Anthony McFarland and Maryland were held by Kristian Welch, left, and Iowa at a total of 68 yards. (1
9659002) IOWA CITY – Maryland's offensive failed to sustain a series, while Iowa spent the majority of the first half of the season on steep dribbles – a deadly combination for any team attempting to win a game.
TheMattCanada attack brought the ball to Iowa territory only once on Saturday. While the defensive helped to limit the 19th-ranked Hawkeyes by forcing the field goals, the game only stopped being a hit sooner. In a full Kinnick Stadium, the returning crowd was treated with a 23-0 defeat from Maryland.
On the one hand, the Terrapins (4-3, 2-2 Big Ten) crossed a few meters to the midfield and the only time their offense seemed to have a certain rhythm, Kasim Hill threw an interception – one of two turnovers, that led to Hawkeye's touchdowns. Maryland only won 68 yards against Iowa (6-1, 3-1), who came in game No. 3 national in the run defense.
Backup quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome, who has played at various points in every game this year, entered in the third quarter. About three and a half minutes later in the quarter, rookie Brian Cobbs clicked into Pigrome and forced the quarterback to drop the ball that rolled into the end zone. Iowa recovered for its final result to eliminate the possibility of a late comeback.
The wind blew on impact at an announced speed of 30 mph. The flags on the field goalposts billowed in the air during the game, and wreckage from the stands occasionally flew around. Iowa ran a run-heavy offensive, picked up 224 yards and defeated the ball 40 minutes and 55 seconds of play.
At the end of two quarters, the Terps had only played 16 offensive games for three first Downs. In the first quarter, Maryland had just five games, and Iowa spent nine minutes driving down the field for a field goal. Overall, the Terps ran only 39 games for 115 yards in total, compared to Iowas 76 for 310.
Nine of Maryland's 10 drives lasted six games or less.
In the first half, Maryland's defense forced three field goals, but two of them came after the unit failed to hold Iowa in fourth-row conversions.
Hill started the game with a good day, although his line was lowered by a few drops. On a third and 17 in the second quarter, Hill nearly hit Dontay Demus on a low throw, but just missed. Hill finished the game and completed 6 of 15 passes for 47 yards. Pigrome tried only one passage, one incompleteness.
Prior to the game, Maryland ranked fifth in the nation in terms of sales. Through the first six games, the Terps had committed only three interceptions and two fumbles. But they added two more to the list on Saturday and Hill's tapping came at an inopportune time – when Maryland lost 6-0 but drove.
Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley threw a selection on his first pass attempt of the day, which just went into the hands of Tre Watson, who has four interceptions this year. Last week, Watson also scored as part of the Terps & # 39; intercept tag against Rutgers.
The Terps allowed Iowa, with eight seconds in the first half, to be Hawkee's only offensive touchdown of the day. When Maryland got the ball at halftime and seemed to have to score a goal to stay in the game, the ride ended quickly when Hill threw an incomplete pass under pressure to a third and 18. In the subsequent gates Maryland never found an offensive success.
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