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HALFTIME: Iowa 17, Missouri 10

Posted on 28. Dec, 2010 by in Iowa Football


By Brendan Stiles

TEMPE, Ariz. — At halftime in the 2010 Insight Bowl, the Iowa Hawkeyes lead the No. 14 Missouri Tigers, 17-10.

The Hawkeyes took the football to start the game, and capped their opening possession with a 1-yard touchdown run by freshman running back Marcus Coker. The series was highlighted by a 49-yard completion from senior quarterback Ricky Stanzi to junior wide receiver Marvin McNutt.

Missouri would respond by driving all the way down to the Iowa 5-yard line on 17 plays, but was forced to settle for a 23-yard field goal by Grant Ressel to trim the Hawkeye lead to 7-3.

That would be the score going into the second quarter, and Iowa extended it to 14-3 after Coker scampered 62 yards for his second touchdown of the evening.

After forcing the Tigers to punt, the Hawkeyes had a chance to really put the game out of reach, but ended up taking a 34-yard field goal from freshman kicker Michael Meyer to make it 17-3. On the ensuing drive, Missouri would cut its deficit to 17-10 when running back Henry Josey ran into the end zone from 10 yards out.

The Tigers had a chance to score again late in the half, but a Blaine Gabbert throw on 3rd-and-10 from the Iowa 14-yard line was deflected and picked off in the end zone by senior safety Brett Greenwood.

Be sure to visit later tonight for complete coverage of the 2010 Insight Bowl between the Hawkeyes and Tigers.


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