Hawkeye Football Notes


1: In a tradition that started at the University of Iowa football team’s season opener in 2017, fans inside Kinnick Stadium and patients and families inside the UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital exchange waves at the end of the first quarter of each home game.


2: LB Josey Jewell leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the nation with 60 tackles. He has 32 tackles over the last two weeks. Only 11 other players in the Big Ten have 32 tackles this season. He is the only Big Ten player with at least 40 tackles. Jewell’s 8.5 TFL leads the Big Ten.


3: QB Nate Stanley has 12 touchdown passes, tying for second in the Big Ten and 10th in the nation. Stanley has 133 pass attempts and 12 touchdown passes since being intercepted on his third pass attempt of the season.


4: The Hawkeyes have three players ranked in the top 10 in the league in sacks. Sophomore DE Anthony Nelson is tied for third with 4 sacks (15 yards), and true freshman DE A.J. Epenesa and senior LB Josey Jewell are tied for eighth with 2.5 sacks.


5: Iowa’s starting linebackers have a combined 99 career starts: Josey Jewell (36), Ben Niemann (32), and Bo Bower (31). They rank one, two, and three on the team in tackles.

 6: WR Matt VandeBerg (119) is seven receptions from moving into the program’s all-time top 10 list (Marv Cook, 126).


7: Iowa DE A.J. Epenesa (T8th-2.5) and Illinois DE Bonny Roundtree (T6th-3.0) are the only freshmen ranked in the top 10 in the Big Ten in sacks.


8: DB Josh Jackson ties for the Big Ten lead in passes defended (10) and interceptions (2). He ranks second in passes broken up (8).


9: RB Akrum Wadley leads Iowa in rushing (368) and receiving yards (244). Wadley has 380 career carries for 2,131 rushing yards, 13th all-time. He is 98 yards from passing Shonn Greene and moving into the program’s all-time top 10.


10: QB Nate Stanley has a 175.2 passing efficiency in the fourth quarter and overtime. The numbers include 21 completions in 35 attempts for 323 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions (5 quarters, 1 overtime period).


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