Kaevon Merriweather – along with Iowa’s entire defensive unit – is flying around against Rutgers. In the first half of action against the Scarlet Knights, the Hawkeyes produced a pair of defensive scores.

The first was provided by Cooper DeJean off a brilliant interception. After pulling in a beautiful over-the-shoulder catch, DeJean worked his way all the way back against the Rutgers offense and into the end zone for the first touchdown of the game.

Then, in the second quarter, the defense was able to register a scoop-and-score touchdown against the Scarlet Knights. Sebastian Castro delivered the forced fumble with a textbook hit on the football.

After it was out, Merriweather scooped it up and had a convoy heading all the way back for the touchdown:

Along with those defensive touchdowns, Iowa has tacked on a field goal for 17 points in the first half on the road. We’ll see what the second half has in store for the Hawkeyes but it has been a strong half of football, particularly from the defense.