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Iowa gets 7th win of season, beats Illinois 30-14

logo_iowa_hawkeyesCHAMPAIGN, ILL – Iowa (7‐3, 4‐2) defeated Illinois (4‐6, 1‐5), 30‐14, Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Iowa has won six of its last seven meetings against the Illini.

Iowa trailed 7‐2 before scoring 28 straight points. The Hawkeyes have trailed in five wins this season. Iowa scored a season‐high 21 second‐half points.

Iowa has scored 30 or more points in four Big Ten games for the first time since 2002 (5). Under Kirk Ferentz, Iowa is 62‐ 6 when scoring 30 or more points.

Iowa had a season‐high 587 yards of total offense, the fourth‐highest total under head coach Kirk Ferentz.

Iowa rushed for a season‐high 304 yards, the fourth‐highest total under head coach Kirk Ferentz.

The Hawkeyes were penalized just one time today, a 10‐yard holding call on the second‐to‐last play of the game.

Iowa’s defense recorded a safety for the first time since 2010 (Eastern Illinois).

Eight different players combined for seven tackles‐for‐loss, Iowa’s highest single‐game total since the season opener (9). Iowa scored in all four quarters for the second time this season (Northern Iowa).

Mark Weisman rushed for 134 yards on 23 carries. The yardage total is a season high. He has nine career 100‐yard rushing games.

Iowa hosts Wisconsin on Nov. 22 at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes close the regular season at home on Friday, Nov. 28, hosting Nebraska.

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