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Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

Iowa’s 11th-best football victory of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014

Iowa dismantled Iowa State 57-3 on Sept. 28, 1985. Two days later, the Hawkeyes moved to the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press college football poll. Michigan State came to Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 5, intent on making it a short stay. Iowa jumped out to a 13-0 lead, but the Spartans stormed back. […]

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit, BTN’s Dave Revsine rave about Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] August 19, 2014

Why not Iowa? When the discussion turns to contenders for the inaugural College Football Playoff, ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit says the Hawkeyes deserve at least a mention. “At the end of the day, I look at Iowa with all those positives. And you look at their schedule,” Herbstreit explained. “They don’t play Ohio State. They […]

Iowa’s 12th-best football victory of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 18, 2014

Iowa won its school-record eighth straight game to start a season on Oct. 24, 2009, at Michigan State. The streak remained alive because of the most famous slant pattern in school history. It was run by sophomore wide receiver Marvin McNutt, and it came on the final play. Michigan State had taken a 13-9 lead […]

Iowa’s 13th-best football win of the past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 17, 2014

Iowa’s surprising 1981 march to the Rose Bowl included a defensive masterpiece. Wisconsin had an edge in that race to Pasadena when it hosted Iowa on Nov. 14, 1981. Madison had been awash in Rose Bowl hype the week of the game. But the Hawkeyes jumped out to a 17-0 halftime lead, on a Tom […]

Harty: Despite pluses, Hawks still vulnerable

[ 0 ] August 17, 2014

What started as a feel-good moment for the kids on Saturday ultimately turned into a warning to Iowa football fans. Your team, as solid as it appears on paper with arguably the Big Ten’s top offensive line, a sturdy defensive line, a stable of running backs and a favorable schedule, still is vulnerable. That was […]

Hawkeyes seek cure to red-zone blues

[ 0 ] August 17, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – The more Macon Plewa talks, the more his eyes light up. Plewa, a junior fullback, is discussing red zone offenses and what it will take for Iowa’s football team to be successful in those situations. “You’ve got to have the fundamentals down there, but it’s (also) attitude,” he said. “You’ve got […]

Hawkeyes just adrift of preseason AP Top 25

[ 0 ] August 17, 2014

Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll. Jake Rudock, Mark Weisman and Iowa are just on the outside looking in. The Seminoles will start the season No. 1 for the sixth time — the first since 1999 when they became the first team […]

Iowa’s 14th-best football win of past 50 years

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

When Texas native Hayden Fry took the Iowa job in 1979, “Hook ‘Em Hawks” became a popular bumper sticker. The phrase was borrowed from the University of Texas, where “Hook ‘Em Horns” is part of the culture. So you can understand why Fry, who had a 2-11 record against Texas as the coach at SMU […]

68 Photos: Kids’ Day scrimmage at Kinnick 2014

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

Brown: Ferentz has lots of questions still unanswered

[ 0 ] August 16, 2014

IOWA CITY, Ia. – Now it gets interesting. Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz and his staff have a lot of important decisions to make with the Aug. 30 opener against Northern Iowa at Kinnick Stadium rapidly approaching. They’ll review tape of Saturday’s public practice and scrimmage on Sunday, then comes a 24-hour window where they’ll […]