Iowa got out to a hot start against Kent State, leaning on its defense to opening the scoring in the first quarter.

The first points of the game came on a safety after Kent State was pinned back in its own territory. A botched snap left the Kent State QB looking for a way out of his own end zone, but he was quickly swarmed under by the Hawkeye defense.

On the ensuing drive, Iowa cashed in the possession for a touchdown and a 9-point lead early. Facing a 3rd-and-1, the Hawkeyes went for a sweep around the left end to Tyler Goodson.

He blazed for 46 yards and the score:

Kent State has since responded with a touchdown drive to make it 9-7, Iowa, but the Hawkeyes are clicking early on.