The Iowa Hawkeyes have surged into the nation’s top ten. The Hawks are ninth in the latest Associated Press poll after a lopsided 34-9 win at Michigan. Iowa completely dominated the game in rolling up 400-yards of offense and holding the Wolverines to 171-yards, including only 22 yards on the ground. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says the team came in confident after a great week of practice and played well on offense, defense and special teams.Ferentz says the Hawks dominated the trenches, and he says he told the team before the game they had to dominate the line to get things going.Ferentz says the Hawks are getting big plays from every phase of the game, he says it’s neat to see so many different guys pitching in.Howard Hodges led the way for the Iowa defense with two sacks and three tackles for a loss as the Hawks teed off on Michigan quarterback John Navarre. He says the key was hard work and using different types of rushes to get around the linemen.Hodges says the defense is making major strides right now. He says they’ve been getting better and better every game.
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