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Music to their ears! Iowa blanks Kentucky in Nashville – KCCI Des Moines


Music to their ears! Iowa blanks Kentucky in Nashville



AND JEFF, TAKE IT AWAY. YES, SCOTT, THINK ALL THE WAY BACK TO JENNY. JURY OF 2022 HAWKEYES LOST IN THE CITRUS BOWL TO THIS KENTUCKY TEAM IN A HEARTBREAKER. FAST FORWARD TO TODAY. YOU SAW FROM THE WORD GO THE HAWKEYES WERE DETERMINED NOT TO FEEL THAT PAIN EVER AGAIN. 364 DAYS AFTER FIRST MEETING IN 2022, IOWA AND KENTUCKY. TAKE THE FIELD ONCE AGAIN THIS. TIME IN NASHVILLE FOR THE MUSIC CITY BOWL. BOTH TEAMS ENTERING THIS GAME SEVEN AND FIVE, LOOKING TO END THE YEAR ON A HIGH. FOR PLAYERS LIKE JACK CAMPBELL, SAM LAPORTA AND RILEY MOSS, THEY’RE LOOKING TO FINISH THEIR CAREERS WITH IOWA, WITH WIN. JOE LABUS GOT HIS FIRST CAREER START AT QUARTERBACK FOR THE HAWKEYES. THEY GOT HIM THROWING EARLY FIRST PLAY A COMPLETE PASS TO DEONTE VINES. WE’RE OFF AND RUNNING LATER IN THIS DRIVE. FOURTH AND TWO. BRIAN FERENTZ SAYS LET’S GO FOR IT. ON THAT POINT, LATEST LOOKING FOR REPORTER PAINT CONNECT. IT’S GOING TO BE A TURNOVER ON DOWNS VERY LITTLE OFFENSE IN THE FIRST QUARTER WHICH DIDN’T COME AS A SURPRISE. THE IOWA DEFENSE SUPERB ALL AFTERNOON. KENTUCKY WAS PLAYING A QUARTERBACK WITH NO EXPERIENCE IN DESTIN WADE. HE TRIES GOING DEEP FAST BROKEN UP BY SEBASTIAN CASTRO. HE HAD A PHENOMENAL GAME. FIRST QUARTER WOULD END SCORELESS SECOND QUARTER. I WAS FINALLY GOING TO GET THINGS MOVING AND WITH LABORS AT THE HELM, THE TIGHT ENDS PROVIDE A HUGE SECURITY BLANKET THAT HE NEEDS. HE DUMPS IT OFF TO SAMUEL PORTER ON THE SCREEN, PASSING A PORTER. WATCH. THIS GOES FOR VONLEH. BALL BREAKING, SIX TACKLES ON THIS 27 YARD CATCH AND RUN, GETTING IOWA DEEP INTO THE RED ZONE. VERY NEXT PLAY LABORS FINDS LUKE LASCHET. AND FINALLY, WE HAVE A TOUCHDOWN. IOWA TAKES A SEVEN NOTHING LEAD IN THE SECOND QUARTER. THAT LEAD WOULD BUILD FAST FOR THE HAWKEYES. A VERY FIRST OFFENSIVE PLAY FOR THE WILDCATS DESTINED WADE PICKED OFF BY THERE HE IS A XAVIER WAMBACH FIRST CAREER START. OH YES. FIRST CAREER PICK SIX. HE TAKES IT TO THE BIG BOX. IOWA TAKES A 14. NOTHING LEAD. HAWKEYE FANS, EVEN THE YOUNGEST, ARE LOVING IT HERE IN NASHVILLE. HOW ABOUT ANOTHER PICK, SIX, TWO IN THE HALF. THIS TIME COOPER TO READS IT PERFECTLY AFTER THE BIG BOX DEFENSE SCORES 14 IN THE FIRST HALF. HAWKEYES TAKE A 21 NOTHING LEAD INTO THE BREAK IN THE SECOND HALF. THE OFFENSE WAS LIMITED, NO POINTS SCORED, BUT IT WAS MORE GREAT DEFENSE FROM THE HAWKEYES. SEBASTIAN CASTRO, ADDING TO HIS UNREAL DAY. THIS TIME A SACK IOWA GOES ON TO WIN THIS GAME. 21 TO NOTHING. THEY SHUT OUT KENTUCKY IS THE FIRST TIME A TEAM HAS THROWN A- SHUTOUT IN THIS BOWL GAME IN ITS HISTORY. HAWKEYES LAST HAD A BOWL GAME SHUTOUT WIN IN 1997. IT WAS HAYDEN FRYE’S HAWKEYES IN THE ALAMO BOWL AND THEY WON THAT GAME 27. NOTHING REVENGE FOR THE HAWKEYES AGAINST KENTUCKY. ANOTHER TROPHY HEADED BACK TO IOWA CITY. AND A SPECIAL MOMENT FOR. THEM ALONG, GUYS. AND ESPECIALLY OUR SENIORS. WHAT A WAY TO SEND THEM OFF. IT’S BEEN A GREAT GROUP AND I CAN’T THANK THEM ENOUGH FOR ALL THEY’VE DONE. AND EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE GUYS REALLY IS EMBODIED. YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HAWKEYE WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE GUYS THAT ARE SENIORS, SENIOR CAPTAINS OR A KID LIKE TOMMY HARTLEY. BUT THIS CROWD OF, YOU KNOW, BIG TECH ON SPECIAL TEAMS. SO JUST A REALLY SPECIAL GROUP AND, YOU KNOW, BOWL GAMES, A LITTLE BITTERSWEET BECAUSE OF THAT. YOU GOT TO SAY GOODBYE TO THOSE GUYS. BUT JUST COULDN’T BE MORE PROUD. YEAH, YOU SAW IT THERE. KIRK FERENTZ SHOWING EMOTION, HUGGING RILEY, MASS. HIS EYES OUT. JOINED NOW BY SHANNON EARHART. SHANNON, YOU WERE OUR EYES AND EARS ON THE GROUND. I WANT TO KNOW YOUR BIGGEST TAKE AWAY FROM THIS GAME. WHAT DID YOU NOTICE TELL THE PEOPLE AT HOME? WELL, JEFF, HONESTLY, EVEN IF YOU WEREN’T ON THE GROUND, I BET YOU COULD NOTICE LITERALLY IN AN AIRPLANE IN THE SKY THAT’S GOOD. THIS DEFENSE WAS TODAY. THEY WERE DIALED IN. THEY PLAYED HONESTLY, THE BEST I’VE SEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME. SOME STATS FOR YOU HERE. 64 TACKLES, FOUR SACKS IN TWO INTERCEPTIONS. THEY OUTSCORED THE OFFENSE FOR JUST THE THIRD TIME THIS SEASON. BUT THE IOWA D JEFF, THEY’RE PLAYING A SIMPLE GAME AND IT’S REALLY RINSE AND REPEAT. THEY PLAY GOOD DEFENSE. THEY PIN HIM DOWN DEEP. AND THEN THEY HAVE GREAT BALL PLACEMENT IN A SHORTER FIELD FOR THE OFFENSE TO HOPEFULLY MAKE SOME SORT OF PRODUCTION. REASON WHY THEY’RE SO SUCCESSFUL. FUNDAMENTAL WAS COACH SAID IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE BEFORE GAME THAT IT ALL GOES BACK TO THE GUYS UNDERSTANDING THE BASE ELEMENTS. SO THE DEFENSE AS A WHOLE IT’S PRETTY TEXTBOOK. BUT THAT WORD THAT JUMPS OFF ON THE PAGE, SECONDARY FRESHMAN XAVIER WAMP WANTED TO BE SEEN HIS FIRST CAREER START, SO HE DECIDED TO GET A 52 YARD PICK, SIX. SEBASTIAN CASTRO, HE WAS A GUY THAT STUCK OUT AND HE’S BEEN CHOMPING AT THE BIT. FINALLY EIGHT AND NOTCHED HIS FIRST CAREER SACK. BUT COOPER GENO IN THE SECONDARY AND WAS NAMED MVP. YOU GOT TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE. JEFF SEVEN TACKLES SIX SOLO AND A PICK SIX HIS THIRD OF THE SEASON. BUT THIS HIGH DEFENSE ISN’T JUST LUCK. WE DO A GOOD JOB AT TURNOVERS, MAKING THEM OFFENSIVE OPPORTUNITIES, IF YOU WILL, AND THAT’S COACH. YOU SEE THAT STUFF THAT THOSE GUYS ARE DOING IN THE GAMES IN PRACTICE ALL THE TIME. YOU KNOW, THEY’VE BEEN THEY’VE BEEN MAKING THOSE PLAYS FOR FOR FOR A WHILE NOW. AND THE THEY THEY MADE THE MOST OF IT TODAY. NOW COOPER IS HARDLY A VETERAN NOT ON FIRST IN SHARPER THAN WHAT I SAW TODAY WHEN HE WAS ON IT JUST ON IT EVERY TIME. AND YEAH, SHANNON, YOU TALKED ABOUT THAT RINSE AND REPEAT TALKING ABOUT PINNING TEAMS DEEP. TORI TAYLOR, THE MAN BEHIND THE PUNT, OBVIOUSLY IN THE TEAM GOT SOME BIG NEWS IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE AFTER THE GAME. TROY TAYLOR, THE ALL-AMERICAN, ANNOUNCED HE IS RETURNING TO IOWA CITY IN 2023. SO, SCOTT, THAT IS HUGE FOR IOWA. A HUGE PIECE OF NEWS FOR KIRK FERENTZ AND HIS STAFF AS THEY START ASSEMBLING THE TEAM FOR 2023. LIVE FROM NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, FO

Music to their ears! Iowa blanks Kentucky in Nashville

The music by no means sounded so candy for the Hawkeyes. Iowa acquired two pick-sixes within the second quarter and coasted to a 21-0 win over Kentucky in Saturday’s Music Metropolis Bowl at Nissan Stadium.The Hawkeyes began QB Joe Labas, who had by no means taken a university snap. After a scoreless first quarter, Labas discovered his groove. He accomplished a 15-yard TD move to Luke Lachey to offer Iowa a 7-0 lead. Labas was filling in for an injured Spencer Petras, whose backup, Alex Padilla, has transferred out of this system.Kentucky star QB Will Levis was additionally lacking the sport as a way to put together for the NFL Draft. His alternative, Destin Wade, struggled mightily in opposition to Iowa’s vaunted protection. Proper after Iowa went up 7-0, Wade’s move was picked off by Iowa freshman Xavier Nwankpa, who returned it 52 yards for a TD that electrified the stadium. Nwankpa, the Southeast Polk grad, was making his first profession begin.Later within the quarter, Iowa’s secondary did it once more. Cooper DeJean stepped in entrance of Wade’s move and waltzed into the endzone for a 14-yard TD. It was DeJean’s third pick-six of the season, one thing no Hawkeye has ever completed.Iowa’s 21-0 halftime lead sucked the life out of Kentucky, which by no means made a recreation of it. The Wildcats managed solely 185 complete yards and went 2-18 on third down.Labas completed 14-24 for 139 yards, 1 TD an no interceptions.Iowa finishes the yr 8-5. The victory offers Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz 10 bowl wins, tied with Joe Paterno for many in Huge Ten historical past. KCCI’s Jeff Dubrof and Shannon Ehrhardt have stay protection tonight at 6.

The music by no means sounded so candy for the Hawkeyes. Iowa acquired two pick-sixes within the second quarter and coasted to a 21-0 win over Kentucky in Saturday’s Music Metropolis Bowl at Nissan Stadium.

The Hawkeyes began QB Joe Labas, who had by no means taken a university snap. After a scoreless first quarter, Labas discovered his groove. He accomplished a 15-yard TD move to Luke Lachey to offer Iowa a 7-0 lead. Labas was filling in for an injured Spencer Petras, whose backup, Alex Padilla, has transferred out of this system.

Kentucky star QB Will Levis was additionally lacking the sport as a way to put together for the NFL Draft. His alternative, Destin Wade, struggled mightily in opposition to Iowa’s vaunted protection. Proper after Iowa went up 7-0, Wade’s move was picked off by Iowa freshman Xavier Nwankpa, who returned it 52 yards for a TD that electrified the stadium. Nwankpa, the Southeast Polk grad, was making his first profession begin.

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Later within the quarter, Iowa’s secondary did it once more. Cooper DeJean stepped in entrance of Wade’s move and waltzed into the endzone for a 14-yard TD. It was DeJean’s third pick-six of the season, one thing no Hawkeye has ever completed.

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Iowa’s 21-0 halftime lead sucked the life out of Kentucky, which by no means made a recreation of it. The Wildcats managed solely 185 complete yards and went 2-18 on third down.

Labas completed 14-24 for 139 yards, 1 TD an no interceptions.

Iowa finishes the yr 8-5. The victory offers Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz 10 bowl wins, tied with Joe Paterno for many in Huge Ten historical past. KCCI’s Jeff Dubrof and Shannon Ehrhardt have stay protection tonight at 6.

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