Sept. 11, 2004
Today’s victory snapped a three-game losing streak to Iowa State in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa improves to 35-17 against the Cyclones and 64-62-3 vs. current Big XII opponents. Iowa also improves to 11-6 in games decided by seven points or less vs. Iowa State.
Iowa retains the Cy-Hawk trophy and improves its record to 19-9 since 1977 when the Cy-Hawk Trophy was first awarded. The Hawkeyes also won the first event in the inaugural Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series. Today’s contest earned the Hawkeyes three points.
Iowa extended its home winning streak to 14 games. The 14-game home winning streak, dating back to 2002, is a Kinnick Stadium record. Overall, Iowa’s longest home winning streak is 20 games, dating from Nov. 19, 1918 to Oct. 20, 1923.
Iowa won the toss and elected to receive. The Hawkeyes have started on offense 55 of its last 57 games. Iowa’s games at Miami, OH (9-7-02) and at Michigan State (9-27-03) are the only contests that the Hawkeyes did not start on offense. The Hawkeyes have started the game on offense in 57 of 63 games under Kirk Ferentz.
Today’s game was a sellout (70,397). Iowa has soldout its last seven games in Kinnick Stadium (Arizona State, Michigan, Penn State, Illinois, Minnesota, Kent State, Iowa State). The seven straight sellouts is a school record at Kinnick Stadium’s current capacity.
Freshman Albert Young ran back the opening kickoff 36 yards. Iowa’s drive culminated with a one-yard touchdown run by Young, the first of his career. The Hawkeyes have scored on their opening possession in their first two games. Iowa converted a field goal vs. Kent State last week.
RB Albert Young rushed four times for five yards and left the game early in the second quarter due to injury.
True freshmen Adam Shada and Charles Godfrey saw their first action today. The duo played on special teams.
RB Jeremelle Lewis scampered a team-season long 34 yards late in the fourth quarter to move the chains and help run time off the clock. Lewis finished with 102 yards on 30 carries. The 102 yards marked the fifth time in his career that he eclipsed the century mark. The last time Lewis topped 100 yards was when he rushed for 101 yards at Minnesota (11/16/02). Lewis also caught two passes for 44 yards.
LB Abdul Hodge finished the game with a game-high 12 tackles (8 solo). Hodge raised his career tackle total to 193. LB Chad Greenway also collected 10 tackles (six solo), including one for loss and one pass breakup. The duo has posted double digit tackles in the same game six games dating back to last year.
QB Drew Tate completed 16-22 passes for a career-high 220 yards and one touchdown.
PK Kyle Schlicher converted a career-long 39 yard field goal in the third quarter to stretch Iowa’s lead to 17-3. The sophomore made 1-2 field goals and 2-2 PATs, with the missed FG attempt being blocked.
WR Ed Hinkel caught a team-high four passes for 61 yards with one touchdown. QB Drew Tate connected with Hinkel on a 29-yard touchdown in the second quarter. The reception was his second career receiving touchdown, both have been diving catches in the end zone (the other at Penn State in 2002).
RB Marquis Simmons saw his first action in an Iowa uniform today, carrying the ball one time for no yards.
Iowa State converted a QB Drew Tate interception into three points in the first quarter. The field goal is the first points the Hawkeye defense has yielded this season. Iowa State’s 40-yard touchdown late in the third quarter is the first offensive touchdown Iowa’s defense has allowed this season.
Iowa’s defense held Iowa State to 2-16 on third-down conversions. The Cyclones didn’t convert their first third-down conversion until late in the third quarter.
Iowa led 7-3 after the first quarter and 14-3 at halftime. The team that has had the advantage after the first quarter has won 13 of the last 15 meetings (two were tied) and the team that has led at halftime has won 14 of the last 15 contests.
Today’s game did not feature the Big Ten Instant Replay system.