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Again? North Dakota State adds Iowa to its list of FBS victims

Zaira Scannapieco | 21 Settembre, 2016, 13:54

This is our house, " defensive tackle Nathan Bazata said. The Hawkeyes rolled past Iowa State by 39 points last weekend - the biggest win over their rivals in coach Kirk Ferentz's 18 seasons. These days he's among the most underrated tight end in the country. "They play hard, they play physical". "... If you try to block them, they play blocks. That's not their style". Ole Miss was forced to punt on the next drive and Jackson returned a punt 85 yards for a touchdown, evading several tacklers before bolting down the right sideline for the touchdown.

The Bison, who sent quarterback Carson Wentz to the Philadelphia Eagles this year as the No. 2 overall pick in the National Football League draft, are prepared for more of a physical challenge than they face in FCS.

Two years ago, we wrote a post about North Dakota State.

"We left a lot of plays out there", Beathard said.

"Bottom line, they have good players and are really well-coached", Ferentz added. The Hawkeyes are a legitimate threat to win the Big Ten West again.

Iowa (2-1) had been 13-0 against FCS teams.

Armstrong converted a fourth-and-9r with a 14-yard pass to Jordan Westerkamp before taking off on his winning run for the Huskers (3-0).

To date, USC ranks 115th nationally in yards per play, 108th in scoring, 111th in rushing and 97th in passing efficiency.

Kuhnert returned to the lineup a year ago, after missing the one game and was the point man for quarterback Easton Stick, after Stick took over for the injured Carson Wentz. "Yeah, I definitely learned a lot from it, and it shows what can happen to other guys if they follow the same path I did".

There was progress against the Cyclones.

"We have to shut out the noise now more than ever, " Kittle said. "Some of it was that Josey was out most of the first game, but that shouldn't matter and that's on the defensive line, too".

"No, not at all", Niemann said.

A huge play that eventually led to Cam Pedersen's game-winning kick.

North Dakota State: North Dakota State is FCS is name only though.

With games against Wisconsin and MI looming large - and now even more important for Iowa - that assumption is a stretch. Frazier, and the rest of the Bison backs for that matter, were noticeably more north-south on Saturday. "If you do that against a good football team, you're typically going to pay". A kick that should get the attention of the ESPN "College GameDay" producer.

The greatest mystery in college football is why FBS teams continue to schedule North Dakota State.

Iowa QB C.J. Beathard vs.

MI (3-0) scored two special-teams touchdowns, including Jabrill Peppers' 54-yard punt return.

Beathard threw a pair of touchdown passes to Matt VandeBerg and hit Riley McCarron for a 30-yard score - the second touchdown of his career.

Dubuque Senior grad Lucas LeGrand made his second consecutive start at center, though injured starter James Daniels is expected to practice Monday and return for next week's Big Ten Conference opener at Rutgers. "It's like baseball. When you walk a guy in the ninth inning, invariably it comes back and gets you", Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.Iowa almost lost to an FCS school in 2009, when it had to block back-to-back field goals to hold off Northern Iowa.

SINGLES ONLY: Only a few hundred single tickets scattered throughout Kinnick Stadium remain for Saturday's 11 a.m. game.

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