Alex Padilla in at quarterback for Iowa football

The junior from Colorado was inserted into the game in relief of senior Spencer Petras, who turned the ball over three times in the first half.


Grace Smith

Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla looks to pass the ball during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Padilla was replaced by quarterback Spencer Petras at the start of third quarter. The Hawkeyes defeated the Corn Huskers 28-21. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Junior quarterback Alex Padilla has entered Iowa football’s matchup with No. 2 Ohio State in Columbus. He is relieving senior quarterback Spencer Petras, who turned the ball over three times in the first half.

In his first two offensive series, Padilla committed two turnovers. He fumbled his first snap of the game and Ohio State recovered. Padilla then threw an interception at his own 15-yard line.

Padilla came into the game at the start of the third quarter. He played in six games last year, starting three while Petras was injured.

In games where Padilla played at least two quarters, Iowa was 4-0.