The defense of Iowa continues to show its efficiency through the first four weeks of the 2022 season. Through the first four games of the season, Iowa possesses the top-ranked scoring defense in the nation (5.8).

In the Week 1, 7-3 win over South Dakota State, the Hawkeyes’ accounted for two safeties.

In Week 4 at Rutgers, Iowa only allowed 361 total yards, with 61 coming from the running game. Iowa was able to score 2 defensive touchdowns with a 45-yard interception returned for a touchdown from Cooper DeJean, and a 30-yard fumble recovery returned for a touchdown from defensive back Kaevon Merriweather.

Iowa didn’t allow a touchdown in the Week 1 game against South Dakota State and in Week 3 against Nevada.

The defense of Iowa has accounted for 12 sacks, 19 pass breakups, and 8 turnovers, with 5 takeaways coming in the form of interceptions.