Hawkeyes hand Terrapins a turtle egg, 23-0

Iowa kept Maryland scoreless in its homecoming.

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Hawkeyes hand Terrapins a turtle egg, 23-0

Iowa WR Brandon Smith hauls in a touchdown pass during a football game between Iowa and Maryland in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, October 20, 2018. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa WR Brandon Smith hauls in a touchdown pass during a football game between Iowa and Maryland in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, October 20, 2018. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Shivansh Ahuja

Iowa WR Brandon Smith hauls in a touchdown pass during a football game between Iowa and Maryland in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, October 20, 2018. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Shivansh Ahuja

Shivansh Ahuja

Iowa WR Brandon Smith hauls in a touchdown pass during a football game between Iowa and Maryland in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, October 20, 2018. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Adam Hensley, Pregame Editor

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The Hawkeyes celebrated Homecoming in style, shutting out the Terrapins, 23-0, on Oct. 20.

Iowa’s defense held Maryland to just 115 yards of total offense.

Meanwhile, Iowa’s offense controlled the pace of the game. While the Hawkeyes used the passing game heavily during the last two weeks, they turned to the ground game and delivered, rushing for 224 yards and owning the clock.

Running back Ivory Kelly-Martin nearly reached the century mark (98 yards) against the Terps. Mekhi Sargent put up 54 yards.

Nate Stanley had an iffy day passing the ball, finishing 11-for-22 and 86 yards. He threw a touchdown and an interception.

Penn State is now Iowa’s focus. The Hawkeyes will travel to Happy Valley, Pennsylvania, for a 2:30 p.m. contest on Oct. 27 to see just how well-named the place is.

 

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