Iowa’s defense had an impressive first quarter in Tampa.
The Hawkeyes intercepted Florida QB Austin Appleby twice in the first five minutes of Monday’s Outback Bowl. The Gators’ first drive ended with defensive back Brandon Snyder making a great interception off a tipped pass.
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 2, 2017
On Florida’s very next drive, Appleby was picked off again, this time by Desmond King. King made a great play on the ball and ended up making the catch on his back with yet another great play for the Hawkeyes. It was the 14th career interception for No. 14.
Desmond King INT pic.twitter.com/zI4yVweQhI
— John Sears (@johnsears) January 2, 2017
Desmond King with his 14th career interception tying Damien Robinson fourth all-time in Iowa history. #Hawkeyes
— The Iowa Hawkeyes (@TheIowaHawkeyes) January 2, 2017
While great on defense, Iowa turned the two interceptions into just three points. The Hawkeyes also only made one catch on the offensive side of the ball during the first quarter.