Stevens kicks three field goals, and Iowa’s defense quiets Rutgers in 22-0 win

Published: Nov. 11, 2023 at 6:38 PM CST
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Drew Stevens kicked three field goals, and Iowa added two fourth-quarter touchdowns on the way to a 22-0 win on Saturday.

Iowa (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) held Rutgers (6-4, 3-4) to just 127 yards for its first shutout of the season. The Hawkeyes shut down Kyle Monangai, the Big Ten’s leading rusher at 100.3 yards per game, holding him to just 39 yards on 13 carries.

The Hawkeyes came into the game ranked 130th in the nation in total offense, but put up a season-high 402 yards and had almost a 17-minute edge in time of possession.

Stevens kicked a 32-yard field goal in the second quarter and a 43-yarder in the third. He added a 24-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

Jaziun Patterson had a 4-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to put Iowa up 12-0, then quarterback Deacon Hill threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Kaleb Brown with 4:39 left to close the scoring.

Hill, who moved into the starting lineup after Cade McNamara suffered a season-ending knee injury in the fifth game of the season, had his best game of the season, completing 20 of 31 passes for a career-high 223 yards. He completed passes to seven different receivers, including a 54-yarder to tight end Zach Ortwerth, his longest completion of the day, that set up Stevens’ second field goal.

Iowa hosts Illinois next Saturday.