C.J. Beathard is not considered a dual-threat quarterback by any means. Prior to today’s game with Purdue, the senior from Franklin, Tenn. boasted nine career touchdowns with his legs and 2.4 yards per carry.

But with 2:30 left in the first quarter, Beathard used his God-given athletic ability to roll out of the pocket and find the end zone without being touched, giving Iowa an early 14-0 lead.

Beathard is 6-for-11 with 105 yards passing and a score, along with his 19 yards and a TD on the ground. The Hawkeyes have since scored again, taking a commanding 21-0 advantage heading into the second quarter of action.


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