Iowa is keeping the Cy-Hawk trophy. The Hawkeyes rallied to shock rival Iowa State, 44-41, in overtime on Saturday.
Akrum Wadley rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown and also had 72 receiving yards with a score. QB Nate Stanley threw 5 touchdowns and 333 passing yards, throwing to Ihmir Smith-Marsette for the game-winning score in overtime.
Here’s what Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said after the huge win:
“It wasn’t easy. Those are the kind of games I hate, but my personal feelings don’t matter, back and forth and all that. Both teams competed so hard — so emblematic from this series.
On the fourth quarter rally:
“The one thing we did all day offensively — we responded. They took the lead there, they just hit us with everything there in the second half. Our guys responded a couple more times.”
On QB Nate Stanley’s day:
“That’s one thing. Our whole team grew today. We got a lot of guys that haven’t played a lot. Last week was one challenge, this is a holw different right here. If we keep our attitude where it needs to be, we’ll keep getting better.”
On OC Brian Ferentz:
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