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PLAYERS: Jake Rudock
Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock (#15) shakes hand with offensive lineman during the Hawkeyes season opening loss against Northern Illinois. The Iowa Hawkeyes found themselves in an all to familiar situation this past Saturday in its season opener against Northern Illinois. Iowa answered many of its fans questions about not only their offense, but also their choice to start sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock against the Huskies early on. Midway through the fourth quarter the Hawkeyes went up 27-20 after kicker Mike Meyer booted a 44-yard field goal. Iowa accomplished more first downs than the Huskies — 24 to 20 — and won the rushing battle 202 to 163. But the difference however, came at the quarterback position. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch threw a pair of touchdowns in the first half but the Huskies still trailed 24-17 going into the third quarter. Rudock outplayed many people’s expectations through the first three quarters. He completed 15-of-27 passes for 206 yards with a touchdown and one interception — Rudock also had a six-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The Hawkeyes had fought back from a 10-point deficit in the first quarter and seemed to take away the Huskies early momentum, until the final five minutes of the game. After Meyer’s field goal made it 27-20 in the fourth quarter, Lynch and company took the field in front of nearly 70,000 screaming fans. Iowa found itself in great position. The Hawkeyes had held Lynch and the offense up until this point and forced the Huskies into a crucial third-down situation. Lynch however, was not fazed. On third-and-seven the Northern Illinois quarterback found wide receiver Da’Ron Brown for a 33-yard strike for a touchdown. Lynch once again showed why he should be considered one of the best QB’s in the nation after leading his team through a 6-play 75-yard drive to tie the game at 27. Iowa wouldn’t recover. The Hawkeyes stopped the Huskies last drive and put the football back into the hands of its inexperienced quarterback with a minute and thirty seconds left in the game. Rudock could’ve started his legacy right there, in his first game ever as a starter, but instead threw a costly interception that eventually cost his team a victory. The Northern Illinois offense would go on to set up a 36-yard field goal with four seconds left for their first win over the Hawkeyes in nine attempts. Last season, the Hawkeyes lost four games by four points or less and this one would be no different. The narrow lost was the first home-opening loss for Iowa since 2000.

Chuck Long Sees Promise from the Hawkeyes

Former Iowa All-American quarterback and current BTN analyst Chuck Long returns this week to discuss the Hawkeyes play from their week one loss against Northern Illinois. Q: Considering it was his first ever college football game, Jake Rudock he exceeded my expectations. How would you assess his play? Chuck Long: I was very impressed with him. I thought for a first start for a young...

ICYMI Monday: Recapping the Hawkeyes Weekend

It was a long three day weekend made longer by the fact Iowa lost to Northern Illinois. Here is what you might have missed, all in one place. Miller & Deace: Breaking Down Iowa & B1G « Hawkeye NationHawkeye Nation The Morning After: Northern Illinois « Hawkeye NationHawkeye Nation The Tweetcap: Northern Illinois « Hawkeye NationHawkeye Nation Hawkeyes Mashup Northern...

Prime Cuts: Rudock

Iowa Quarterback Jake Rudock met with the media on Tuesday as he prepared himself and offense for this weekend's game with Missouri State. See what the Sophomore had to say about throwing to the TEs, Damond Powell, what he saw on film for Game 1 and more.

Iowa shows progress despite loss in opener

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa lost again last weekend, its seventh straight defeat dating to last season and its first in an opener in 13 years. And yes, it came against MAC school Northern Illinois, a team the Hawkeyes had beaten eight times in a row. It didn't help that the game swung on a late interception by new quarterback Jake Rudock. But...

Ferentz Presser Highlights

Here are some quick highlights from Kirk Ferentz’s Tuesday press conference. A complete transcript will follow this afternoon. Ferentz: Medically were in pretty good shape.#hawkeyes — Rick Brown (@ByRickBrown) September 3, 2013 Ferentz: "The bottom line is its tough to win a game when you have three turnovers." — Pat Harty (@PatHarty) September 3, 2013 #qctimes...

Ferentz, Hawkeyes Prepare for Missouri State

COACH FERENTZ:  It will be a hot day out there on Saturday, so biggest thing is going to be watching the guys from the heat standpoint. Captains, we have the same four captains, James Morris and Chris Kirksey defensively, and Brett Van Sloten, Mark Weisman offensively will lead the team. And next up is just, you know, I didn’t acknowledge this Saturday, but it was a great crowd...
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