Sittin' Pretty...With Lots of Work Left

Sept. 12, 2004

The Iowa Hawkeyes are probably where they thought they’d be two weeks into the 2004 college football season. They’ve won a pair of games and are sitting entrenched in the nation’s elite as they begin preparations for the first road game of the season — a 9 p.m. Iowa time date with the Sun Devils of Arizona State next Saturday.

The 2004 Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-0 and heading to Tempe for a 9 p.m. date with the Sun Devils of Arizona State next Saturday.

For the second straight week, Iowa is No. 12 in the weekly ESPN/USA Today Top 25 and No. 16 in Associated Press’ elite list.

The undefeated Hawkeyes continue to be one of six Big Ten Conference teams included in the lists. However, they stand second only to Ohio State as the highest ranked league teams after Michigan’s loss at Notre Dame Saturday.

The Hawkeyes defeated Iowa State, 17-10, Saturday at historic Kinnick Stadium in the annual battle for college football bragging rights. The game was the first event in the new Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series. The UI picked up three points in that competition with the victory at hold a 3-0 lead in the Series point standings.

Iowa travels to Tempe, AZ Saturday for its first road test of the season. The game will be televised live by Fox Sports Arizona and on ESPN Plus affiliates in Iowa.