Iowa Returns to the Road

Oct. 31, 2005

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Iowa (5-3, 3-2) returns to the road to face Northwestern (5-3, 3-2) Saturday. Game time is 11:02 a.m. at Ryan Field (47,130). Plenty of tickets remain in sale.

ESPN (HD) will televise the contest to a national cable audience. Dave Barnett, Chris Spielman and Rob Stone will call the action.

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 1,072 games since beginning football in 1889. Iowa’s overall record is 546-488-39 (.528). That includes a 344-192-16 (.638) record in home games, a 201-296-23 (.409) record in games away from Iowa City, a 268-329-25 (.451) mark in Big Ten games and a 227-157-15 (.588) record in Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa is 5-10 in games played on Nov. 5. The Hawkeyes defeated Iowa State 2-0 in 1910, Minnesota 41-7 in 1921 and 26-0 in 1955, Wisconsin 34-14 in 1983 and Northwestern 35-10 in 1988. Iowa lost to Kansas 24-4 in 1892, Northern Iowa 11-5 in 1898, Nebraska 17-12 in 1904 and 14-13 in 1932, Illinois 14-0 in 1927, Minnesota 28-0 in 1938, 55-7 in 1949 and 27-10 in 1960, Michigan State 56-7 in 1966 and Indiana 24-21 in 1977.

The National I-Club and the UI Alumni Association invite all fans to the “Hawkeye Huddle” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday prior to the Northwestern game Saturday. The “Hawkeye Huddle” will be held at Goose Island Wrigleyville, located at 3535 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The free reception features refreshments, snacks, Hawk Shop door prizes, Herky, and the Iowa cheerleaders.

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.

Kickoff is set for 2:35 p.m. for Iowa’s game at Wisconsin on Nov. 12. The game will be televised to a national cable audience on ESPN.

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 49th consecutive the Hawkeyes have been selected for television. The last Iowa contest not televised was against Minnesota on Nov. 17, 2001.

Iowa has been penalized 31 times for 256 yards through eight games. The Hawkeyes rank first nationally in fewest penalties per game (3.88) and second in fewest penalty yardage per game (32.0). Vanderbilt ranks first in fewest penalty yardage per game (29.63). The Hawkeyes have been penalized two times or fewer in four games this season. Iowa was flagged a season-high 11 times for 94 yards vs. Michigan. The Hawkeyes were penalized 11 times for 95 yards in their previous four games.

Iowa ranked 10th in the Big Ten last season in penalty yardage per game (56.2).

Iowa’s current depth chart includes eight walk-ons: one on offense, four on defense and special teams. The one on offense is RB Marcus Schnoor, while the four on defense are DT Nate Roos, 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 started on offense in 69 of its last 75 games. Iowa’s games vs. Michigan (10/22/05), 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 six games. Iowa has started the game on offense in 71-of-81 games under 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 36-10 (.783) overall mark and a 23-6 (.793) Big Ten record the last four seasons.

Ferentz, at Iowa, holds an overall record of 47-34 (.580) and a 30-23 (.566) mark in Big Ten games. In 10 seasons as a college head coach his career mark is 59-55 (.518).

Twenty-seven of Iowa’s 81 games over the last seven seasons have been decided by seven points or less (14-13) 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 3-1 vs. Northwestern and Wildcat Coach Randy Walker. Iowa and Northwestern met twice when Ferentz was an Iowa assistant and Walker was a Northwestern assistant, with the Hawkeyes winning in 1988 (35-10) and 1989 (35-22).

Randy Walker is in his seventh season as Northwestern’s head football coach and his 16th season as a college head coach. Walker holds a 35-44 (.443) record with the Wildcats and his career mark stands at 94-79-5 (.542). Walker compiled a 59-35-5 record in nine seasons at Miami, OH, his alma mater, ranking as the winningest coach in Miami history. Walker coached running backs at Miami in 1977, was an assistant coach at N.C. State from 1978-87 and served as running backs coach at Northwestern in 1988 and 1989. As a fullback during his playing career, Walker helped his Miami teams to a three-year mark of 32-1-1, including three straight Tangerine Bowl victories. He was inducted into the Miami Hall of Fame in 1992.

Walker is 1-3 vs. Iowa and Hawkeye Coach Kirk Ferentz.


  • Iowa is tied for eighth in the nation with the most wins the last three years (2003-05). Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State and Louisville all have 25 victories the last three seasons.
  • Iowa is 2-3 following bye weeks under Coach Ferentz. The Hawkeyes played eight consecutive Big Ten games in 2001 and 2002 without a bye week.
  • No current Hawkeye played in Iowa’s last game at Northwestern (Nov. 10, 2001).
  • The Iowa roster includes nine players from the state of Illinois, including DL Ryan Bain (Bolingbrook), OL Kyle Calloway (Belleville), QB Jake Christensen (Lockport), OL Dan Doering (Barrington), OL Mike Jones (Chicago Ridge), TE Tony Moeaki (Wheaton), LS Daniel Olszta (New Lenox), OL Dace Richardson (Wheaton) and FB Kevin Sherlock (Park Ridge). Six of the nine are true freshmen (Bain, Calloway, Christensen, Doering, Moeaki and Richardson). Calloway, Christensen and Doering are red-shirting this season. Moeaki and Richardson were teammates at Warrenville South High School.
  • Northwestern assistant Coach Mike Dunbar, in his fifth year on the Wildcat staff, fourth as offensive coordinator, posted a 29-15 record as the head football coach at Northern Iowa from 1997-2000.
  • Northwestern ranks third nationally in punt returns (21.45), fourth in total offense (515.0), seventh in turnover margin (1.25) and 10th in passing offense (316.75). RB Tyrell Sutton ranks fifth in the nation in scoring (11.25) and sixth in rushing (127.5). QB Brett Basanez ranks fourth nationally in total offense (346.5).
  • Saturday will be Iowa’s second-ever football game televised in Hi-Definition. The only other Iowa game that has been televised in HD was its 30-25 Capital One Bowl game victory over LSU on Jan. 1, 2005.

Iowa holds a 45-18-3 advantage in the series that began with a 12-6 Iowa victory in 1897. The Hawkeyes have won four of the last five games, including a 62-10 win in the last meeting on Nov. 9, 2002 in Iowa City. Iowa has won three straight over Northwestern, averaging 49.3 ppg and boasting a winning margin of 38.3 points. The Hawkeyes own a 22-12-3 advantage in games played in Evanston, IL. The Wildcats have won three of the last four contests played in Evanston. Iowa won 21 straight games over Northwestern prior to a 31-20 Wildcat win in 1995 in Evanston.

Michigan out-scored Iowa 10-3 in the second half as the Wolverines outlasted the Hawkeyes 23-20 in overtime to snap Iowa’s 22-game home winning streak in Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa scored touchdowns on two of its first three possessions to grab a quick 14-7 advantage in the first half. However, Michigan’s defense clamped down and allowed only 107 combined yards on Iowa’s next eight possessions.

Trailing 14-7, Michigan scored the game’s only third-quarter points on a 26-yard field goal to trim the Hawkeye lead to 14-10. On Michigan’s second fourth-quarter possession, WR Steve Breaston scored a 52-yard touchdown on a screen pass to claim a 17-14 advantage.

Trailing by three points with 2:42 left, Iowa QB Drew Tate engineered a nine-play, 74-yard drive that culminated with a PK Kyle Schlicher 32-yard field goal as time expired to send the game into the first overtime contest in Kinnick Stadium history.

Schlicher converted a 28-yard field goal on Iowa’s overtime possession. Michigan followed with a touchdown on a one-yard plunge on third down to win the game and hand the Hawkeyes their first home conference setback since Michigan defeated Iowa (32-26) in 2001.

Tate completed 27-39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns. RB Albert Young rushed 30 times for 153 yards. TE Scott Chandler caught eight passes for 90 yards and WR Clinton Solomon caught eight passes for 76 yards. WR Herb Grigsby caught five passes for 66 yards and scored Iowa’s two touchdowns.

Linebackers Abdul Hodge and Chad Greenway led the Hawkeye defense. Hodge collected a career-high 20 tackles (14 solo) and also forced a fumble, while Greenway registered 16 stops (10 solo). DB Miguel Merrick accumulated five tackles and returned an interception 20 yards.

Northwestern was unable to overcome a 17-point first half deficit as Michigan snapped the Wildcats’ three-game winning streak Saturday night with a 33-17 victory at Ryan Field. Northwestern QB Brett Basanez completed 26-of-49 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns, while WR Mark Philmore caught nine passes for a career-high 139 yards and two scores. Basanez, who was picked just once through seven games, was intercepted twice by Michigan’s defense. The 17 points were a season low for Northwestern. The Wolverines were able to keep the Wildcats’ high-octane offense off the field, holding the ball for 38:01 to Northwestern’s 21:59. Michigan also held Northwestern to only 89 yards rushing.

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 and Michigan, 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. Two of the three calls reviewed vs. Michigan were upheld. The call that was reversed resulted in a Wolverine fumble that Iowa recovered on Michigan’s 27-yard line.

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.


  • The loss was Iowa’s first in Kinnick Stadium since falling 36-31 to Iowa State on Sept. 14, 2002.
  • The game was Iowa’s first overtime contest since a 42-35 overtime victory at Penn State on Sept. 28, 2002. Iowa also won a 26-23 double overtime thriller at Penn State on Nov. 4, 2000. Iowa falls to 2-1 in overtime games, while Michigan improves to 5-0.
  • WR Clinton Solomon’s eighth reception of the game was the 100th of his career.
  • Michigan won both coin tosses, electing to receive the opening kickoff and deferring in overtime.
  • Michigan scored on a 52-yard passing play to grab a 17-14 advantage with 8:51 remaining in the fourth quarter. The Wolverine lead snapped a 46-quarter streak in which the Hawkeyes did not trail in Kinnick Stadium. The last time Iowa had trailed in a home contest was 6-3 in its regular season finale vs. Minnesota (Nov. 15, 2003). The streak spanned 11 games.
  • The Wolverines failed to score on their first possession. Only two Iowa opponents have scored (touchdowns) on their opening drives (Purdue and Ohio State).
  • Iowa scored on its first possession. The Hawkeyes also scored on their first possession in games against Ball State, Northern Iowa, Illinois and Purdue. Iowa’s opening scoring drive covered 85 yards on nine plays. The 85-yard drive is the Hawkeyes’ longest scoring drive of the year.
  • WR Herb Grigsby caught touchdown passes of 13 and four yards in the first half. The touchdown receptions were his second and third scores of the season and his career.
  • QB Drew Tate amassed 288 yards passing and 264 total yards. The junior surpassed QB Kyle McCann in both career passing yards and total yards and now ranks fifth in both statistical categories.
  • Four of TE Scott Chandler’s five receptions in the first half moved the chains. Moreover, three of the five receptions were on third downs. Chandler finished the game with a game-high eight receptions for 90 yards.
  • DE Miguel Merrick’s 20-yard interception return in the second quarter is Iowa’s longest interception return of the season, besting Jovon Johnson’s 18-yard return vs. Northern Iowa.
  • Iowa’s defense forced two Michigan turnovers. The Hawkeyes started both offensive drives in Wolverine territory, but were unable to score any points.
  • Instant replay was used three times, with two calls upheld and the other reversed. The call that was reversed resulted in a Michigan fumble that Iowa recovered on Michigan’s 27-yard line.
  • RB Albert Young rushed 30 times for 153 yards, marking his fourth straight 100-yard plus game and fifth time this season.
  • The loss snapped a six-game winning streak in Hawkeye games decided by four points or less, dating back to 2001.
  • Iowa falls to 0-3 in games played on ABC this season.
  • Michigan improved to 6-1-1 in its last eight games at Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa sent its seniors out in style as it defeated Northwestern (62-10) on Nov. 9, 2002 in their final game at Kinnick Stadium.

The Hawkeyes dominated the Wildcats offensively, defensively and on special teams. Iowa had 465 yards of total offense, scoring touchdowns on eight of its first nine possessions. The defense held Northwestern to 298 yards total offense and collected three interceptions. Iowa’s special teams tallied 144 yards in punt and kickoff returns, including one punt return for a score.

Iowa jumped out to a quick 14-point lead in the first five minutes after a seven-yard touchdown run by RB Jermelle Lewis and a 40-yard scoring pass from QB Brad Banks to WR Maurice Brown. Banks added touchdown runs of nine and 19 yards and also connected with Brown for a 65-yard score. The Hawkeyes led 35-10 at halftime en route to their 52-point win. The 62 points is the most points scored under Coach Ferentz.

All the points scored in the second half were by Iowa, beginning with Ed Hinkel’s 58-yard punt return for a score. TE Dallas Clark caught a 28-yard pass, while WR C.J. Jones tallied a 22-yard touchdown reception from QB Nathan Chandler. RB Marcus Schnoor closed the scoring with a five-yard touchdown run.

Iowa quarterbacks combined for 12-12 passing for 230 yards, including 10-10 passing for 197 yards and three touchdowns by Banks. The 1.000 completion percentage established a new Big Ten record. Banks also rushed five times for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Brown caught four passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half. RB Fred Russell rushed 17 times for 100 yards to lead Iowa’s running backs as he surpassed 1,000 yards for the season.

Defensively, LB Fred Barr (13) and Jared Clauss (9) led the Hawkeyes in tackles. Senior FS Scott Boleyn collected his first and second career interceptions, while DE Jonathon Babineaux recorded Iowa’s other theft.

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. He scored eight points vs. Michigan, converting 2-3 FGs and 2-2 PATs. He made a 32-yarder in the fourth quarter as time expired to send the game into overtime and also made a 28-yarder in overtime. His 41-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter was partially blocked.

Schlicher’s 61 points this season rank first on the team and seventh in Big Ten kicking points. Schlicher has 156 career points, which ranks 12th in Iowa career scoring. He is seven points from passing Ladell Betts (162) for 11th. He ranks 28th in the nation in field goals per game (1.38) and 57th in overall scoring per game (7.63).

The native of Ankeny, IA, is 31-38 in career field goal attempts, including 5-11 from beyond 40 yards, and 55-59 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.

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.

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.

The junior completed 27-39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns vs. Michigan. Tate completed 12-24 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns 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 six of eight 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 126-196 passes for 1,634 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. His 152.1 passing efficiency ranks third in the Big Ten and 18th 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 54-89 (.562) passes for 491 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the three defeats. Tate has thrown for two touchdowns in all five 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 365-582 passes for 4,475 yards and 34 touchdowns in his career, which ranks fifth in school history for passing yards. His 34 touchdown passes ranks fifth on Iowa’s all-time quarterback list and is only three scores from tying Chuck Hartlieb (37) for fourth. He has tossed two touchdowns or more in 14 career games, including 11 of his last 13 games dating back to last season. Tate has recorded 4,452 yards total offense in his career and ranks fifth on the Iowa career list.

Sophomore Albert Young leads the Iowa rushing attack carrying the ball 151 times for 868 yards (108.5 avg.) this season. He ranks 18th nationally and fifth in the Big Ten. He has rushed for over 100 yards four straight games and five times this season (Iowa State, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana and Michigan). Young has also surpassed 200 all-purpose yards two of the last three games. He racked-up a career-high 217 all-purpose yards at Purdue and 202 vs. Indiana. He ranks sixth in the Big Ten and 25th nationally in all-purpose yards (140.5).

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. Young totaled 153 yards rushing on 30 carries vs. Michigan. He also had four receptions for 17 yards and one kickoff return for 18 yards against the Wolverines.

Iowa’s linebacking duo of Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge are listed on the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List and are quarter-finalists for the Lott Trophy. Greenway is also on the Walter Camp Watch List and one of 10 semi-finalists for the Dick Butkus Award.

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 third in the nation with 13.63 tackles per game, while Hodge ranks 10th with a 12.5 average. Iowa is the only team in the nation with two defensive players ranked in the top 10 in tackles per game. The duo ranks one-two in tackles per game in Big Ten games only.

Greenway averages 14.8 stops per game, while Hodge averages 14.6. 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 18 tackles or more three times this season. He collected 18 tackles vs. Illinois and Indiana with 11 of the 18 tackles being solo in both games. The senior posted a career-high 20 tackles (14 solo) vs. Michigan. Hodge’s 20 stops vs. Michigan moved him from fifth to fourth in Iowa career tackles with 395 and he is only five tackles from reaching 400. He is 40 tackles from equaling Brad Quast (435) on Iowa’s career tackle chart. His 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 ranks fifth nationally in solo tackles per game (7.5).

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 18 times in his career, including five 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 22 times in his career, including seven times in 2005. His 369 career tackles rank sixth at Iowa. Greenway tallied 16 stops (10 solo) vs. Michigan to move him from eighth to sixth on the career tackles chart with 369 stops. He is only seven tackles from equaling Fred Barr (376) for fifth. Greenway registered 14 tackles (7 solo), including three for loss vs. Indiana. 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.

TE Tony Moeaki, DL Ryan Bain and OL Dace Richardson have seen action in all eight games, while RB Shonn Greene and DL Alex Kanellis have played in seven contests. Greene did not play at Purdue, while Kanellis did not see any action vs. Michigan.

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.

Against Michigan, Moeaki caught one pass for 18 yards. Greene recorded a tackle on special teams. Bain and Richardson did not register any statistics.

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, but returned to the starting lineup vs. Michigan and totaled two tackles. He has 209 career tackles and eight interceptions. His 209 tackles tie for 47th on Iowa’s career tackle chart, while his eight thefts tie for 16th.

DB Jovon Johnson has started every game the last three years (33) and has 35 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. 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. He collected seven tackles (5 solo) vs. Michigan.

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 and eight (2 solo) vs. Michigan. The native of Largo, FL, started all 12 contests last season.

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.

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.

WR Clinton Solomon leads Hawkeye receivers with 510 yards receiving and six touchdowns. He ranks second in receptions with 28. The native of Ft. Worth, TX, ranks seventh in the Big Ten and 68th nationally in receiving yards per game (63.8).

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. Solomon tallied eight receptions for 76 yards vs. Michigan.

His career totals include 100 receptions for 1,574 yards and 13 touchdowns. The senior is the 15th receiver in Hawkeye history to haul in 100 career receptions. The 1,574 receiving yards ranks 13th 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 29 passes for 339 yards and one touchdown. Chandler caught a game-high eight passes for 90 yards vs. Michigan. Five of his eight receptions vs. Michigan moved the chains. 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.


  • The Hawkeyes sold out their last home game against Michigan, marking the 16th 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 13-7 in November games during Kirk Ferentz’s tenure, including 9-1 since the 2002 season.
  • Iowa does not play any opponent following their bye week in 2005.
  • Iowa ranks 15th nationally in punt returns (14.35) and 19th in net punting (37.16).
  • 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.
  • Forty-one of Iowa’s opponents’ 101 offensive drives have started inside the 20-yard line (40.6 percent).
  • Iowa’s home contest vs. Minnesota on Nov. 22 will be the 400th Hawkeye game played in Kinnick Stadium.
  • Iowa has won 34 of its last 43 regular season contests.
  • In the last four years, Iowa is 32-2 when leading at the half and 35-1 when leading after three quarters.
  • The Hawkeyes have won 29 of their last 32 games in Kinnick Stadium, dating back to the end of the 2000 season. Iowa’s three losses came against Iowa State (36-31 in 2002) and Michigan (32-26 in 2001 and 23-20 in overtime in 2005).
  • 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 14 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 (96.3%) ranks first in Big Ten red zone proficiency (26-27).
  • 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 seven-of-eight games. Purdue was the only game that he wasn’t a captain.

Iowa has posted 35 offensive plays of 20 yards or more, 14 on the ground and 21 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 25 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. Michigan posted passing plays of 23 and 52, with the 52-yarder being completed for a touchdown.

Iowa has outscored its opponents 91-20 in the first quarter, 51-48 in the second, 40-27 in the third and 52-42 in the fourth quarter. Hawkeye opponents own a 6-3 advantage in the first overtime period. Iowa has out-scored its opponents 77-0 in the first quarter in five home games.

Iowa is averaging 6.7 yards on 255 first down plays, 6.3 yards on 160 second down plays, 4.9 yards on 98 third down plays and 10.8 yards on five fourth down plays.

Iowa’s 37 scoring drives have averaged 6.7 plays, 60.4 yards and 2:42 elapsed time. Twenty-seven of Iowa’s 37 scoring drives covered 50 yards or more. All five of the Hawkeyes’ scoring drives vs. Illinois covered 65 yards or more. Iowa has posted ten 80-yard drives (three vs. Northern Iowa, two vs. Illinois and Indiana and one against Ball State, Purdue and Michigan – all resulting in touchdowns) this season. The Hawkeyes recorded their longest scoring drive of the year vs. Michigan (85 yards).

Iowa opponents have recorded 21 scoring drives, averaging 9.0 plays, 67.4 yards and 3:54 elapsed time. Five of the 21 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.

The Hawkeyes have marched inside the red zone 27 times and scored 26 of those times (96.3%). 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. Seventeen of the 26 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. Iowa tallied two passing touchdowns and a field goal on its three red zone possessions vs. Michigan.

Hawkeye opponents have advanced inside the red zone 24 times and have scored only 16 times (66.7%). 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. Michigan tallied two touchdowns and a field goal on its three trips inside the red zone.

Iowa’s red zone offense (96.3%) and defense (66.7%) both are tops in the conference.

Iowa has scored a total of 28 points following opponent turnovers. The Hawkeyes scored seven points off one turnover (one fumble) vs. Ball State. Iowa capitalized on the fumble recovery, scoring a touchdown on a four play, 20-yard drive late in the first quarter. The Hawkeyes scored 14 points on two Northern Iowa turnovers (one fumble and one interception). Iowa 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. The Hawkeyes began two drives in Michigan territory after turnovers, but were unable to convert the Wolverine miscues into any points.

Hawkeye opponents have scored a total of 33 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. Michigan converted an interception into three points. The Hawkeyes did not have any turnovers vs. Northern Iowa or at Purdue.

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’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 14 seniors, 18 juniors, nine 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, TE Tony Moeaki, 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.

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.

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.

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.

Iowa remains on the road next week when it travels to Wisconsin (2:35 p.m., ESPN). The Hawkeyes’ regular-season finale will be at home against Minnesota (kickoff time TBA) on Nov. 19.

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.

November 5
Iowa at Northwestern, 11:02 a.m. (ESPN)

Minnesota at Indiana, 11:02 a.m. (ESPN2)
Michigan State at Purdue, 11:10 a.m. (ESPN Plus/ESPNU)
Wisconsin at Penn State, 2:35 p.m. (ABC)
Illinois at Ohio State, 2:35 p.m. (ESPN)
Idle: Michigan