Jan. 10, 2006
IOWA AMONG NATION’S ELITE
The 2005 football season was definitely one with extreme highs and lows for the University of Iowa program. Despite a year of triumphs and disappointments, the Hawkeyes finished the year as one of only four teams in the nation to have played in January bowl games the last four years.
The Hawkeyes finished the 2005 season with a 7-5 record and in a third place tie in the Big Ten standings. A pair of heartbreaking, last minute losses to Michigan and Northwestern is all that separated Iowa from at least a piece of its third Big Ten title in four years.
Linebacker Chad Greenway, defensive back Jovon Johnson and defensive end Ken Iwebema were named to the first all-Big Ten team. Linebacker Abdul Hodge, running back Albert Young and kicker Kyle Schlicher were named to the second team.
To finish 7-5 and having played in a January bowl game says much about the progress the Iowa program has made during the Kirk Ferentz coaching regime.
Iowa has played 1,076 games since beginning football in 1889. Iowa’s overall record is 548-490-39 (.527). That includes a 345-192-16 (.638) record in home games, a 202-298-23 (.408) record in games away from Iowa City, a 270-330-25 (.452) mark in Big Ten games and a 228-157-15 (.589) record in Kinnick Stadium.
IOWA’S SENIOR CLASS POSTS 38 VICTORIES
Iowa won 38 games the last four years, a total that ties the 2001-04 teams with the most wins over any four-year span in Hawkeye history.
Additionally, Iowa won 25 conference games over the last four years, a total that ties Iowa’s 1982-85 and 2001-04 teams for the most over any four year span.
IOWA AMONG THE BIG TEN’S ELITE
Iowa is tied with Michigan and Ohio State for the most conference victories the last four years. All three schools have amassed 25 wins in that time. Michigan (19) has won the most league contests the last three years, followed by Iowa (17) and Ohio State (17).
IOWA IN BOWL GAMES
Iowa is 11-9-1 in bowl games. Iowa, Penn State (24-12-2), Wisconsin (9-8) and Purdue (7-6) are the only Big Ten teams who have a winning percentage in bowl games. The Hawkeyes have played in five straight bowl games, including four consecutive January contests. Iowa is the only Big Ten team to have played in January bowl games the last four seasons.
Norm Parker FINALIST FOR BROYLES AWARD
For the second straight year, Iowa Defensive Coordinator Norm Parker has been named one-of-six finalists for the Broyles Award, which recognizes the nation’s top Division I assistant football coach. The award will be presented at a banquet held January 17 in Little Rock, AR.
Parker’s defensive unit ranked 22nd nationally in scoring defense (20.0) and 29th in rushing defense (126.0).
SEVEN HAWKEYES TO PLAY IN ALL-STAR GAMES
Linebackers Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge will play in the Senior Bowl played Jan. 28 in Mobile, AL. A school-record five Hawkeyes will make the trip to Hawaii to play in the Hula Bowl Jan. 21 in Honolulu. Defensive backs Jovon Johnson and Antwan Allen, wide receivers Ed Hinkel and Clinton Solomon and center Brian Ferentz have been invited to participate.
HAWKEYES RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY
The Sporting News named DT Mitch King to its first all-Freshman team, while TE Tony Moeaki was an honorable mention selection. King and OL Seth Olsen were also chosen to the all-Big Ten Freshman team by the publication. King also earned FWAA, Rivals.com and collegefootballnews.com first Freshman all-America team accolades.
SI.com named LB Chad Greenway to its second all-America team, while LB Abdul Hodge garnered honorable mention laurels. Greenway also earned second team all-America accolades by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and first team laurels by Pro Football Weekly.
IOWA CITY: BEST IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
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 MAKES LIST
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 21 bowl games and have won outright or shared 11 Big Ten titles, including two conference titles in the last four years.
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), completed his seventh season as Iowa’s head football coach. Ferentz guided Iowa to Big Ten titles twice in the last four years and four straight January bowl games, including back-to-back New Year’s Day bowl victories (2004 Outback Bowl and 2005 Capital One Bowl). Iowa has posted a 38-12 (.760) overall mark and a 25-7 (.781) Big Ten record the last four seasons.
Ferentz, at Iowa, holds an overall record of 49-36 (.576) and a 32-24 (.571) mark in Big Ten games. In 10 seasons as a college head coach his career mark is 61-57 (.517).
Twenty-nine of Iowa’s 85 games over the last seven seasons have been decided by seven points or less (14-15) and 29 were played against opponents who were ranked in the top 25 at the time (12-17).
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.
COACH Kirk Ferentz VS. RANKED FOES
Kirk Ferentz and the Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-17 against ranked opponents the last seven seasons. The Hawkeyes are 10-6 vs. ranked opponents the last four years, including a 1-2 mark in 2005. Then-eighth-ranked Ohio State defeated Iowa (31-6) on Sept. 24 in Columbus and then-16th-ranked Florida dropped the Hawkeyes (31-24) on Jan. 2 in Tampa. Iowa defeated then-19th-ranked Wisconsin (20-10) on Nov. 12 in Madison.
FLORIDA 31, IOWA 24
Florida scored the game’s first 17 points and held off a late Iowa surge to defeat the Hawkeyes 31-24 in the 2006 Outback Bowl at Tampa, FL.
The Gators blocked and returned an Iowa punt for a score on its first possession to take an early 7-0 advantage. Florida then added a 21-yard field goal and returned an interception 60 yards to take a 17-0 lead with 1:57 left in the half.
Iowa scored its first points on a 20-yard touchdown pass from QB Drew Tate to WR Clinton Solomon. However, the Gators answered the Hawkeye score with a touchdown with one second left in the period to take a 24-7 halftime advantage.
Florida added a 38-yard touchdown for the only score of the third quarter, but Iowa rallied to score 17 fourth-quarter points to make for an exciting finish. WR Ed Hinkel caught touchdown passes of four and 14 yards from Tate, while PK Kyle Schlicher converted a 45-yard field goal to cut the Florida lead to 34-21 with 1:24 left.
Iowa’s comeback fell short as the Hawkeyes failed to recover an onside kick. On the previous play, Iowa recovered an onside kick, only to have it flagged for offside.
Tate completed 32-55 passes for 346 yards and three scores; the 32 pass completions and 55 attempts established Iowa bowl records. Hinkel caught a team-high nine passes for 87 yards and tied an Iowa bowl record with two touchdown receptions. Damian Sims tied an Iowa bowl record with five kickoff returns for 107 yards.
Florida QB Chris Leak completed 25-40 passes for 278 yards and two scores. Leak’s two touchdown passes went to Outback Bowl MVP, WR Dallas Baker, who caught 10 passes for 147 yards.
LB Abdul Hodge amassed an Outback Bowl and Iowa bowl record 19 tackles (14 solo) to lead the Hawkeye defense. DB Antwan Allen and DB Marcus Paschal each added 10 tackles, while LB Chad Greenway recorded nine stops. Allen became the first Iowa player to start in four January bowl games.
HAWKEYES ON THE TUBE
The Outback Bowl marked the 52nd consecutive game the Hawkeyes have been selected for television. The last Iowa contest not televised was against Minnesota on Nov. 17, 2001.
IOWA FOOTBALL AWARD WINNERS
RB Albert Young and WR Ed Hinkel were named Iowa’s offensive MVPs, while linebackers Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge were named defensive MVPs.
Kyle Schlicher was named the Special Team Specialist of the Year, while Zach Gabelmann and Charles Godfrey were named the overall Special Teams Players of the Year.
Iowa’s permanent team captains for 2005 included LB Chad Greenway, LB Abdul Hodge, WR Ed Hinkel, OL Brian Ferentz and RB Marcus Schnoor.
MAKING THE LIST
The 2005 Iowa team cracked the school record books in three offensive categories. The Hawkeyes rank fourth in total offense per game (432.4), fifth in passing offense per game (257.8) and 10th in scoring offense (30.0).
Individually, RB Albert Young ranks fourth in single season rushing yards (1,334), QB Drew Tate ranks fifth in passing yards (2,828) and total yards (2,869), WR Clinton Solomon ranks 13th in receiving yards (800), PK Kyle Schlicher ranks seventh in scoring (94), LB Abdul Hodge ranks second in tackles (158), and LB Chad Greenway ranks third in tackles (147).
FOUR HAWKEYES EARN ACADEMIC HONOR
OL Mike Elgin earned first team academic all-America accolades. He was one of only three Big Ten athletes to be named to the first team.
Elgin, DB Adam Shada, LB Mike Klinkenborg and P Andy Fenstermaker were named to the District VII Academic All-America squad. Elgin, a mechanical engineering major, Shada, a pre-business major and Klinkenborg, a pre-elementary education major, earned first team accolades. Fenstermaker is an elementary education major and earned second team laurels. This is the first honor for Shada, Klinkenborg and Fenstermaker, while it is the second for Elgin.
HAWKEYES EARN ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN LAURELS
Fifteen Hawkeyes were named to the 2005 Academic All-Big Ten team. DB Adam Shada, DL Matt Kroul, DB Andrew Becker, P Andy Fenstermaker, LB Bret Chinander, QB Cy Phillips, LS Daniel Olszta, FB Paul Wilson, LB Mike Klinkenborg, and FB Kevin Sherlock earned the honor for the first time. TE C.J. Barkema, OL Mike Elgin and LB Mike Humpal earned league academic laurels for a second time. WR Matt Melloy and Ryan Majerus earned the honor for a third team.
Iowa was penalized 52 times for 447 yards in 2005. The Hawkeyes ranked fourth nationally in fewest penalties per game (4.3) and fifth in fewest penalty yards per game (37.25). The Hawkeyes were penalized two times or fewer in four games. Iowa was flagged a season-high 11 times for 94 yards vs. Michigan.
TATE DIRECTED HAWKEYE OFFENSE
QB Drew Tate completed 219-352 passes for 2,828 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2005. The 219 pass completions and 352 attempts are the fourth-highest single season totals in school history. Tate’s 2,828 yards rank fifth-best at Iowa for a single season, while his 22 touchdown passes tie Chuck Long for third-best in a single season. His total offense of 2,869 ranks fifth for a single season.
Tate’s 146.35 passing efficiency ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 20th nationally. His 235.7 passing yards per contest ranked third in the league.
The junior surpassed 300 yards passing three times in 2005 and six times in his career. He completed 32-55 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns vs. Florida. The 32 pass completions and 55 pass attempts established new Iowa bowl records. The 346 yards rank 16th-best in a single-game at Iowa. Tate amassed 370 total yards against the Gators, a total that ranks 11th in a single game. He rushed three times for 24 yards against the Gators, including a career-long scamper of 24 yards in the fourth quarter. He completed 19-32 passes for 351 yards and a career-high four touchdown passes in Iowa’s win over Minnesota. The 351 yards rank 15th-best in a single-game in Iowa history. He 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 three touchdown passes. The 357 yards rank 14th-best in a single game. He also finished with 369 yards total offense, a total that ranks 11th-best in a single game at Iowa. Tate guided Iowa to its second road win of the year when he completed 21-34 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns at Wisconsin. Tate completed 21-35 passes for 273 yards and rushed for one touchdown at Northwestern. He 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.
The native of Baytown, TX, threw two or more touchdowns nine times in 2005. Tate threw two touchdowns or more in all six home contests in 2005. He has tossed two touchdowns or more in 17 career games, including 14 of his last 17 games dating back to 2004.
Tate, who was named the Big Ten Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and ranked as the “Best Player in the Big Ten” by cnnsi.com, 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 458-738 career passes for 5,669 yards and 43 touchdowns, which ranks fifth in school history for passing yards. His 43 touchdown passes ties Matt Sherman for second on Iowa’s all-time quarterback list. Tate has recorded 5,680 yards total offense in his career and ranks fifth on the Iowa career list.
YOUNG LED IOWA’S RUSHING ATTACK
Sophomore Albert Young led the Iowa rushing attack, carrying the ball 249 times for 1,334 yards (111.2 avg.) and a team-best eight touchdowns. He ranked 17th nationally and fourth in the Big Ten for all games.
Young, who was a second team all-Big Ten selection by the media and honorable mention pick by the coaches, averaged 125.2 yards per game in conference games to lead the league by 0.3 yards per game over Minnesota’s Laurence Maroney (124.9). Young also ranked second in all-purpose yards in league games, only 0.9 yards behind leader Brandon Williams (177.9) of Wisconsin. Young rallied to become the first Hawkeye to lead the conference in rushing (league games only) since Dennis Mosley in 1979. The sophomore ranked fifth among all rushers after five Big Ten games and then climbed to No. 1 after big games against Northwestern, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
He rushed for over 100 yards in seven straight games (an Iowa record) and eight times in 2005 (Iowa State, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Minnesota). Young also surpassed 200 all-purpose yards in four of the last seven games. He racked-up a career-high 274 all-purpose yards at Northwestern, 217 at Purdue, 213 at Wisconsin and 202 vs. Indiana. He ranked fifth in the Big Ten and 18th nationally in all-purpose yards (146.7).
Young, who was named the team’s co-offensive MVP, reached career highs in rushing attempts (38), rushing yards (202), all-purpose yards (274) and kickoff return yards (70) at Northwestern. He also scored his sixth and seventh touchdowns of the season against the Wildcats, marking the third game this season he scored twice (Northern Iowa, Indiana and Northwestern). His 38 attempts rank as the fourth highest total in a single game and his 202 yards rushing tied for ninth (Jim Jensen vs. Indiana, 10/18/75) for a single game. The 202 yards also mark the first time a Hawkeye running back rushed for 200 yards or more since Tavian Banks amassed 314 yards vs. Tulsa on Sept. 13, 1997.
Young collected 103 yards and one touchdown on 21 attempts vs. Minnesota and rushed for 34 yards on 13 carries vs. Florida to finish the season with 1,334 yards. He is the 11th Iowa running back to surpass 1,000 yards and the fourth Hawkeye player to eclipse 1,000 yards in a season as a sophomore. That was also accomplished by Tony Stewart in 1988, Sedrick Shaw in 1994 and Fred Russell in 2002. The 1,334 yards rank fourth in a single season in school history. His 5.4 average per carry ranks for third-best in a single season (min. 200 attempts) behind Fred Russell (5.7 average on 220 attempts in 2002) and Tavian Banks (6.5 yards on 260 carries in 1997).
He carried the ball 26 times for 127 yards at Wisconsin. Young 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 posted 165 yards rushing on 36 attempts and 217 all-purpose yards at Purdue. 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.
YOUNG ESTABLISHED SCHOOL RECORD
Albert Young rushed for 100 yards or more in Iowa’s final seven regular season contests to establish a school record for consecutive games of 100 yards rushing or more. Overall, Young rushed for 100 yards or more eight times in 2005. The previous record was four games set three times. Sedrick Shaw surpassed 100 yards four consecutive games in 1995, while Tavian Banks eclipsed 100 yards four straight games twice during the 1997 season.
Young’s streak started against Illinois (102) and continued against Purdue (165), Indiana (125), Michigan (153), Northwestern (202), Wisconsin (127) and Minnesota (103). He averaged 139.6 yards rushing per game during the streak.
He carried the ball 249 times for 1,334 yards in 2005. Iowa has had a 1,000-yard rusher in five of the last six years. Ladell Betts (2000-01), Fred Russell (2002-03) and Albert Young (2005).
WALK-ONS MADE DEPTH
Iowa’s final depth chart included eight walk-ons: one on offense, four on defense and three on special teams. The one on offense was RB Marcus Schnoor, while the four on defense were 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.
SCHLICHER THE KICKER
PK Kyle Schlicher was a second team all-conference pick by both the media and coaches. He was also named preseason second team all-America by rivals.com 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 in 2004. 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 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 scored nine points (2-3 FGs, 3 PATs) at Northwestern and eight at Wisconsin (2-2 FGs, 2 PATs). He added 10 points vs. Minnesota (1-1 FG, 7-7 PATs). Schlicher was 3-3 on PATs and 1-2 on FGs in the Outback Bowl.
Schlicher’s 94 points (17-21 FGs, 43-44 PATs) ranked first on the team, sixth in Big Ten scoring and third in league kicking points. Additionally, the 94 points rank seventh-most in a single season at Iowa. His .810 field goal percentage was tops in the Big Ten. Schlicher has 189 career points, which ranks 10th in Iowa career scoring. He is only three points from equaling Ronnie Harmon and Tim Dwight (192) for eighth place. He ranked 26th in the nation in field goals per game (1.42) and 39th in overall scoring per game (7.8). The native of Ankeny, IA, is 37-46 in career field goal attempts, including 6-13 from beyond 40 yards, and 70-74 on PATs. He has made two field goals or more in 11 career contests.
In 2004, 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).
HODGE JOINS ELITE LIST
LB Abdul Hodge joins Larry Station (1982-85) and Tom Rusk (1976-78) as the only Hawkeyes players to lead an Iowa team in tackles three consecutive seasons. Hodge amassed a team-best 141 tackles in 2003, 116 in 2004 and 158 in 2005.
Abdul Hodge and Chad Greenway each earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors once in 2005 and rank one-two, respectively, in Big Ten tackles.
The duo were named the team’s co-defensive MVP. Greenway garnered second team all-America honors, while Hodge earned honorable mention all-America laurels by SI.com. Greenway also earned second team all-America accolades by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and first team laurels by Pro Football Weekly.
Hodge ranked third in the nation with 13.2 tackles per game, while Greenway ranked fourth with a 13.0 average. Iowa was the only team in the nation with two defensive players ranked in the top 10 in tackles per game. Hodge also ranked third nationally in solo stops (8.0), while Greenway ranked fourth (7.67).
Greenway was a first team all-league pick by both the media and coaches, while the media and coaches selected Hodge to the second team. Hodge accumulated a season-best 158 stops in 2005, which ranks second (Andre Jackson, 171) on Iowa’s single season chart, while Greenway amassed a season-high 156 tackles in 2005, a total that ranks third.
The duo garnered numerous preseason accolades. Greenway was named preseason Playboy and ESPN.com all-America, first team all-America by The Sporting News, rivals.com, nationalchamps.net 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 rivals.com and third team laurels by collegesportsreport.com and nationalchamps.net.
Hodge posted double digit tackle games 21 times in his career, including eight times in 2005. He amassed 18 tackles or more five 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. Hidge recorded a game-high 19 tackles (13 solo) vs. Minnesota. He accumulated an Outback and Iowa bowl record 19 tackles (14 solo) vs. Florida. The 19 stops moved him from fourth to third in Iowa career tackle chart with 453.
The native of Fort Lauderdale, FL, holds the Capital One (15) and Outback Bowl (19) records for tackles in a game.
His performance vs. the Fighting Illini earned him co-Big Ten Player of the Week accolades for the first time in his career. Hodge amassed a team-high 12 tackles (6 solo) at Northwestern. Hodge tallied eight stops (3 solo) at Wisconsin. He 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.
Greenway posted double figure tackles 25 times in his career, including 10 times in 2005. His 416 career tackles rank fifth at Iowa. Greenway tallied 16 stops (10 solo) vs. Michigan. He recorded 11 tackles (6 solo) at Northwestern. The senior accumulated 12 stops (7 solo) at Wisconsin and 15 tackles (10 solo) vs. Minnesota. 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 tallied nine stops (3 solo) vs. Florida in the Outback Bowl.
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.
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DB Antwan Allen, who was selected honorable mention all-Big Ten, 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. The senior totaled seven tackles (6 solo) and two pass break-ups at Northwestern. He recorded three solo stops at Wisconsin and six solo tackles vs. Minnesota. Allen, who became the first, and only, Iowa player to start four January bowl games, amassed a career-high 10 tackles (7 solo) vs. Florida in the Outback Bowl. He finished his career with 235 tackles and eight interceptions. His 235 tackles tie for 33rd on Iowa’s career tackle chart, while his eight thefts tie for 16th.
DB Jovon Johnson, who ranked fourth in tackles (67), was a first team all-conference selection by the media and a second team pick by the coaches. The senior also ranked second in the Big Ten and 10th nationally in passes defended (1.27). He had his consecutive starting streak of 33 snapped at Northwestern when he did not play due to injury. Johnson returned to the lineup against Wisconsin, Minnesota and Florida and finished with 38 career starts. The native of Erie, PA, tallied two solo tackles and broke up three passes against the Badgers. He also returned three punts for a combined 31 yards in Madison. Johnson recorded four tackles vs. Florida.
Johnson’s 17 career interceptions rank third in Iowa history, 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. He notched his 17th pick vs. Minnesota, while also collecting nine tackles (6 solo). 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.
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 after taking over for the injured Ed Hinkel.
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. 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. The sophomore recorded three tackles (2 solo) and intercepted his team-leading third pass of the season at Northwestern. Shada did not play against Wisconsin, Minnesota or Florida due to injury. He tied for third in the league, by averaging .33 interceptions per game.
MOVING THE CHAINS
WR Ed Hinkel touched the ball 41 times (40 receptions, 1 rush) on offense in nine games, with 29 of his 41 touches going for first downs. All seven of his receptions in Iowa’s regular season finale moved the chains, including catching a career-high four touchdowns. Seven of his nine receptions vs. Florida in the Outback Bowl were for first downs.
Hinkel caught six touchdowns in Iowa’s last two games. He caught a Kinnick Stadium record four vs. Minnesota on Nov. 19, while he tied a Hawkeye bowl record with two vs. Florida in the Outback Bowl.
SOLOMON AND HINKEL LEAD HAWKEYE RECEIVERS
WR Clinton Solomon led Hawkeye receivers with 800 yards receiving and seven touchdowns. He ranked second behind TE Scott Chandler in receptions with 46. Solomon also averaged 17.4 yards per reception, which ranked third in the conference. His 66.7 receiving yards average ranked eighth in the league.
The native of Ft. Worth, TX, 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 posted six career 100-yard receiving games and 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. He did not start at Northwestern after missing practice time due to the death of his grandfather. The senior did catch three passes for 33 yards against the Wildcats. Solomon caught a team-high five passes for 77 yards at Wisconsin. Against Minnesota, he caught three passes for 84 yards. Solomon caught seven passes for 96 yards vs. Florida in the Outback Bowl.
His career totals include 118 receptions for 1,864 yards (15.8 avg.) and 14 touchdowns. His 15.8 average is the second-best of any Hawkeye receiver (min. 110 receptions) behind Tim Dwight’s 16.3 average on 139 receptions. The senior is the 15th receiver in Hawkeye history to haul in 100 career receptions. The 1,864 receiving yards ranks seventh in school history. Solomon is only the 16th Hawkeye receiver to score at least 10 career touchdowns. His 14 touchdown receptions ties as the fourth-highest total in career receiving touchdowns at Iowa. His 905 receiving yards in 2004 ranks seventh-best in a single season at Iowa. Solomon boasted the best average yards per catch in the league at 15.6 his junior campaign.
TE Scott Chandler caught a team-best 47 passes for 552 yards and two touchdowns. 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. He caught four passes for 56 yards at Northwestern and four passes for 27 yards at Wisconsin. Chandler caught three passes for 41 yards and scored one touchdown vs. Minnesota. He caught seven passes for 89 yards against Florida in the Outback Bowl.
WR Ed Hinkel, who was selected honorable mention all-Big Ten, caught 40 passes for 518 yards and seven scores. He missed games vs. Indiana, Michigan and Northwestern due to injury, but returned to action at Wisconsin. The senior had four receptions for 50 yards. His 4.44 receptions per game ranked ninth in the Big Ten and 82nd nationally.
Hinkel, who was named the team’s co-offensive MVP, celebrated senior day by equaling a school record with four touchdown catches, while also setting career highs with seven receptions for 151 yards against Minnesota. The senior tracked down scoring strikes of 46 (career long), 38 and three yards from QB Drew Tate, while also collecting a 26-yard touchdown from WR Clinton Solomon. The four receiving scores, which ranks second in Big Ten history, matched the school record set by Quinn Early at Northwestern in 1987. The four scores also is a new Kinnick Stadium record, besting the previous record of three set by four other players. He earned Big Ten Player of the Week accolades for his efforts against the Golden Gophers.
Hinkel’s career totals include 135 receptions for 1,588 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also has recorded a rushing and a punt return touchdown. The 1,588 receiving yards rank 14th in school history. His 15 scoring receptions tie as the third-highest total in career receiving at Iowa. Hinkel had at least two touchdowns in five career games (at Michigan in 2004, at Illinois in 2004, vs. Illinois in 2005, vs. Minnesota in 2005 and vs. Florida in 2006). Hinkel also finished his career with 102 points, which ties for 23rd in the Hawkeye record books. He became the 16th Hawkeye to find the end zone at least 17 times.
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.
KING OF THE HILL
Freshman defensive tackle Mitch King was named freshman all-American by the Football Writers Association of America, rivals.com, collegefootballnews.com and The Sporting News. King ranked sixth in team tackles (60), first in tackles for loss (10.5) and tied for fifth in sacks (2). His 5.0 tackles per game average ranked 44th in the Big Ten. King, who started Iowa’s last nine games, became the first freshman to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week laurels in 2005 for his efforts in Iowa’s win at Wisconsin. King recorded five solo tackles and assisted one tackle vs. the Badgers. Four of his six stops were for loss, including two sacks.
The native of Burlington collected a career-high 10 tackles (5 solo) vs. Illinois. He tallied six tackles or more six times in 2005.
IOWA STARTS ON OFFENSE
Iowa has started on offense in 72 of its last 79 games. Iowa’s games vs. Minnesota (11/19/05), 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. Iowa won five of those seven games. Iowa has started the game on offense in 74-of-85 games under Kirk Ferentz.
TRUE FRESHMEN IN 2005
TE Tony Moeaki and DL Ryan Bain saw action in all 12 games, RB Shonn Greene and DL Alex Kanellis played in 11 contests, while OL Dace Richardson played in nine. Greene did not play at Purdue, Kanellis did not see any action vs. Michigan, while Richardson missed the Wisconsin and Florida tilts.
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.
Moeaki caught one pass for 16 yards, while Greene rushed three times for nine yards at Northwestern. Bain, Kanellis and Richardson also played against the Wildcats but did not record any statistics.
Moeaki caught one pass for two yards, while Bain registered one sack. Greene and Kanellis both saw action against the Badgers, but did not record any statistics.
Bain collected two tackles vs. Minnesota. Moeaki, Kanellis, Richardson and Green also played against the Golden Gophers, but did not post any statistics.
Bain recorded four tackles, while Moeaki, Greene and Kanellis did not record any statistics in the Outback Bowl. Richardson did not see any action against the Gators.
- Iowa’s first team all-Big Ten selections were: LB Chad Greenway (media and coaches), DE Kenny Iwebema (media) and DB Jovon Johnson (media). Hawkeyes selected to the second team were: PK Kyle Schlicher (media and coaches), RB Albert Young (media), DB Jovon Johnson (coaches) and LB Abdul Hodge (media and coaches). OL Brian Ferentz, DB Antwan Allen, DT Mitch King, DE Kenny Iwebema, RB Albert Young, WR Ed Hinkel, DB Marcus Paschal earned honorable mention all-Big Ten accolades by either the media, coaches or both.
- Iowa’s offense produced 20 points or more in all but two games – a 23-3 loss at Iowa State and a 31-6 defeat at Ohio State.
- Iowa had its 22-game home winning streak snapped when Michigan escaped with a 23-20 overtime win on Oct. 22. The Hawkeyes boasted a 24-point winning margin during the school-record streak. The Hawkeyes have won 30 of their last 33 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).
- The Hawkeyes sold out their last home game against Minnesota, marking the 17th straight Kinnick Stadium sellout dating back to the 2003 season. The last Iowa game not sold out was vs. Buffalo (9/6/03).
- Michigan, Ohio State and Iowa are the only Big Ten teams to have posted seven wins or more the last five years — Ohio State (49), Iowa (45) and Michigan (44).
- Iowa’s 2005 home attendance average (70,585) is a new school record.
- Iowa retained possession of two traveling trophies: Floyd of Rosedale (52-28 win over Minnesota) and the Heartland Trophy (20-10 win over Wisconsin).
- Iowa opponents converted only six of their 14 field goal attempts (.429).
- Iowa scored touchdowns on its first possession in seven of 12 games. The Hawkeyes posted touchdowns on their first possession in games against Ball State, Northern Iowa, Illinois, Purdue, Michigan, Northwestern and Minnesota.
- Only two Iowa opponents scored (both touchdowns) on their opening possession (Purdue and Ohio State).
- Instant Replay was used at least once in every Iowa game this season except games vs. Ball State and Northern Iowa.
- Iowa scored touchdowns on five consecutive possessions vs. Minnesota and Ball State.
- Six of Iowa’s 2005 opponents played in bowls (Iowa State, Ohio State, Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Minnesota).
- Norm Parker was named Defensive Coordinator of the Week by the Master Coaches Survey after the Hawkeyes limited Wisconsin to a season-low 10 points and then-fourth-ranked RB Brian Calhoun to a season-low 18 yards. Iowa yielded only 94 second-half yards, 68 of which came on the last drive in the final minutes of the game.
- Hawkeye RB Damian Sims carried the ball 30 times for 296 yards (9.9 yards per carry). Sims tallied touchdown runs of 71, 66, 39 and 30 yards in 2005. He also recorded Iowa’s longest kickoff return of the season (47 yards vs. Florida).
- Sixty of Iowa opponents’ 151 offensive drives started inside the 20-yard line (39.7%). Iowa ranked first in the conference in kickoff coverage.
- In the last four years, Iowa is 33-3 when leading at the half and 37-2 when leading after three quarters.
- 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 in 2005 were Jovon Johnson, Shonn Greene, Sam Brownlee, Herb Grigsby, Damian Sims, Ryan Majerus and Champ Davis.
- Eighteen players caught at least one pass, while 15 different Hawkeyes recorded at least one rushing attempt.
- OL Brian Ferentz was a game captain for 11-of-12 games. Purdue was the only game he wasn’t a captain.
Iowa Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and his son, Brian, were believed to be one of only five father-son duos in Division I in 2005. They joined 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.
BIG PLAY HAWKEYES
Iowa posted 56 offensive plays of 20 yards or more, 18 on the ground and 38 via the pass. RB Damian Sims produced Iowa’s three-longest running plays of 2005. He ran for a career-long 71-yard touchdown vs. Minnesota, 66-yard score vs. Illinois and a 39-yard touchdown vs. Northern Iowa. The Hawkeyes’ longest pass was a 78-yarder from QB Drew Tate to WR Clinton Solomon at Purdue. Tate also connected with Solomon for a 71-yard score vs. Northern Iowa. Iowa posted a season-high nine plays (8 pass, 1 rush) of 20 yards or more vs. Minnesota. The Hawkeyes recorded 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 that amassed 20 yards or more (3 run and 6 pass) against Indiana. Iowa posted passing plays of 21, 23 and 28 yards and also recorded a 21-yard touchdown run at Northwestern. The Hawkeyes collected one rushing and three passing plays of 20 yards or more at Wisconsin. Florida yielded three passing plays and one rushing play of 20 yards or more to the Hawkeyes in the Outback Bowl.
Iowa’s defense allowed 41 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. Northwestern recorded passing plays of 21, 27, 34 (TD) and 44 yards, but did not register any running plays over 20 yards. Wisconsin did not record any big rushing plays, but did collect four passing plays of 20 yards or more. Minnesota recorded passing plays of 24, 40 and 53 yards, all in the second half after trailing by as much as 38 points. Florida amassed four passing plays and one rushing play of 20 yards or more.
IOWA BY QUARTERS
Iowa outscored its 2005 opponents 119-37 in the first quarter, 95-79 in the second, 61-41 in the third and 82-77 in the fourth. Hawkeye opponents owned a 6-3 edge in the first overtime period.
Iowa outscored its opponents 91-0 in the first quarter in its six home games in 2005.
ON THE AVERAGE
Iowa averaged 6.8 yards on 393 first down plays, 5.9 yards on 258 second down plays, 5.6 yards on 161 third down plays and 6.8 yards on eight fourth down plays.
AVERAGE SCORING DRIVES
Iowa’s 58 scoring drives averaged 6.8 plays, 58.9 yards and 2:31 elapsed time. Forty-one of Iowa’s 58 scoring drives covered 50 yards or more. All five of the Hawkeyes’ scoring drives vs. Illinois covered 65 yards or more. Iowa 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). The Hawkeyes recorded their longest scoring drive of the year at Northwestern (14 plays, 88 yards). Three of Iowa’s four scoring drives at Wisconsin covered 60 yards or more. Iowa recorded a season-high eight scoring drives vs. Minnesota, with seven of the eight covering 55 yards or more.
Iowa opponents recorded 33 scoring drives, averaging 9.2 plays, 67.7 yards and 3:41 elapsed time. Six of the 33 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. Three of Northwestern’s touchdown drives amassed 77 yards or more, while all three of Minnesota’s scoring drives consumed 70 yards or more. Two of Florida’s three scoring drives consumed 80 yards.
IOWA IN THE RED ZONE
The Hawkeyes marched inside the red zone 45 times and scored 42 of those times (93.3%). 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. Twenty-seven of the 42 scores (61.5%) were for 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 two field goals on its four red zone possessions vs. Michigan. At Northwestern, the Hawkeyes posted two rushing touchdowns and two field goals. Iowa was 4-5 in the red zone at Wisconsin, scoring two touchdowns and two field goals. The Hawkeyes fumbled on the two-yard line late in the fourth quarter for only its second non-score inside the red zone of 2005. Iowa tallied three touchdowns and one field goal in its four red zone possessions vs. Minnesota. The Hawkeyes recorded three passing touchdowns and missed a field goal attempt in four red zone possessions vs. Florida.
Hawkeye opponents advanced inside the red zone 35 times and scored only 25 times (71.4%). 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. Northwestern scored two passing and one rushing score on its three red zone possessions. Wisconsin tallied a field goal and a touchdown on its two trips inside the red zone. Minnesota was 3-4 in the red zone, scoring three touchdowns and turning the ball over on downs. Florida was 1-2 on field goal attempts inside the red zone.
Iowa’s red zone offense (93.3%) and defense (71.4%) both were tops in the conference.
POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
Iowa scored a total of 45 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. Iowa turned two Northwestern interceptions into three points. The Hawkeyes converted two Minnesota interceptions into seven points. Iowa turned a Florida muffed punt into seven points in the Outback Bowl.
Hawkeye opponents scored a total of 47 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. Wisconsin scored a touchdown following an Iowa interception in the first quarter. The Hawkeyes did not have any turnovers against Northern Iowa, Purdue or Northwestern. Minnesota and Florida both returned interceptions 60 yards for touchdowns.
CAPTAINS BY THE WEEK
Iowa’s game captains were selected each week. Following is a game-by-game list of Hawkeye captains:
THEY STARTED THEM ALL
Iowa had 12 players, six on offense and defense, start all 12 games in 2005. That list included OL Mike Jones, OL Brian Ferentz, OL Mike Elgin, OL Marshal Yanda, QB Drew Tate, FB Tom Busch, LB Abdul Hodge, LB Chad Greenway, LB Edmond Miles, DE Kenny Iwebema, DT Matt Kroul and DE Bryan Mattison.