Week 2 Pictorial Highlights: Iowa 28, Missouri State 14

There really isn’t anything more I can say to wrap up the week that was that hasn’t already been said by everyone else.  Iowa won the game against FCS opponent Missouri State University 28-14.  I certainly was hoping for (and expecting) a dominating performance by the Hawkeyes.  There were moments when it did seem as though someone tilted the Kinnick turf downhill enough to provide a slight roll to the offense.  And the defense did a decent job ensuring the win was ours, as Tanner Miller made the interception when the Bears were threatening in the 4th quarter.  Optimistically speaking, this game probably will get chalked up to “playing to the level of competition”.

Staying with that good vibe, I’m going to keep choosing the optimistic path.  You have to like what Mark Weisman did running the ball 30 times for 180 yards.  You also can’t really complain about the performance of Jake Rudock in just his second start of his collegiate career, even with the pick-6.  I also watched my fair share of other college football games and I can confirm that other teams – ranked teams – have difficulty catching the ball sometimes, too.  Here are some of my favorite shots I was able to capture on Saturday from inside and around Kinnick Stadium.

Go Hawks!

True freshman Desmond King does some warm up during pregame before the game against Missouri State.  King saw  quite a bit of action in this game due to Jordan Lomax's injury.

True freshman Desmond King does some warm ups before the game against Missouri State. King saw quite a bit of action in this game due to Jordan Lomax’s injury.

Hawkeye FB/RB Mark Weisman during pre-game warmups.

Hawkeye FB/RB Mark Weisman during pre-game warmups.

Hawkeye Soph WR Tevaun Smith making a catch during pre-game drills.

Hawkeye Soph WR Tevaun Smith making a catch during pre-game drills.

QB Jake Rudock looks to run it for the game's final touchdown.

QB Jake Rudock looks to run it in for the game’s final touchdown.

Mark Weisman scores aone of his two touchdowns for the Hawkeyes in the win against Missouri State.

Mark Weisman scores one of his two touchdowns for the Hawkeyes in the win against Missouri State.

QB Jake Rudock scores the first Hawkeye touchdown of the game

QB Jake Rudock scores the first Hawkeye touchdown of the game

Hawkeye RB/FB Mark Weisman is taken down after a good run.

Hawkeye RB/FB Mark Weisman is taken down after a good run.

James Morris gets some pressure on the MSU Bear QB

James Morris gets some pressure on the MSU Bear QB

 

Hawkeye RB Damon Bullock gets some critical yardage to set up the final Jake Rudock rushing TD.

Hawkeye RB Damon Bullock gets some critical yardage to set up the final Jake Rudock rushing TD.

Hawkeye DB Tanner Miller Stands in the endzone after his interception to preserve the Hawkeye victory.  Carl Davis got some much needed pressure on the MSU QB making him force the throw.

Hawkeye DB Tanner Miller (5) stands in the endzone after his interception to preserve the Hawkeye victory. DE Carl Davis (71) got some much needed pressure on the MSU QB making him force the throw.

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