Long Time, No See

Oct. 9, 2005

The Iowa Hawkeyes return to Kinnick Stadium Saturday winners of back-to-back Big Ten Conference games and looking for win No. 22 in a row on its home turf. The opponent?

The Indiana Hoosiers, one of two “newcomers” to Iowa’s schedule in 2005.


Fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes are encouraged to wear black on Saturday, Oct. 22, when the Hawkeyes entertain Michigan in the first-ever ‘Black Out Saturday” event at the UI.

Yeah, it’s been awhile since Iowa and Indiana on the gridiron. IU and Northwestern jumped onto the Hawkeyes’ schedule this year and will be there next year as well. They replaced Michigan State and Penn State.

Iowa and Indiana haven’t seen each other in football gear since Oct. 19, 2002 when Iowa claimed a 24-8 victory at Bloomington, Ind., en route to a berth in the 2003 FedEx Orange Bowl. The Hawkeyes defeated Indiana 42-28 the previous year in Iowa City to snap a three-game losing streak to the Hoosiers.

IU holds a 37-25-4 advantage in the series. The teams have split their last 10 games

First-year coach Terry Hoeppner has guided Indiana to wins in four of its first five games in 2005, a mark that includes a 36-13 victory over Illinois last Saturday at home that evened the Hoosiers Big Ten record at 1-1. Hoeppner isn’t a stranger to Iowa or Kinnick Stadium, however. Prior to be named IU’s head coach last winter, Hoeppner was head coach at Miami (Ohio) and he was on the losing end of games against Ferentz and the Hawkeyes in 2001, 2002 and 2003.

Game time Saturday at Kinnick is set for shortly after 11 a.m. The game will be televised live by ESPN Plus. Click HERE for a list of the television stations and cable networks that will carry that broadcast.