The Hawkeyes lost for the second time in a row as they fell to 4-2 after losing to Penn State 17-12 at home on Saturday night. A.J. Epenesa picked up his third sack of the season, just one of his seven tackles and three quarterback hurries. The defense once again did more than their share of the heavy lifting but the offense couldn’t hold up their end.
Not a lot of favorable feedback on the science lessons but I’m no quitter so I’ll try one more time.
I was sucked in by the weird and beautiful graph, but the main idea is that no one can really tell if the universe is growing or shrinking and at what rate.
The defense was solid and Epenesa was a big part of that solidness. He excelled at shedding blockers and making tackles.
Below, Epenesa gets his only sack of the game as he powers past the left tackle and gets the quarterback as he steps up into the pocket.
Next, Epenesa sets up the tackle to the outside then releases to get the running back up the middle.
Finally, Epenesa follows the runner down the line to make the tackle.
2018 Annihilations: 10.5
2019 Annihilations: 3
This Week Last Year: Iowa 23, Maryland 0
Epenesa had three tackles and a sack in a shutout at home against Maryland.
Up Next: Purdue
This is a must win for Iowa if they have any hope of making noise in the conference and making a decent bowl game. Unfortunately after the back-to-back losses against bigger name teams, many fans are writing this off as a loss. Without Rondale Moore, Iowa should be able to control the Purdue offense and the Purdue defense is not in the same league as Michigan or Penn State. Watch for a great day from the Hawkeyes.