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8/31/2002 (2002-2003)

Kinnick Stadium [Iowa City, Iowa]

Iowa  vs  Akron  Akron Iowa Hawkeyes Football vs Akron on 8/31/2002 -

W     57 - 21 

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Head Coach: Kirk Ferentz
Attendance: 51,495
Kickoff Temp: 69° F
Start Time: 11:00 am CST


Iowa started the 2002 season with a bang, scoring a school record 37 first quarter points, en route to a 57-21 victory over Akron. Big plays got the Hawkeyes started early with Fred Russell scoring on a 44-yard run and linebacker Kevin Worthy returning an Akron fumble 72 yards for a touchdown to give Iowa a 14-0 lead in the first 3:34. The Hawkeyes racked up 593 yards of total offense, including 376 rushing yards. Defensively, Iowa forced three turnovers and held Akron to 67 yards on the ground.

The Hawkeyes had two running backs rush for over 100 yards and score two touchdowns apiece. Junior Fred Russell paced the Hawkeyes ground game with 170 yards on 14 carries and scores of 44 and 35 yards. Sophomore RB Jermelle Lewis ran for 123 yards on 19 carries and collected touchdown runs of one and two yards. Senior QB Brad Banks started his first game as a Hawkeye, and completed 5-8 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns. Junior WR Maurice Brown was on the receiving end of both Banks scoring strikes of 56 and 36 yards. Brown finished the game with three receptions, 102 yards, and two touchdowns.

Iowa's defense was led by senior LB Fred Barr who collected 13 tackles. Senior FS Derek Pagel and junior SS Bob Sanders both had seven tackles, while Sanders also added one of Iowa's three sacks.




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Rushing 1st Downs178
Passing 1st Downs914
Penalty 1st Downs01
Total First Downs2623
Rushing Attempts4536
Rushing Yards37667
Rushing TDs41
Yards per Rush8.41.9
Passes Completed1228
Passes Attempts2038
Pass Completion %60%73.7%
Passing TDs22
Passing Yards217296
Passing Yards per Completion18.110.6
Passing Yards per Attempt10.97.8
Total Plays6574
% of Rushing Plays69.2%48.6%
% of Passing Plays30.8%51.4%
Total Offense593363
Yards per Play9.14.9
Lost Fumbles12
Penalty Yards4022
Yards per Penalty8.04.4
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