IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa has never defeated Michigan three straight times at Kinnick Stadium, so there’s one thing the Hawkeye football team can accomplish Saturday. Here’s another: A fourth conference victory would lock up a winning record 12 months after the program limped its way to the finish line with six straight defeats and […]
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IOWA CITY, Ia. – Michigan’s Devin Gardner is the Big Ten Conference’s leading passer. But it’s his feet, not his arm, that could pose the ultimate challenge to Iowa’s defense Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Gardner was at his best in last week’s triple-overtime thriller at Northwestern, freelancing his way through the Wildcats at crunch time […]
For the defensive players on the Iowa football team, Saturday’s game against Michigan will be a chance to heal a wound that has festered for more than a year now.
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Oddsmakers pulled a stunner. The Iowa football team is listed as a 6-point favorite heading into Saturday’s game against Michigan. That’s rarely the case when the Hawkeyes and Wolverines play, but it seems especially quirky considering Michigan dominated last year’s meeting 42-17. “I’m unaware of that,” coach Kirk Ferentz said, when […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Iowa’s starting linebackers are a collective rarity. James Morris, Christian Kirksey and Anthony Hitchens all played as true freshmen in 2010 and never used a redshirt season. All three will be playing their final home game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday when Michigan comes to town for an 11 a.m. kickoff. […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – November 2012 was a disastrous month for Iowa’s football team. Four games and four losses, put the wraps on a 4-8 season. A year later, the Hawkeyes are 1-1 in November with two more chances to make an overachieving 6-4 record even better. “In pro football, you better be good in […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A lot of people are talking about Purdue’s offense. It’s not very flattering. The conversation usually goes along the lines of, “Hey, did you know the Boilermakers haven’t taken a snap inside an opponent’s 20-yard line since September?” They might also mention Purdue is averaging just 11.5 points per game (third […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – When he sees Wisconsin’s jet sweep formation Saturday, the mind of James Morris will go into overdrive. “Is this going to be an inside play or an outside play?” Iowa’s senior middle linebacker said, talking through his options. “When they run that play there’s the sense that it could be both. […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. – Matt Lepay knew a fake punt was in Badgers’ bag of tricks that October day in Kinnick Stadium. But with less than 7 minutes to play, facing a fourth-and-4 from its own 26 and 10th-ranked Wisconsin trailing No. 13 Iowa, 30-24, in a key 2010 Big Ten clash at Kinnick Stadium? “As […]
Morris has been honored multiple times this season for his play.