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Iowa roughs up Allen, Wyoming 24-3

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) An offseason filled with hype followed Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen to Iowa City.

The Hawkeyes defense brought Allen down a peg - and showed it might be strong enough to carry the team while the offense finds its footing.

Nate Stanley threw three touchdown passes in his first career start and Iowa shut down Wyoming 24-3 on Saturday.

Noah Fant caught two of those TD tosses for the Hawkeyes (1-0), who held the Cowboys (0-1) to just 59 yards rushing on 30 tries and picked off Allen twice.

''You're not going to slow him down unless you play really good team defense,'' Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said of the highly-touted Allen, who was 23 of 40 passing for 174 yards. ''There were some bumps in the road, but that traces back to younger, more inexperienced players. The guys played through it.''

Stanley's first career touchdown throw, which went to Fant on fourth-and-2, put Iowa ahead 7-3. Stanley connected with Fant for a 27-yard score following a bizarre muffed punt by Wyoming, and he hit Nick Easley from 45 yards out to give the Hawkeyes a 21-3 edge midway through the third quarter.

Wyoming's tepid rushing attack left Allen without much space to work with. But Allen also threw an interception deep in Iowa territory with 11:32 left, and he threw another one right to lineman Brady Reiff after being blitzed with 4:36 to go.

Allen completed just one pass longer than 14 yards.

''(We) couldn't really get a running game established,'' Wyoming coach Craig Bohl said. ''We tried. We knew their front seven would be very formidable, as they were.''

Akrum Wadley rushed for 116 yards for Iowa.

Stanley was 8 of 15 for 125 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Iowa: The Hawkeyes front seven put pressure on the Cowboys offense all afternoon, and its young secondary made its fair share of plays. Stanley looked more comfortable as the game wore on, but he committed three turnovers (two fumbles, one interception). He won't be able to afford to make so many mistakes next week at Iowa State. ''I'm a little upset with some stuff that went on with ball security. My teammates did a great job of picking me up,'' Stanley said.

Wyoming: Allen, who many believe could be a first-round pick should he declare for the NFL draft, took what the Iowa defense gave him - which wasn't much. Allen's ability to escape danger was evident on a number of plays, but he ultimately failed to deliver against the best defense he might face all year. ''He can hurt you with his feet and his arm,'' Iowa linebacker Josey Jewell said of Allen. ''We just had to understand coming into the first game that we're going to have to communicate well, we're going to have to play with good fundamentals and make sure tackles,'' Jewell said.

BACKFIELD DUO

If the first game was any indication, Iowa plans to use Wadley as often as it can. Wadley had 24 carries, most notably gaining 23 yards on a third-and-21 in the fourth quarter, while Nevada transfer James Butler finished with 47 yards on 10 carries.

EASLEY DOES IT

Iowa is expecting a lot out of Easley, a junior college transfer, and he showed why in the opener. In addition to his TD catch, Easley caught a Stanley throw behind him to give his new quarterback his first completion of 2017. Easley finished with 77 yards on four catches.

THE PAST IS PROLOGUE

Allen shouldn't feel too bad about his lackluster performance against Iowa, the only Power Five team Wyoming will play on the road this season. In 2003, Iowa picked off Miami (Ohio) quarterback Ben Roethlisberger four times in a 21-3 win - and things turned out pretty well for Roethlisberger in the NFL. ''They're really good, obviously. They held us to three points and I'm not sure about the stats, but I know it wasn't very pretty,'' Allen said.

UP NEXT

Iowa travels 130 miles west to face the rival Cyclones next Saturday.

Wyoming hosts Gardner-Webb next Saturday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:57
91-M.Recinos 44 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
-21
yds
03:35
pos
3
24
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:34
91-M.Recinos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
21
Touchdown 5:44
4-N.Stanley complete to 84-N.Easley. 84-N.Easley runs 45 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
76
yds
1:03
pos
3
20
Touchdown 5:34
4-N.Stanley complete to 84-N.Easley. 84-N.Easley runs 45 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
28
yds
01:26
pos
3
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:22
91-M.Recinos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
14
Touchdown 0:22
4-N.Stanley complete to 87-N.Fant. 87-N.Fant runs 27 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
-21
yds
00:05
pos
3
13
Point After TD 5:07
91-M.Recinos extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
7
Touchdown 5:07
4-N.Stanley complete to 87-N.Fant. 87-N.Fant runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
7
yds
06:14
pos
3
6
Field Goal 11:26
40-C.Rothe 49 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
-19
yds
03:34
pos
3
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
1st Downs 15 16
Rushing 4 9
Passing 10 5
Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Conv 5-18 4-13
4th Down Conv 1-2 2-2
Total Net Yards 206 248
Total Plays 70 56
Avg Gain 2.9 4.4
Net Yards Rushing 59 138
Rush Attempts 30 41
Avg Rush Yards 2.0 3.4
Net Yards Passing 147 110
Comp. - Att. 23-40 8-15
Yards Per Pass 3.7 7.3
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-27 2-15
Penalties - Yards 4-30 6-50
Touchdowns 0 3
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 3 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 2-2
Int. Thrown 2 1
Punts - Avg 7-29.0 4-38.3
Return Yards 20 113
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-37
Kickoffs - Returns 2-20 1-30
Int. - Returns 1-0 2-46
Kicking 1/2 4/4
Extra Points 0/0 3/3
Field Goals 1/2 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Wyoming 0-1 03003
Iowa 1-0 0147324
147 PASS YDS 110
59 RUSH YDS 138
206 TOTAL YDS 248
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Allen 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.5% 174 0 2 84.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
57.5% 174 0 2 84.0
J. Allen 23/40 174 0 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Hall 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 30 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 30 0
M. Hall 9 30 0 7
K. Overstreet 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 24 0
K. Overstreet 7 24 0 9
A. Cox 26 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
A. Cox 1 9 0 9
N. Evans 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 5 0
N. Evans 3 5 0 7
A. Conway 25 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 3 0
A. Conway 1 3 0 3
J. Allen 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 -10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 -10 0
J. Allen 8 -10 0 11
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Conway 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 47 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 47 0
A. Conway 7 47 0 14
J. Okwoli 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 41 0
J. Okwoli 4 41 0 23
C. Johnson 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 22 0
C. Johnson 3 22 0 12
T. Mayfield 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 19 0
T. Mayfield 3 19 0 14
A. Cox 26 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 14 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 14 0
A. Cox 1 14 0 14
J. Harshman 33 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 12 0
J. Harshman 2 12 0 7
M. Hall 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 0
M. Hall 1 9 0 9
K. Overstreet 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 6 0
K. Overstreet 1 6 0 6
R. Gafford 5 CB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
R. Gafford 1 4 0 0
D. Crow 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Crow 0 0 0 0
N. Evans 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
N. Evans 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Prosser 42 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Prosser 1-0 0.0 0
J. Ortiz 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
J. Ortiz 1-0 1.0 0
S. Malauulu 96 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
S. Malauulu 1-0 1.0 0
R. Gafford 5 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
R. Gafford 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Rothe 40 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/2 0/0
SEASON FG XP
1/2 0/0
C. Rothe 1/2 49 0/0 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Zaleski 15 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 29.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
7 29.0 1
T. Zaleski 7 29.0 1 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Watson 35 FB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 8.0 8 0
J. Watson 1 8.0 8 0
T. Hall 9 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
T. Hall 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Stanley 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.3% 125 3 1 176.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.3% 125 3 1 176.0
N. Stanley 8/15 125 3 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Wadley 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 116 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 116 0
A. Wadley 24 116 0 23
J. Butler 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 47 0
J. Butler 10 47 0 10
I. Smith-Marsette 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
I. Smith-Marsette 1 4 0 4
N. Fant 87 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -4 0
N. Fant 1 -4 0 -4
N. Stanley 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 -23 0
N. Stanley 4 -23 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
N. Easley 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 77 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 77 1
N. Easley 4 77 1 45
N. Fant 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 29 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 29 2
N. Fant 2 29 2 27
M. VandeBerg 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 19 0
M. VandeBerg 2 19 0 14
A. Wadley 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
A. Wadley 0 0 0 0
T. Hockenson 38 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
T. Hockenson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Jewell 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 2.0
J. Jewell 2-0 2.0 0
A. Epenesa 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
A. Epenesa 1-0 1.0 0
B. Niemann 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Niemann 1-0 0.0 0
B. Reiff 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
B. Reiff 0-0 0.0 1
J. Jackson 15 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
J. Jackson 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Recinos 91 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
1/1 3/3
M. Recinos 1/1 44 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Rastetter 7 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 38.3 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 38.3 1
C. Rastetter 4 38.3 1 42
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Wadley 25 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 30.0 30 0
A. Wadley 1 30.0 30 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. VandeBerg 89 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 12.3 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 12.3 23 0
M. VandeBerg 3 12.3 23 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:21 WYO 30 1:19 3 4 Punt
10:57 WYO 32 2:54 7 32
6:28 WYO 19 2:20 4 17 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 IOWA 36 3:34 8 14 FG
5:07 WYO 25 2:55 5 18 Punt
0:50 IOWA 43 0:17 3 -14 Punt
0:22 WYO 25 0:00 1 -2 End of quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WYO 25 3:32 7 37 Punt
9:11 WYO 31 2:01 6 20 Punt
5:28 WYO 12 1:25 3 5 Punt
3:44 IOWA 36 1:22 4 -34 FG Miss
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:49 WYO 32 3:04 8 29 INT
7:46 WYO 17 3:03 10 40 INT
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 IOWA 31 1:24 3 4 Punt
11:52 WYO 47 0:49 3 -21 INT
7:56 IOWA 36 1:16 3 6 Punt
4:00 IOWA 29 2:47 7 34
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:21 IOWA 35 6:14 12 7 TD
2:02 IOWA 24 1:04 4 33 FUMBLE
0:27 WYO 32 0:05 3 27 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:20 IOWA 8 2:01 4 19 Punt
7:00 IOWA 24 1:26 6 76 TD
3:53 IOWA 48 0:00 1 -12
2:17 IOWA 30 1:46 4 1 End of quarter
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:32 WYO 39 3:35 8 13 FG
4:36 WYO 49 4:13 7 20 End of game