Iowa continues ridiculous touchdown trend with two pick-sixes against Kentucky

Say what you will about Iowa’s offense — and we’ve all said something derogatory at some point. When it comes to defense, the Hawkeyes know how to be opportunistic.

In the second quarter of Saturday’s Music City Bowl, two different defenders took Kentucky quarterback Destin Wade to the house with pick-sixes.

First, with 11:57 left in the first half, there was Xavier Nwankpa’s 52-yard return touchdown…

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…and then, with 1:36 left in the first half, it was Cooper DeJean’s turn with this 14-yard score.

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Quarterback Will Levis had opted out of the bowl game to focus on his future as a draft prospect, so it was up to Wade, a true freshman with no prior game experience, to shoulder the load.

There aren’t many defenses prepared to make an unprepared quarterback look bad than Iowa’s. This season, they have a fascinating ratio of passing touchdowns on either side of the ball.

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Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire