Iowa St now must build off Iowa win

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Johnson had done his part to push the Hawkeyes aside. After the game, he put a photo of himself celebrating on his Twitter account. He has since taken it down.

“The Iowa win was good. I’m going to still think about it every day,” he said. “(But) find a way to put it behind you and focus on the next opponent.”

Quarterback Steele Jantz, playing just his second major-college game, stung Iowa with four touchdown passes and converted several third-and-long and fourth-down situations. Jantz led the Cyclones to the tying touchdown with 1:17 left in regulation, then directed them to TDs in each of the three overtime periods.

The week before, Jantz produced two touchdowns in the last 4 1/2 minutes of a 20-19 victory over Northern Iowa, scoring the game winner himself on 1-yard sneak with 40 seconds left.

He will soon face a Connecticut defense that’s giving up only 214 yards a game and has allowed opponents to complete just 47 percent of their passes. The Huskies (1-1) also have recorded eight sacks.

Can he keep it up?

“I think he can,” wide receiver Josh Lenz said. “I think a lot of it’s just natural for him. He’s just a natural quarterback. He has a knack of making plays when he needs to and that’s what he’s doing.”

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