IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa sophomore quarterback Nate Stanley was named Big Ten Conference co-Offensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 44-41 overtime win at Iowa State Saturday.
Stanley (6-foot-5, 235-pounds), a native of Menomonie, Wisconsin, completed 27-of-41 pass attempts for 333 yards and five touchdowns, with no interceptions. Stanley’s scoring passes covered 10, 17, 15, 46 and 5 yards, as nine Hawkeyes had at least one reception.
Stanley led the Iowa offense on four scoring drives of at least 89 yards. Iowa’s final scoring drive in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter covered 89 yards in just seven plays as the Hawkeyes tied the game with 1:52 remaining. Stanley then completed 2-of-3 passes for 15 yards in overtime, including the game-winning touchdown after Iowa State had scored a field goal on its overtime possession.
Stanley established career highs in completions (27), attempts (41), yards (333), and touchdowns (5). He has eight touchdown passes in his first two career starts, more than any other quarterback in the Kirk Ferentz era. Stanley leads the Big Ten and is tied for third nationally in scoring passes. Stanley is the first Iowa quarterback with 300-plus passing yards and five-plus touchdown passes since Chuck Hartlieb versus Northwestern in 1987.
Stanley is only the second Big Ten quarterback in the last 20 years with 300-plus passing yards, five-plus touchdown passes and no interceptions in a road game.
The Big Ten honor is the first career honor for Stanley, and follows senior linebacker Josey Jewell being named conference defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s opening win over Wyoming. C.J. Beathard, following Iowa’s win at Iowa State in 2015, is the most recent Iowa quarterback to earn the conference recognition.
The Hawkeyes (2-0) host North Texas (1-1) on Saturday (2:30 p.m., ESPN2) in their final nonconference contest.
Tickets for Iowa’s six remaining home games are available online at hawkeyesports.com or over the phone at (800) IA-HAWKS. A $25 youth ticket is available for Saturday’s North Texas game.