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Iowa senior TE George Kittle caught two balls for 56 yards and a score in Saturday's 14-7 win over Rutgers.

All of his production came on a 99-yard scoring drive shortly before halftime, including a 36-yard touchdown grab when he lined up outside and took advantage of some Rutgers secondary confusion to get behind the defense wide-open. The 6-feet-4, 235-pound Kittle, an athletic prospect who is a Pro Football Focus advanced metrics favorite, has seven catches for 166 yards and a score in his last two games.
Sep 24 - 3:40 PM

Iowa senior QB C.J. Beathard completed 12-of-23 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 14-7 win over Rutgers.

Following last week's demoralizing loss to North Dakota State, Iowa once again stumbled throughout the afternoon. Were it not for an injury to Rutgers' playmaking star Janarion Grant, the Hawkeyes may have even gotten upset again. A lack of playmakers on the outside plus conservative gameplans have conspired to remove the teeth from an offense that features an NFL quarterback in Beathard and a strong rushing attack.
Sep 24 - 3:35 PM

Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz says sophomore RB Akrum Wadley (knee) will be "full speed" against Rutgers this weekend.

Wadley wore a knee brace on his bruised knee in pregame warmups last week against North Dakota State. He played, but not much, and not well, getting just five touches. He's been in practice all week and figures to be 100-percent against the Scarlet Knights.
Sep 23 - 5:55 PM

Iowa sophomore RB Akrum Wadley indicated that his bruised knee is feeling better.

Wadley saw only four carries for 20 yards in Saturday's upset loss to North Dakota State, mostly because the coaching staff preferred not to push the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder given his injury. There are no indications that this injury will keep him from playing against Rutgers on Saturday.
Sep 20 - 2:48 PM

Iowa senior QB C.J. Beathard completed 11 of 22 attempts for 152 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in the school's 23-21 loss to North Dakota State.

Beathard was removed from a period of the game in the second quarter after taking a huge hit to the chest. The interception was more of a fumble, as the quarterback was surprised by blind side pressure and coughed the ball up. It was caught in the air and returned for a touchdown. Beathard's touchdown throws were all solid, and he will be mentioned as one of the top senior passers in the country.
Sep 17 - 3:12 PM

Iowa senior QB C.J. Beathard completed 19-of-28 passes for 235 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 42-3 win over Iowa State.

Iowa State has played Iowa tough over the years, but the Hawkeyes were never in danger of an upset on Saturday. Beathard threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first quarter, opening the scoring with a nine-yard toss to George Kittle and following that up with a 26-yarder to Akrum Wadley. The 6-foot-2, 203-pound gunslinger is off to a fine start to the season, having thrown for 427 yards and a 4/0 TD/INT ratio. He doesn't play in a system that invites monster passing numbers.
Sep 11 - 12:09 AM

Iowa HC Kirk Ferentz received a 10-year contract extension.

Ferentz's contract will now run through the year 2026. He will draw $4.5 million annually through to the end of the extension. That serves as a slight bump off the $4 million he was earning annually on the contract he signed in 2010. Should he reach the end of this newest extension, he will have been with the Hawkeyes for 28 years. Ferentz will try to celebrate this new deal with a win over Iowa State on Saturday.
Sep 6 - 12:09 PM

Iowa senior QB C.J. Beathard completed 13-of-20 passes for 192 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Miami (OH).

Beathard didn't post huge numbers here, but the 6-foot-2, 203-pound senior didn't need to with the Hawkeyes gouging the Redhawks for 212 rushing yards. His lone touchdown toss in the contest came in the third quarter, when he hit Jerminic Smith from 12 yards out. Last season, Beathard racked up 2,809 yards passing (61.6% completions) with a 17/5 TD/INT ratio. He makes for a steady hand on Iowa's wheel, but fantasy glory is generally beyond him playing in a relatively conservative offense.
Sep 3 - 7:45 PM

Iowa sophomore RB Akrum Wadley rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in Saturday's win over Miami (OH).

Wadley and LeShun Daniels split carries more/less evenly in this one (Daniels had 10 carries to Wadley's 12), with Wadley eking out the yardage advantage (121 to 83). Both young men scored two touchdowns a piece. For his part, the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder scored on an 11-yard run midway through the first quarter, then followed that up with a five-yard scoring scamper in the second quarter. With Jordan Canzeri out of the picture, Wadley and Daniels should both continue to see nice workloads in Iowa's run-intensive offensive system.
Sep 3 - 7:37 PM

Iowa sophomore LB Josey Jewell was ejected for targeting in the first quarter of Saturday's showdown with Miami (OH).

The play in question came when Jewell lowered his helmet while making a punt-return tackle early in the contest. He was named a full-time captain this summer -- the first sophomore to earn that right under HC Kirk Ferentz. The 6-foot-2, 230-pounder will try to play with more captainly poise in next weekend's tilt against in-state rival Iowa State.
Sep 3 - 3:57 PM

Iowa redshirt freshman LB Nick Wilson was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and driving on a suspended license.

Wilson was arrested early on Sunday morning. Iowa hasn't responded to the arrest as of yet, but disciplinary action of some variety is likely for the 6-foot-2, 206-pounder. The Granger, Iowa, native was a three-star recruit for the 2015 cycle. After redshirting last season, he was set to help fill out the Hawkeyes' linebacking depth for the coming campaign.
Aug 21 - 3:01 PM

Iowa senior QB C.J. Beathard sustained a sprained left knee in practice.

Nothing major here. Beathard was able to practice through the injury, but did slap on a brace just to keep the knee stable. The 6-foot-2, 203-pounder threw for 2,809 yards (61.6% completions) with a 17/5 TD/INT ratio last season. He and Deshaun Watson stood as the only Power 5 quarterbacks to launch 50-plus fourth-quarter passes sans an interception in 2015.
Aug 15 - 12:52 PM

Iowa junior WR Jonathan Parker will miss 6-8 weeks due to a foot injury.

While HC Kirk Ferentz did say that Parker could miss up to two months due to the injury, the exact circumstance in which it occurred -- and the exact nature of the foot ailment -- were not disclosed. The 5-foot-8, 185-pounder appeared in six games last season, putting forth minimal statistical production in that space. He did show promise as a kick returner as a freshman in 2014, when he averaged 22.1 YPR on 24 runbacks. He transitioned over from running back to receiver last spring.
Jul 28 - 2:33 PM

Iowa LB Josey Jewell was the first sophomore to ever be named a full-time captain under Kirk Ferentz.

Technically Jewell was a redshirt sophomore last season, but Ferentz relentlessly praises the linebacker. To continue that tradition, Jewell is the first non-senior to ever attend Big 10 media days for Iowa. Jewell does everything for Iowa: excels in coverage, can blitz and also attacks ball carriers when moving forward. We was on the field for a ridiculous 96.7 percent of the school's defensive snaps last season.
Jul 27 - 11:31 AM

Pro Football Focus' Josh Liskiewitz believes Iowa senior TE George Kittle "could be in for a huge senior season in Iowa, and is likely to further solidify his status as one of the best TEs in all of college football."

Kittle is PFF's highest-graded tight end who returned to school. He only played in 339 snaps last season, but showed his blocking acumen by throwing the key block on seven touchdown plays. The 6-feet-4, 235-pounder, per Liskiewitz, "creates the kind of power you’d expect more from a player 30 pounds heavier than he is." The analyst additionally sees Kittle as a big weapon in the passing game, highlighting his one-handed catch specialty. "The ability to locate and adjust to the ball while running at full speed is a special trait, and a testament to Kittle’s excellent athleticism," he wrote. Now that Henry Krieger-Coble and Jake Duzey have graduated, Kittle is set to break out of the shadows in 2016.
Jul 25 - 6:09 PM


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