Iowa-Iowa State notebook: Injury report and more

By Tyler Devine

AMES, Iowa – Iowa's thrilling 44-41 come from behind victory over Iowa State on Saturday came with its share of bad news.

Senior offensive lineman Ike Boettger went down early in the fourth quarter with an apparent ankle injury.

"I think it sounds like an achilles," Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz said. "If that's the case he's probably done for the season."

Boettger's injury comes at a time when Iowa's offensive line was mostly back to full strength after starting center James Daniels missed Iowa's season opener against Wyoming with an indisclosed injury.

In for the long haul: Four of Iowa’s five touchdown drives in regulation were 89 yards or more (plays-yards: 10-76, 10-91, 11-94, 11-92, 7-89).

Nate the Great: Sophomore quarterback Nate Stanley established career highs in completions (27), attempts (41), yards (333), and touchdowns (5). He has eight touchdown passes in his first two career starts, more than any other quarterback in the Ferentz era. He is the first Iowa quarterback with 300-plus passing yards and five-plus touchdown passes since Chuck Hartlieb vs. Northwestern in 1987.

Stanley also is only the second Big Ten Quarterback in the last 20 years with 300-plus pass yards, 5-plus pass TDs and 0 interceptions in a road game.

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