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NATE STANLEY EARNS SHARE OF BIG TEN OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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THAT’S WHAT SIX TOUCHDOWNS WILL GET YA

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Iowa gunslinger Nate Stanley earned co-Big Ten offensive player of the week honors for his 21-33, 320-yard and 6 touchdown performance against the Indiana Hoosiers this past weekend.

This is the second time Stanley has been bestowed with such an honor. The last time was for his game against Iowa State back in 2017, where he led the team to a thrilling 44-41 win in overtime.

Stanley is penning his name into the Iowa record book at a pretty quick pace. From Iowa’s media department:

The six touchdowns tie Chuck Long for the second most in single-game history at Iowa. Long twice threw six touchdowns in a game, while the school record is seven (Chuck Hartlieb versus Northwestern, 1987). Saturday marked Stanley’s 11th career multi-touchdown game, and his fourth straight. He has 14 touchdowns over the last four games, which ties for the most ever over a four-game stretch in school history (Long, 1985).

Stanley has four career 300-yard games, including three in his last four outings. Stanley has 41 career touchdown passes. He moved past Chuck Hartlieb (37) and C.J. Beathard (40) on Saturday to tie for No. 6 on Iowa’s all-time list with Matt Rodgers (41). Stanley has 3,972 career passing yards, 11th all-time. For the season he has completed 108-174 attempts for 1,473 yards and 15 touchdowns, with five interceptions.

Let’s watch all his touchdowns from Saturday!

Stan the Man shares the award this week with Northwestern receiver Flynn Nagel, who had 12 receptions for 220 yards and 2 touchdowns in a win over Nebraska. We’ll allow it.

Here’s to Nate the Great building on his performance into our homecoming game against Maryland this week.