2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
2-2, 2nd in Big Ten - East
Postgame Breakdown Iowa beats Rutgers 14-7 (2:02)
Ferentz happy with Iowa playing 'good football' (0:47)

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

It was far from pretty, but Iowa secures a 14-7 victory against Rutgers in Piscataway. Iowa running back Akrum Wadley scored the go-ahead 26-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Iowa certainly doesn't look as invincible as once thought. It's going to be a dog fight for the Big Ten West division between Iowa, Wisconsin, Nebraska and even Minnesota.


Iowa reclaims lead in fourth quarter

Iowa took advantage of a Rutgers turnover by scoring on the very next play, a 26-yard run by Akrum Wadley. The Hawkeyes lead 14-7 with under 8:00 left on ESPN2.

Iowa takes 14-7 lead on 26-yard TD run (0:42)

Rutgers ties it up in fourth quarter

Rutgers QB Chris Laviano connects with Andre Patton for a game-tying 14-yard TD. Iowa is trying to avoid a second straight loss. The game is tied 7-7 on ESPN2.

Halftime Interview with Rutgers Head Coach Chris Ash (0:27)
Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz wants his team to play harder (0:26)

Iowa takes lead just before halftime

C.J. Beathard connects with George Kittle, who makes a move to the end zone for a 36-yard TD with just 34 seconds left before halftime. Iowa leads Rutgers 7-0 at the break.

Rutgers WR carted off after 76-yard reception (0:45)

Rutgers misses huge opportunity

Rutgers' Janarion Grant takes the screen pass 76 yards to the Iowa 3-yard line, avoiding several tacklers along the way. The Scarlet Knights, however, turned it over on downs at the 1-yard line. It's still 0-0 on ESPN2.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Rutgers senior Janarion Grant is one of the most electrifying players in college football. But he was carted off the field after Iowa's Desmond King stepped on his right ankle at the end of Grant's 76-yard reception. Huge concern for Rutgers, which is locked in a scoreless game with Iowa near halftime

Watch: Iowa at Rutgers

Iowa looks to bounce back from a loss to FCS power North Dakota State with a Big Ten road win over Rutgers. The Hawkeyes are 13-point favorites. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

ESPN Stats & Info

Hawkeyes favored to bounce back

After falling to FCS heavyweight North Dakota State, ESPN's FPI gives Iowa a 76 percent chance to bounce back with a win at Rutgers.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Iowa opens Big Ten play against Rutgers, and the Hawkeyes will have to forget about last week's stunning last-second loss to North Dakota State. Iowa still is considered among the Big Ten West favorites. Rutgers, meanwhile, has been totally unpredictable. The Scarlet Knights trailed 14-0 against Howard and 21-0 against New Mexico but came back to win. A victory today would represent a huge step for first-year coach Chris Ash.

Team Stats

Passing Yards167.0111th
Rushing Yards220.335th
Points For27.3Tied-82nd
Points Against26.0Tied-63rd