WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Whether or not it was 5 or 15, it didn’t matter.
An uncharacteristic variety of penalties perturbed Iowa soccer coach Kirk Ferentz about his workforce’s efficiency in Saturday’s 24-20 loss at Purdue.
The Hawkeyes had been flagged 10 occasions for 100 yards, a distinction maker in an in depth recreation.
“The false begins, these 5-yarders, they’re momentum killers in a drive, actually make it laborious on you,” Ferentz stated.
The penalty yards the Hawkeyes gathered had been probably the most in a single recreation since Iowa piled up 75 penalty yards in a 38-36 loss to the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium in 2018.
“We had a variety of them for lots of yards they usually all do impression a recreation,” Ferentz stated. “If you give a workforce 15 yards, that’s vital, and the entire little issues, they do add up over the course of a recreation.”
Ferentz stated that’s among the many issues Iowa will work on between now and subsequent Saturday’s 2:30 p.m. dwelling opener in opposition to Northwestern.
Brief-handed scenario: A number of accidents impacted Iowa’s protection Saturday.
The Hawkeyes had been with out defensive deal with Austin Schulte, a fifth-year senior who figured into the rotation on the inside of the defensive position and performed with out projected beginning center linebacker Jack Campbell and reserve linebacker Seth Benson.