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Highlight to Watch: Cooper DeJean’s 41-yard interception return

The Hawkeye cornerback snagged his second pick in two games and nearly had his second score of the year.
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Emily Nyberg
Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean runs the ball during the Iowa homecoming football game between Iowa and Purdue at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers 20-14. DeJean totaled 45 yards and three returns against Purdue.

On Purdue’s fourth drive of the game against Iowa, Boilermaker quarterback Hudson Card targeted Hawkeye cornerback Cooper DeJean twice. The first: an incompletion. The second: an interception returned to Purdue’s five-yard line. The All-American defensive back ran the ball 41 yards down the right sideline to put the Hawkeyes in the red zone. 

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Matt McGowan
Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor
he/him/his Matt McGowan is The Daily Iowan's Pregame Editor. He is a sophomore double majoring in journalism and mass communications and American studies with a minor in sport studies.  This is his second year with the DI
Emily Nyberg
Emily Nyberg, Visual Editor
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Emily Nyberg is a second-year student at the University of Iowa double majoring in Journalism and Cinematic arts. Prior to her role as a Visual Editor, Emily was a Photojournalist, and a News Reporter covering higher education.