Geno Stone found himself in the right place at the right time. With an Indiana offense known for its big-play ability threatening a comeback in a 35-16 game early in the fourth quarter, the Iowa sophomore stepped up and stepped in front of a Peyton Ramsey pass in the end zone. The interception was Stone’s second in as many games. The Hawkeyes answered with a 9-play, 80-yard touchdown drive to end any Hoosiers’ hopes.
In a game which saw Nate Stanley throw six touchdown passes, one shy of an Iowa single-game record, there was plenty of pop in the Iowa offense. The junior quarterback and Hawkeye receivers teamed up to average a season-best 15.2 yards on the 21 passes he completed. Stanley connected with nine different targets as part of a 479-yard offensive performance by the Hawkeyes, including 320 yards through the air.
"When the offense is putting points on the board like they’re doing right now, it always looks pretty good to me," – Iowa defensive end Parker Hesse, referencing the 90 points Iowa has scored to earn wins in its last two games