IOWA CITY —
Two interception returns? That’s been done before. Still, B.J. Lowry couldn’t let Kevonte Martin-Manley have all the fun.
On a day in which Martin-Manley became the first Hawkeye ever to have two punt returns for scores against the Western Michigan Broncos, electrifying the crowd at Kinnick Stadium, Lowry decided to add a pair of scores of his own on the defensive side of the ball. Lowry added a 13-yard interception return in the third quarter to his 35-yard ‘pick-six’ in the final minute of the first half as Iowa built a 52-3 lead after three quarters in the final tune-up before Big Ten play.
Lowry’s second interception return came off Western Michigan backup quarterback Zach Terrell, who was taking his first snap of the day. Terrell’s pick came right after Iowa running back Jordan Canzeri fumbled on the Bronco 8-yard-line, stopping an eight-play drive to open the second half.
Iowa put up seven touchdowns in the contest by the end of the third quarter, only three of which came from the offense. Sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock threw his second scoring pass of the day to cap the third quarter, completing a nine-play, 64-yard drive with a 29-yard pass to Damon Powell to put the Hawkeyes over 50 points for the first time since 2008.
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