Live updates: Iowa No.18 soccer team opens 2021 season against No.17 Indiana
Both teams finished 6-2 last season and are ranked in the top 20 of the preseason ahead of their clash at Kinnick Stadium.
Week 1 of the 2021 season has arrived for the Iowa soccer team.
The No.18 Hawkeyes welcome the No.17 Indiana Hoosiers to open the new campaign. For the first time in 651 days, Kinnick Stadium has fans in the stands. Iowa only played in front of player family members last season due to COVID-19 protocols. Saturday is also the first game in Kinnick Stadium history where beer and wine will be available for purchase inside the stadium.
DI pre-game editor Robert Read and sports editor Austin Hanson are in the press box to cover the season opener’s Top 20 game. Follow us on Twitter at @dipregame and come back to this story for updates throughout the game. More stories will also be posted on dailyiowan.com this weekend. The match is scheduled to kick off at 2:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network.
Pre-match warm-ups – Iowa starts the offensive line in pre-game warm-ups: Mason Richman on left tackle, Cody Ince on left guard, Tyler Linderbaum in center, Justin Britt on right guard and Nick DeJong on right tackle. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said this week the team can rotate players to any position along the offensive line except the center.
On the defensive line, Mason Richman and Logan Lee warm up with the first team on the tackle.
Offensive guard Kyler Schott is out this week as his foot is still healing from the injury he sustained while baling hay this summer. Schott, who is expected to be back in the next few weeks, was the only injury reported on the pre-game radio show.
Prize draw – Iowa won the toss and chose to host.
13:35 1Q – Just 85 seconds into the season and in the fourth game of the game’s first practice, Iowa running back Tyler Goodson ran along the right side and into the end zone. Goodson barely touched his 56-yard goal.
Iowa takes a 7-0 lead.
12:45 1Q – This game is going as well as Iowa could have hoped for.
After running back Tyler Goodson scored a 56-yard rushing touchdown on Iowa’s first drive, Hawkeye cornerback Riley Moss knocked out Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. on the The Hoosiers’ first drive and sent him back 30 yards for his own touchdown. It’s still 12:45 in the first quarter, but Iowa leads 14-0.
4:28 1Q – Indiana is on the board of directors. A nine-play, 49-yard drive, highlighted by a 32-yard catch-and-run to wide receiver Ty Fryfogle, allowed the Hoosiers to score a 32-yard field goal. The Hawkeyes now lead 14-3.
2:21 1Q – Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras was precise at first, but falls from Sam LaPorta and Jackson Ritter led to a Hawkeye punt. Indiana will recover the ball.
Across three offensive practices, here are Iowa’s offensive line combinations (left to right):
Mason Richman, Cody Ince, Tyler Linderbaum, Justin Britt, Nick DeJong.
Richman, Ince, Linderbaum, Connor Colby, DeJong.
Richman, Ince, Linderbaum, Britt, Jack Plumb.
11:54 2Q – A draw by quarterback Spencer Petras over nine yards gave Iowa a 21-3 lead over Indiana. The Hawkeyes converted a fourth and two earlier in practice on a Charlie Jones reception to the 10-yard line.
Linderbaum remained on the ground after Petras’ touchdown, but left on his own. Its status for the rest of the game is unclear. He is currently on the sidelines of the exercise bike.
8:16 2Q – Linderbaum is on the field to start Iowa’s next practice.
1:50 2Q – Goodson fumbled near midfield after a 24-yard game by tight end Sam LaPorta. Indiana will take over at their 48-yard line with 1:50 left in the half. The game was reviewed, but the on-court decision was as called. This is Iowa’s first turnover of the day.
1:41 2Q – The game after Goodson’s fumble, Penix threw over the right side of the field and straight into the hands of Moss, who fought off the interception 48 yards for his second pick six of the day. Iowa now leads 28-3 with 1:41 remaining at halftime.
1:35 2Q – To start the next practice, Penix threw his third interception of the game, this one at Iowa defensive back Dane Belton. Iowa has a chance to extend their lead by 25 points before halftime.
End of the first semester – Iowa kicker Caleb Shudak’s 41-yard field goal attempt is good to end the first half. Iowa was in the red zone, but Petras took a sack on third down and the Hawkeyes had to settle for three runs.
Iowa leads 31-3 before halftime.
8:39 3Q – Indiana cut Iowa’s lead (slightly). The Hoosiers amassed 52 yards in 12 plays and ate 6:21 of playing time to tack on a 41-yard basket. Lukas Van Ness of Iowa recorded a sack on the third down to stop Indiana in the red zone.
This is a developing story. Check back for more information as the game progresses.