Iowa State 44, Iowa 41
|Iowa||Iowa State||Iowa||Iowa State|
|Close %||100.0%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||58.3%||66.7%||Success Rate||43.8%||48.5%|
|Close Success Rate||38.9%||50.0%||Success Rate||29.2%||54.2%|
|Close Success Rate||40.5%||47.1%||Turnover Pts||5.2||16.3|
|Close PPP||0.24||0.23||Turnover Pts Margin||+11.1||-11.1|
|Line Yards/carry||3.16||2.94||Q1 S&P||0.996||0.826|
|Close Success Rate||36.7%||53.9%|
|Close PPP||0.47||0.50||1st Down S&P||0.557||0.599|
|Close S&P||0.838||1.041||2nd Down S&P||0.737||0.749|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||0.0% / 6.7%||0.0% / 6.7%||3rd Down S&P||1.045||1.359|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Iowa +3.7 | Actual Pt. Margin: Iowa State +3|
- This is the Iowa defense, right? Because giving up big passing downs gain after big passing downs gain doesn't seem like the Iowa defense. Iowa is dealing with a lot of turnover right now, and on Saturday, a general lack of experience led to a general lack of discipline on passing downs.
- The first thing we remember from this game is Steele Jantz making some plays with his legs. But what won the game for ISU was Jantz's sudden ability to pass. A week after completing 18 of 40 passes to his team and three more to Northern Iowa, Jantz torched Iowa for 279 yards, four touchdowns, no picks and a 1.041 Passing S&P.
- Iowa running back Marcus Coker gained 140 yards in 35 carries. Efficient, but completely lacking in explosiveness. If you believe the line yardage figure, more than three-quarters of those yards were attributable to the offensive line. They did their job, and it's possible that Coker didn't make the most of his opportunities.
- This game was the polar opposite of Minnesota-NMSU. In that game, both teams moved the ball until third down, then fell apart. In this game, teams didn't move the ball until third down.
- One quarter in, it looked like this wasn't going to be much of a game. ISU blew a chance by losing a fumble on a bad snap from the Iowa 5, and UI marched 82 yards for a touchdown. ISU went three-and-out (stuffed on third-and-1), and the quarter ended with Iowa marching for what would end up a field goal. It seemed ISU was too mistake-prone, and Iowa was just too damn physical. But starting with a Coker fumble inside the Iowa red zone, the game flipped.