VIDEO: Akrum Wadley Extends Iowa's Lead With 1-Yd TD Run

By RossWB on September 9, 2017 at 1:22 pm
Wadley touchdown



Now this is more like it. After an ugly three-and-out to start the second half, Iowa's offense got back on track on their second drive, an 11-play, 94-yard bulldozer of a drive that led to Iowa's third touchdown of the season. Akrum Wadley got the honors this time, scoring Iowa's first rushing touchdown of the year with a dive at the goal line straight out of the Brandon Wegher playbook. 

But the story of the drive was the use of tight ends and fullbacks in the passing game. The standout play of the drive was a dump-off pass to Drake Kulick (!) that the fullback took for 26 yards. Nate Stanley also completed 24-yard and 17-yard completions to freshman tight end T.J. Hockenson, the second of which had Iowa knocking on the door of the end zone. Tight ends (and fullbacks!) are a part of the Iowa passing game again? Yes, please. 

Iowa leads 21-17 in the third quarter, after Iowa State answers back with a touchdown of their own.