Guess what happens when you nail a 57-yard field goal to win a game as time expires? Well, for one thing you become the new mayor of Iowa City (sorry, Matthew J. Hayek) and earn your place in Hawkeye highlight videos for years to come. But it turns out you also lock up Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Which is pretty alright.
The 57-yard field goal -- have you watched it yet today? No? Let's rectify that:
... as we were saying, the 57-yard field goal is all anyone will remember about Koehn from that game (understandably so), but it was far from the only great special teams play that he made on the night, as seen here:
Koehn drilled 4 of his 5 kickoffs into the end zone, which ended any chance Pitt had of popping a big return off a kickoff (which they could have used, since their offense struggled to move the ball on Iowa for a good portion of the night). He also had began the night with a surprising appearance at punter, launching a 64-yard rugby-style kick that dramatically changed field position. And his 57-yard bomb wasn't his only field goal of the night -- he also coolly drilled a 43-yard kick to get Iowa on the board in the first quarter. All told, that's quite a night's work for (the demon) Koehn.
The last Hawkeye to win Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors was Kevonte Martin-Manley, who did so for his spectacular punt returns against Western Michigan in 2013.
Koehn becomes the second Hawkeye this year -- in fact, the second Hawkeye in as many weeks -- to win Big Ten Player of the Week honors -- C.J. Beathard earned Co-Offensive Player of the Week plaudits last week after leading Iowa to a comeback win over Iowa State. Kudos, C.J. -- we're hoping it's the first of a few B1G OPOTW awards you might earn at Iowa.