WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —
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.
Iowa cannot convert and they are going to lose to Purdue.
Iowa facing 4th and 10.
TOUCHDOWN Purdue. They convert on 3rd down inside the Iowa 10 yard line and the Boilermakers retake the lead 24-20.
Purdue driving down into the red zone. Penalties again killing the Hawkeyes.
Iowa still leads 20-17.
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.
Purdue's drive stalls in the red zone. 29 yard field goal is good.
Iowa hanging on to a 20-17 lead.
Iowa facing 4th and long on the Purdue 15. Keith Duncan on for the chip shot.
Field goal is GOOD.
Iowa leads 20-14.
They go for it on 4th. Petras finds Nico Ragaini WIDE OPEN for a 17 yard pickup.
End of quarter
Iowa facing 4th and 4 on the Purdue 33. Decision time for Kirk Ferentz.
Iowa with good field position. The Hawkeyes will start on their own 43.
Iowa defense really stepping up. Big team sack on 3rd and 5 to force a punt.
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.
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.
Iowa facing 3rd and 9 near midfield. Petras looking across the middle but it falls incomplete. Punt team on the field.
INTERCEPTION. Barrington Wade picks it off in the deep in Iowa territory. Hawkeyes take over on their own 19.
Purdue picks up 22 yards and a big 3rd down conversion and they're out across midfield.
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.
TOUCHDOWN PURDUE. Boilermakers answer right back and we're tied at 14.
Mekhi Sargent punches it in and all of a sudden the Iowa offense is rolling.
Hawkeyes lead 14-7.
Iowa pulling out the reverse to Smith-Marsette. He's down inside the 10. 1st & goal.
LUMBER ALERT. On 3rd down Dane Belton drops the hammer on a Purdue receiver to force an incompletion and 4th down. Clean and fundamental.
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.
Iowa D forces a punt. 58 yard punt with a 24 yard return by Charlie Jones. Hawks set up inside the Purdue 40.
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.
End of 1:
Tyler Goodson starting to break off yards in chunks. Hawkeyes out to their 40.
Purdue leads 7-0.
Iowa D gets off the field. Excellent punt pins them at the 3 though. Time for the offense to shake off the rust.
Goodson coughs it up on the 10. Hawkeyes still empty after 3 drives.
Hey some life from the Iowa offense. Petras->Goodson for a huge gain. Hawkeyes into the red zone.
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.
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.
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.
Iowa's turn to force a 3 & out. Two straight three and outs to start the game? Oh yeah, B1G football is back.
Hawkeyes put themselves in a 3rd and 13. Petras INCOMPLETE. Hit as he threw. Hawkeyes go 3 & out.
Hawkeyes receive and so begins the Spencer Petras era.
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.