Spencer Petras’ full body of work this season as the starting quarterback for the University of Iowa was summed up against Illinois last week.
After a shaky start, Petras got the offense rolling as the No. 19 Hawkeyes (5-2) pulled away with a 35-21 victory against the Illini. Iowa scored 35 unanswered points after trailing 14-0. After starting the game 2-for-5 passing and being sacked twice, Petras spoke with his receivers on the sideline and shared a simple message.
“I just told them to stay with me,” Petras told reporters. “It can’t be fun for them when I’m struggling.