The No. 9 Iowa Hawkeyes scored on their first three possessions of the game, to easily down Iowa State on Saturday 35-7.
Iowa out-gained the Cyclones offense by nearly 200 yards and controlled the clock for 11 more minutes.
Saturday's game marked the return of Iowa sophomore running back Jewel Hampton. Hampton missed the entire 2009 season with a torn ACL and sat out last week after being suspended by Coach Ferentz.
"I've been waiting a long time," Hampton said.
Not recording a carry until Iowa's second drive, Hampton rushed for 75 yards on 18 carries with one score.
Hampton split time with Adam Robinson. Robinson, who went over the 100 yard mark with three touchdowns in Iowa's win over Eastern Illinois last week, continued his solid play today. The sophomore rushed for 156 yards on 14 carries, appearing to not be phased by Hamilton's presence.
Iowa State has made a habit of making life miserable for the rival Hawkeyes, winning six of 12 meetings against Iowa, but this is Iowa's third straight win against the in-state foe.
The Hawkeyes defense forced Cyclone quarterback Austen Arnaud to throw three interceptions in the third quarter. Arnuad finished 20 of 44 for 197 yards. Iowa State's touchdown came late in the 4th quarter against much of the Iowa 2nd team unit,
Iowa led at half-time 28-0, but for the second straight week saw their offense sputter at times in the second half.
Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi went 11 of 18 for 204 yards and two touchdowns. Stanzi on multiple occasions tested the Iowa State secondary down field in the second and third quarter. His longest pass was on a 66-yard strike to receiver Marvin McNutt. McNutt finished the game with 75 yards and one touchdown, leading the Iowa receivers in yardage.
More to come on HawkeyeInsider.com later tonight.