Iowa Remains Home

Oct. 17, 2005

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Iowa (5-2, 3-1) remains home to host Michigan (4-3, 2-2) Saturday. Game time is 11:10 a.m. (CDT) in Kinnick Stadium (70,585). The game is sold out.

ABC will televise the game to a split-national audience. Mike Tirico, Tim Brant and Suzy Shuster will call the action. The game is also available on ESPN’s GamePlan pay-per-view and online services.

Iowa games are broadcast on the Hawkeye Radio Network. Gary Dolphin handles the play-by-play, with color commentator Ed Podolak and sideline reporter Rob Brooks. The Hawkeye Radio Network includes more than 40 stations throughout the state. The game can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio, Channel 199.

Iowa has played 1,071 games since beginning football in 1889. Iowa’s overall record is 546-487-39 (.528). That includes a 344-191-16 (.639) record in home games, a 201-296-23 (.409) record in games away from Iowa City, a 268-328-25 (.452) mark in Big Ten games and a 227-156-15 (.589) record in Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa is 8-7 in games played on Oct. 22. The Hawkeyes defeated Luther 32-0 in 1893, Upper Iowa 23-5 in 1898, Northern Iowa 11-5 in 1904, Purdue 16-0 in 1910, 21-14 in 1960 and 31-7 in 1988, Northwestern 28-21 in 1949 and Michigan State 19-14 in 1994. Iowa lost to Chicago 23-6 in 1913, Minnesota 38-0 in 1927 and 21-6 in 1932, Colgate 14-0 in 1938, Northwestern 24-15 in 1966, Purdue 34-21 in 1977 and Michigan 16-13 in 1983.


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.

The University of Iowa football program has been ranked the 36th “Greatest College Football Program of All Time” according to Street & Smith.

The publication profiles its top 50 football programs. Each ranked football program received at least two pages in the book that features a history of the program and key figures, as well as photos of highlights and stars.

Iowa boasts 19 consensus all-Americans, including 1939 Heisman Trophy winner Nile Kinnick. The Hawkeyes have appeared in 20 bowl games and have won outright or shared 11 Big Ten titles, including two conference titles in the last three years.

Saturday’s game will mark the 48th consecutive game the Hawkeyes have been selected for television. The last Iowa contest not televised was against Minnesota on Nov. 17, 2001.

Iowa’s victory over Indiana extended its home winning streak to 22. The 22-game streak, dating back to 2002, is a school and Kinnick Stadium record. Iowa has averaged 36.1 ppg and boasts a 24-point winning margin during the streak. Iowa’s 35-7 win over Illinois broke the previous school record set, Nov. 19, 1918 to Oct. 20, 1923.

The active streak ranks third nationally among Division I-A schools. Boise State (28) ranks first and USC (23) second. The Hawkeyes’ last loss in Kinnick Stadium came against Iowa State (36-31) on Sept. 14, 2002. In Big Ten games only, Iowa’s current streak of 15 straight home wins is also a school record. The current 15-game home win streak in league games began with a 42-24 win over Minnesota in 2001. Iowa’s last home conference loss came to Michigan (32-26) on Oct. 27, 2001.

Moreover, Iowa has not trailed in 10 straight home games, dating back to 2003 The last time the Hawkeyes trailed in Kinnick Stadium was 6-3 in their 2003 regular season finale vs. Minnesota (Nov. 15, 2003). Iowa won that game 40-22. The Hawkeyes have not trailed in their last 43 quarters in Kinnick Stadium.

The Sporting News ranked Iowa City as the best college football city in America in its August publication. The Hawkeyes’ success, tradition, history, fans and the city’s atmosphere on game days were all considered in naming Iowa City No. 1.

Iowa has started on offense in 69 of its last 74 games. Iowa’s games at Purdue (10/8/05), at Minnesota (11/13/04), vs. Purdue (11/6/04), at Miami, OH (9/7/02) and at Michigan State (9/27/03) are the only contests that the Hawkeyes didn’t start on offense with Iowa winning four of those five games. Iowa has started the game on offense in 71-of-80 games under Kirk Ferentz.

COACH Kirk Ferentz
The 2002 Associated Press Coach of the Year, Walter Camp Coach of the Year, AFCA Regional Coach of the Year and two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, Kirk Ferentz (pronounced FAIR-rintz, rhymes with parents), is in his seventh season as Iowa’s head football coach. Ferentz guided Iowa to Big Ten titles twice in the last three years and back-to-back New Year’s Day bowl victories (2004 Outback Bowl and 2005 Capital One Bowl). He was one of six finalists for the 2004 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. Iowa has posted a 36-9 (.800) overall mark and a 23-5 (.821) Big Ten record the last four seasons.

Ferentz, at Iowa, holds an overall record of 47-33 (.588) and a 30-22 (.577) mark in Big Ten games. In 10 seasons as a college head coach his career mark is 59-54 (.522).

Twenty-six of Iowa’s 80 games over the last seven seasons have been decided by seven points or less (14-12) and 27 were played against opponents who were ranked in the top 25 at the time (11-16).

Ferentz joined the Iowa staff after serving as assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League. He had been part of the Baltimore (Cleveland Browns prior to the move) staff for six years.

Ferentz was named head coach of the Maine Bears in 1990 and held that position for three years. Ferentz was a member of Hayden Fry’s Iowa staff for nine years as offensive line coach (1981-89). He coordinated Iowa’s running game during his first coaching stint with the Hawkeyes. Iowa appeared in eight bowl games during the time Ferentz was an Iowa assistant, posting a 4-4 record. A pair of Rose Bowls (1982 & 1986), two Holiday Bowl appearances (1986 & 1987) and a pair of Peach Bowl visits (1982 & 1988), along with appearances in the Gator (1983) and Freedom Bowls (1984) highlighted his previous Iowa stay. Iowa’s record in those nine years was 73-33-4 and included two 10-win and two nine-win seasons.

Ferentz was born in Royal Oak, MI, and attended high school in Pittsburgh, PA. Kirk earned his bachelor’s degree in English Education from the University of Connecticut in 1978, where he was a football captain.

Ferentz is 2-2 vs. Michigan and Wolverine Coach Lloyd Carr.

Lloyd Carr is in his 10th season as a college head coach, all at Michigan, and his record stands at 99-32 (.756). Carr has led Michigan to a bowl game in each of his 10 seasons. He became the first Michigan coach to lead the Wolverines to four straight bowl victories (1998-2001), before losing to Tennessee in the Citrus Bowl (45-15) in 2002. Michigan lost its last two bowl games – both in the Rose Bowl. USC defeated Michigan 28-14 in 2004 and Texas downed the Wolverines 38-37 in 2005. His Michigan teams have won or shared five (1997, 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2005) Big Ten titles. The 1997 Wolverines earned the national title with a perfect 12-0 record as Carr was named National Coach of the Year.

Prior to becoming Michigan’s head coach, Carr was a Wolverine assistant for 15 seasons. He joined the staff as the defensive secondary coach, was the defensive coordinator for eight years and was the assistant head coach for five seasons. He was an assistant coach for two seasons at Eastern Michigan (1976-77) and two years at Illinois (1978-79) before joining the Michigan staff.

Carr is 5-2 vs. Iowa and 2-2 against Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz.


  • Iowa is tied for first in the Big Ten with two other teams (Penn State and Wisconsin) with a 3-1 record. Northwestern and Ohio State enter this week’s play only a half game back.
  • This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Iowa-Michigan game that the Hawkeyes won 12-10 in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa was ranked No. 1 in the nation, while Michigan was ranked No. 2. Iowa went on to the 1986 Rose Bowl.
  • Iowa has out-scored its opponents 70-0 in the first quarter in four home games this season.
  • Michigan will be looking for its first two-game winning steak of the season.
  • Iowa has scored 30-plus points in three consecutive games. Additionally, the Hawkeyes are averaging 41.6 ppg in their four home games this season.
  • Michigan Head Coach Lloyd Carr has 99 career wins as a college head coach and will be looking for win No. 100 Saturday.
  • Iowa QB Drew Tate has thrown for two touchdowns in all four home contests in 2005.
  • Iowa’s next victory will make it bowl eligible, while Michigan needs two more wins. Iowa has appeared in four consecutive bowl games, including three straight January bowl games.
  • Michigan and Iowa have not played any common opponents yet this year.
  • The Hawkeyes had a season-high five turnovers (3 fumbles and 2 interceptions) at Michigan last season.
  • Sophomore WR Adrian Arrington is the only Michigan player from the state of Iowa (Cedar Rapids). The Hawkeyes do not have any Michigan natives on their roster.
  • Michigan boasts the best turnover margin in the Big Ten (+6), while Iowa ranks ninth (-3).
  • Michigan ranks 33rd nationally in kickoff returns (23.31), while Iowa ranks 117th (12.77).
  • Iowa ranks first nationally in fewest penalties (2.86), while Michigan ranks ninth (4.57).
  • Michigan WR Jason Avant ranks sixth nationally and third in the Big Ten in receptions per game (7.57).
  • Iowa has only one two-game road trip this season (Northwestern-Wisconsin), while Michigan has two (Wisconsin-Michigan State and Iowa-Northwestern).
  • Saturday’s game will mark the third straight Iowa-Michigan game that will be televised by ABC.
  • Nineteen of the last 20 Iowa games vs. Michigan have been played in October dating back to 1981. The lone game not played in October during that strecth was last season’s conference opener played in Ann Arbor on Sept. 25, 2004.

Michigan holds a 38-10-4 advantage in the series that began with a 28-5 Iowa win in 1900. Iowa had won two straight over Michigan before the Wolverines defeated the Hawkeyes 30-17 in Ann Arbor last year. Iowa snapped a five-game home losing streak to Michigan with a 30-27 victory in Kinnick Stadium in 2003. Michigan holds a 15-4-1 advantage in games played in Iowa City.

Freshman WR Mario Manningham caught his second touchdown of the game as time expired to lift Michigan to a thrilling come-from-behind 27-25 triumph over previously unbeaten Penn State at Michigan Stadium. In a fourth quarter that saw three lead changes, Penn State regained the lead (25-21) on a three-yard scoring run with 53 seconds left. A 41-yard kickoff return by Steve Breaston sparked the game-winning 53-yard scoring drive to give the Wolverines their fourth victory of the season. QB Chad Henne completed 21-36 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns. RB Mike Hart rushed 23 times for a game-high 108 yards and one score. WR Jason Avant caught eight passes for 75 yards, while Manningham collected three receptions for 49 yards and two touchdowns.

Iowa has only been penalized 20 times for 162 yards through seven games. Last year, Iowa was penalized 20 times for 211 yards through two games. The Hawkeyes’ average of 23.1 yards penalized per game and 2.86 penalties per game are both tops in the nation by a large margin. Kentucky ranks second in fewest penalties per game (3.4), while Virginia Tech ranks second in fewest penalty yards per game (27.5). The Hawkeyes have been penalized two times or fewer in four games this season. Iowa was flagged three times for 45 yards last week vs. Indiana.

Iowa’s current depth chart includes seven walk-ons: one on offense, three on defense and special teams. The one on offense is RB Marcus Schnoor, while the three on defense is SS Devan Moylan, LB Chris Kuehl and FS Andrew Becker. Both punters, Andy Fenstermaker and John Gallery, and long snapper Daniel Olszta, are walk-ons.

Iowa has 14 players, seven on offense and defense, start all seven games this year. That list included OL Mike Jones, OL Brian Ferentz, OL Mike Elgin, OL Marshal Yanda, QB Drew Tate, WR Clinton Solomon, FB Tom Busch, LB Abdul Hodge, LB Chad Greenway, LB Edmond Miles, DE Kenny Iwebema, DT Matt Kroul, DE Bryan Mattison and DB Jovon Johnson.

Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and his son, Brian, are believed to be one of only five father-son duos in Division I in 2005. They join Art Briles and his son Kendal from Houston, Rickey Bustle and his son Brad from Louisiana-Lafayette, Bill Cubit and his son Ryan from Western Michigan and Mike Bellotti and his son Luke from Oregon.

Iowa won its 22nd consecutive home game with a 38-21 victory over Indiana in Kinnick Stadium. The win was Iowa’s third straight over the Hoosiers.

The Hawkeyes jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a WR Matt Melloy eight-yard touchdown reception from QB Drew Tate and a 31-yard RB Albert Young scoring run. Indiana cut the deficit in half on a QB Blake Powers one-yard plunge, but the Hawkeyes responded with a PK Kyle Schlicher 35-yard field goal as the first half clock expired to take a 17-7 advantage.

After an Indiana three-and-out on its first second-half possession, Iowa got a quick strike when Tate connected with WR Clinton Solomon on a 42-yard touchdown pass. Indiana rallied and scored 14 straight points to trim the Hawkeye lead to 24-21 with 9:51 remaining in the game. Iowa scored the game’s final 14 points on touchdown runs of 26 and 30 yards by Young and RB Damian Sims, respectively.

Indiana dominated the stat sheet, but lost in the final score. The Hoosiers posted 101 plays and maintained possession for 40:09, compared to Iowa’s 19:51. Powers completed 37-57 passes for 360 yards and two touchdowns. The 37 pass completions established a new Kinnick Stadium record, besting Iowa’s Scott Mullen’s 36 pass completions vs. Indiana (10/23/99).

Tate completed 12-24 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Young rushed for over 100 yards for the third straight game, accumulating 125 yards on 25 attempts. TE Scott Chandler caught four passes for 87 yards, while Solomon caught three passes for 79 yards and one touchdown.

For the second game this season, Iowa had four defensive players record double-digit tackles. LB Abdul Hodge matched a career high with 18 stops (11 solo). DB Jovon Johnson collected a career-high 17 tackles (13 solo). LB Chad Greenway amassed 14 tackles (7 solo), including three for loss, while DB Adam Shada registered a career-high 13 tackles (all solo).


  • The Hawkeyes have won 14 of the last 20 overall meetings against the Hoosiers and have won eight of the last 10 games played in Kinnick Stadium dating back to 1981.
  • WR Matt Melloy caught his third career touchdown and first of the season in the first quarter. The touchdown catch was his first score since catching two touchdown passes in last year’s season-opening victory over Kent State. He finished the game with two receptions for 23 yards.
  • Iowa tallied three rushing touchdowns, two by RB Albert Young (31 and 25 yards) and one by RB Damian Sims (30 yards). The Hawkeyes now have 14 rushing touchdowns this season, besting last year’s season total of 10 recorded in 12 games. Sims’ 30-yard scoring run was his only rushing attempt of the game.
  • RB Albert Young finished the game with 202 all-purpose yards, marking the second straight game the sophomore posted 200 all-purpose yards or more.
  • Iowa failed to score on its opening possession, going three-and-out and marking the first home game this season the Hawkeyes did not score on their first drive. Iowa also failed to score any points on its opening possessions in road games at Iowa State and Ohio State. The Hawkeyes scored touchdowns on their first drives against Ball State, Northern Iowa, Illinois and Purdue.
  • Indiana failed to score on its first possession, with its drive stalling on the 29-yard line after failing to convert a fourth-and-seven. Only two Iowa opponents scored (touchdowns) on their opening possession this season (Ohio State and Purdue).
  • QB Drew Tate has thrown two touchdowns or more in five of seven games this year.
  • P Andy Fenstermaker booted a career-long 55-yard punt in the third quarter, besting his previous high of 51 yards at Iowa State. For the game, he collected two 50-plus yard punts and placed three inside the 20. He punted six times, resulting in a 40.2 average. Indiana had only two returns for negative one yard.
  • PK Kyle Schlicher converted 5-5 PATs and his only field goal attempt to increase his career point total to 148, which ranks 12th on Iowa’s career scoring chart.
  • Andy Brodell partially blocked an Indiana punt late in the second quarter. The proceeding drive resulted in a PK Kyle Schlicher 35-yard field goal as time expired. The blocked punt was Iowa’s first blocked punt of the year. Iowa also blocked two field goals vs. Illinois.
  • Indiana posted an 18-play, 94-yard scoring drive that consumed 7:39 in the third quarter that resulted in a one-yard touchdown pass. The 94-yard scoring drive is the longest scoring drive by an Iowa opponent this season. The previous longest scoring drive was two 85-yard touchdown scoring drives by Northern Iowa. Illinois recorded a 20-play, 90-yard drive that consumed 7:59 and resulted in a missed field goal.
  • Indiana converted 15-of-26 third downs, while Iowa was only 3-of-9.

Michigan scored 27 points following five Iowa turnovers en route to a 30-17 victory over the Hawkeyes in front of 111,428 fans in Michigan Stadium. The loss snapped a two-game Iowa win streak over the Wolverines.

Iowa scored first on a seven-play, 75-yard drive that culminated with a two-yard diving catch by WR Ed Hinkel from QB Drew Tate. On the drive, Tate was a perfect 4-4 for 55 yards. In fact, Tate completed his first 11 passes and finished the contest completing a career-high 24-32 for 270 yards and two touchdowns.

Michigan scored the next 16 points to take a 16-7 halftime advantage, scoring its two touchdowns following Iowa turnovers.

The Hawkeyes held Michigan’s offense on its first possession of the third quarter. Iowa then marched down the field and PK Kyle Schlicher converted a 25-yard field goal to trim Michigan’s lead to 16-10. However, Iowa was unable to hold onto the ball as Michigan scored after an Iowa fumble and returned an interception for a touchdown to stretch its lead to 30-10. Iowa scored its final touchdown midway through the fourth quarter on a 10-yard pass from Tate to Hinkel, capping an 80-yard scoring drive.

Hinkel posted career highs in receptions (seven), yards (89) and touchdowns (two). TE Tony Jackson also posted career highs in receptions (four) and yards (61). RB Jermelle Lewis led Iowa’s ground attack, rushing 14 times for 35 yards.

LB Chad Greenway posted double digit tackles for the fourth-straight game, collecting a game-high 10 tackles (8 solo) and a career-high two sacks. LB Abdul Hodge registered 10 tackles (7 solo) and recovered one fumble.

PK Kyle Schlicher is listed on the Lou Groza Collegiate Place Kicker Award Watch List. He was also named preseason second team all-America by and first team all-conference by Athlon.

Schlicher connected on all eight PAT attempts vs. Ball State and converted his only field goal attempt (44 yards) at Iowa State. The eight PATs were one shy of the school record. Schlicher made all six PAT attempts and a 23-yard field goal vs. Northern Iowa. He booted a 37-yard field goal and a career-long 52-yarder at Ohio State. His previous best was a 49-yarder at Minnesota last season. He scored a season-high 14 points at Purdue, converting 4-5 field goals and 2-3 PATs. He made his first 21 PATs and seven field goals this season before missing a 47-yard field goal and a PAT in the fourth period at Purdue. The missed PAT snapped a consecutive streak of 34. He had a PAT blocked vs. Ohio State on Oct. 16, 2004 and he missed two PAT attempts vs. Kent State on Sept. 4, 2004, which were not blocked. Schlicher rebounded vs. Indiana, making all five PATs and converting his only field goal attempt.

Schlicher’s 53 points this season rank first on the team and seventh in Big Ten kicking points. Schlicher has 148 career points, which ranks 12th in Iowa career scoring. He is 15 points from passing Ladell Betts (162) for 11th. He ranks 40th in the nation in field goals per game (1.29) and 70th in overall scoring per game (7.57).

The native of Ankeny, IA, is 30-36 in career field goal attempts, including 5-10 from beyond 40 yards, and 53-57 on PATs.

Last season, Schlicher earned honorable mention all-Big Ten honors by the media after converting 21-26 field goals (15-16, 20-39 yards) and 29-32 PATs. The 21 field goals tie Iowa’s single-season record. His 80.8 percent conversion rate was second best in the Big Ten, and best by a non-senior. He led the team with 92 points and ranked third in the Big Ten and seventh nationally in field goals made per game (1.75). The 92 points tie Sedrick Shaw (1995) for seventh in single season scoring at Iowa. He has made two field goals or more in five career contests.

Sophomore Albert Young leads the Iowa rushing attack carrying the ball 121 times for 715 yards (102.1 avg.) this season. He ranks 20th nationally and fourth in the Big Ten. He has rushed for over 100 yards three straight games and four times this season (Iowa State, Illinois, Purdue and Indiana). Young has also surpassed 200 all-purpose yards the last two games. He racked-up a career-high 217 all-purpose yards at Purdue and 202 vs. Indiana. He ranks seventh in the Big Ten and 33rd nationally in all-purpose yards (133.7).

He started his first career game at Iowa State and collected 140 yards on 18 carries. Against Northern Iowa, he registered 97 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. Young totaled 25 yards on 10 carries at Ohio State. The native of Moorestown, NJ, rushed 13 times for 102 yards vs. Illinois. He also caught a team-high four passes for 51 yards. Young had his best game statistically at Purdue, posting career highs in rushing yards (165), all-purpose yards (217) and rushing attempts (36). The 36 rushing attempts by Young marks the most rushing attempts by an Iowa running back since Fred Russell carried the ball 35 times for 142 yards at Penn State on Sept. 28, 2002. He amassed 125 yards on 26 rushing attempts and also caught two passes for 63 yards vs. Indiana.

For the first time in six years, Iowa returned its starting quarterback from the previous year. The Hawkeyes had a different starting quarterback the last five years (Drew Tate – 2004; Nathan Chandler – 2003; Brad Banks – 2002; Kyle McCann – 2001; Scott Mullen – 2000).

Tate, a native of Baytown, TX, was named the Big Ten Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and ranked as the “Best Player in the Big Ten” by The junior is on the Walter Camp, Davey O’Brien and Maxwell Award Watch Lists for 2005.

Tate has guided the Hawkeyes to three consecutive victories. He completed 12-24 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions vs. Indiana. Tate led Iowa to its first road win of the year on his 21st birthday with the Hawkeyes defeating Purdue 34-17. The junior signal caller completed 19-33 passes for a career-high 357 yards and matched a career high with three touchdown passes. He has thrown two or more touchdown passes in four of six games this season. Tate surpassed 300 passing yards for the fourth time in his career at Purdue and the first time this season. The 357 yards rank 14th-best in a single game in Iowa history. He also finished with 369 yards total offense, a total that ranks 11th-best in a single game at Iowa.

Tate played a little over one quarter in the Ball State and Iowa State games and three quarters in the Northern Iowa contest. He completed 9-10 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns vs. Ball State. Tate completed 5-11 passes for 57 yards and one interception before leaving the Iowa State game with a concussion following a tackle. He returned against Northern Iowa, completing 15-18 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed three times for 33 yards. Tate completed 22-39 passes for 146 yards at Ohio State. Tate completed 17-22 passes for 175 yards and two scores vs. Illinois.

He has completed 99-157 passes for 1,346 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. His 154.5 passing efficiency ranks second in the Big Ten and 14th nationally.

He completed a combined 72-107 (.673) passes for 1,143 yards, 11 touchdowns and one interception in Iowa’s five victories, while he completed 27-50 (.540) passes for 203 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the two defeats. Tate has thrown for two touchdowns in all four home contests in 2005.

Tate completed 233-375 passes for 2,786 yards, 20 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in 2004. Tate also rushed for two touchdowns. The 233 pass completions and 375 attempts are the third-highest single season total in school history. His passing total of 2,786 ranks fifth-best at Iowa for a single season. The 20 touchdown passes rank fourth-best in a single season. Tate’s total offense of 2,710 ranks sixth for a single season.

Tate garnered first team all-Big Ten laurels from the coaches and second team recognition by the media in 2004. He became the first Iowa sophomore quarterback to make first team all-Big Ten since Chuck Long was honored in 1983. Tate was also recognized as the Big Ten Player of the Year by Tate ranked first in Big Ten passing yards (262.4) and pass efficiency (137.1) and second in total offense (225.8). He ranked 23rd nationally in passing average (232.2) and 38th in overall pass efficiency (134.7).

He has completed 338-543 passes for 4,187 yards and 32 touchdowns in his career, which ranks sixth in school history for passing yards. Tate is only 162 yards from tying Kyle McCann for fifth (4,349) on the career chart. His 32 touchdown passes ranks fifth on Iowa’s all-time quarterback list and is only five scores from tying Chuck Hartlieb (37) for fourth. He has tossed two touchdowns or more in 13 career games, including 10 of his last 12 games dating back to last season. Tate has recorded 4,188 yards total offense in his career and ranks sixth on the Iowa career list. He is only 28 yards from passing Kyle McCann for fifth (4,215) in career total offense.

All 11 Iowa games this season will feature the instant replay system. The replay system was not utilized in Iowa’s home games vs. Ball State and Northern Iowa, but was used three times vs. Indiana, twice at Iowa State and once in games against Illinois, Purdue and Ohio State. The officials upheld the call on the field for an Iowa fumble and used replay for a clock adjustment at Iowa State. The officials changed an Iowa fumble to an incomplete pass in the fourth period at Ohio State. Replay was used once on a deflected Illinois pass that was nearly intercepted by LB Abdul Hodge – the call on the field was upheld. Replay upheld a fourth-quarter Iowa interception by LB Edmond Miles in the end zone against Purdue. Replay was used three times vs. Indiana, the most in any Iowa game the last two years, with all three calls overturned. A called Indiana fumble was reversed, giving the Hoosiers a gain of five yards on a QB scramble. A pass from QB Drew Tate to TE Scott Chandler that was ruled incomplete was reversed, giving Chandler a 23-yard pass completion that ultimately resulted in a 35-yard field goal by PK Kyle Schlicher. A pass completion from QB Blake Powers to WR James Hardy initially ruled incomplete along the Iowa sidelines was overturned.

Instant Replay was utilized seven times in Iowa games in 2004. In five of the seven, the call on the field was upheld. The two changes came vs. Ohio State when an Iowa pass was changed from complete to incomplete and at Minnesota when a Gopher pass was changed from incomplete to complete. Hawkeye games vs. Iowa State and at Arizona State did not utilize the system.

Iowa’s linebacking duo of Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge are listed on the Lott Trophy, Dick Butkus Award and Chuck Bednarik Award Watch Lists. Greenway is also on the Walter Camp Watch List.

Greenway and Hodge have each earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors once this season and rank first and fourth, respectively, in Big Ten tackles. Greenway ranks fourth in the nation with 13.29 tackles per game, while Hodge ranks 13th with an 11.43 average. Iowa is the only team in the nation with two defensive players ranked in the top 15 in tackles per game.

The duo garnered numerous preseason accolades. Greenway was named preseason Playboy and all-America, first team all-America by The Sporting News,, and Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook. The Sporting News ranked Greenway the No. 2 outside linebacker in the nation. Hodge earned second team all-America honors by Athlon and and third team laurels by and

Greenway and Hodge, both seniors, were a force in the middle of Iowa’s defense in 2004. Both players earned first team all-Big Ten recognition. The duo were also named to the preseason first all-Big Ten team by Athlon. Hodge was also named second team all-America by The Sporting News, while Greenway was named honorable mention all-America by

Hodge amassed a game and career high 18 tackles twice this season. He first accomplished the feat vs. Illinois, with 11 of the 18 tackles being solo stops. He equaled his efforts vs. Indiana with 11 of the 18 tackles being solo. Hodge’s 18 tackles vs. Indiana moved him from sixth to fifth in Iowa career tackles and he is only two tackles from surpassing Fred Barr (376) for fourth. His 18-tackle performance vs. the Fighting Illini earned him co-Big Ten Player of the Week accolades for the first time in his career. Hodge posted two tackles and recovered one fumble in limited action vs. Ball State. Hodge collected 13 tackles (10 solo), including one for loss at Iowa State. He registered 12 tackles (6 solo) and recovered his sixth career fumble and second of the season vs. Northern Iowa. Hodge posted nine tackles (4 solo) and forced a fumble at Ohio State. He is tied for third in Big Ten fumbles recovered per game (0.29).

The native of Fort Lauderdale, FL, ranked first on the team and seventh in the conference in tackles (116) in 2004, which ranks 26th in a single season at Iowa. He has posted double digit tackle games 17 times in his career, including three times in 2005. Hodge ranked ninth nationally in solo tackles (6.58) and 30th in total stops (9.67). Hodge was Iowa’s single season tackle leader in 2003 and 2004.

Greenway has posted double figure tackles 21 times in his career, including six times in 2005. His 353 career tackles rank eighth at Iowa. Greenway registered 14 tackles (7 solo), including three for loss vs. Indiana to vault him past Aaron Kampman, Dave Haight and Bob Sanders and into eighth on the career tackles chart. He is only two tackles from surpassing Matt Hughes for seventh (354). Greenway posted a game and career-high 20 stops (12 solo) vs. Northern Iowa. The 20-tackle performance earned him Big Ten Player of the Week honors for the third time in his career. He collected two tackles, including one for loss in limited action vs. Ball State. He recorded 13 tackles (5 solo) at Iowa State and a game-high 14 stops (8 solo) at Ohio State. Greenway totaled 15 tackles (10 solo) and two sacks vs. Illinois. He amassed a team-high 10 tackles (9 solo) at Purdue.

Greenway ranked second on the team and seventh in the league in tackles (113), fourth on the team in tackles for loss (8) and tied for third in interceptions (3) in 2004. His 113 tackles last year ranks 34th in a single season at Iowa.

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DB Antwan Allen started 38 consecutive games before serving a one-game suspension vs. Ball State. Allen returned to the starting lineup at Iowa State, recording six tackles. He totaled seven stops (6 solo) at Ohio State and seven tackles (4 solo) vs. Illinois. He registered three tackles at Purdue before leaving the game due to injury. Allen did not play vs. Indiana and it is hopeful he will return vs. Michigan. He has 207 career tackles and eight interceptions. His 207 tackles tie for 49th on Iowa's career tackle chart, while his eight thefts tie for 16th.

DB Jovon Johnson has started every game the last three years (32) and has 34 career starts. Johnson’s 16 career interceptions ranks third at Iowa, trailing only Devon Mitchell (18) and Nile Kinnick (18) for first. He returned his 15th career interception 18 yards for a touchdown vs. Northern Iowa. His 16th theft stopped an Illinois scoring threat on the two-yard line. The duo of Allen and Johnson had 95 tackles between them last season. Each had four interceptions in 2004 to lead the team in that category. They have 366 career tackles between them. Johnson returned his first career punt vs. Ball State 90 yards for a touchdown, the fourth-longest in school history. He also returned two punts for 19 yards at Purdue and three punts for 54 yards vs. Indiana taking over for the injured Ed Hinkel. Johnson collected a career-high 17 tackles (13 solo) and two pass break-ups vs. Indiana. He registered four tackles and two pass break-ups at Iowa State and four tackles and recovered a fumble at Ohio State. Johnson registered seven tackles (5 solo) vs. Illinois and nine stops (8 solo) at Purdue.

Junior Marcus Paschal accumulated 10 tackles at Iowa State, marking the third time in his career he has reached double figure tackles. His career high is 12 tackles (at Minnesota, 2004). Paschal recorded only one tackle before leaving the Northern Iowa game due to injury. He registered four tackles and returned a fumble a team-season-long 38 yards at Ohio State. He did not play vs. Illinois. Paschal returned to action at Purdue, registering four tackles (3 solo) and two pass break-ups. He totaled six tackles (2 solo) vs. Indiana. The native of Largo, FL, started all 12 contests last season.

Junior Miguel Merrick tallied six tackles at Iowa State. He did not start at Ohio State, but tallied five stops, including one for loss. Merrick started vs. Illinois and tallied 13 tackles (7 solo), one shy of a career high. He played at Purdue, but did not have any statistics. Merrick returned to the starting lineup vs. Indiana, recording five tackles (3 solo). Last year, Merrick filled in well when starting FS Sean Considine was injured and made some big plays on special teams, including two blocked punts.

Sophomore Charles Godfrey saw action with the first group during the spring due to Paschal’s injury in the Capital One Bowl. Godfrey played in 11 games and tallied 10 tackles. He started his first career game at Ohio State, recording six solo tackles. He also started vs. Illinois, accumulating a career-high eight stops (all solo). He recorded six tackles (2 solo) at Purdue. Godfrey did not play vs. Indiana due to injury and it is hopeful he will return vs. Michigan. He tallied four solo stops vs. Ball State, two at Iowa State and five total tackles vs. Northern Iowa.

DB Adam Shada started his second career game vs. Indiana and had a career day. The native of Omaha, NE, amassed a career-high 13 tackles, all solo. He also intercepted his second pass of the season in the end zone to thwart a Hoosier scoring attempt one play after the Hawkeyes fumbled a kickoff on their 23-yard line. He also returned an interception nine yards at Iowa State. Shada and Johnson share the team lead with two interceptions. He tallied three tackles (2 solo) and two pass break-ups at Purdue. Shada started his first career game vs. Ball State, collecting two tackles.

WR Clinton Solomon leads Hawkeye receivers with 434 yards receiving and six touchdowns. He ranks second in receptions with 20. The native of Ft. Worth, TX, ranks 10th in the Big Ten and 79th nationally in receiving yards per game (62.0).

Solomon caught two passes for 22 yards and one touchdown in limited action vs. Ball State and two passes for 18 yards at Iowa State. Against Northern Iowa, he caught four passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Solomon caught two passes for 19 yards at Ohio State and had two catches for 16 yards vs. Illinois. The senior caught five passes for a career-high 166 yards, including a career-long 78-yarder, and two touchdowns at Purdue. The 166 receiving yards rank 10th-best in a single game at Iowa. He has posted six career 100-yard receiving games and has tallied two scoring receptions in a single game four times. He caught three passes for 79 yards and one touchdown vs. Indiana.

His career totals include 92 receptions for 1,498 yards and 13 touchdowns. The 1,498 receiving yards ranks 14th in school history. Solomon is only the 14th Hawkeye receiver to score at least 10 career touchdowns. His 13 touchdown receptions ties for sixth in career receiving touchdowns at Iowa. He ranked second on the team in touchdowns (6) and receptions (58) and first in yards (905) in 2004. His 905 receiving yards ranks seventh-best in a single season at Iowa. Solomon boasted the best average yards per catch in the league at 15.6 last year.

TE Scott Chandler has caught a team-best 21 passes for 249 yards and one touchdown. Three of Chandler’s team-high four receptions for 87 yards covered 20 yards or more in the win over Indiana. WR Ed Hinkel has caught 20 passes for 230 yards and one score, but he is out indefinitely after breaking his right arm at Purdue. Hinkel’s career totals include 115 receptions for 1,300 yards and nine touchdowns. He also has recorded a rushing and a punt return touchdown. The 1,300 receiving yards rank 19th in school history. Hinkel ranked first on the Hawkeyes in receptions (63) and touchdowns (7) and second in yards (744) in 2004. His 63 receptions ties for the third highest single season total in Iowa history. He had a career and game-high 10 catches for 93 yards vs. LSU in the Capital One Bowl.

TE Tony Moeaki, DL Alex Kanellis, DL Ryan Bain and OL Dace Richardson have seen action in all seven games, while RB Shonn Greene has played in every game except the contest at Purdue.

Moeaki led all Hawkeye receivers against Ball State, hauling in three passes for 28 yards. Greene led all rushers, rushing 116 yards on 18 attempts and scoring one touchdown. Bain collected four tackles (1 solo), while Kanellis recorded two solo stops and one QB hurry. Richardson saw significant time on the offensive line.

All five saw limited action at Iowa State. Kanellis and Bain each collected one tackle, while Moeaki and Greene did not record any offensive statistics.

Greene rushed 15 times for 45 yards, Moeaki caught one pass for 36 yards, Bain collected three tackles, including his first career sack, Kanellis registered one tackle and Richardson saw time on the offensive line vs. Northern Iowa.

Bain was the only freshmen to record any statistics at Ohio State, collecting one tackle.

Against Illinois, Moeaki caught one pass for 12 yards, Greene rushed once for three yards, Kanellis and Bain each recorded a tackle, while Richardson saw action on the offensive line.

Moeaki, Bain, Kanellis and Richardson played in the Purdue game, but none recorded any statistics.

Bain recorded four tackles (2 solo) and Kanellis collected two tackles (1 solo), including one for loss vs. Indiana. Greene, Moeaki and Richardson all saw action but did not record any statistics.


  • The Hawkeyes sold out their last home game against Indiana, marking the 15th straight Kinnick Stadium sellout dating back to the 2003 season. The last Iowa game not a sellout was vs. Buffalo (9/6/03).
  • Iowa is 15-12 in October games during Kirk Ferentz’s tenure, including 13-1 since the 2002 season.
  • Iowa does not play any opponent following their bye week in 2005.
  • Iowa ranks 11th nationally in net punting (38.84) and 12th in punt returns (15.35).
  • Hawkeye RB Damian Sims has carried the ball 12 times for 156 yards (13.0 avg.) this season. Sims has tallied touchdown runs of 66, 39 and 30 yards this year.
  • The Hawkeyes have had opposing quarterbacks throw for over 300 yards the last two games. Purdue’s Brandon Kirsch threw for 353 yards, while Indiana’s Blake Powers passed for 360 yards.
  • Thirty-four of Iowa’s opponents’ 90 offensive drives have started inside the 20-yard line (37.78 percent).
  • Iowa’s home contest vs. Minnesota on Nov. 22 will be the 400th Hawkeye game played in Kinnick Stadium.
  • The Hawkeyes won their last six games decided by four points or less dating back to 2001.
  • Iowa has won 34 of its last 42 regular season contests.
  • In the last four years, Iowa is 32-1 when leading at the half and 35-0 when leading after three quarters.
  • The Hawkeyes have won 29 of their last 31 games in Kinnick Stadium, dating back to the end of the 2000 season. Iowa’s two losses came against Iowa State (36-31 in 2002) and Michigan (32-26 in 2001).
  • Iowa’s three quarterbacks, Drew Tate (9-10), Jason Manson (9-9) and Cy Phillips (1-1) combined for 19-20 (.950) passes for 200 yards and two touchdowns vs. Ball State.
  • Iowa’s 56-point win over Ball State was the 26th-largest margin of victory in school history and largest margin under Ferentz.
  • Scoring their first career touchdowns this season have been Jovon Johnson, Shonn Greene, Sam Brownlee, Herb Grigsby, Damian Sims and Ryan Majerus.
  • Seventeen players have caught at least one pass, while 13 different Hawkeyes have recorded at least one rushing attempt.
  • Iowa scored on its first 10 possessions inside the red zone – eight of which were touchdowns. Iowa (95.8%) ranks first in Big Ten red zone proficiency (23-24).
  • Iowa has lost eight fumbles through seven games, including five in the first two games. The Hawkeyes lost a school-record low five fumbles in 12 games last season.
  • OL Brian Ferentz has been a game captain for six of the seven games. Purdue was the only game that he wasn’t a captain.

Iowa has posted 32 offensive plays of 20 yards or more, 14 on the ground and 18 via the pass. RB Damian Sims has produced Iowa’s two-longest running plays this season. He ran for a 66-yard touchdown vs. Illinois and a 39-yard touchdown vs. Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes’ longest pass is a 78-yard touchdown pass from QB Drew Tate to WR Clinton Solomon at Purdue. Tate also connected with Solomon for a 71-yard score vs. Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes recorded a season-high six passing plays of 20 yards or more at Purdue. Iowa also recorded a 90-yard punt return for a touchdown and a 36-yard kickoff return vs. Ball State. The Hawkeyes recorded a team-best nine plays from scrimmage that amassed 20 yards or more (3 run and 6 pass) against Indiana.

Iowa’s defense has allowed 23 offensive plays of 20 yards or more. Illinois recorded two rushing and two passing plays of 20 yards or more. Ohio State posted four long rushing and three passing plays. Northern Iowa recorded five big passing plays, while Ball State and Iowa State each completed one pass play of 20 yards or more. Purdue registered passing plays of 24 and 25 yards, while Indiana posted passing plays that totaled 20, 40 and 66 yards.

The Hawkeyes have marched inside the red zone 24 times and scored 23 of those times (95.8%). Iowa scored on its first four red zone possessions vs. Northern Iowa and its first 10 of the season before turning the ball over on downs late in the third quarter with a large lead. Fifteen of the 23 scores have been touchdowns.

Iowa scored touchdowns on all six trips inside the red zone vs. Ball State. Five of the six touchdowns were scored on the ground. The Hawkeyes failed to reach the red zone at Iowa State, marking the first time Iowa did not reach the red zone at least once since a loss at Nebraska in 1999 – Coach Ferentz’s first game as Iowa’s head coach. Iowa made two field goals on its only two red zone possessions at Ohio State. The Hawkeyes were a perfect 4-4 in the red zone vs. Illinois, scoring all touchdowns. Iowa tallied four field goals and one touchdown on its five red zone possessions at Purdue. The Hawkeyes scored one touchdown and one field goal on two red zone trips vs. Indiana.

Hawkeye opponents have advanced inside the red zone 21 times and have scored only 13 times (61.9%). Ball State did not advance inside the red zone. Iowa State was 3-4 inside the red zone. The Cyclones scored two touchdowns and a field goal and missed field goal. Northern Iowa was 2-3, with the red zone trips resulting in two touchdowns and a missed field goal. Ohio State scored three touchdowns on five trips inside the red zone. The Hawkeye defense forced and recovered two fumbles inside the five-yard line. Illinois, who was a perfect 12-12 in the red zone entering the Iowa game, failed to score on two of its three red zone possessions. The Fighting Illini scored a touchdown and had two missed field goals (one blocked). Purdue scored one touchdown and had an interception in the end zone on its two red zone trips. Indiana posted three touchdowns and also had a drive stall on downs in the first quarter on four red zone possessions.

Iowa’s red zone offense (95.8%) and defense (61.9%) both rank first in the conference.

Iowa has outscored its opponents 84-20 in the first quarter, 44-41 in the second, 40-24 and 49-35 in the fourth quarter.

Iowa is averaging 6.9 yards on 219 first down plays, 6.3 yards on 134 second down plays, 4.9 yards on 83 third down plays and 10.8 yards on five fourth down plays.

Iowa’s 34 scoring drives have averaged 6.4 plays, 58.7 yards and 2:36 elapsed time. Twenty-four of Iowa’s 34 scoring drives covered 50 yards or more. All five of the Hawkeyes’ scoring drives vs. Illinois covered 65 yards or more. Iowa has posted nine 80-yard drives (three vs. Northern Iowa, two vs. Illinois, one against Ball State and Purdue and two vs. Indiana – all resulting in touchdowns) this season.

Iowa opponents have recorded 18 scoring drives, averaging 9.2 plays, 68.1 yards and 3:52 elapsed time. Four of the 18 scoring drives followed Iowa turnovers. Ohio State posted three touchdown drives that totaled 78 yards or more. All three Purdue scoring drives were eight plays long. Three of Indiana’s scoring drives covered 80 yards or more, including an 18-play, 94-yard drive that resulted in a touchdown.

Iowa scored seven points off one turnover (one fumble) vs. Ball State. The Hawkeyes capitalized on the fumble recovery, scoring a touchdown on a four play, 20-yard drive late in the first quarter. Iowa scored 14 points on two Northern Iowa turnovers (one fumble and one interception). The Hawkeyes stopped a Purdue scoring threat in the end zone with an interception in the fourth quarter and drove 80 yards for a touchdown following the game’s only turnover.

Hawkeye opponents have scored a total of 30 points off Iowa turnovers. Iowa State scored all 23 of its points off five Hawkeye turnovers (3 fumbles, 2 interceptions). Iowa turned the ball over twice (two fumbles) vs. Ball State, but the Cardinals were unable to score following the Hawkeye miscues. Ohio State capitalized on a QB Drew Tate interception, converting the mistake into a touchdown. Iowa turned the ball over twice vs. Illinois and Indiana, but both teams failed to convert the Hawkeye miscues into any points. The Hawkeyes did not have any turnovers vs. Northern Iowa or at Purdue.

Iowa’s Leadership Council for the 2005 season includes 13 players, including five seniors, three juniors, two sophomores, two redshirt freshmen and one true freshman. Permanent team captains are named at the conclusion of each season. The Leadership Council for this season includes seniors Brian Ferentz, Chad Greenway, Ed Hinkel, Abdul Hodge and Jovon Johnson; juniors Mike Elgin, Jason Manson and Drew Tate; sophomores Bryan Mattison and Mike Klinkenborg; redshirt freshmen Matt Kroul and Seth Olsen and true freshman Tony Moeaki.

Iowa’s game captains are selected each week. Following is a game-by-game list of Hawkeye captains:

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Iowa’s roster of 123 players includes 57 players from Iowa. The roster includes 11 players from Texas and Florida, nine from Illinois, eight from New Jersey, five from Ohio, four from Pennsylvania, three from Minnesota, two from Arkansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wisconsin and one from California, Connecticut, Indiana, Georgia and Kansas.

Fifteen high schools have contributed more than one player to the current Iowa football roster. The leaders are City High of Iowa City and Ankeny, with four. Armwood (Tampa, FL) has three, while 12 schools have two players on the roster.

Iowa has two players named Davis (Calvin and Champ, no relation) and Wilson (Paul and Marcus, no relation).

Mike is the most popular first name. There are five Mike’s (Elgin, Follett, Humpal, Jones, Klinkenborg). There are four Chris’ (Aldrich, Brevi, Kuehl, Rowell). There are three players named Andy (Brodell, Fenstermaker, Kuempel), Kyle (Kesselring, Riffel, Schlicher) and Ryan (Bain, Majerus, Van Engel). There are two players named Andrew (Becker, Payton), Ben (Cronin, Gates), Bryan (Mattison, Ryther), Matt (Kroul, Melloy), Alex (Kanellis, Willcox), Justin (Collins, Edwards), Marcus (Paschal, Wilson) and Tyler (Bergan, Blum). Two Hawkeye players go by initials, C.J. Barkema and B.J. Travers.

Junior DB Ma’Quan Dawkins is the lightest Hawkeye player at 166 pounds, while the shortest player, at 5-8, is RB Marques Simmons. OL Lee Gray is the heaviest Hawkeye at 310 pounds. Four Hawkeye players are listed over 300 pounds. Gray will miss the 2005 season due to off-season surgery. The tallest players are 6-8 senior tight end C.J. Barkema, senior offensive lineman Greg Dollmeyer and redshirt freshman offensive lineman Wesley Aeschliman.

The average Hawkeye player is 6-2 and weighs 233 pounds. That is the exact height and two pounds heavier than the average Iowa player in 2004.

Iowa’s depth chart includes 13 seniors, 18 juniors, 10 sophomores, seven redshirt freshmen and five true freshmen. These numbers do not include return specialists. The five true freshmen listed on the depth chart are OL Dace Richardson, RB Shonn Greene, DT Alex Kanellis and DT Ryan Bain.

Iowa returns 43 lettermen from 2004, including 23 on offense, 19 on defense and one specialist. The Hawkeyes return six starters on offense and five on defense, plus placekicker Kyle Schlicher. The lettermen breakdown includes six three-year lettermen, 17 two-year lettermen and 20 one-year lettermen.

The total roster has 124 players, and includes 25 seniors, 23 juniors, 23 sophomores, 29 redshirt freshmen and 24 true freshmen.

Iowa’s coaches in the press box during the season are Lester Erb (receivers and special teams), along with quality control assistant Jon McLaughlin and graduate assistant coaches Michael Ketchum and Rick Kaczenski. That leaves Norm Parker (defensive coordinator), Ken O’Keefe (offensive coordinator), Phil Parker (defensive backs), Carl Jackson (running backs), Reese Morgan (offensive line), Darrell Wilson (linebackers), Ron Aiken (defensive line) and Eric Johnson (tight ends) on the sidelines.

Four members of the Iowa coaching staff have coached or played in the Rose Bowl. Kirk Ferentz coached in two Rose Bowl games while on the Iowa staff and Carl Jackson coached in three Rose Bowl games as an Iowa assistant coach. Norm Parker and Phil Parker both coached in the Rose Bowl while on the staff at Michigan State.

All of Iowa’s games this season will be selected for television. The Big Ten Conference announces game times and television stations that will carry the games no later than 13 days prior to game days. Iowa road games at Purdue and Iowa State and home contests against Ball State and Northern Iowa were either on or have already been selected for television. The contests at Iowa State and Ohio State and Saturday’s game vs. Michigan were televised regionally on ABC, while the Purdue game was broadcast to a national cable audience on ESPN. Iowa games vs. Ball State, Northern Iowa, Illinois and Indiana were televised regionally on ESPN Plus.

Statistics and play-by-play accounts of all Iowa football games are available live on the internet. The statistical program allows viewers to read the play-by-play action just moments after it takes place, and to view all individual and team statistics while the game is in progress.

The program can be accessed through and then clicking on the Gametracker link.

The weekly television replay show, featuring Iowa Football Coach Kirk Ferentz, is a 30-minute program, which includes Iowa football highlights and weekly features about the University of Iowa football program. Gary Dolphin, the radio play-by-play voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes, hosts the show.

Kirk Ferentz RADIO SHOW
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz is featured on “Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz” each week. The 90-minute radio call-in show is hosted by Gary Dolphin, the play-by-play voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes. The show airs each Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. from Carlos O’Kelly’s in Iowa City. “Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz” will not take place the week of Iowa’s bye week (Oct. 26).

Iowa will be idle next week before it hits the road for consecutive road games at Northwestern Nov. 5 (kickoff time TBA) and Wisconsin (kickoff time TBA).

Iowa State leads the second annual Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series 5-0. Iowa State recorded a 2-1 victory in women’s soccer and a 23-3 win in football. The next event in the Series is wrestling on Dec. 2 in Ames.

A point system will track each institution’s performance and will culminate in one institution winning the annual trophy for the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series. Intercollegiate athletic teams from Iowa and Iowa State will square off in head-to-head competition eight different times during the 2005-06 academic year. The competition this season is in men’s basketball, women’s basketball, wrestling, women’s gymnastics (2), women’s soccer and softball. Additional points will be available for each school based on successful performance in the classroom by its student-athletes.
Dec. 2, Wrestling — 2 points
Dec. 8, W. Basketball — 2 points
Dec. 9, M. Basketball — 2 points
Jan. 28, W. Gymnastics — 2 points
Mar. 17, W. Gymnastics — 2 points
Apr. 4, Softball — 2 points
Two points for an institution if the student-athlete graduation rate for all student-athletes is greater than the national average for all student-athletes.

October 22

Northwestern at Michigan State, 11:05 a.m. (ESPN2)
Michigan at Iowa, 11:10 a.m. (ABC)
Ohio State at Indiana, 11:10 a.m. (ESPN Plus/ESPN)
Purdue at Wisconsin, 2:35 p.m. (ABC)
Penn State at Illinois, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)
Idle: Minnesota