Boston College wide receiver Kobay White (9) catches the ball over Iowa's Jake Gervase (30) during the first half of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 27. The score going into the second half is 17-10. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Pinstripe Bowl halftime report

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By Courtney Baumann

courtney-baumann@uiowa.edu

 

NEW YORK — It seems as though the bowl-game version of Iowa showed up for the sixth-straight time. After one half of football, the Hawkeyes are losing, 17-10, to Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl.

The Hawkeyes have only managed to put up 56 total yards in 30 minutes of football; the Eagles have racked up 281.

Even though the game got off to a hot start with a Jake Gervase interception returned to Boston College’s 6-yard line, Iowa has struggled to get anything going offensively.

The defense hasn’t been much better, either. It has struggled to contain either the pass or the rush, and BC’s A.J. Dillon has rushed for 126 yards on 18 carries.

Some other stats:

Iowa rushing

  • James Butler: 24 yards
  • Akrum Wadley: 22 yards
  • Nate Stanley: -22 yards

Third-down conversions

  • Iowa: 0-4
  • Boston College: 5-8

Total Plays

  • Iowa: 23
  • Boston College: 40

Time of Possesion

  • Iowa: 11:13
  • Boston College: 18:47

This game is reminiscent of Wisconsin, minus the Josh Jackson action. If Iowa hopes to win this game, it will need to figure out how to get more production out of the offense and how to contain BC’s offense, particularly on third down.

By the way, the open-air press box in Yankee Stadium is just a little bit colder than Camp Randall’s closed one.

 

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