Scores

Final

Maine 3

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Iowa 46

(1-0, 1-0 home)

12:05 PM ET, August 30, 2008

Kinnick Stadium, IOWA CITY, IA

1 2 3 4 T
MAIN 0 3 0 03
IOWA 14 8 3 2146

Top Performers

Passing: J. Christensen (EIU) - 122 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Greene (IOWA) - 22 CAR, 109 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Myers (IOWA) - 4 REC, 43 YDS, 1 TD

Greene rushes for 109 yards as Iowa stomps Maine

Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Shonn Greene ran for 109 yards and a touchdown and freshman Jewel Hampton added two late TDs as Iowa defeated Maine 46-3 on Saturday.

Greene, who missed last season due to academic issues at a junior college, scored on a 1-yard plunge on the Hawkeyes' first possession, capping a 69-yard drive, and Iowa was on its way to an easy win.

Freshman Trent Mossbrucker kicked two field goals. Iowa (1-0) rotated Jake Christensen and Ricky Stanzi at quarterback.

The Hawkeyes overpowered the Black Bears (0-1) with 245 yards rushing, including a 19-yard TD run by Hampton on his first career carry.

Iowa led 22-3 at halftime and turned the game into a blowout in a 15-second stretch early in the fourth quarter. Paki O'Meara capped a 10-play-drive with a 1-yard run to make it 32-3, and after an interception by a Pat Angerer, Hampton scored to make it 39-3 with 14:43 left.

Hampton added a 22-yard TD run with 3:29 left, and finished with 68 yards on nine carries.

Jhamal Fluellen ran for 104 yards to lead Maine, which lost its fourth straight to a Football Bowl Subdivision team after winning at Mississippi State 9-7 in 2004. The 43-point loss was Maine's worst in seven meetings against FBS opponents.

Christensen started all 12 games in 2007 and had a tenuous hold on the No. 1 job after fall camp. Stanzi came in after Christensen threw a second-quarter interception, but Christensen bounced back in the second half, helping the Hawkeyes put the game out of reach.

Christensen was 9-of-15 for 122 yards, with one touchdown and one interception. Stanzi was 9-for-14 for 90 yards, playing most of the second quarter and re-entering the game in the fourth quarter.

Iowa's Bradley Fletcher came down with the interception off a tipped ball the first time Maine got the ball, and Christensen found Brandon Myers for a 4-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-0 with 3:37 to go the first quarter.

Christensen was 5-of-9 for 60 yards in the first half. But when he missed, he missed badly -- including an underthrow to Paul Chaney Jr. that Maine picked off at its own 3.

A.J. Edds bailed out Christensen with a safety that made it 16-0 with 12:31 to go in the second quarter, but Stanzi got the call for the rest of the half. He led the Hawkeyes to a pair of field goals to push Iowa's lead to 22-0.

Maine's Bryan Harvey hit a 40-yard field goal as half ended for the Black Bears' only points.

Adam Farkes was 9-of-22 for 83 yards and two interceptions for Maine.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MAIN
IOWA
1st Downs1527
Total Yards220457
Passing83212
Rushing137245
Penalties4-444-50
3rd Down Conversions5-134-13
4th Down Conversions1-13-4
Turnovers21
Possession27:5832:02

Passing Leaders

MaineC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Farkes9/22833.802
IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Christensen9/151228.111

Rushing Leaders

MaineCARYDSAVGTDLG
Fluellen211045.0021
Session4215.3011
IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Greene221095.0120
Hampton9687.6222

Receiving Leaders

MaineRECYDSAVGTDLG
Brusko24020.0037
Williams11212.0012
IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Myers44310.8117
Johnson-Koulianos3299.7015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMAINIOWA
TD10:09Shonn Greene 1 Yd Run (Trent Mossbrucker Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 69 yds, 4:51
07
TD03:37Brandon Myers 4 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Trent Mossbrucker Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 81 yds, 3:50
014
SECOND QUARTERMAINIOWA
SF12:31Adam Farkes Tackled By A.J. Edds In End Zone 016
FG03:39Trent Mossbrucker 35 Yd 019
FG01:33Daniel Murray 44 Yd 022
FG00:00Brian Harvey 40 Yd 322
THIRD QUARTERMAINIOWA
FG06:50Trent Mossbrucker 33 Yd 325
FOURTH QUARTERMAINIOWA
TD14:58Paki O'Meara 1 Yd Run (Daniel Murray Kick) 332
TD14:43Jewel Hampton 19 Yd Run (Daniel Murray Kick) 339
TD03:29Jewel Hampton 22 Yd Run (Daniel Murray Kick) 346