The Iowa Hawkeyes defeated the Kent State Golden Flashes by a score of 30-7 Saturday afternoon in Iowa City.
The Hawkeyes got on the board early with a safety followed by a 46-yard rushing touchdown by RB Tyler Goodson. Kent State senior quarterback Dustin Crum responded quickly with a 23-yard pass to senior wide receiver Keshunn Abram, cutting the Hawkeyes' lead to 9-7.
Iowa's offense stayed hot for the rest of the game, cinching a touchdown in each remaining quarter. Junior quarterback Spencer Petras completed a five-yard pass to junior tight end Sam LaPorta for the Hawkeyes' second score just before halftime. Goodson tallied two additional touchdowns, one in each quarter. The first was a 35-yard rushing TD late in the third quarter. He then hauled in a 2-yard TD towards the end of the fourth.
Petras completed 25-of-36 passes for 209 yards and one touchdown. Iowa's offense gained 440 total yards — 228 rushing and 212 passing. The Hawkeyes' defense gave up 265 yards to the Golden Flashes, including only 80 yards on the ground.
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The Hawkeyes will continue game action when they host the Colorado State Rams on Saturday, September 25.
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