Iowa defense shuts down Wyoming


In their matchup against Iowa, Wyoming freshman punter Tim Zaleski was brought into the game for one of his seven punts. Stanley and Fant connected on a 27-yard touchdown throw late in the first half to put Iowa up 14-3.

Iowa senior Josey Jewell was named Walter Camp national defensive player of the week Sunday, a day after helping the Hawkeyes defeat Wyoming 24-3.

"There were some good things that we did out there, but right now it doesn't feel too good", Bohl said.

Allen was 23 of 40 for 174 yards with two fourth-quarter interceptions.

The Cowboys had little to no shot to win this game, although their defense gave them a chance by forcing four turnovers. The Cowboys finished with 233 total yards Saturday after averaging 434.5 last season. It was his first game without a touchdown, either passing or rushing, since Wyoming's loss at Eastern Michigan previous year.

Heralded preseason quarterback, Josh Allen, has also been struggling for the Cowboys early. Maybe Zaleski's Cowboys teammates can pick him up a bit in the second half.

The team captain had 14 tackles on the game, including 7 unassisted, 2 sacks, and 2.5 tackles for a loss. "They'll be probably the best defense we see all year". Wyoming was on the 36-yard-line and punting away to the Hawkeyes. In addition to Granderson's forced fumble, Iowa native Rico Gafford intercepted a pass, Marcus Epps forced a fumble that Cassh Maluia recovered, and Kevin Prosser forced and recovered a fumble.

Iowa was able to fall on the ball, gaining excellent field position in the process. Wyoming took over with 50 seconds left in the half, but its drive was killed by a blatant intentional grounding on Allen's part.