE Adrian Clayborn’s record-setting day

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A star performance

Former Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard put together his best start as the San Francisco starter on Sunday leading the 49ers to a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants. Beathard was 19 of 25 for 288 yards and 2 touchdowns, including an 83-yard scoring strike to Marquise Goodwin. Nick Wagoner of breaks down Beathard’s performance here.

A day for the record books

Former Iowa defensive end Adrian Clayborn set the Atlanta Falcons single-game record with 6 sacks on Sunday. He joined an exclusive club with his performance. Here is the complete list of players with six sacks in a game, courtesy of ESPN.

Mike Daniels stars for Packers

Green Bay beat Chicago 23-16 on Sunday and one of the biggest reasons was another former Hawkeyes player. Pro Football Focus graded out defensive lineman Mike Daniels as best Packers player in the game. The website graded out Daniels, who had 5 tackles and 1 sack, above 80 percent in both the run and pass.

Making sense of blowout win, loss

The last two weeks for Iowa football were all over the map with a blowout of Ohio State and one-sided loss to Wisconsin. Mike Hlas of the Cedar Rapids Gazette tries to make sense of this season.

Making Mt. Rushmore

Is Iowa cornerback Josh Jackson one of the four best defensive backs under coach Kirk Ferentz? He is making quite the case for inclusion, as Land of 10 explains.

Grand Ole Bowl

It’s a good thing a sizeable part of the Iowa fan base is country music fans. Land of 10 is projecting a bowl trip to Nashville, Tenn., come December.

Sunday stroll

The Iowa men’s basketball team picked up an easy 92-58 win over Alabama State on Sunday. The bigs dominated as forwards Cordell Pemsl, Tyler Cook and Luka Garza combined for 38 points.

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