Dolphin: Home Field is Big Today

Oct. 22, 2005

The Iowa Hawkeyes entertain Michigan in “Black Out Saturday” today at 11 a.m. in a game that features the teams who shared last year’s Big Ten Conference title. The winner solidifies itself as a team that will be in the hunt for another ring. The loser has a much steeper hill to climb.

Iowa will be looking for its 23rd straight victory inside historic Kinnick Stadium. Twenty-two wins in a row is a school record. Twenty-three would be a nice number, too.

If they secure it, the Hawkeyes will also complete the month of October 2005 with a perfect 4-0 record – a mark that they also achieved during the 2002 Fed Ex Orange Bowl season and last year when Iowa spent the holidays preparing for its victory over LSU in the 2005 Capital One Bowl in Orlando.

A win today would mean that Iowa is 14-1 in games played in the month of October during the past four seasons – clear evidence that the Hawkeyes improve as the season marches on and that Iowa typically uses the month of October to position itself for a run at the Big Ten title during the critical month of November.

Gary Dolphin talks about the home field advantage the Hawkeyes enjoy in today’s installment of “The View from the Press Box” available now inside Hawkeye All-Access. And, as a reminder, Hawkeye All-Access is your only online source for live play-by-play of the Iowa-Michigan game compliments of the Hawkeye Radio Network and live coverage of Kirk Ferentz’s post-game press conference.

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