Iowa 23, Maryland 0
When: 12:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 20, 2018
Where: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
No. 19 Iowa got a touchdown from defensive end Anthony Nelson and three field goals from Miguel Recinos and stymied visiting Maryland 23-0 on Saturday in Iowa City, Iowa.
Ivory Kelly-Martin rushed 24 times for 98 yards for the Hawkeyes (6-1, 3-1 Big Ten), who led 13-0 at halftime. Nate Stanley, who threw for six touchdowns last week against Indiana, was 11-of-22 for 86 yards and one touchdown.
The Terrapins (4-3, 2-2) were held to seven first downs and just 115 yards on 39 offensive plays.
Nelson recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown with 3:31 left in the third quarter to give the Hawkeyes a 23-0 lead. The score came on a second-and-10 play from the Maryland 10-yard line with Tyrell Pigrome, the backup quarterback for the Terps, running and fumbling the ball.
The Hawkeyes scored in the closing seconds of both the first and second quarters.
Recinos connected on a 23-yard field goal with three seconds in the first quarter to give Iowa a 3-0 lead.
Recinos hit another field goal, a 25-yarder with 9:03 left in the first half, to make it 6-0.
Later in the second quarter Stanley threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Smith to give the hosts a 13-0 lead with just eight seconds left before halftime.
Recinos made his third field goal to give Iowa a lead of 16-0 with 7:37 left in the third quarter.
The Maryland defense was paced by senior linebacker Tre Watson with 15 tackles. Junior linebacker Isaiah Davis of the Terps added 14 tackles.
Kasim Hill, the starting quarterback for Maryland, was 6-of-15 through the air for just 47 yards. Pigrome did not complete the only pass he attempted.
Iowa was playing as a ranked team for the first time this season, and Maryland played its second road game against a ranked opponent. The Terps lost 42-21 at Michigan on Oct. 6.
--Field Level Media
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