"He just got behind me. It's something that I can't do as a safety. Something that the coaches talk about all the time," Brooks said. "Quarterback scrambled for a little bit, [Solomon] got behind me. It resulted in a touchdown."
Tate had avoided pressure on the play and stepped up in the pocket, but Brooks said he was not concerned with whether the Iowa signal-caller would take off running.
"I was just busy covering my man and he got behind me," Brooks said. "I didn't even see the backfield. I was looking at my receiver the whole time."
Brooks was also in coverage when Tate hooked up with Scott Chandler for a 12-yard score to the front right corner of the end zone, which gave Iowa a 21-7 third-quarter lead.
Brooks was in much tighter coverage on that play but was displeased with his performance.
"Get the ball out, intercept the ball," Brooks admonished himself. "Just make a play, force an incompletion. Do something."