IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Spencer Petras threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 5 Iowa needed a second-half comeback to defeat Colorado State 24-14 on Saturday.
The Hawkeyes (4-0) won their 10th straight game, the program’s longest streak since they won 12 games to open the 2015 season. Iowa also has a 15-game non-conference winning streak, the longest current streak in the nation. .
Colorado State (1-3) led 14-7 at halftime, but the Hawkeyes scored touchdowns on consecutive possessions that took four combined plays in the third quarter.
A fumble recovery by Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell at Colorado State’s 6-yard line set up a touchdown run by wide receiver Tyrone Tracy Jr. on the next play that tied the game. Petras threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to tight end Sam LaPorta on the next possession to give Iowa a 21-14 lead.
Campbell, who had 18 tackles, led the Iowa defense, which held Colorado State to just 32 yards on 19 plays in the third quarter. The Hawkeyes have a 26-game streak in a row in which they have held opponents to 24 points or less, the longest current streak among Power Five schools.
Petras, who had a 43-yard touchdown pass to first-year receiver Keagan Johnson in the first half to give Iowa an early 7-0 lead, had his 23-quarter run without an interception finish in the second quarter when Colorado State cornerback Robert Floyd struggled. away a pass destined for Tracy and returned it 62 yards. That set up Todd Centeio’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Gary Williams.
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