By Chris Palmquist
IOWA CITY, Iowa—For the first time in school history, the Iowa Hawkeyes had a player return two interceptions for touchdowns on Saturday.
B.J. Lowery continued his stellar play as of late—he also had a late interception against Iowa State to help clinch the victory—as he intercepted his first pass with just under a minute to go before halftime, giving Iowa a 38-3 lead.
Less than three minutes into the quarter, he struck again, scoring from 13 yards out and adding the exclamation point to Iowa's resounding 59-3 victory over Western Michigan.
Lowery was not the only Hawkeye with a stellar Saturday as wide receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley returned two punts for touchdowns as well. The Hawkeyes became just the second team in college football in the past decade to score two touchdowns defensively and two on special teams.
Lowery said that a big part of his success on Saturday was due to the help in coverage by linebacker Christian Kirksey.
The Hawkeyes open Big Ten play on Saturday when they travel to Minnesota. Kickoff will be at 3:30 PM and the game can be seen either on ESPN2 or right here on ABC 9.