Insane stat puts Iowa's offensive woes into perspective
The Iowa Hawkeyes are a proud defensive team, but that same could not be said on the offensive side of the ball. CBS Sports’ Emily Proud confirmed that 119 FBS wide receivers caught more reception touchdowns than the entire offense of the Hawkeyes through the first 6 games of the season.
119 FBS wideouts have more receiving TDs than Iowa's entire offense through 6 games this season.
— Emily Proud (@emily_proud) October 9, 2022
Iowa has accounted for just 7 total offensive touchdowns, with only 2 coming from the passing game.
Iowa is ranked 127th in the nation in points per game (14.5), 120th in passing yards (156.5), and 131st (last) in the FBS in total yards per game (238.7). The Hawkeyes are in their sixth season with offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz.
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Iowa is coming off a 9-6 road loss to Illinois, where the offense only accounted for 222 total yards. This was the third game of the season where Iowa scored under 10 points in a game.