Social media hammers Iowa's offense for disastrous 4th-down play call
Iowa is getting drilled by Michigan at home in Week 5, and the Hawkeyes are headed to their second loss on the season. The Hawkeyes were mounting one comeback attempt in the fourth quarter, but it came crashing down in disastrous fashion.
After rolling all the way down the field while trailing 20-7, Iowa faced a 4th-and-2 play. Converting would have given the Hawkeyes a chance to make it a one-score game and given some life to the Iowa sideline.
Unfortunately, the fourth down play proved to be a one-yard out route. Even with the pass getting completed, it left the Hawkeyes short of the line to gain.
Iowa was even called for offensive pass interference on the play, but the penalty would not have mattered.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) October 1, 2022
The Hawkeyes were trolled hard for the result of that play and for even calling a pass play that was short of the first-down marker on such a critical play.
Alas, the Iowa drive to make it legit interesting ended on a one-yard pass completion that is short of the sticks on fourth down. Kinda fitting.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) October 1, 2022
Iowa just had a 4th & 2 from the Michigan 6 and somehow both threw short of the sticks and got called for offensive pass interference. Peak Iowa.
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) October 1, 2022
Does it count as a 4th-down stand if your opponent throws a 4th-down pass 2 yards short of the sticks?
— Paul Harvey 🔨 (@HammerHarvey) October 1, 2022
Oh my goodness. Iowa gets called for OPI on the fourth-down play where they threw short of the sticks.
To quote @AriWasserman’s dad, at what point does it stop being a [bleeping] coincidence, Kirk?
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) October 1, 2022
the best drive we’ve had all season and it resulted in zero points. Welcome to Iowa Football!
— 𝚂𝚌𝚘𝚘𝚝 (@_SC00T) October 1, 2022
LMAO what stop Iowa throws a 1 yard pass on 4and 2
— steve (@Strous1Steve) October 1, 2022
the michigan defense had nothing to do with this “stop”.
iowa needed two yards and threw it short of the line to gain.
— 𝙨𝙘𝙤𝙩𝙩🌹 (@treveyonszn) October 1, 2022
Iowa playbook: Let’s run a 1-yard out pattern
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) October 1, 2022