IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Ricky Stanzi threw for a season-high 296 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 Iowa slipped past Arkansas State 24-21 on Saturday to give the Hawkeyes their best start since 1995.
Marvin McNutt caught two touchdown passes for Iowa (5-0), which allowed the Red Wolves to hang around - much like it did in a narrow win over Northern Iowa in the opener.
Arkansas State pulled within 24-21 with 2:01 left, when Corey Leonard capped a 17-play drive with a 4-yard TD pass to Trevor Gillott. The Red Wolves got the ball back with 10 seconds left at their own 18, but Leonard missed on two long throws.
Stanzi threw touchdown passes of 33 and 41 yards on Iowa's first two drives, and his 43-yard TD toss to McNutt early in the second half put the Hawkeyes ahead 21-7.