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College Football: #16 Iowa 28, Wisconsin 7

IOWA CITY – Iowa (6‐2, 6‐2) defeated Wisconsin (2‐3, 2‐3), 28‐7, on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa extended its winning streak to six games. Iowa has won six straight in the same season for the first time since 2015, when it opened the season 12‐0. Iowa has outscored its last six opponents, 214‐83, averaging 35.7 points per game offensively and allowing 13.8 ppg during the winning streak.

Iowa ended a four‐game losing streak to Wisconsin and regained possession of the Heartland Trophy. The Hawkeyes are 19‐4 in their last 23 rivalry trophy games (Iowa State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin), with all four losses coming to Wisconsin.
The win was Iowa’s first against Wisconsin at Kinnick Stadium since a 38‐16 win in 2008. Today’s 21‐point margin of victory was also Iowa’s largest against the Badger since that same 2008 game.

QB Spencer Petras is 78‐131 (59.5) with 1,088 passing yards (181.3 ypg) during Iowa’s six‐game winning streak. He has thrown eight touchdowns and two interceptions over the last six games.

QB Spencer Petras’ 53‐yard touchdown pass to WR Ihmir Smith_Marsette was the longest touchdown pass of his career.

WR Ihmir Smith‐Marsette moved into the top 20 in career receiving yards. He finished the game with seven catches for a career‐high 140 yards, raising his career totals to 110 receptions for 1,615 yards. Today he passed Karl Noonan (1,478), Tevaun Smith (1,500), Maruice Brown (1,515), Ed Hinkel (1,588) on the all‐time list.

WR Ihmir Smith Marsette’s 140 receiving yards are the most by a Hawkeye since WR Marvin McNutt had 151 yards against Purdue in 2011. The 100‐yard receiving game was the third of Smith‐Marsette’s career.

WR Smith‐Marsette had two receiving touchdowns in the third quarter (19, 53). They were the 19th and 20th touchdowns of his career (14 receiving, 4 rushing, 2 punt return). He is the 18th player in school history with 20 career touchdowns.

WR Ihmir Smith‐Marsette had 167 all‐purpose yards today to raise his career total to 3,415 and move to No. 10 all‐time in school history.

RB Mekhi Sargent moved into the top 20 in career rushing yards. He finished the game with 51 rushing yards on 13 carries. He has 1,740 career rushing yards, 20th all‐time in program history. Today he passed Ed Podalak (1,710).

K Keith Duncan connected on two field goals today (30, 45) to move into fourth place in career filed goals made (50). He passed Kyle Schlicher today (51) on the school’s career list. Duncan’s 45‐yard field goal in the second quarter was the 20th field goal in his career of 40 or more yards, the most in school history.

DE Chauncey Golston registered a career‐high nine tackles. SS Dane Belton tied his career‐high with six tackles.

RB Tyler Goodson’s 80‐yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter was the longest rush of his career and ties for the 12th longest rush in school history. Goodson had 106 rushing yards, his fourth 100‐yard rushing game of the season and the fifth of his career. Tyler Goodson’s 80‐yard TD run was the longest run by a Big Ten player this season and the longest rushing play by a Hawkeye since Tavian Banks went for 82 against Iowa State in 1997.

LB Jack Campbell’s fourth quarter interception in the end zone was his first career interception.

Iowa has played 22 straight games without surrendering 25 points, the longest streak in the nation among Power 5 teams.

Iowa has won six straight Big Ten games since opening the season with losses to Purdue (24‐20) and Northwestern (21‐ 20).

Iowa has won six straight Big Ten games for the fifth time in the last 30 years (2020, 2015, 2004, 1991). Iowa won eight straight conference games in 2015 and 2008, and seven straight in 2004 and 1991).

Iowa has scored at least 25 points in each of its six wins. It is the second time in school history Iowa has scored 25 points or more in six straight wins (2015, seven games).

Wisconsin won the toss and elected to defer. The Hawkeyes have played 274 games under head coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa has opened the game on offense 207 times (132‐75). The Hawkeyes have opened the game on defense 67 times (36‐31).

1) Iowa interception (call overturned)

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