No. 3 Iowa scores bonus points at each weight to shutout Buffalo 46-0
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa scored bonus points from top to bottom to defeat Buffalo 46-0 Thursday night inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Derek St. John and Michael Kelly each recorded pins, Tony Ramos and Mike Evans won by technical fall, and six other Hawkeyes (6-0) scored major decisions. The Hawkeyes totaled 57 takedowns and surrendered just one.
Cory Clark set the tone at 125, scoring four takedowns and two nearfall points to win 13-3. Ramos followed with eight takedowns and scored a pair of nearfall points early in the third to terminate his match with 1:06 left.
Josh Dziewa used a reversal and two nearfall points to earn a 16-7 win at 141, and Kelly and St. John put together back-to-back pins to stretch the Hawkeye lead to 25-0 at the intermission.
Nick Moore piled up 3:34 of riding time en route to a 13-4 win at 165, and Evans scored five takedowns and three nearfall points in the opening period before finishing the tech. fall in 5:58.
Ethen Lofthouse stretched Iowa's lead to 38-0 with eight takedowns at 184, setting up a couple of Hawkeye debuts at 197 and 285.
Sammy Brooks scored a takedown with 10 seconds left to earn a 13-5 major decision in his Carver-Hawkeye Arena debut, and Bobby Telford returned to the mat for the first time since the season opener on Nov. 16.
Telford scored five takedowns and five nearfall points to win 16-3. It was his first appearance this season in front of the home crowd and the first time this year his match has gone the distance. He had pinned his previous five opponents.