Watch: Iowa defensive lineman Lukas Van Ness tie school record with second punt block

Van Ness, a sophomore, blocked his second punt of the 2022 Cy-Hawk game Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium.


Jerod Ringwald

Iowa defensive linemen Zach VanValkenburg and Lukas Van Ness combine for a sack on Kent State quarterback Dustin Crum during a football game between Iowa and Kent State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Flashes 30-7.

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor

For the second time today, Iowa defensive lineman Lukas Van Ness has blocked a punt. He batted one kick down during the first quarter and another in the third.

After the first-quarter block, the Hawkeyes got the ball back at the 16-yard line and proceeded to score a touchdown via a nine-yard Leshon Williams run.

Iowa gave the ball right back to Iowa State following Van Ness’ third-quarter deflection, as fullback Monte Pottebaum fumbled at the Iowa State 1-yard line.