Iowa's pass defense in the first two games has been unbelievably good
The Iowa Hawkeyes are one of the most impressive teams in the B1G and college football as a whole after 2 weeks of play.
The 27-17 score in the annual CyHawk game does not reflect just how dominant Iowa was in that game against the 9th ranked Iowa State Cyclones. Their defense has been one of the most dominant in college football the past two weeks.
Iowa has not played cupcakes to start the season either they played two ranked opponents in Indiana and Iowa State and made competent QB look anything but competent.
Iowa wins its 6th consecutive game against Iowa State. The Hawkeyes have started a season with 2 wins over ranked opponents for the 2nd time in school history (1960).
Iowa’s pass defense in last 2 games vs Michael Penix Jr. and Brock Purdy: 47% completion pct, 6 Int, 0 TD. pic.twitter.com/fLmHK5lu3p
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 12, 2021
Iowa has an absurd 6 INTs in two games and 0 TDs given up. According to ESPN Stats and Info, this is the first time the Hawkeyes have started the season with back-to-back wins against ranked opponents since 1960.
Iowa, this season still will face 2 more AP Top 25 opponents, one at home against the No.11 Penn State Nittany Lions and one on the road in the No.18 Wisconsin Badgers.
Iowa has a little breathing room next week as they face MAC opponent the Kent State Golden Flashes, who are 1-1 on the season.