Iowa moved to 3-0 on the season with a huge win over Pittsburgh. It was a back and forth second half, and a game that had the makings of a classic. It came to fruition when Marshall Koehn connected on a 57 yard field goal giving the Hawkeyes reason to celebrate.
It was a night that started emotional and finished in the same fashion.
The contest began under the lights in Kinnick Stadium with Brett Greenwood leading the team out of the tunnel in "The Swarm". He's overcome a ton of adversity since his injury in September of 2011. His road back has been a long one, but he continues to show fight and resilience by making huge strides in being able to walk again. His steps tonight were with the Hawkeye football team behind him, signifying how much support he's received from the program.
The finish was just as emotional. Pittsburgh knotted the game up at 24 with 52 seconds remaining. Instead of sitting on the ball and allowing the game to head to overtime. C.J. Beathard and the Hawkeye offense came out aggressive and drove the ball down to the Pittsburgh 39 yard line with four seconds left on the clock. At that point, they left it up to the leg of Marshall Koehn.
Right before he attempted to end the game with a 57 yard field goal, Pittsburgh chose to ice him by calling a timeout.
Koehn's second try at the game winner was sent through the uprights for a monumental victory. Everyone knows about hsi strong leg, and he showed it off by converting his deep field goal with room to spare.
Watch above as the Iowa players and the Hawkeye faithful soak in the clutch win afterwards.