Nate Stanley threw three touchdown passes in his first career start and the Hawkeye defense shut down Wyoming 24-3 on Saturday afternoon.
Josh Allen threw a picture ideal deep ball in the third quarter to a wide-open C.J. Johnson, but Johnson bobbled the pass in the end zone, and the catch was overturned by review.
Allen completed 23 of 40 passes for 174 yards with two interceptions, both in the fourth quarter. The Cowboy defense were also stout holding Iowa to 263 yards of offense.
Coming off of a season in which he helped lead Wyoming to the Mountain Division title and a spot in the Mountain West title game, junior quarterback Josh Allen has been on a receiving end of a significant amount of attention during the offseason.
Phil Parker wasn't lying when he said Iowa's defense is good.
Wyoming, which averaged 436.1 total yards per game in 2016, could only put together 233 against a powerful Iowa defense.
"We sputtered on offense", Bohl said. "They played the quick game really well".
Saturday's game gives Allen (and his teammates) the opportunity to make a positive impression against a power conference opponent. Take a look at the play.
On the punt, true freshman Tim Zaleski lost control of the ball during his release. Wide receiver Nick Easley caught a 45-yard touchdown pass while running back Akrum Wadley rushed for 116 yards on 24 carries for Iowa (1-0), which survived four turnovers.
"I think the front seven of Iowa is talented", Bohl said. Amongst the three, they all ended up finishing in the top 5 in tackles individually in the Big Ten for the week.
The Cowboys return to action next week hosting Gardner-Webb at 2 p.m.in War Memorial Stadium.