(Saturday, September 11th)
Final Score: (9) Iowa 35, Iowa State 7
Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) - Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi threw two touchdowns passes and added another score on the ground, as the ninth-ranked Hawkeyes rolled to a 35-7 win over Iowa State at Kinnick Stadium.
Stanzi was 11-of-18 for 204 yards, while Adam Robinson rushed for 156 yards and one TD for Iowa (2-0).
Austen Arnaud completed 20-of-44 passes for 197 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions for the Cyclones (1-1).
"Top-to-bottom, there are no weaknesses," Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads said about the Hawkeyes. "They have the ability to run it. They have the ability to throw it. People are not going to score very many points on them."
Iowa wasted no time early, driving 71 yards in 13 plays on the game's opening series. The Hawkeyes converted a pair of third downs along the way, including a 3rd-and-9 from the ISU 33-yard line when Stanzi moved the chains with an 11- yard pass to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos.
The drive ended with Stanzi hitting Marvin McNutt over the middle for a nine- yard TD.
Iowa State went three-and-out on its initial offensive sequence, and the Hawkeyes orchestrated another time-consuming drive that extended into the early moments of the second quarter. Jewel Hampton capped the 16-play jaunt with a two-yard TD run.
The Cyclones failed to get a first down on their second drive, and a 66-yard completion by Stanzi to McNutt set up a two-yard TD pass to Allen Reisner.
Iowa continued to pile on the points. A 75-yard dash by Robinson to the brink of the end zone set the stage for Stanzi, and his plunge put the Hawkeyes up 28-0 with 2:52 remaining before halftime.
"We executed very efficiently in the first half," Stanzi said. "We were happy to get off to a fast start. It definitely takes some pressure off when you can start fast. Credit goes to our offensive line. It is very hard to have 13 play drives if the offensive line is not on the right page."
Following the break, Iowa's explosive offense needed just three plays to cover 97 yards in the third quarter. Robinson began the drive, which was set up by a Arnaud interception, with a minimal gain on the ground. After Stanzi and Reisner hooked up for a 55-yard completion to the ISU 39, Robinson took it the rest of the way to give Iowa a 35-point cushion.
An eight-yard TD pass by Arnaud to Darius Darks spoiled Iowa's shutout bid with 1:51 to play in the game.
Iowa holds a 39-19 advantage in the series with Iowa State. The Hawkeyes have won the last three meetings and retained the Cy-Hawk Trophy, which is awarded annually to the winner between these intrastate rivals...Robinson surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards...Iowa linebacker Jeff Tarpinian recorded a career- best 11 tackles...The Cyclones had the ball for just 9:25 in the first half...ISU's Alexander Robinson ran for 48 yards and added 59 yards on six receptions...The Cyclones scored their first touchdown against Iowa in 18 quarters.
09/11 20:15:35 ET