Saturday, October 17, 2009
Iowa's clutch plays continue momentum
By ESPN.com staff
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin might set an NCAA record for tackles for loss in a defeat, as Iowa continues to overcome long-yardage situations.
The Hawkeyes latest gem took place on third-and-13, as Ricky Stanzi and tight end Tony Moeaki hooked up yet again for a 27-yard completion despite pass interference by Wisconsin. Moeaki has been a huge factor in the second half (3 catches 55 yards, TD) as Iowa has scored 20 unanswered points to lead 20-10.
Even after facing second-and-22, Iowa inched close enough for a long field-goal attempt, which Daniel Murray drilled. Murray is looking like the most confident kicker in the Big Ten right now.
If things hold up, Iowa will be the Big Ten's top team and in the driver's seat for the Rose Bowl and possibly more.