Scout’s Notebook: Pittsburgh@Iowa


A sloppy and mistake-prone Iowa team was outplayed for much of last Saturday’s game with Pittsburgh, who featured an overpowering defense in the first three quarters of the contest. But the Hawkeyes rode the arm of quarterback James Vandenberg in the final stanza, as they delivered a remarkable comeback in a 31-27 thriller.

From Clueless to Heroic

James Vandenberg couldn’t get much right in the opening moments of the game. Although the center, James Ferentz, could be blamed for not picking up a charging Chad Alecxih on a quarterback sack, ending the first Buckeye possession, the outcome of the second series was all on the triggerman. On 2nd-and-10 from the Pitt 26, Vandenberg was picked off as a result of staring down his receiver, Keenan Davis, which prompted cornerback Jarred

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