IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa escaped Rutgers with a win 14-7 on Saturday afternoon. Here is what Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said on his postgame radio show following the win.
ON THE WIN: “This thing didn’t come easy. Positive is we got our third win … we have a lot of things we have to get better at. That has to be the focus.”
ON BRANDON SNYDER: “He is a young player, first-year starter who has made some good plays. Illustrates our football team. Things can do better and will do better … thing I’m looking at is how much better he’s got.”
ON IKE BOETTGER AND HIS ILLEGAL CHOP BLOCK THAT NEGATED A TOUCHDOWN RUN: “I think as college football we’ve screwed up that rule interpretation so badly right now. It needs to be addressed and probably won’t be. We just have to figure out how to make that work better. That was one I thought was a perfectly legal block when I saw it on a replay. They called it. We got to play it. Again, for the record I’m not blaming. That was an excellent officiating crew.”
ON THE PENALTIES: “Other six nothing good. We have to clean that up.”
ON THE END OF EACH HALF: “The best thing we did today in my opinion, told the team, was the way we played at the end of both halves …. That’s encouraging. We have more to give. We have to coach better. We have to play better.”
ON SACKS: “We are getting better pressure there. Only complaint there is letting guys out of contain at times.”
ON THE INTERIOR RUN DEFENSE: “It’s detail stuff where a guy has to get his nose across a blocker and doesn’t or we might not be all in on the same call. … a lot of those little cracks it’s a fine line and a guy comes through there.”