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College Football: Iowa comes up short again, losing tough road game at Wisconsin, 24-22

MADISON, WISCONSIN – Iowa came up short again in a Big Ten contest, this time losing a tough road game at Wisconsin, 24-22 after a last-second 2-point conversion failed.

Wisconsin (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) running Jonathan Taylor’s 250 yards on the ground was the story of the game, putting the contest out of reach for Iowa. A furious 4th quarter comeback wasn’t enough for Iowa (6-3, 3-3), which suffered its 4th straight loss to Wisconsin and three-straight losses this season to ranked teams (Michigan, Penn State).

Iowa K Keith Duncan connected on three field goals in the game (24, 40, 39). He has 22 made field goals this season, a new single-season school record. The record of 21 was previously shared by Rob Houghtlin (1987), Nate Kaeding (2002), and Kyle Schlicher (2004). Duncan is 22-25 on field aempts this season, and 12-14 on field goal tries of 40-yards. Duncan has 29 career made field goals, tying Miguel Reci- nos for eighth all-me.

WR Tyrone Tracy’s 75-yard touchdown recepon in the fourth quarter was Iowa’s longest play of the season, the longest recepon of Tracy’s career, and es for the longest pass of QB Nate Stanley’s career (Nick Easley, 2019 Outback Bowl).

WR Tyrone Tracy set career highs in recepons (5) and receiving yard (130). It is his first career 100-yard receiving game, and the most receiving yards by a Hawkeye since Jake Duzey had 6 recepons for 138 yards against Ohio State in 2013. It is the most receiving yards by a Hawkeye wide receiver since Marvin McNu had 8 recepons for 130 yards against Michigan State in 2011.

QB Nate Stanley threw for 208 yards, raising his career total to 7,509 and passing Ricky Stanzi (7,377) for third all-me in program history. Stanly had 205 yards total offense, raising his career total to 7,377 and passing Stanzi (7,373) for third all-me in program history.

QB Nate Stanley threw two touchdowns today (3, 75). He has 64 ca- reer touchdown passes in his career, No. 2 all-me in program history (Chuck Long, 74). Stanley has 18 career mul-touchdown games, in- cluding four this season. Stanley made his 35th consecuve start, the second longest streak by a Hawkeye QB in program history (Long, 47).

Two true freshmen made their first career starts. TE Sam LaPorta is the first true freshman in the Ferentz era to start at ght end, and LB Jack Campbell is the fourth true freshman in the Ferentz era to start at linebacker (James Morris, 2010; A.J. Edds, 2006; Fred Barr, 1999). Since 1999, 27 true freshmen have started for the Hawkeyes.

LB Barrington Wade made his first career start.

CB Ma Hankins’ intercepon in the fourth quarter was the first of his career, and Iowa’s seventh of the season. Hankins had a game-high eight tackles.
WR Nico Ragaini caught a 3-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, the first touchdown of his career.

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