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The Cowboys come to Iowa City for the season opener. James Kramer/The Register

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IOWA CITY, Ia. — The Hawkeyes got a bizarre assist from Wyoming to close the first half of their season opener Saturday.

With 30 seconds left in the second quarter and the Hawkeyes stumbling to a 7-3 advantage, it looks like Cowboys punter Tim Zaleski might have whiffed — as in, did not strike with his foot — a punt from his 29-yard line.

Devonte Young recovered the fumble(?) at the 32-yard line.

One play later, Nate Stanley hit Noah Fant for a 27-yard touchdown to give Iowa a 14-3 lead entering halftime.

Former Hawkeye punter Ron Coluzzi shared his thoughts on Twitter ... 

Matthew Bain covers preps, recruiting and the Hawkeyes for the Iowa City Press-Citizen, The Des Moines Register and HawkCentral. Contact him at mbain@gannett.com and follow him on Twitter at @MatthewBain_.

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