Spencer Petras receives warm reception during Iowa's Senior Day introductions
Spencer Petras had to deal with adversity this season at Iowa. The fans at Kinnick Stadium let him know how much they have appreciated his efforts throughout the years at Senior Day.
The Iowa offense struggled earlier in the year and got off to a slow start. At one point this season, the Hawkeyes were in danger of not making a bowl game. Iowa enters Friday’s game with a four-game win streak and a 7-4 record.
Petras received a very warm welcome when he and his parents met at midfield as a part of the Senior Day festivities. The Iowa QB got a standing ovation from the crowd. Petras may not have had the greatest of seasons in his final year, but Iowa fans love him just the same.
Petras has 5 touchdowns with 1,716 yards passing coming into the Nebraska game.
The ovation this crowd just gave Spencer Petras on Senior Day restored my faith in good. Bravo, folks. pic.twitter.com/gARaBCKzBp
— Mitch Fick (@MCFick) November 25, 2022
Some fans on social media stated that they were proud of the Iowa fanbase for supporting Petras in his final home game with the program.
Here are some of the reactions to Petras’ welcome by Iowa fans:
Hawk fans gave Spencer Petras a standing ovation. Well done Hawk fans, well done.
— Ray Owens (@nchawkeye50) November 25, 2022
#hfmail Spencer Petras with the loudest cheers on senior day, that’s a great moment
— Jesse Lussier (@Jesse_Lussier_) November 25, 2022
Spencer Petras gets the loudest applause on Senior Day. Well done, Iowa fans.
— Hawkeye Tailgate Report (@HTR_pod) November 25, 2022
Iowa honors its seniors before the game and QB Spencer Petras receives a resounding ovation
Well deserved. #Hawkeyes
— Jett Beachum (@JetthroTV) November 25, 2022