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9/6/1997 (1997-1998)
Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

#20 Iowa  vs  Northern Iowa  Northern Iowa #20 Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Northern Iowa on 9/6/1997 -

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Head Coach: Hayden Fry
Attendance: 66,325
Start Time: 11:30 am CST


From the game's opening drive, Iowa went unchallenged on its way to a lopsided victory over Northern Iowa. On the first play from scrimmage, Iowa running back Tavian Banks broke free for a 63-yard touchdown run, setting the tone for Iowa's brutal offensive attack. The Hawkeyes tallied 66 points, the most points scored by an Iowa team since a 63-10 victory over Cincinnati in 1990. Iowa also totaled 658 yards total offense, tying the school's 5th best single game mark. Banks finished the game with 203 rushing yards, the seventh-best single game total in Iowa history, and ranking the Bettendorf native as number-one in rushing yards per game in NCAA Division I. Banks had a touchdown run of 40 yards to start the second quarter, and caught a six-yard pass from Matt Sherman in the third quarter for his third and final touchdown of the game. Kicker Zach Bromert connected on all eight of his PAT's extending his streak to 33 consecutive. Defensive back Tarig Holman intercepted two Northern Iowa passes, and linemen Steve English, Epenesa Epenesa, and Jon LaFleur each recorded two tackles for loss.

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StatisticsIowaNorthern Iowa
Rushing 1st Downs516
Passing 1st Downs913
Penalty 1st Downs01
Total First Downs1430
Rushing Attempts3247
Rushing Yards59379
Rushing TDs40
Yards per Rush1.88.1
Passes Completed1419
Passes Attempts2341
Pass Completion %60.9%46.3%
Passing TDs50
Passing Yards279179
Passing Yards per Completion19.99.4
Passing Yards per Attempt12.14.4
Total Plays5588
% of Rushing Plays58.2%53.4%
% of Passing Plays41.8%46.6%
Total Offense338558
Yards per Play6.16.3
Lost Fumbles01
Penalty Yards6144
Yards per Penalty10.26.3
Possession Time29:1330:47

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