IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Hawkeye offense has proven to be in mid-season form as the team has jumped out to a 2-0 start to the year.
Iowa is averaging 43.5 points per game and was dominant in wins over Miami (OH) and Iowa State the last two weeks. The offense hasn’t committed a turnover and has recorded points on every trip to the red zone this season.
The efficiency is off the charts, and the Hawkeyes hope to continue rolling against an opponent they respect in FCS powerhouse North Dakota State on Saturday.
“If we can control the tempo the entire game, keep their offense off the field, and have long drives while fatiguing their defense and get points on the board, that only helps the team as whole because it keeps the defense fresh,” Iowa running back LeShun Daniels said.
Hawkeye head coach Kirk Ferentz sees the impressive results but knows the team still has a long way to go to achieve their goals.
“You like to see that that work is maybe paying off a little bit,” Ferentz said. “But it’s just going to keep getting tougher and tougher each week. It’s like we were talking about, individual players, the real test is how we can run this whole race. We still have 10 laps to go here. We barely got our feet in the water right now. We have a lot of work to do."
No. 13 Iowa hosts North Dakota State at 11 a.m. Saturday.