Post ISU: Jake Christensen Q&A

The Iowa offense had a hard time getting going in the first half, but showed signs of life in the second half. Jake Christensen scored on a naked bootleg play that seemed to ignite a flame for the offense. Christensen talks about the game, and looking forward...

Q: Did you see anything from Iowa State that surprised you?

Jake Christensen: Not really. Most of the stuff we had seen on tape, it was just a matter of execution.

Q: What are some of the things the offense needs to work on the most?

Christensen: I don't know. The tape will tell us more. I thought we did a good job in the second half. The first half, we need to get started faster.

Q: What was difference in second half?

Christensen: Just realizing that we had no choice, we had to go downfield. Our goal was to score the first two drives and we did that and lost momentum. They made a big third down play. We came up short.

Q: Did you feel like the team was ready to go?

Christensen: Yeah, I think we were ready to play. They had the crowd going and they played hard. They are better than people give them credit for. People say they play just tough against us, but they got better over the first two weeks to today. Obviously, we have a lot of work to do.

Q: What do you do now to get ready for Big Ten play?

Christensen: I think this was like a Big Ten game. They prepared us for the physical nature of the Big Ten. Hopefully this jumpstarts us over the top a bit.

Q: Did the team need a wake up call?

Christensen: It's hard to tell. I don't think so. I think we played hard the second half. The first half, we played hard and things didn't go right. We didn't need to wake up, we just need to start a little faster on offense.


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