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9/1/2001 (2001-2002)
Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

Iowa  vs  Kent State  Kent State Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Kent State on 9/1/2001 -

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 56,091
Start Time: 11:00 am CST


The win was Iowa's first in a season opener under Ferentz. On offense, Ladell Betts ran for 99 yards, while fellow running back Aaron Greving scored three touchdowns. In total, Iowa ran for 331 yards, which compared favorably to the 113 yards for Kent State. Jeremy Allen and Fred Russell also contributed, with 73 and 46 rushing yards respectively. Allen also scored the first touchdown of his career during the game, on a 14-yard run during the first quarter. Defensively, the Hawkeyes held Kent State to 13 first downs and 203 total offensive yards. Iowa held the Golden Flashes to 90 yards passing; Kent State quarterback Jeff Valentino completed 3 of his 13 passes for 35 yards before being taken out of the game. Kyle McCann and Brad Banks threw for 165 and 71 yards respectively, while Dallas Clark led the Hawks in receiving, with five catches for 84 yards. The loss was Kent State's sixth straight, dating back to the previous season.

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StatisticsIowaKent State
Rushing 1st Downs207
Passing 1st Downs105
Penalty 1st Downs01
Total First Downs3013
Rushing Attempts4930
Rushing Yards331113
Rushing TDs60
Yards per Rush6.83.8
Passes Completed1513
Passes Attempts2232
Pass Completion %68.2%40.6%
Passing TDs00
Passing Yards23690
Passing Yards per Completion15.76.9
Passing Yards per Attempt10.72.8
Total Plays7162
% of Rushing Plays69%48.4%
% of Passing Plays31%51.6%
Total Offense567203
Yards per Play8.03.3
Lost Fumbles11
Penalty Yards6010
Yards per Penalty8.65.0
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