Schlicher Gets Nod

Nov. 15, 2004

Iowa placekicker Kyle Schlicher has been named co-winner of the Big Ten Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week award for his performance in Iowa’s 29-27 victory over Minnesota last Saturday in Minneapolis.

Iowa squares off against Wisconsin Saturday inside soldout Kinnick Stadium with a lot on the line…including possession of the new Heartland Trophy.

Schlicher, a sophomore from Ankeny, was good on field goal attempts of 36, 22, 20, 38 and 49-yards and kicked a pair of extra points to help the Hawkeyes retain possession of Floyd of Rosedale, the bronze pig that is the property of the winning team in the annual college football game played annually between the two schools.

Schlicher’s 17 points and five field goals were school records. His five three-pointers tied for the second-highest single-game effort in conference history.

Iowa, winners of six games in a row and 17 straight at home, entertains Wisconsin Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (Iowa time) in historic Kinnick Stadium. The game will be televised live and will be the first where the winner earns possession of the Heartland Trophy.