It’s been 10 months since the Iowa Hawkeyes suited up for gameday, and it showed.

Ball security, winning the trenches and discipline are three of the primary places coach Kirk Ferentz was hoping to excel this season. During the Hawkeye’s 24-20 loss to Purdue, they didn’t do any.

Known as an offensive guru, Ferentz had things fall apart against the Boilermakers. Iowa totaled 100 penalty yards on 10 penalties. It marked the first time Iowa committed 100 or more yards in penalties since 2018 against Indiana.

Hawkeye quarterback Spencer Petras got off to a shaky start, completing just one of his first six passes. But Petras finished the first half completing 13 of his 15 passes for 171 yards.

The half didn’t as well as it could have, though.

With the ball on its own 36 yard line and 31 seconds left, Petras completed three straight passes for 54 yards to set up a first-and-goal situation. But instead of spiking the ball or calling a timeout, they handed the ball to Tyler Goodson, who was stopped short of the line of scrimmage. The Hawkeyes were then forced to settle for a field goal.

Linebacker Jack Campbell will be continuing to delay his debut after missing the Purdue game, and will reportedly be out for a couple more weeks.