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.
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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.