October 2014

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23 Junior running back Jordan Canzeri says putting in hard work at practice and respecting each opponent is important. "Every week, we want to practice hard and carry that over to the game," Canzeri said. "It's all about having a mindset that we create and not letting any adversity affect us." On defense, Iowa has held opponents to an average of 16.1 points, 303 yards, 5.1 tackles for loss, and forced 11 turnovers (nine interceptions and two fumbles) away from Iowa City. Senior defensive tackle Carl Davis says he embraces being the "bad guy" on road trips. "I like going into other stadiums and people booing us," said Davis. "ere's nothing better than going into someone else's house and winning." In the kicking game, Mike Meyer, Marshall Koehn, and Mick Ellis have combined to convert 10-of-11 field goals and make all 24 point- aer touchdown attempts in the seven games on the road. Connor Kornbrath and Dillon Kidd have pinned opponents inside the 20-yard line 10 times, while also booting five punts over 50 yards. And when opponents do return punts, return yardage has been minimal — seven returns for an average of 7.7 yards. Iowa has also been disciplined on the road, being flagged for only 2.9 penalties and 21.3 yards per game in the seven road games since the start of 2013. e Hawkeyes have one road game in October — at Maryland on Oct. 18 — and back-back-back road trips in November: at Minnesota (Nov. 8) and at Illinois (Nov. 15). O ne of the main components of Iowa's football success the last two seasons has been playing well on the road. e Hawkeyes have won four straight regular season games away from home, including wins at Pittsburgh (24-20) and Purdue (24-10) last month, and six of its last seven dating to the start of the 2013 season. e victory at Purdue marked the third-straight season Iowa has begun its conference schedule 1-0. Entering October, Iowa and Maryland are the only Big Ten teams to have six road wins since the start of 2013, and only Northern Illinois (nine) and Missouri (seven) have more road wins in the nation. Junior safety Jordan Lomax says preparation and extra focus is paramount when the team competes at a road venue. "I feel like we come together when we are on the road," said Lomax. "It's important that we stay together and execute the game plan." Lomax added that being an upperclassmen, it's important to lead by example for the younger players. "It's important because the younger guys look up to us and it's our job to lead them," said Lomax. "When they see us going out there and executing, it allows for them to go out and do the same thing." During the streak, Iowa has executed in all three phases. Offensively during the seven road contests, the Hawkeyes have averaged 28.2 points per game, 391 yards of total offense, 21 first downs, and a 50-percent conversion rate on third down. OCTOBER SCHEDULE Oct. 11 versus Indiana 11 a.m. (CT) Oct. 18 at Maryland 11 a.m. (CT) Nov. 1 versus Northwestern

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