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NCAA Game Summary - Indiana at Iowa



(Saturday, October 22nd)

Final Score: Iowa 45, Indiana 24

Iowa City, IA (Sports Network) - Marvin McNutt hauled in six passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Iowa Hawkeyes to a 45-24 rout over Indiana in a Big Ten matchup at Kinnick Stadium.

James Vandenberg finished the day with 253 yards and four TDs on 12-of-16 passing for the Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten). Marcus Coker added 139 yards and two scores on the ground.

Stephen Houston ran for 75 yards and two touchdown for the Hoosiers (1-7, 0-4), who have now lost five straight.

Iowa's opening possession of the game lasted more than seven minutes and resulted in a touchdown, as Coker scored on a one-yard run to cap the 12-play, 69-yard drive.

The Hoosiers answered with a long drive of their own, which covered 88 yards in 12 plays and took 6:16 off the clock. Tre Roberson capped it with a three- yard touchdown pass to Cody Latimer to even the score at 7-7.

The Hawkeyes responded with a quick strike on the second play of the ensuing possession, as Vandenberg hooked up with McNutt for an 80-yard touchdown pass.

IU's Houston scored on a one-yard run at the 9:33 mark of the second quarter, punctuating a 13-play, 73-yard drive that lasted more than six minutes.

But Iowa answered with another quick strike, as Vandenberg found McNutt again for a 24-yard touchdown to take a 21-14 lead with 8:10 to play until halftime.

The Hawkeyes would score twice more before intermission to take a 35-14 lead. Coker found the end zone on a two-yard run with 1:38 remaining in the second quarter. Iowa got the ball back with 1:00 on the clock and moved quickly down the field, as Vandenberg connected with McNutt for yet another touchdown, this time from 29 yards to put the Hawkeyes ahead comfortably.

The teams traded field goals in the third quarter, and Vandenberg tacked on another touchdown for Iowa with a one-yard pass to Brad Herman late in the fourth quarter. Houston scored on a one-yard run in the final minute to cap the scoring.

Iowa's offense was efficient, converting 6-of-8 third downs for the game and scoring on all four of its trips to the red zone, including three touchdowns.

10/22 16:03:28 ET