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IOWA CITY, Ia. -- After sparking Iowa to a 24-20 victory at Pittsburgh Saturday, quarterback C.J. Beathard has received more fanfare than normal as he walks across campus.

"It's exciting," Beathard said. "A little more attention and stuff. But you can't let that get to you."

Beathard couldn't escape the adulation in the classroom, either. At his Arts of Africa class on Monday, Beathard's lecture teacher asked him to stand up and be recognized.

"It was embarrassing," Beathard said. "He's a cool teacher, a good teacher. I wasn't ready for that."

Good you didn't skip class, someone told Beathard.

"Oh, I know," Beathard said.

KING FOR A DAY:Iowa had closed the deficit at Pittsburgh to 20-17 late in the third quarter when right cornerback Desmond King made one of his best plays of the year.

King knifed down Pittsburgh running back James Conner for no gain as he tried to turn the left corner on a second-and-7 play from the Panthers' 28. As it turns out, King didn't get credit for the tackle because the Panthers were called for holding.

But it is a play King has fond memories of. King weighs 190 pounds. Conner is 250. King went for the feet and got his man.

"I actually have a picture of that tackle on my phone," King said. "It was a proud moment for me, to take down a big guy like that."

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C.J. Beathard rallied Iowa to victory at Pittsburgh last week.

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