It took Iowa some time to get going, but the Hawkeyes offense woke up in the third quarter, scoring 28 points in the second half on the team’s way to beating Miami (OH), 38-14.

In typical coach fashion, Kirk Ferentz was pleased with many aspects of Iowa’s victory but said during his postgame press conference that they have plenty to work on as well.

Before taking questions from reporters, Ferentz also thanked fans for a “great environment.”

“A night game at Kinnick is always special, but the crowd was really tremendous. Great to have a sellout on a holiday. We’re really appreciative of that.”

Hawkeyes senior quarterback Nate Stanley threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions. Running backs Mekhi Sargent and Toren Young each reached the end zone.

Iowa will play its first Big Ten game next Saturday at noon ET against Rutgers.