DALLAS (FWAA) – Sophomore quarterback Nate
Stanley threw for five touchdowns, and the Iowa Hawkeyes
intercepted four passes in a 55-24 rout of No. 3 Ohio State. For
rolling up all-time high marks for points and margin of victory
in a 65-game series that dates back to 1922, the Hawkeyes (6-3)
earned the Football Writers Association of America
National Team of the Week honor for games of the
weekend of Nov. 4.
The announcement came on "Off Campus with Mark Packer" on
ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM. Each Monday during the season, the FWAA
National Team of the Week will be unveiled during the program,
which airs weekdays from 4-7 p.m. ET.
Iowa had 487 yards of total offense, split with 244 through
the air and 243 on the ground. Stanley completed 20-of-31
attempts for 226 yards and the five touchdowns, four of which
went to tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant, who combined
for nine catches and 125 yards. Tied at 17-17 in the second
quarter, Iowa reeled off 31 unanswered points over the next 30
minutes to run away with the win. Iowa's previous high score in
the series was 35 points in 1995.
The Iowa defense held Ohio State to 22 points and 200 yards
below their season averages. Iowa gave up 241 yards in the
game's first 20 minutes, but only 131 the rest of the way.
Cornerback Josh Jackson had three of Iowa's four interceptions
to go with three solo tackles.
"We did a good job in the basic areas that you have to do to
win. Turnover- takeaway margin was good obviously," Iowa head
coach Kirk Ferentz said. "I thought we blocked for the first
time like you need to if you're going to be on the varsity, and
then defensively it was a rocky beginning for us against a
really explosive team, but we settled down and finished that
off. Those things were all really positive, and I think the
biggest factors in the game and the biggest thing is our guys
finished the fight."
This is Iowa's third time to win the FWAA award and first
The other National Team of the Week nominee for the weekend of
Nov. 4 was:
• Michigan State (7-2): Redshirt
freshman kicker Matt Coghlin hit a 34-yard field goal as
time expired to give No. 24 Michigan State a 27-24 win over
No. 7 Penn State in a game delayed three-and-a-half hours
due to severe weather. Brian Lewerke threw for 400 yards and
two touchdowns for MSU, which was aided by a
roughing-the-passer penalty against Penn State that helped
set up with winning kick.
• UAB (6-3): A.J. Erdely threw three
touchdowns passes, Spencer Brown ran for three scores, and
UAB became bowl-eligible in its first season back from a
two-year hiatus with a 52-21 win over Rice. Brown, the
nation's second-leading rusher among freshmen, became the
school's sixth freshman to top 1,000 yards rushing and now
has 1,049 on the season.
The Football Writers Association of America has named a national
team of the week since the 2002 season. Members of the 12-person
FWAA All-America Committee – plus one fan vote from Twitter –
decide the weekly honor.
Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of 1,400 men and women who cover college football.
The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key
executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas
that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team.
For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson
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|Bobby La Gesse
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