Despite an ugly first half, a huge second half propelled Iowa to a big 33-7 win over Northern Illinois to start the year 1-0.

It was a rocky start for the Hawkeyes, who scored just three points in the first two quarters, taking  a 3-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Iowa shook off the rust after the break, however, and outscored the Huskies 30-7 in the final 30 minutes, cruising to a Week 1 win.

Now the Hawkeyes are preparing for a rivalry matchup against Iowa State this weekend. Here’s what Feretz had to say at his weekly press conference:

On the rivalry with Iowa State:

On a low-block penalty:

On individual performance: