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Update: Kinnick attendance the lowest since 2003

[ 0 ] September 7, 2013 |
Members of the Iowa Hawkeye football team take the field on Saturday at a less-than-full Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Register)

Members of the Iowa Hawkeye football team take the field on Saturday at a less-than-full Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Register)

The attendance for today’s Iowa football game is 64,201 – the lowest turnout at Kinnick Stadium in 10 years.

The Hawkeyes have also drawn less than 70,000 three straight games.

Iowa had a run of 30 consecutive sellouts, before last November’s game against Nebraska. This season’s opener against Northern Illinois drew 67.402.

Today’s marks the lowest since a crowd of 54,471 saw Iowa play Buffalo on Sept. 6, 2003.

True freshman starts: Cornerback Desmond King became the first true freshman to start for Iowa since linebacker James Morris in 2010. King, a native of Detroit, replaced injured sophomore Jordan Lomax in the starting lineup today.

Lomax made his first career start against Northern Illinois last Saturday, but suffered a hamstring injury. King was the only true freshman to play for Iowa last Saturday.

Two other true freshmen saw their first action for the Hawkeyes in today’s first half: running back LeShun Daniels and wide receiver Matt VandeBerg.

Contributing: Pat Harty

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About Andrew Logue: Andrew has been with the Des Moines Register for 15 years, covering everything from preps to Hawkeye and Cyclone sports, as well as the Drake Relays. View author profile.

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