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Iowa falls to Purdue in season opener

Hawkeyes can't overcome slow start and penalties and fall to 0-1.
Iowa Hawkeyes Football

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. โ€”

FINAL

Iowa fell on the road in its season opener to Purdue 24-20.

Spencer Petras finished an up and down day 22-39 for 265 yards.

Penalties repeatedly hurt Iowa Saturday, especially on the offensive side of the ball as Iowa committed 10 penalties for 100 yards.

FOURTH QUARTER

1:21

Iowa cannot convert and they are going to lose to Purdue.

1:34

Iowa facing 4th and 10.

2:15 

TOUCHDOWN Purdue. They convert on 3rd down inside the Iowa 10 yard line and the Boilermakers retake the lead 24-20.

2:57

Purdue driving down into the red zone. Penalties again killing the Hawkeyes.

Iowa still leads 20-17.

6:05

FUMBLE. Mekhi Sargent puts it on the turf inside the Purdue 30. Boilermakers fall on it. Huge mistake for the Hawkeyes who are clinging to a 3 point lead.

8:23

Purdue's drive stalls in the red zone. 29 yard field goal is good.

Iowa hanging on to a 20-17 lead.

13:41

Iowa facing 4th and long on the Purdue 15. Keith Duncan on for the chip shot.

Field goal is GOOD.

Iowa leads 20-14.

15:00

They go for it on 4th. Petras finds Nico Ragaini WIDE OPEN for a 17 yard pickup.

THIRD QUARTER

End of quarter

Iowa facing 4th and 4 on the Purdue 33. Decision time for Kirk Ferentz.

2:13

Iowa with good field position. The Hawkeyes will start on their own 43.

3:00

Iowa defense really stepping up. Big team sack on 3rd and 5 to force a punt.

4:16

Iowa forced to punt. False starts setting back Iowa drives. 8 penalties for 75 yards so far. The punt is downed at the Purdue 22 yard line.

7:51

I propose punter Tory Taylor for Team MVP today. Drops it on the 1. He now has 3 punts over 50 yards and two punts inside the 10 yard line.

8:01

Iowa facing 3rd and 9 near midfield. Petras looking across the middle but it falls incomplete. Punt team on the field.

12:20

INTERCEPTION. Barrington Wade picks it off in the deep in Iowa territory. Hawkeyes take over on their own 19.

14:08

Purdue picks up 22 yards and a big 3rd down conversion and they're out across midfield.

HALFTIME

Iowa leads 17-14. A late interception sets up a Keith Duncan 27 yard field goal as the half expires.

Spencer Petras started 1-5. After that he went 13-16. He finished the half with 174 yards.

As a team, Iowa outrushed Purdue 108-25.

SECOND QUARTER

1:40

TOUCHDOWN PURDUE. Boilermakers answer right back and we're tied at 14.

4:42

TOUCHDOWN IOWA. 

Mekhi Sargent punches it in and all of a sudden the Iowa offense is rolling.

Hawkeyes lead 14-7.

5:54

Iowa pulling out the reverse to Smith-Marsette. He's down inside the 10. 1st & goal.

9:41

LUMBER ALERT. On 3rd down Dane Belton drops the hammer on a Purdue receiver to force an incompletion and 4th down. Clean and fundamental.

10:24

The QB sneak is back. TOUCHDOWN IOWA. They're on the board on a 1 yard Spencer Petras sneak.

Tied at 7-7.

Petras looked much better that drive. A lot of talent and a huge arm but definitely looks like a 1st year starter.

12:24

Iowa D forces a punt. 58 yard punt with a 24 yard return by Charlie Jones. Hawks set up inside the Purdue 40.

14:00

Drive stalls on the Hawkeye 48. Taylor pins Purdue inside their own 10. He's been a bright spot.

Side note: I don't think it's good when your punter has been the bright spot.

FIRST QUARTER

End of 1:

Tyler Goodson starting to break off yards in chunks. Hawkeyes out to their 40.

Purdue leads 7-0.

2:24

Iowa D gets off the field. Excellent punt pins them at the 3 though. Time for the offense to shake off the rust.

4:32

Oh no.

Goodson coughs it up on the 10. Hawkeyes still empty after 3 drives.

5:28

Hey some life from the Iowa offense. Petras->Goodson for a huge gain. Hawkeyes into the red zone.

7:08

TOUCHDOWN Purdue. Boilermakers march right down the field and score on a 9 yard touchdown pass.

Hawkeyes got approximately 0 push up front that drive.

Purdue up 7-0.

11:00

Iowa 3 & out. 

On the bright side, Tory Taylor with another rocket. He's got two punts for 102 yards...that's a positive I guess.

11:21

Iowa opens their possession by taking a shot. Petras INCOMPLETE. Overthrew Brandon Smith.

Kids got an arm though. That thing went 50+ in the air.

11:40

Iowa's turn to force a 3 & out. Two straight three and outs to start the game? Oh yeah, B1G football is back.

13:24

Hawkeyes put themselves in a 3rd and 13. Petras INCOMPLETE. Hit as he threw. Hawkeyes go 3 & out.

15:00

Hawkeyes receive and so begins the Spencer Petras era.

PREGAME

The Purdue Boilermakers will be without star wide receiver, Rondale Moore in today's game. Iowa beat Purdue a season ago at Kinnick Stadium. David Bell had a big day for Purdue that afternoon, but Iowa will look to repeat their success from 2019. They ran the ball a lot, expect a heavy dose of all three running backs today for the Hawkeyes. It will also be our first look at Spencer Petras in a starting role at quarterback. He has plenty of weapons to utilize this season, so look for him to come out firing on all cylinders as well.