After a lengthy lightning delay, Iowa has completed its season-opening win against Tennessee Tech.
Iowa 34, Tennesee Tech 7: After losing quite a few familiar faces to the NFL draft, Iowa used a bunch of new personnel in its opening win against Tennessee Tech. Quarterback James Vandenberg had a solid opening performance, completing 13 of 21 passes for 221 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. Receiver Marvin McNutt showed why he's the team's clear-cut No. 1 receiver (6 catches, 140 yards, 2 TDs), and the defense held Tennessee Tech scoreless for more than three quarters. A likely season-ending ankle injury to freshman running back Mika'il McCall, two fumbles by top running back Marcus Coker and spotty play by the second-team defensive line were among the downsides to the opener. Linebacker James Morris (10 tackles, INT) had a nice performance.