IOWA CITY — Iowa heads into its bye week with a 6-2 record after a 12-10 loss to Minnesota in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. The game featured a controversial finish. Cooper DeJean returned a punt 55 yards for a touchdown to give Iowa the lead with 1:11 remaining. Replay took the touchdown off the board due to an invalid fair catch signal and three plays later the Gophers intercepted Deacon Hill to secure the win. Hawkeyes coach Kirk Ferentz was not pleased with the reversal.
Ferentz was asked about the explanation he received.
Ferentz says he was confused as to how a fair catch even became part of the review.
Iowa’s offense hit a new low against the Gophers with only 12 yards in the second half.
Quarterback Deacon Hill was ineffective and also fumbled twice and had an interception and Ferentz was pressed as to why they keep running him out as the starter.
Iowa returns to action November 4th in Wrigley Field against Northwestern.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Theo Day threw for two touchdowns and Amauri Pesek-Hickson ran for 180 yards and scored a touchdown and Northern Iowa dominated ninth-ranked FCS North Dakota 27-0. Pesek-Hickson’s 14-yard scoring run with six minutes left in the first quarter made it 7-0 and ended a seven-play, 65-yard drive that took almost four minutes. Pesek-Hickson finished with 31 carries. Tommy Schuster threw for 164 yards and an interception for North Dakota.
BOONE — After the wrap to the regular season in Classes 3A, 4A and 5A and the first round of playoff games in the lower classes , round-of-16 games were announced on Saturday for Iowa high school football teams. Looking at the matchups involving area teams this Friday:
== Class 3A Pod D
Sioux City Bishop Heelan (8-1) at Clear Lake (8-1)
Algona (6-3) at Sioux Center (8-1)
== Class A Pod A
Lake Mills (7-2) at St. Ansgar (9-0)
East Buchanan (7-2) at Lisbon
== Class A Pod C
West Hancock (8-1) at Starmont (8-1)
Maquoketa Valley (7-2) at Wapsie Valley (8-1)
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — San Francisco’s George Kittle likes to say he’s from “Tight End University.” The 49ers star played at Iowa. The Hawkeyes can stake recent claim to the nation’s best tight end development program. The group also includes Minnesota’s T.J. Hockenson. The 49ers-Vikings game on Monday night will put these pals and offseason training partners on a prime-time stage and highlight what the Hawkeyes have done with the position. Iowa tied for the most tight end alumni on NFL opening weekend rosters this year with Georgia, Notre Dame and Stanford at five apiece.
IOWA CITY — The 3rd-ranked Iowa Hawkeye women raced out to a 30-12 lead at the end of one and closed exhibition play with a 122-49 win over Clarke University. Sophomore forward Hannah Stuelke led the Hawks with 27 points and 10 rebounds as Iowa dominated the paint.
That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder. The regular season opener is November 6th against Fairleigh-Dickinson.
Sharon Goodman came off the bench to score 14 points and add nine rebounds.
Two years removed from an ACL injury, Goodman feels good about her progress.
Caitlin Clark finished with 24 points and nine assists.
MASON CITY — The North Iowa Bulls split their weekend series at home with Aberdeen. The Wings tallied five goals in the second period of their 7-2 win on Friday night. Simone Dadie and Jackson Schouten scored the North Iowa goals. The Bulls turned around and picked up a 3-2 win on Saturday night. Dadie, Max LeDuc and Justin Mexico all scored for North Iowa. North Iowa is 2-9 on the season and will host St. Cloud this coming weekend.
SAUK RAPIDS, MINNESOTA — Granite City won a pair of one-goal games over the Mason City Toros over the weekend. Aaron Sawicki and Nolan Christy each scored in the Toros 3-2 loss on Friday, while David Loahr, Jordan Newpower and Bryan Wiggins all tallied goals on Saturday in a 4-3 loss. Mason City is 7-5 on the season and will host Peoria on Saturday and Sunday.