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Fast start helps Iowa survive against Indiana 45-29

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 Jordan Lomax sealed it with a pick in the end zone in the final minutes. Until that moment, however, no one felt comfortable as the Hawkeyes pulled out a shootout 45-29 win against Indiana in Kinnick Stadium.

The Hawks looked like they'd roll in the early going. Iowa scored 4 times in the final 5 minutes of the first quarter. Jake Rudock and Jake Duzey opened it up with a 12 yard touchdown connection. Desmond King added to it with a 35 yard interception return for Iowa's first pick 6 of the season. The big plays continued as Rudock and Powell connected on a 72 yard scoring strike for a 21-0 lead. Jonathan Parker capped the quarter running away from the defense on a 60 yard touchdown run.

The problem for Iowa, however, was trying to contain Indiana running back Tevin Coleman. Coleman scored on three touchdown runs of 83, 45, and 69 yards.

The Hawkeyes and Hoosiers combined for 59 first half points. Iowa would lead 38-21 at the half.

The second half would be a bit more calm. Neither squad would score in the 3rd quarter. Iowa would push the lead to 24 in the 4th quarter on a one yard Mark Weisman run, his second touchdown of the game. The Hoosiers would respond with a score and 2 point conversion of their own, but Lomax's interception ended the threat.

As for the quarterback rotation, Rudock would see most of the action, completing 19 of 27 passes for 210 yards and 2 touchdowns. C.J. Beathard completed 2 of 5 passes for 9 yards.

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