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Iowa Football: Social media reactions to the Hawkeyes' opening win – Hawkeyes Wire

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First game of 2022 is in the books and there certainly were some reactions on social media to the 7-3 win by Iowa. It was not a pretty one at all, as the scoreline suggests.
While the defense was fantastic, the offense looked the worst it’s been in years. Despite playing against an FCS opponent, quarterback Spencer Petras and the offensive line made the Jackrabbits’ defense look like the 2001 Miami Hurricanes.
Despite the non-existent offense and inability to put away an FCS opponent, Kirk Ferentz had a positive spin on the game.
“Just to start out, the first thing I reminded the team is that we’re 1-0. Good to get the win certainly. Certainly didn’t come easy. But just happy to get the win. I saw a lot of good things out there. Clearly a lot of things we have to get better at and work on, and we’ll turn our attention to that tomorrow,” Ferentz said following the victory.
Obviously, most fans on social media had a very different outlook on the 7-3 win. Watching social media, everyone handled the struggles with frustration, others with laughter and memes. Here are the best reactions from the social media machine.
Iowa takes down South Dakota State thanks to 2 safeties and a field goal pic.twitter.com/HIEUCRHnNM
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 3, 2022

Iowa football is back!! pic.twitter.com/R9lJn3uhRq
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 3, 2022

Nothing like Iowa punting from their opponents 37 yard line. Pure uncut Hawkeye football. pic.twitter.com/mvIVbX6ubp
— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) September 3, 2022

Now that Villa has finished, time to watch a low-scoring sport: Iowa Football
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) September 3, 2022

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Iowa football: pic.twitter.com/PH23W8zBck
— Less Chat, More Hat (@Frustrated_Fan) September 3, 2022

You know this kid hasn’t been through the hell that is Iowa football pic.twitter.com/aRgt4n021N
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 3, 2022

Iowa beating an FCS team with exactly seven points and zero touchdowns is the Sistine Chapel of Kirk Ferentz football
— Matt Hinton (@MattRHinton) September 3, 2022

I was wrong.
This is Kirk Ferentz's Mona Lisa.
— Ivan Bologna Is All Elite (@PV_GIA) September 3, 2022

FBS, Most Wins When Punting 8+ Times – Since 2020
Iowa – 6
8 FBS Teams Tied With – 2
— Matt Benson (@mbenson6) September 3, 2022

iowa football >>> pic.twitter.com/hTTLr5fsbS
— hmath (@hunter_mather) September 3, 2022

FBS, Most Wins With Under 200 Passing Yards – Since 2020
Army – 17
San Diego State – 14
Air Force – 13
Iowa – 11
— Matt Benson (@mbenson6) September 3, 2022

What if I told you this wasn’t even the first time this millennium that Iowa won a football game in which the only points consisted of two field goals and two safeties pic.twitter.com/brl4BHSUuk
— Parker Thune (@ParkerThune) September 3, 2022

Kirk Ferentz says he does not anticipate any changes regarding Iowa’s starting quarterback next week.
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) September 3, 2022

SAFETY! 🙌@HawkeyeFootball now leads 5-3 thanks to Jack Campbell 👏 pic.twitter.com/ETzNLhx9fO
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 3, 2022

Jack Campbell with some powerful stuff when asked about Iowa fans booing Iowa’s offense: pic.twitter.com/7Sqy1S0gC5
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) September 3, 2022

#Hawkeyes punter Tory Taylor has been on sensational form today, putting himself in the driving seat for PFN Special Teams Player of the Week recognition 🔥
pic.twitter.com/LPd4HkakIz
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) September 3, 2022

Iowa punter Tory Taylor is today's MVP.
Pins SDSU at the 1-yard line.
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) September 3, 2022

Quinn Schulte is having a terrific game at FS in his first career start.
— Chad Leistikow (@ChadLeistikow) September 3, 2022

Quinn Schulte has been tremendous today. Play-after-play.
— David Eickholt (@DavidEickholt) September 3, 2022

Noah Shannon has been fantastic so far. He read that screen all the way and made it difficult for SDSU
— Kennington Lloyd Smith III (@SkinnyKenny_) September 3, 2022

2009 Iowa Hawkeyes
One of Kirks BEST teams.
Went to go 11-2
Won the Orange Bowl vs Georgia Tech
Opened up their season with a ONE point victory over UNI
2022 opened needing TWO safties to win vs SDSU 7-3
Perspective 😏
— B1G Mhawk (@B1G_Mhawk) September 3, 2022

Iowa just had a drive that started at the South Dakota State 33.
– 6-yard pass
– run for a loss of 1
– incomplete pass
– 46-yard field goal
Iowa leads 3-0. The Hawkeyes have 35 yards of offense on 2.06 yards per play.
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) September 3, 2022

Iowa’s offense in the first half vs. South Dakota State:
Punt
Missed FG
Punt
Made FG (Gained 5 yards on drive)
Punt
Punt
INT
End of Half
56 total yards. pic.twitter.com/3VMI8Iymsj
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 3, 2022

Spencer Petras has 8 INT and 1 TD in his last eight games.
— hawkize (@stillnothawkize) September 3, 2022

Iowa showing off its renovated offense. pic.twitter.com/P71uHl6k2H
— Adam Kramer (@KegsnEggs) September 3, 2022

First Kinnick Wave of the szn 👋❤️
The best tradition in college football.
pic.twitter.com/Xzul59vw1G
— PFF College (@PFF_College) September 3, 2022

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