Offense 61, Defense 37 - Stats, quick impressions

Published: April 27 2013 | 6:10 pm - Updated: 28 March 2014 | 2:36 pm in

-- I think this is a two-QB race and I think Jake Rudock has an edge on Cody Sokol. Rudock makes sound decisions and sees the field just a little better than Sokol. I think Sokol is a little better athlete, probably a bit behind in seeing things. Both seem to be calm. Sokol might have an edge in extending the play. Rudock moves well in the pocket. Both are OK on the zone read. Not Kain Colter, but Iowa isn't going for that with the ZR.

-- I think RB is Mark Weisman, Jordan Canzeri and Michael Malloy. I think Iowa needs Damon Bullock more as a WR. That doesn't mean that Bullock ends up at WR full-time, but I believe that's being considered.

-- I think Iowa is trying to find a right guard. Sophomore Jordan Walsh started with the No. 1s on Saturday and lost a lot of battles to DT Carl Davis, who had three sacks. Is it Andrew Donnal? He played LT with the second unit. Not sure what's going on there, but I really like Ryan Ward. Like a lot a lot. I think he could be one of the best five.

-- With three sacks and two batted down passes, DT Carl Davis was the MVP. Second star was true freshman wideout Cameron Wilson who had 10 catches for 131 yards.

-- I think the DE opposite Dominic Alvis is going to be a "hot hand," revolving door type of deal. Drew Ott did some nice things. Faith Ekakitie is just starting out there, so it was hard to get a read. Riley McMinn was tough to block on a few plays. Kirk Ferentz mentioned Mike Hardy, who seems to fit anywhere on the DL. Encouraged? I wouldn't go that far, but, at different times, each of the guys mentioned above made plays. I'd put it at "hopeful" right now.

-- I thought it was interesting that Ferentz said Iowa's offense threw away from B.J. Lowery this spring. That sent a lot of work Jordan Lomax's way on Saturday. He had two PIs and a defensive hold. He also had a few pass breakups. I like Lomax and think he sticks, but Sean Draper needs to turn up the competition to make the position sharp.

-- I really liked freshman WR Cameron Wilson. Caught the ball with his hands and away from his body. Excellent body control and made the transition from catching to running seamlessly. Ferentz said it was his best day, so that says he probably hasn't played his way into the rotation, at least yet.

-- I like TE Jake Duzey. I like TE Ray Hamilton. Who gets the touches?

-- The strong safety thing is interesting. I think Nico Law is hurt. He didn't play at Des Moines and he didn't play a whole lot on Saturday. John Lowdermilk had a few noticeable breakdowns, but held up pretty well. Safety play has been better this spring. Phil Parker will tell them to "Know where their leverage is" and he will tell them that loudly.

Drive 1 -- 4 of 7 for 40 yards (missed FG)

Drive 2 -- 1-2-11 (TD Michael Malloy 1 run)

Drive 3 -- 2-2-12 (punt)

Drive 4 -- 0-0 (fumble; DE Riley McMinn stripped Rudock from the blindside)

Drive 5 -- 1-4-8 (punt)

Drive 6 -- 1-2-13 (three-and-out)

Drive 7 -- 3-6-23 (33 FG)

Drive 8 -- 6-6-67 (TD Macon Plewa 1 run)

Totals -- 18 of 29 for 174 yards (no TD passes, led three scoring drives for 17 points; Rudock did take two drives in a row, taking a turn from Sokol)

Drive 1 -- 3-3-32 (punt; center-QB exchange fumble on a third-and-2)

Drive 2 -- 0-0 (Damon Bullock fumble, non-contact)

Drive 3 -- 1-1-8 (punt)

Drive 4 -- 0-1-0 (25 FG; drive started at the 6)

Drive 5 -- 1-2-15 (Missed FG)

Drive 6 -- 3-4-48 (TD Sokol 2 run)

Drive 7 -- 5-7-80 (TD Sokol 15 to TE Jake Duzey)

Totals -- 13 of 18 for 183 TD (led there scoring drives for 17 points and rushed for a TD)

Drive 1 -- 0-1-0 (three-and-out)

Drive 2 -- 3-4-29 (39 FG)

Drive 3 -- 3-6-19 (punt)

Drive 4 -- 1-3-3 (punt)

Drive 5 -- 1-3-46 (TD; 46 pass to RB Jordan Canzeri)

Drive 6 -- 2-3-13 (missed FG)

Totals -- 10 of 20 for 110 yards and TD (led two scoring drives for 10 points; the TD pass was all Canzeri and a great block from WR Jacob Hillyer)

RB Damon Bullock -- nine carries for 5 yards (fumbled; two negative carries)

RB Jordan Canzeri -- 13 for 47 (22-yard run to set up a TD; went right, broke a tackle and reversed field)

RB Mark Weisman -- 5 for 11 (didn't see any sweeps; they know what he can do and weren't going to let him get physical here)

RB Michael Malloy -- 12 for 56 (back-to-back 16-yard runs; 1-yard TD)

FB Adam Cox -- 5 for 4 yards (lost a fumble)

FB Macon Plewa -- 2 for 1 yard (1-yard TD run to finish scrimmage)

QB Jake Rudock -- 2 for 5 yards (stripped from behind for a fumble)

QB Cody Sokol -- 4 for 16 (2-yard TD run; fumbled a snap)

QB C.J. Beathard -- 2 for 17 (20-yard scramble)

WR Kevonte Martin-Manley -- 1 for 18 (reverse)

WR Jordan Cotton -- 1 for 33 (reverse that kinda looked like a jet sweep)

WR Jacob Hillyer -- 4 for 38 yards (caught the first three passes thrown with the first unit)

TE Ray Hamilton -- 3 for 24

RB Jordan Canzeri -- 3 for 56 (46 TD)

WR Cameron Wilson -- 10 for 131 (Whoa! Very natural catching the ball. Best body control on the team, or at least on Saturday)

FB Adam Cox -- 2 for 17 (drop)

WR Jordan Cotton -- 1 for 14 (drop)

RB Mark Weisman -- 1 for 6

WR Kevonte Martin-Manley -- 5 for 42

RB Michael Malloy -- 1 for 8

TE C.J. Fiedorowicz -- 1 for 6

TE Jake Duzey -- 2 for 29 (15-yard TD)

WR Blake Haluska -- 4 for 58 (had a juggling 23-yarder to set up a TD; seems to really understand the site reads)

TE George Kittle -- 4 for 36

TE Henry Krieger Coble -- 1 for 7

Mike Meyer -- 1 of 2 (missed 50, hit 39)

Marshall Koehn -- 1 of 2 (hit 25, missed 39*)

Alden Haffer -- 1 of 2 (hit 33, missed 38)

* -- There was a fourth kicker, Brett Wilker. This might've been his attempt. I missed that one. There were three missed FGs total.

QB – Jake Rudock

LT – Brandon Scherff

LG – Conor Boffeli

C – Austin Blythe

RG – Jordan Walsh

RT – Brent Van Sloten

TE – C.J. Fiedorowicz

WR – Tevaun Smith

WR – Kevonte Martin Manley

WR – Jacob Hillyer

RB – Mark Weisman

Other first-team personnel: TE – Ray Hamilton, Jake Duzey; WR – Jordan Cotton; RB – Damon Bullock, Jordan Canzeri, Mike Malloy; QB – Cody Sokol, C.J. Beathard; FB – Adam Cox

LDE – Mike Hardy

LDT – Carl Davis

RDT – Darian Cooper

RDE – Dominic Alvis

MLB – James Morris

WLB – Anthony Hitchens

OLB – Christian Kirksey

CB – B.J. Lowery

CB – Jordan Lomax

SS – John Lowdermilk

FS – Tanner Miller

Other first-team personnel: DE – Drew Ott; LB – Quinton Alston

Nickel back – CB Sean Draper

Dime back – Anthony Gair

QB – Cody Sokol

LT – Andrew Donnal

LG – Eric Simmons

C – Tommy Gaul

RG – Mitch Keppy

RT – Ryan Ward

TE – Henry Krieger Coble

TE – Ray Hamilton

WR – Cameron Wilson

WR – Don Shumpert

RB – Jordan Canzeri

Other personnel: WR – Blake Haluska, WR – Jordan Cotton; TE – George Kittle RB – Mike Malloy

Late personnel: LT – Cole Croston; LG Drew Clark; C – Steve Ferentz; RG Reid Sealby; FB – Adam Cox; FB – Mason Plewa; QB – Kyle Anderson, Rudock, Beathard

LDE – Faith Ekakitie

LDT – Dean Tsopanides

RDT – Jaleel Johnson

RDE – Riley McMinn

MLB – Quinton Alston

WLB – Cole Fisher

OLB – Travis Perry

CB – Sean Draper

CB – Maurice Fleming

SS – Nico Law

FS – Anthony Gair

Other personnel: LB – Marcus Collins, S – Ruben Lile, DE/DT – Nate Meier, LB –  John Kenny, LB – Laron Taylor, DE – Melvin Spears, DE – Daumantas Venckus-Cucchiara, DL – Will Rathjen, LB – Palmer Foster, DL – Will Kincart, CB – Dayo Ogundepo, S – David Tann, S – Sean Skradis, CB – Greg Mabin

RB Jordan Canzeri cut-ups

RB Michael Malloy cut-ups

Defensive highlights

QB Jake Rudock cut-ups

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