In the Film Room: Iowa vs Tennessee Tech

The Iowa vs Tennessee Tech game was a tough one to scout – with a large talent disparity between the two teams and some crazy weather. We’ll need to take another look or two at Iowa down the road.

Tennessee Tech, however, didn’t show us much other than a great special teams player.

The Usual Suspects:

#77 Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa
-Feet look good even on soggy field.
-Opening up holes for the run game with ease.
-Man-handling lesser opposition.
-Is not being challenged in pass-protection.

#56 Markus Zuscevics, OT/G, Iowa
-Locking on well to defensive linemen.
-Cut blocks like a man.
-Moving defenders with ease – turning them at his will.
-Showing good balance on wet field.

#91 Broderick Binns, DE, Iowa
-Good discipline defending zone read, tackled QB for loss.
-Active in run game – improved from last year.

#93 Mike Daniels, DT, Iowa
-Fantastic penetration, disrupting plays in backfield.
-Drawing double and triple teams.
-Really woofing at opposition.
-Bad offsides penalty on 4th-down and 1.
-Finished the drive with sack to make up for dumb penalty.

#7 Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
-Showing good hands in rain.
-Ridiculous footwork on 90-yard touchdown catch.
-Patient with his run after catch on screen pass.
-More physically gifted than defenders trying to check him.

#28 Shaun Prater, CB, Iowa
-Showed good ball skills – took INT to the house 90 yards.
-Not extremely active in run game – could shed some blocks better.
-Stuck with receivers easily – knew QB couldn’t beat them deep.

#5 Jamere Hogue, DE, Tennessee Tech
-Over-matched against strong Iowa offensive line.

Others Who Flashed:

#93 Nick Campbell, P, Tennessee Tech
Showed a big leg in bad weather, routinely booting the ball close to 50 yards with a ton of hang time.

#58 Lebron Daniel, DL, Iowa
Got consistent pressure on the quarterback but was unable to finish the play. Got an earful on tackling fundamentals from his position coach.

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