Kirk Ferentz explains why Iowa's defense has succeeded so far in 2021
Fueled by a dominant defense, Iowa has risen to No. 5 in the nation. Iowa is off to a 2-0 start and will host Kent State in Week 3.
Iowa defeated Indiana 34-6 in the season opener and knocked off rival Iowa 27-17 on the road in Week 2. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has always taken great pride in defense.
Ferentz explained to FOX Sports’ Joel Klatt why this season’s defensive unit is especially potent:
“It’s really an emotional contest for everybody involved, and Saturday was no exception.”@HawkeyeFootball‘s Kirk Ferentz talks with @joelklatt about the importance of the Iowa State rivalry and explains why his team has had so much success on defense this season 🔒🙌 pic.twitter.com/kTT28NcQJD
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 16, 2021
Iowa has only given up two touchdowns while scoring three touchdowns this season. Linebacker Seth Benson leads Iowa in tackles (15) while defensive back Matt Hankins is tops for Iowa with two interceptions.
Iowa-Kent State is slated for Sept. 18 (3:30 p.m. EST) and will be televised on the BTN.