Highlights from Iowa’s press conference following Rutgers win

Iowa dominated Rutgers on Saturday, leaving the Hawkeyes with plenty to talk about.


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Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley huddles with his teammates during a football game between Iowa and Rutgers at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights 30-0.

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Iowa decimated Rutgers on both sides of the ball Saturday to pick up its first Big Ten win of the season, 30-0. The Hawkeyes found plenty of success, and head coach Kirk Ferentz and his players spoke about it after the game.

Offensive tackle Tristan Wirfs on splitting time between left and right tackle

“It does feel a little awkward at first. It’s kind of like wiping your butt with the other hand.”

Wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette on if he was at top speed on his 58-yard touchdown reception

“I think I was moving pretty quick. I’m going to go back and look and see if I could have ran faster, but I broke away from [the defense] so that’s all that mattered.”

Quarterback Nate Stanley on next week’s matchup against Iowa State

“It’s always a crazy environment when you play there. The fans are tough, and it’s just different playing against a Big 12 team.”

Wide receiver Brandon Smith on Iowa’s 97-yard touchdown drive

“Being the X-receiver in every personnel, it can get a little strenuous. After we actually make that drive, it’s just like a light bulb in our head, like we can really move this ball if we want to. It feels good once you drive down the field like that.”

Ferentz on Iowa punter Michael Sleep-Dalton and Rutgers punter Adam Korsak

“I don’t know if I’ve ever been involved in a game where two punters played as well as both of them did. They were players of the game on both sides.”