Clayborn and Prater Earn Performance Awards
Oct. 3, 2010
IOWA CITY, Iowa - - Senior DE Adrian Clayborn and junior DB Shaun Prater have earned recognition from the College Football Performance Award for their play in Iowa's 24-3 win over Penn State. Both Clayborn and Prater earned honorable mention recognition for Player of the Week at their respective position.
Clayborn (6-4, 285) collected 10 tackles in the win over Penn State, including a quarterback sack for minus 15 yards and three tackles for loss. Iowa held Penn State to 54 net rushing yards and just three points while collecting its third straight win over the Nittany Lions.
Prater (5-11, 180) collected Iowa's only turnover vs. Penn State, returning his interception in the closing minutes 33 yards for his first career touchdown. The Omaha, NE native also collected four tackles and the interception is the second of his career against Penn State.
Iowa has not allowed a touchdown in its last two games and has not allowed a rushing touchdown this season. The Hawkeyes currently rank second nationally in scoring defense (10.2) and rushing defense (63.2) and fourth in total defense (242.2).
The nationally ranked Hawkeyes moved to 15th in both the Associated Press and the USA Today coaches' poll after opening Big Ten Conference play with the win over Penn State. Iowa is idle this weekend and returns to action Oct. 16 at No. 17/18 Michigan (2:35 p.m. CT, ABC).