Social media rejoices over Iowa's offensive explosion in first half vs. Nevada
Iowa’s offense finally has signs of life! In the game against Nevada, the Hawkeyes have finally woken up and have scored multiple touchdowns in the first half of action.
In the first quarter alone, Iowa generated over 100 yards of offense. For many teams, that is ordinary. For this year’s Hawkeye squad, that feels gargantuan.
A big spark for Iowa was the work of Kaleb Johnson. The true freshman running back broke through for a 40-yard touchdown, the longest play of Iowa’s season at the time of his score.
Embattled quarterback Spencer Petras also broke through in the first half of action. He delivered a strike on a beautiful deep ball for his first touchdown of the season.
In the end, some of the results still leave a lot to be desired for Iowa. 17 points are far from a true “explosion,” and Petras is still completing just 9-of-16 of his passes. But compared to the first few weeks of the season, the points are a welcome sight for all.
Well jeez Iowa’s offense has a pulse.
— Matthew Beye (@beyem54) September 18, 2022
The Iowa offense is bringing the fury of 1,000 suns you guys. pic.twitter.com/L07PQ9LNex
— Just Lew (@BIGLEW4IOWA) September 18, 2022
I LOVE what I'm seeing from the Iowa offense tonight!!! #Hawkeyes
— ✭ Matt Gogerty ✭ (@mgogert) September 18, 2022
Iowa has more than doubled their scoring output from the last two games combined. Glad to see our offense start clicking a bit
— Da Dufus (@Da_Dufus) September 18, 2022
Ah it’s so nice to see some Iowa offense!! Petras to Bruce makes it 14-0
— Camille Gear (@CamilleGearTV) September 18, 2022
Watching that iowa offense right now… pic.twitter.com/DBnaJDh3Zo
— manda kaye (@mmandakayee) September 18, 2022
Me to the Iowa offense: pic.twitter.com/3FBJq3Tjqp
— Matt Menietti (@MattMenietti) September 18, 2022
IOWA HAS 2 TOUCHDOWNS ON OFFENSE
— chaos lover Jalen (@BlueheartJLR) September 18, 2022
I don't care if all these shots downfield come up incomplete. The fact that Iowa is even attempting them is promising for the offense.
It helps open the field for the run game!
— Iowa Punt Returner (@IAPuntReturner) September 18, 2022
— Mike Cagley (@MikeCagley) September 18, 2022