Iowa Hawkeyes beat Cincinnati Bearcats 34-28
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The Iowa Hawkeye football team is still undefeated at 3-0.
It’s the longest winning streak since 2007, and they’re only the second team since 1987 to accomplish the feat.
Iowa is currently ranked No. 1 in the AP poll, No. 5 in the CBS Sports Top 25 and No. 12 in the Associated Press Top 25.
In the last two weeks, the Hawkeyes have outscored opponents by an average of 25.8 points.
But they weren’t going to be easy.
The Bearcats had three first-half touchdown passes, two of which were intercepted.
Both were interceptions that were returned for touchdowns by sophomore linebacker Jordan Hill.
After the first touchdown, Hill was sacked three times.
Hill got his feet down and turned the ball over three times in the first half.
That’s how much it hurt.
They could’ve been a lot worse.
On the opening possession, Hill ran the ball down the middle.
Three plays later, Hill went to the ground, and the Hawkeye offense was in trouble.
A missed field goal by QB Deshaun Watson gave the Hawkers a chance to tie it, but Hill was knocked out of bounds.
Cincinnati took over in the third quarter, and a huge hit from Hill forced the Hawkes to punt.
I would’ve loved to see Hill come back and play in the fourth quarter, but he was knocked down in the end zone.
He was replaced by sophomore defensive tackle Jordan Crawford, who played well.
Hawkeye QB Shane Buechele threw a game-tying touchdown pass to C.J. Fiedorowicz in the final minute of regulation.
This game was pretty close.
Iowa’s offense looked pretty good, and Iowa had some big plays on defense.
Garrett Gilbert had a huge play on the opening drive, taking a big angle route over the middle of the field.
Then, when Iowa got the ball on a third-and-10, it had to settle for a field goal.
And when the Hawks needed a field-goal try, they were able to convert it.
When Iowa got it on the first possession of the second half, they had a chance at a tying field goal with less than five minutes to play.
However, the play didn’t go right, and Ohio State recovered the fumble.
So, after the Hawke offense got their first score, Ohio State had a one-and–dime chance to take the lead.
Unfortunately, the Buckeyes didn’t score again until the final minutes of the half.
That led to a wild field goal attempt by Hawkeyes quarterback Shane Buescher, and then a two-point conversion attempt by Ohio State, which gave the Buckeye offense a chance.
While the Hawkies weren’t able to score a touchdown in the second quarter, the Bearcats kept the Hawker defense off the field and kept the score close.
All in all, the win was a nice story for Iowa fans.
Not only did the Hawkeys finish the game on a 10-0 run, they made the most of their opportunities and kept Ohio State off the scoreboard.
Overall, Ohio’s offense was good, but Iowa’s defense did well to keep the game close.
It’s going to take a lot more work for the Hawkins to make the postseason, but they’re getting there.
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The Iowa Hawkeye football team is still undefeated at 3-0. It’s the longest winning streak since 2007, and they’re only the…