Week 2: Iowa Hawkeyes Rally Past Ball State 17-13

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The Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0) had to put together a furious 4th quarter rally to defeat Ball State of the MAC Conference.  The rally came on the heels of QB Jake Rudock engineering two drives with the game winner culminating in a pass and catch to TE Jake Duzey with about a minute left to play in the game.  The Hawkeyes really never got anything going on offense throughout three and half quarters. But the final two drives were dominated by Rudock’s arm and critical plays made by the receivers.

Here are some photographs I shot from throughout the game day in and around Kinnick Stadium on a magnificent September day.  Unfortunately, with the scoring happening at the north end of Kinnick, I was challenged to get this pictures.  But, I’ll take the win!

All images protected by copyright laws (c) 2014 webcentrick Photography

PRE-GAME

Its Be Bold, Wear Gold Day at Kinnick

Its Be Bold, Wear Gold Day at Kinnick

The Swarm

The Swarm

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GAME ACTION

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DE Mike Hardy (98) wraps up the Ball State ball carrier in the backfield

DE Mike Hardy (98) wraps up the Ball State ball carrier in the backfield

RB LeShun Daniels tries to elude te Ball State defender.

RB LeShun Daniels tries to elude te Ball State defender.

Ball State defensive lineman picks up a fumble Jonathan Parker on a jet sweep.  Ball State scored on the play.

Ball State defensive lineman picks up a fumble Jonathan Parker on a jet sweep. Ball State scored on the play.

FB Macon Plewa stretches and makes the catch from Jake Rudock

FB Macon Plewa stretches and makes the catch from Jake Rudock

Mark Weisman carries the ball behind FB Macon Plewa

Mark Weisman carries the ball behind FB Macon Plewa

DL Carl Davis gets some pressure on the Ball State QB

DL Carl Davis gets some pressure on the Ball State QB

Ball State CB Eric Patterson finishes a big play and does a little taunting.  It was the last big play the Ball State defense would have as the Hawkeye comeback was about to begin.

Ball State CB Eric Patterson finishes a big play and does a little taunting. It was the last big play the Ball State defense would have as the Hawkeye comeback was about to begin.

THE GAME WINNER

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Winning Jubilation

Winning Jubilation

Disappoinment

Disappoinment

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