Iowa Overcomes Slow Start To Beat Western Michigan

Iowa overcame a slow start to beat Western Michigan 41-10 to move to 3-0 on the season.

The Hawkeyes trailed 10-7 in the second quarter before scoring 34 consecutive points to pull away.

That’s Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz. After fast starts in the first two games the Iowa offense stumbled out of the gate and quarterback Cade McNamara was intercepted twice in the opening half.

Iowa’s run game showed major improvement Saturday as the Hawkeyes finished with 254 yards on the ground.

Western Michigan hit the Iowa defense with several big plays and Ferentz says that area needs to be fixed before Saturday’s Big Ten opener at Penn State.