Scores

Final

FIU 0

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Iowa 42

(2-0, 2-0 home)

12:05 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Kinnick Stadium, IOWA CITY, IA

1 2 3 4 T
FIU 0 0 0 00
IOWA 21 14 0 742

Top Performers

Passing: R. Stanzi (IOWA) - 162 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: S. Greene (IOWA) - 13 CAR, 130 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Johnson-Koulianos (IOWA) - 3 REC, 90 YDS, 1 TD

Iowa pounds FIU for second straight blowout win

Associated Press

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Ricky Stanzi threw three touchdowns passes in his first start, Shonn Greene ran for 130 yards and Iowa pounded FIU 42-0 for its second straight blowout win.

The Hawkeyes, who routed Maine 46-3 last week, looked even better against the Golden Panthers. Stanzi, who got the start over Jake Christensen, was 8-of-10 for 162 yards in less than a half as the Hawkeyes (2-0) racked up 512 yards and led 35-0 at halftime.

Christensen came on and was 8-of-12 for 99 yards and one touchdown. But it was clear Stanzi has taken the lead in the competition to be Iowa's starter the rest of the season.

FIU (0-2) had no answer for Iowa's defensive front, which stopped the Golden Panthers all day. The Hawkeyes had six sacks, and when they weren't slamming quarterbacks Paul McCall and Wayne Younger to the turf they were stuffing running lanes and forcing both to hurry throws.

Younger came off the bench and was 11-of-20 for 107 yards to lead FIU, which lost for the 25th time in 26 games dating back to 2006. The Golden Panthers have now been outscored 82-10 this season.

The Hawkeyes rolled up 209 yards of total offense and a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.

Iowa scored on its opening drive for the second straight week, after failing to get any points on opening possessions last season. Greene capped that drive with a bruising 11-yard TD run, bouncing off a number of defenders before stretching the ball over the goal line.

Stanzi made it 14-0 with a 59-yard touchdown pass to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos. Stanzi hit Johnson-Koulianos in stride about 40 yards downfield, and Johnson-Koulianos used some nifty footwork to sidestep defenders near the out-of-bounds line and reach the end zone.

Christensen came in for Stanzi and threw a third-down pass into the turf on his first attempt, drawing a chorus of boos from the Kinnick Stadium faithful. That was quickly forgotten, as Paki O'Meara pushed Iowa's lead to 21-0 with a 17-yard TD run late in the first quarter.

Iowa made it 28-0 on a screen pass by Stanzi that Brandon Myers took 23 yards for a touchdown. Stanzi then hit Colin Sandeman for an 8-yard TD pass with 2:49 left in the first half.

Christensen, who played just two series in the first half, got the nod to start the second half. He pushed the lead to 42-0 on a 23-yard TD pass to Sandeman early in the fourth quarter.

Greene, who spent last season at a junior college because of academic trouble, passed the 100-yard mark for the second straight game. Sandeman's touchdown grabs were the first two of his career.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FIU
IOWA
1st Downs1325
Total Yards218512
Passing162271
Rushing56241
Penalties4-252-15
3rd Down Conversions4-156-11
4th Down Conversions0-20-1
Turnovers32
Possession28:4431:16

Passing Leaders

Florida InternationalC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Younger11/201075.400
IowaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Stanzi8/1016216.230

Rushing Leaders

Florida InternationalCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reams5244.8013
Ned10212.106
IowaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Greene1313010.0135
Hampton10545.4017

Receiving Leaders

Florida InternationalRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rolle5397.8020
Hilton23919.5021
IowaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson-Koulianos39030.0159
Myers36020.0128

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFIUIOWA
TD12:25Shonn Greene 11 Yd Run (Trent Mossbrucker Kick) 07
TD09:56Derrell Johnson-Koulianos 59 Yd Pass From Richard Stanzi (Trent Mossbrucker Kick) 014
TD00:29Paki O'Meara 17 Yd Run (Trent Mossbrucker Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERFIUIOWA
TD08:11Brandon Myers 23 Yd Pass From Richard Stanzi (Daniel Murray Kick) 028
TD02:49Colin Sandeman 8 Yd Pass From Richard Stanzi (Daniel Murray Kick) 035
FOURTH QUARTERFIUIOWA
TD12:27Colin Sandeman 23 Yd Pass From Jake Christensen (Daniel Murray Kick) 042