Iowa State has enjoyed a little good luck so far, but they've also been very sharp -- especially on offense. Iowa's defense has struggled to generate a pass rush (especially since Drew Ott left the game with an injury) and the secondary hasn't been at their best against Sam Richardson and his receivers.
Iowa's offense has struggled in the passing game, but has run the ball fairly well -- especially Beathard, who's rumbled for 84 yards already. Unleash the legs, Sunshine!
The half ended with Iowa trying another fake field goal... and failing, at least in terms of getting into the end zone (which was the priority, since there was no time to run any more plays). Things are weird. Let's hope things go better for the good guys in the second half. Go Hawks.
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