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HAWKEYES HOST MICHIGAN STATE
Iowa (5-2, 2-1) is home for the second straight week, hosting Michigan State (8-0, 4-0). Kickoff is 2:36 p.m. CT in Kinnick Stadium (70,585). The game is sold out.
ON THE TUBE
ABC (HD) will televise the contest to a regional audience. Fans not in the ABC regional footprint can view the game on ESPN (SD). Sean McDonough, Matt Millen and Heather Cox 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 Sirius channel 122 and XM channel 143.
IN THE RANKINGS
Iowa is ranked 18th in the Associated Press rankings and 19th in the USA Today coaches poll. Michigan State is ranked fifth in both the AP and coaches’ polls. The Hawkeyes are 18th in the BCS rankings, while Michigan State is fifth. Around the Big Ten, Ohio State is ranked 10/10 (AP/Coaches), Wisconsin is 9/9 and Northwestern and Michigan are receiving votes in both polls. Non-conference opponent Arizona is ranked 15/16.
IOWA IN THE BCS RANKINGS
Iowa is ranked 18th in the BCS rankings. Iowa was ranked in each of the eight BCS rankings in 2009, including an all-time high of fourth on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Iowa ended last season ranked 10th in the Dec. 6 final poll. Iowa was also ranked in the BCS top 25 seven weeks in 2004 and eight weeks in both 2002 and 2003. Iowa was ranked once during the 2006 season. Prior to this season, Iowa appeared in the BCS top 25 on 32 occasions. The BCS rankings are a combination of the Harris Interactive poll, the USA Today coaches’ poll and computer rankings. Iowa is 19th in the computer rankings and coaches’ poll, 17th in the Harris poll and 18th in the AP poll.
HAWKEYE WIN STREAK
Iowa has won 20 of its last 24 games and 22 of 27, dating back to the middle of the 2008 season. Other “best records” over their past 23 games include Boise State (23-1), TCU (22-2), Alabama (21-3), Oregon (21-3), Texas (20-4) and Utah (21-3). Iowa had a 19-4 stretch from the 2001 Alamo Bowl through the first nine games of the 2003 season. Iowa posted a 19-2-2 mark between 1956-58 and also won 21 of 25 games in that stretch. Iowa’s school record of 20 straight wins occurred between 1920-23.
Iowa has played 1,135 games since beginning football in 1889. Iowa’s overall record is 584-513-39 (.532). That includes a 369-200-16 (.644) record in home games, a 215-313-23 (.411) record in games away from Iowa City, a 287-345-25 (.456) mark in Big Ten games and a 252-164-15 (.602) record in Kinnick Stadium.
DOMINANT AT HOME
Iowa has won 48 of its last 58 games (.828) in Kinnick Stadium, dating back to the 2002 season, including a 4-1 mark this season. The Hawkeye losses came to Western Michigan (28-19 in 2007), Indiana (38-20 in 2007), Michigan (23-20 in overtime in 2005), Ohio State (38-17 in 2006), Northwestern (21-7 in 2006, 22-17 in 2008 and 17-10 in 2009), Wisconsin (24-21 in 2006 and 31-30 in 2010) and Iowa State (36-31 in 2002). Iowa recorded a school-record 22-game home winning streak between 2002-05, which ended in the overtime loss to Michigan. Iowa’s 44-9 (.830) home record from 2002 thru 2009 ranked as the 11th-best home winning percentage in the nation and second in the Big Ten to Ohio State. Iowa was 6-1 at home in 2009, with wins over Northern Iowa, Arizona, Arkansas State, Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota and a loss to Northwestern. Iowa is 16-3 at home since the start of the 2008 season.
TWO HAWKEYES HONORED
Senior P Ryan Donahue and senior QB Ricky Stanzi earned recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for their play in Iowa’s 31-30 loss to Wisconsin. Donahue was named national Punter of the Week after averaging 60.5 yards on two punts vs. the Badgers. Donahue had punts of 50 and 71 yards and allowed no punt return yards. His 71-yard kick is the fourth longest of his career and the 13th best in school history. He is averaging 45.8 yards per kick on 29 punts in seven games to rank second in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation. Stanzi received honorable mention recognition for the third time this season (Ball State, Michigan). He completed 25-37 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions. He has thrown at least one scoring pass in 16 straight games and he has three touchdown passes in four of seven games. For the season, he has completed 124-182 attempts for 1,732 yards and 16 touchdowns, with two interceptions. Stanzi leads the Big Ten and is 12th nationally in pass efficiency (174.88).
STANZI, REISNER ON LISTS
Senior QB Ricky Stanzi and senior TE Allen Reisner are on reduced lists for national honors at their respective positions. Reisner is one of 22 tight end candidates named to the 2010 John Mackey Award mid-season watch list. The award goes annually to the nation’s best collegiate tight end. Reisner has started every game this year. He has 24 receptions for 268 yards (11.2 average) and two touchdowns. Former Iowa tight end Dallas Clark won the Mackey Award in 2002. Stanzi is one of 15 quarterback candidates remaining on the Watch List for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award for the top senior quarterback in the nation. Stanzi, in seven games, has completed 124-182 attempts for 1,732 yards and 16 touchdowns, with two interceptions. He leads the Big Ten and is 12th in the nation in pass efficiency.
HAWKEYES EARN WEEKLY HONORS
Several Iowa players have earned weekly honors during the first seven weeks of the season: Senior punter Ryan Donahue was named national Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards after averaging 60.5 yards on two punts vs. Wisconsin.
- Senior QB Ricky Stanzi was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 38-28 win at Michigan. Stanzi completed 17-24 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions. The Big Ten honor is the first for Stanzi.
- Senior DE Adrian Clayborn was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 24-3 win over Penn State Oct. 2. Clayborn collected 10 tackles in the win, including a quarterback sack for minus 15 yards and three tackles for loss. Iowa held Penn State to 54 net rushing yards and just three points. The Big Ten honor is the third for Clayborn. He earned the recognition for special teams in Iowa’s 2009 win at Penn State and he was defensive Player of the Week in Iowa’s 2009 win at Michigan State. Clayborn earned honorable mention recognition for his position from the College Football Performance Awards for his play against Penn State as well.
- Junior DL Mike Daniels was named Big Ten Conference co-defensive Player of the Week for his play in Iowa’s 45-0 win over Ball State. Daniels recorded career bests in tackles and tackles for loss in Iowa’s shutout victory over Ball State. Daniels had four solo tackles and two assists, including four tackles for loss (-20) and one QB sack (-7). The Hawkeye defense held Ball State to just 112 yards total offense (56 rushing, 56 passing) as nine of 12 Ball State possessions were five plays or less. The Big Ten Player of the Week honor is the first for Daniels, who was also named national defensive Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.
- Senior RB Paki O’Meara was named Big Ten Conference special teams Player of the Week for his play in Iowa’s 37-7 win over Eastern Illinois. O’Meara blocked an Eastern Illinois punt in the first period and returned the block for a 42-yard touchdown. His score gave Iowa a 21-0 advantage. He also had four rushing attempts for 34 yards in the second half in earning his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor.
- Senior QB Ricky Stanzi earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for his play against Ball State, Michigan and Wisconsin. He had three touchdown passes and no interceptions in each of the three games.
- Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Award for his play in Iowa’s win over Michigan. He had four receptions for 70 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson-Koulianos became Iowa’s career leader in receiving yards in the Iowa win.
- Junior DB Shaun Prater earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for his defensive backfield play in Iowa’s win over Penn State. Prater collected Iowa’s only turnover vs. Penn State, returning his interception in the closing minutes 33 yards for his first career touchdown. He also collected four tackles and the interception is the second of his career against Penn State.
- Sophomore RB Adam Robinson earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Award for his play in Iowa’s 35-7 win over Iowa State. Robinson rushed for a career-best 156 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 39-yard run. Robinson also had a 75-yard run to set up another Hawkeye touchdown and surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards.
- Senior TE Allen Reisner earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Award for his play in Iowa’s 35-7 win over Iowa State. Reisner had three receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown. His two-yard scoring reception gave Iowa a 21-0 advantage in the second period and his 55-yard catch, the longest of his career, led to Iowa’s final score.
- Freshman PK Mike Meyer earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Award for his play in Iowa’s 35-7 win over Iowa State. A true freshman walk-on, Meyer has handled Iowa’s kickoff duties all season games. Against Iowa State, he averaged 68.3 yards on six kicks, with three touchbacks.
- Iowa had eight players named Big Ten Players of the Week in 2009 (four on defense, one offense and three special team winners).
TOUGH AGAINST THE RUN
Iowa ranks 11th nationally in scoring defense (15.7) and eighth in rushing defense (92.1). The Iowa defense was the last unit in the nation to allow a rushing touchdown this season, that coming in Iowa’s sixth game. The Hawkeyes are 13th nationally in total defense (297.1) and fifth in turnover margin (+1.29).
LIVE BLOGGING FROM KINNICK STADIUM
Hawkeye fans not able to attend the Michigan State game can log on to hawkeyesports.com and have a chance to be interactive. The Iowa Sports Information staff will be blogging live from the press box during the game. Iowa fans can log on to hawkeyesports.com and click on the blog story and follow along. Fans will have the opportunity to submit questions and comments, answer quick polls and get up-to-the-minute information about the game and Hawkeyes.
Iowa sophomore running back Jewel Hampton and junior linebacker Bruce Davis suffered season-ending knee injuries during Iowa’s 34-27 loss at Arizona. Both have had surgery to repair the damage. In addition, LB Jeff Tarpinian missed Iowa’s opening game and the most recent two games vs. Michigan and Wisconsin. He did not start vs. Penn State and was limited to just a few plays on defense. Tarpinian led Iowa in tackles (32) through five games. Senior FB Brett Morse did not play at Michigan, ending his starting streak at 18 consecutive starts, but returned vs. Wisconsin. Hampton rushed 91 times for 463 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman in 2008 before missing 2009 due to injury. He rushed 20 times for 84 yards and a touchdown against Iowa State and had a four-yard touchdown reception at Arizona prior to his season-ending injury. Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker underwent a medical procedure in late September and has missed Iowa’s last six games.
COACH Kirk Ferentz
Kirk Ferentz (pronounced FAIR-rintz, rhymes with parents) is in his 12th season as head football coach at the University of Iowa. His latest contract extension runs through the 2020 season. Ferentz was named the 2009 Dave McClain Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year. He was one of 15 semi-finalists for the 2009 George Munger Award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the College Coach of the Year. He was the 2009 AFCA Region Three Coach of the Year and was one of 10 finalists for the Liberty Mutual national Coach of the Year. Ferentz was honored as the 2002 Associated Press and Walter Camp National Coach of the Year and was the AFCA Regional Coach of the Year that season, as well. He was named Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2009. Ferentz guided Iowa to Big Ten titles in 2002 and 2004. Iowa has made two BCS bowl appearances, including a 24-14 win in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl. Iowa has played in six January bowl games and has four January bowl victories (2004 Outback Bowl, 2005 Capital One Bowl, 2009 Outback Bowl and 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl). Iowa has posted a 75-33 (.694) overall mark and a 44-23 (.657) Big Ten record the last nine plus seasons. Ferentz has guided the Hawkeyes to eight first division finishes, including a second-place finish in 2009. Ferentz, at Iowa, holds an overall record of 86-57 (.601) and a 51-40 (.567) mark in Big Ten games. In 14 seasons as a college head coach his career mark is 98-78 (.557). Fifty-two of Iowa’s 143 games under Ferentz have been decided by seven points or less (24-28) and 41 were played against opponents who were ranked in the top 25 at the time (17-24). Ferentz joined the Iowa staff after serving as assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. He was 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. 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. 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. Kirk received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut in May, 2009. He was inducted into the Upper St. Clair High School Hall of Fame in September, 2002 and the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in May, 2003.
FERENTZ NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz was named the Dave McClain Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year for the third time in 2009. Ferentz was a finalist for the Liberty Mutual national Coach of the Year award and was one of 15 semi-finalists for the George Munger Award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the College Coach of the Year. The American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) named Ferentz its 2009 Region Three Coach of the Year. Ferentz was also the league Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2004. He was the Associated Press and Walter Camp National Coach of the Year in 2002. Ferentz has led nine straight Iowa teams to bowl eligibility and the Hawkeyes have finished in the Big Ten’s first division eight of the past nine seasons.
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year three times (2002, 2004 & 2009) and he was named National Coach of the Year in 2002. Ferentz joins Michigan’s Bo Schembechler (four) and Iowa’s Hayden Fry (three) and Penn State’s Joe Paterno (three) as the only coaches to be honored in more than two seasons.
MICHIGAN STATE COACH MARK DANTONIO
Mark Dantonio is in his fourth season on the Spartan sidelines and his sixth season as a college head coach. Dantonio has amassed a 48-34 (.585) overall mark and a 30-17 (.638) record at Michigan State. Dantonio led Michigan State to a 7-6 record and an invitation to the Champs Sports Bowl (lost to Boston College) in his first season. In 2008, the Spartans ended the year in the Capital One Bowl (lost to Georgia) and compiled a 9-4 overall record. Last season, MSU ended the season 6-7 after an Alamo Bowl loss to Texas Tech. Prior to becoming Michigan State’s 24th head football coach, he was the head coach at Cincinnati for three seasons (2004-06). While coaching at Cincinnati, Dantonio led the Bearcats to two bowl appearances. Dantonio had Big Ten and Michigan State ties before being named MSU’s head coach. From 1995-2000, he served as secondary coach at Michigan State and was promoted to associate head coach in 2000. After six seasons as an assistant coach in East Lansing, he was named Ohio State’s defensive coordinator for three seasons (2001-03). The Buckeyes boasted a 32-6 mark during his three seasons in Columbus. He helped guide the Buckeyes to three bowl appearances, including winning the 2002 national championship. A native of Zanesville, OH, Dantonio was a three-year letterman as a defensive back at South Carolina (1976-78).
IOWA, MICHIGAN STATE NOTES
- Iowa sophomore DB Micah Hyde, will have a family reunion of sorts against the Spartans, as his brother, Marcus, is a senior defensive back for the Spartans. Marcus is listed as MSU’s starting strong safety. Marcus has played in all eight games and is second on the team in tackles. Micah has started all seven Iowa games and has two pass interceptions. The Hyde’s are from Fostoria, Ohio.
- Iowa is fifth nationally in turnover margin (+1.29) and Michigan State is ninth (+1.13).
- Iowa ranks 11th in scoring defense (15.7) and Michigan State is 18th (17.9).
- Iowa is third in passing efficiency (172.93) and Michigan State is 11th (162.89). Individually, Iowa QB Ricky Stanzi is second (174.88) and MSU QB Kirk Cousins is 12th (161.7). MSU is 18th in pass efficiency defense (108.28).
- Iowa ranks 18th in kickoff returns (25.0) and Michigan State is 14th in punt returns (14.5). In the Big Ten, MSU is first in punt returns and Iowa is second.
- Iowa also ranks eighth in rushing defense (92.1) and 13th in total defense (297.1).
- Iowa’s roster includes two players from Michigan, and both are true freshmen who are possible redshirt candidates. Those players are WR Kevonte Martin-Manley from Bloomfield and DL Carl Davis from Sterling Heights.
- Redshirt freshman OL David Barrent of Clive (Wes Des Moines Valley HS) is the only Iowan on the Spartan roster.
- MSU radio play-by-play announcer George Blaha was raised in Marshalltown, IA and attended the first-ever game between Michigan State and Iowa in 1953 (presumably as an Iowa fan).
- Two Hawkeye players celebrate their birthdays this week, including DB Shaun Prater (Oct. 27) and WR James Hurt (Oct. 28).
- Iowa has allowed only one 100-yard rusher this season, as Michigan’s Denard Robinson rushed 18 times for 105 yards in Iowa’s 38-28 win. Iowa allowed just one player to rush for 100 yards or more in both 2008 and 2009.
- Norm Parker, Iowa’s defensive coordinator, coached at Michigan State for 12 seasons (1983-94). During that time MSU appeared in seven bowl games and won the 1988 Rose Bowl. The Spartans won the Big Ten in 1987 and shared the league title (with Iowa) in 1990.
- Iowa defensive backs Coach Phil Parker played at Michigan State, earning first team all-Big Ten honors from 1983-85. Parker was a graduate assistant coach when Michigan State won the 1987 league title and defeated Southern Cal (20-18) in the 1988 Rose Bowl.
- Ted Gill, MSU’s defensive line coach, was the defensive line and linebacker coach at Iowa from 1990-94.
- Pat Narduzzi, MSU’s defensive coordinator, was the defensive coordinator at Miami, OH in 2003 when Iowa defeated the RedHawks (21-3).
- Dan Roushar, MSU’s offensive line coach, is a native of Clinton, IA and his father, Dan, previously was the head coach at Iowa City Regina HS.
- Mark Staten, MSU’s tight end and tackles coach, was a graduate assistant coach at Miami, OH when Iowa defeated the RedHawks (44-19) in 2001.
- Mike Tressel, MSU’s linebackers and special teams coach, was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Wartburg College in 2001. His uncle, Jim, is the head coach at Ohio State.
IOWA WON A YEAR AGO
Iowa scored on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Ricky Stanzi to Marvin McNutt on the final play of the game to take a 15-13 win at Michigan State last Oct. 24. The win was the first for Iowa, in East Lansing, since 1995. Iowa controlled the action in the fourth quarter, collecting a 20-yard field goal by Daniel Murray to tie the game at 6-6 with 11:43 remaining. Michigan State gained just one first down on its next possession and Iowa began an 11-play drive that covered 72 yards and took over six minutes off the clock. Murray added another 20-yard field goal, his third three-pointer of the night, to give Iowa a 9-6 advantage with 2:56 to play. MSU took over at its own 40 after a long kick return, but faced a third and 18 after consecutive QB sacks. A pass and lateral play gained 38 yards and the Spartans would later score their only touchdown on a 30-yard pass from Kirk Cousins to Blair White with 1:37 to play. Iowa’s game-winning drive began with a 16-yard Stanzi to McNutt completion to the Iowa 46. After a short run by Stanzi and an incomplete pass, Stanzi connected with Trey Stross for a 21-yard gain. A 16-yard pass to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos moved the ball to the MSU 15 and a holding penalty gave Iowa a first and goal at the seven. After three straight incomplete passes, Stanzi found McNutt on a slant pattern for the winning score. Iowa’s offense was led by RB Adam Robinson, who rushed 27 times for 109 yards, both career bests at the time. Stanzi completed 11-27 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown. Johnson-Koulianos led Iowa receivers with 59 yards on three receptions. Iowa’s defense allowed MSU just 85 net rushing yards while collecting four QB sacks. LB Pat Angerer led Iowa’s defense with nine tackles. DE Adrian Clayborn registered three tackles for loss, including two QB sacks, and was named co-Defensive Player of the Week in the Big Ten. Murray made all three of his field goal attempts, including a 37-yard kick in the second period to force a 3-3 halftime tie. Punter Ryan Donahue averaged 44.7 yards on six punts, with three kicks inside the MSU 20.
Iowa holds a 21-18-2 advantage in the series that began with a 21-7 Michigan State win in 1953. The Hawkeyes have won eight of the last 12 meetings, with the four losses coming at East Lansing. The home team had won nine straight meetings before last season. The first meeting between the two teams, a 21-7 Michigan State win at Iowa City on Sept. 26, 1953, marked MSU’s first game as a member of the Big Ten Conference. Iowa holds a 12-8-1 advantage in games played at Iowa City, including the last six games in Kinnick Stadium. MSU’s last win in Kinnick Stadium came by a 17-14 margin in 1989. The two teams did not meet in 2005 and 2006. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans (34-27) in a double overtime thriller in Kinnick Stadium 2007 in MSU’s last visit to Iowa City. Kirk Ferentz recorded his first Big Ten win as Iowa’s head coach when the Hawkeyes topped Michigan State (21-16) in Iowa City, in 2000.
WISCONSIN RALLIES PAST IOWA
Wisconsin scored on an eight-yard run by Montee Ball with 1:06 remaining to edge Iowa 31-30 in Kinnick Stadium, ending Iowa’s two-game win streak in the series. Iowa reached the Wisconsin 35-yard line as time expired, coming up just short in the battle for the Heartland Trophy. The game was close throughout as neither team led by more than six points. Wisconsin connected on a field goal on its first drive, but Iowa answered with a one-yard touchdown by RB Adam Robinson for a 6-3 advantage as the Badgers blocked the PAT. Wisconsin took a 10-6 margin on its next possession. The Hawkeyes drove 49 yards in the closing minutes of the second quarter, taking a 13-10 advantage on a three-yard pass from QB Ricky Stanzi to TE Allen Reisner. Iowa failed to move the ball to start the third quarter and Wisconsin answered with an 80-yard drive that ended with a two-yard touchdown by John Clay. Again, Iowa answered, retaking the lead on a 45-yard scoring strike from Stanzi to WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos. Clay’s second short scoring run gave Wisconsin a 24-20 advantage late in the third quarter. Iowa regained the lead when Stanzi connected with WR Marvin McNutt, Jr. for a six-yard score with 10:16 remaining. The Hawkeyes collected the only turnover of the game, an interception by DB Brett Greenwood on Wisconsin’s next play from scrimmage, and added a 40-yard Mike Meyer field goal with 8:35 remaining. Wisconsin then put together its game winning drive, using a fake punt and a fourth down conversion to keep the drive alive. Along with the blocked PAT, Iowa also missed a scoring opportunity in the second period when the snap on a potential field goal attempt was mishandled. Stanzi led Iowa’s offense by completing 25-37 passes for 258 yards and three scores. Robinson rushed 23 times for 114 yards. McNutt, Jr. (7-70) and Johnson-Koulianos (5-93) led Iowa receivers. Junior DB Tyler Sash led the Hawkeye defense with a career-best 13 tackles and LB Tyler Nielsen added 10 tackles, also a career best.
WISCONSIN EXTRA POINTS
- Both teams were successful on third and fourth down plays. Iowa was 11-16 on third down and 1-2 on fourth down, while Wisconsin was 6-12, but 3-3 on fourth down, including two key fourth down conversions on the 15-play, 80-yard game-winning touchdown drive.
- Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos had five receptions to move into a tie for first place on Iowa’s career receptions list. He ended the game with five receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown, his fifth score in the last three games. Johnson-Koulianos improved his career totals to 157 catches for 2,367 yards and 15 touchdowns.
- Senior QB Ricky Stanzi completed 25-37 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns. Stanzi improved his career totals to 445-744 for 6,105 yards and 47 touchdowns. Iowa is 23-6 with Stanzi as its starting quarterback. He has at least one touchdown pass in the last 16 games he has played and has two or more scoring passes in five of seven games in 2010.
- Sophomore RB Adam Robinson led Iowa’s ground game with 23 attempts for 114 yards. Robinson had five rushing touchdowns in 11 games as a freshman in 2009 and he has nine this season. He has rushed for over 100 yards in five of seven games in 2010 and has seven career games over the century mark. He has scored two or more touchdowns in four games this season. Robinson increased his career totals to 333 carries for 1,571 yards. He ranks 19th in career rushing yards at Iowa.
- Iowa was 3-4 in the red zone, scoring a rushing touchdown and two passing touchdown, but failing to score when the snap on a potential field goal attempt was mishandled. Iowa has scored on 88 of the last 98 red zone possessions (61 TDs and 27 FGs), dating back to the Michigan State game in 2008. Iowa is 69-79 inside the red zone its last 23 games.
- Wisconsin was a perfect 5-5 in the red zone, with a field goal, a passing touchdown and three rushing touchdowns. Iowa opponents are 14-22 in the red zone, with six passing touchdowns, five rushing touchdowns and two field goals. Iowa has allowed five rushing touchdowns this season, all in the last two games. Iowa was the last Division I team to allow a rushing touchdown in 2010.
- Freshman PK Mike Meyer had a 40-yard field goal in the fourth period, the longest of his career. Meyer has made four of five field goals this season, including four straight.
- Senior DE Adrian Clayborn had a caused fumble on a QB sack in the second period. The forced fumble is the first for Clayborn this season and seventh of his career. He finished with five tackles, including a QB sack and one QB hurry.
- Junior WR Marvin McNutt, Jr. had a touchdown reception in the fourth period and for the day had a game-high seven receptions for 70 yards. He has 1,158 career receiving yards and 11 career touchdowns.
- Senior DB Brett Greenwood had the ninth interception of his career in the fourth quarter. Greenwood is tied for 13th in career thefts. Greenwood also registered six tackles.
- Instant Replay was used in the first period, twice in the third and twice in the fourth. The call on the field, Iowa runner down at the one, was upheld in the first period. In the third period, the spot of the ball was reviewed, and the call on the field was overturned. Later in the period, an Iowa pass was ruled complete, and the call was upheld. In the fourth, the spot of the ball was reviewed, and overturned, resulting in an Iowa first down. In the closing minutes, the call of Wisconsin runner down at the one was reviewed, and overturned, with the ruling being a Wisconsin touchdown.
MICHIGAN STATE RALLIES AT NORTHWESTERN
Michigan State rallied for a 35-27 win at Northwestern to remain as the only undefeated team in the Big Ten. The Spartans trailed 17-0 in the first half and 27-21 with 9:47 remaining following a Northwestern field goal. MSU then dominated the final portion of the game to earn the win. MSU took its first lead with two minutes remaining on a nine-yard pass from Kirk Cousins to B.J. Cunningham, concluding an 11-play, 88-yard drive. The Spartans regained possession and added a 25-yard scoring run by Edwin Baker with 1:07 remaining. MSU LB Eric Gordon added an interception in the final minute to ice the road win. Michigan State gained 457 yards total offense while holding Northwestern to 385 and collecting two Wildcat turnovers. Cousins completed 29-43 pass attempts for 331 yards and three touchdowns, while Baker rushed 10 times for 73 yards. WR Mark Dell had nine receptions for 109 yards and two scores and Cunningham added 113 yards on eight receptions. Greg Jones and Tyler Hoover led MSU’s defense with nine tackles each. Hoover added two QB sacks and a forced fumble. The Spartan defense collected eight QB sacks and 10 tackles for loss.
QB Ricky Stanzi
- Has completed 124-182 passes (.681) for 1,732 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010, with two interceptions. Stanzi has at least one touchdown pass in last 16 games he has played and three scoring strikes in four of seven games.
- Ranks first in the Big Ten and second in the nation in passing efficiency (174.88).
- Ranks ninth in single-season touchdown passes (17 in 2009) and tied for 12th with 16 touchdown passes this season.
- Ranks third in career scoring passes (47) behind Chuck Long (74) and Drew Tate (61). Completed 25-37 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns vs. Wisconsin, with no interceptions
- Completed 17-24 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns at Michigan to earn Big Ten Conference offensive Player of the Week honors.
- Completed 16-22 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown vs. Penn State.
- Completed 19-25 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns in win over Ball State, with no interceptions.
- Completed 171-304 attempts for 2,417 yards in 2009. Season yardage total ranks 11th best in school history.
- Career total of 6,105 passing yards ranks sixth. He is also sixth in career completions (445), attempts (744) and fifth in total offense (6,093).
- Has led Iowa to a 23-6 record as a starter, including a 13-3 record in Kinnick Stadium and a 12-5 record in Big Ten games.
- His 23 wins as Iowa’s starting quarterback ranks eighth best among active FBS quarterbacks.
- Ranks first in Iowa career receiving yards (2,368), tied for first in receptions (157) and tied for fourth in touchdowns (15).
- Has led Iowa in receiving in each of the past three seasons, becoming just the third receiver to accomplish that feat. Had 45 receptions for 750 yards in 2009.
- Leads team in receiving in 2010 with 30 receptions for 497 yards and eight touchdowns.
- Eight touchdowns this season ties as fourth best for single season at Iowa.
- Has at least one pass reception in 25 straight games in which he has played.
- Five receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown vs. Wisconsin, his fifth touchdown in three games.
- Four receptions for 70 yards and personal-best three touchdowns in win at Michigan.
- Four receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown in win over Penn State.
- Averaged 31.5 yards on 12 KO returns in 2009, including a 99-yard return for a touchdown at Ohio State. In seven games this season is averaging 26.5 yards on 12 KO returns.
- Has totaled over 1,000 all-purpose yards in each of his three seasons, including a career-best 1,128 yards in 2009 and 831 yards to date in 2010.
- Has matched Jim Gibbons (1955-57) and Tim Dwight (1995-97) as a receiving leader in three seasons. No Hawkeye has led the team in receiving four years.
- Named to numerous preseason all-America teams after being named Most Valuable Player in Iowa’s win over Georgia Tech in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl.
- Has started 24 consecutive games and has 31 career starts.
- Recorded five tackles vs. Wisconsin, including one QB sack and a forced fumble.
- Blocked third kick of his career with blocked field goal in win at Michigan.
- Named Big Ten defensive Player of the Week after recording 10 tackles in 24-3 win over Penn State, including three tackles for loss and a QB sack.
- Has recorded 33 tackles in 2010, with six tackles for loss, 2.5 QB sacks and three QB pressures.
- Key member of Iowa defensive unit that ranks 11th nationally in scoring defense (15.7), eighth in rushing defense (92.1) and 13th in total defense (297.1).
- Completed junior season as one of the Big Ten leaders in tackles for loss, quarterback sacks and forced fumbles.
DB Tyler Sash
- Tied for fifth in career interceptions with 12.
- Led team with career-high 13 tackles vs. Wisconsin, including five solo stops and a tackle for loss.
- Interception and 36-yard return led to touchdown in win at Michigan. Also had 37-yard return of blocked field goal and seven tackles against the Wolverines.
- Holds Iowa career record and ranks fourth all-time in Big Ten history with 386 interception return yards.
- Led Iowa with six interceptions in 2009, a total that ties as sixth best in a single season.
- Tied Iowa’s single-game record with three interceptions in a win at Iowa State.
- His 203 interception return yards in 2009 established a single-season record.
- Ranks second with 25 tackles in 2010 and has 193 career tackles. Has helped Iowa’s defense rank 11th in the nation in scoring defense (15.7), eighth in rushing defense (92.1) and 13th in total defense (297.1).
WR Marvin McNutt, JR.
- Has 26 receptions for 423 yards and three touchdowns in 2010, averaging 16.3 yards per catch.
- Seven receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown vs. Wisconsin.
- Four receptions for 78 yards in 38-28 win at Michigan, with a long of 34 yards.
- Four receptions for 93 yards in 24-3 win over Penn State.
- Had 34 receptions for 674 yards in 2009, his first year as a wide receiver. Caught game-winning pass on the final play of Iowa’s win at Michigan State.
- Had eight touchdown receptions in 2009, which ties for the fourth best total in school history.
- His 11 career scoring receptions ties for 12th-best all-time at Iowa.
- In 2009, McNutt (674) and Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (750) combined to give Iowa two receivers with over 600 yards for just the ninth time in school history.
- Second interception of the season vs. Wisconsin led to Iowa field goal. Also had six tackles vs. Badgers.
- Tied for 13th in career interceptions with nine. Four of his career interceptions have come against Iowa State.
- Has 39 career starts and 202 career tackles to become 63rd Iowa player to surpass 200 career stops.
- Became the 40th Iowa player to rush for over 1,000 career yards with his play against Iowa State.
- Season totals include 737 yards and nine touchdowns on 152 carries, rushing for over 100 yards in five of seven games. Has seven career games with over 100 rushing yards.
- Career totals include 333 carries for 1,571 yards and 14 touchdowns, to rank 19th in career rushing.
- Ranks fourth in the Big Ten and 18th in the nation in rushing yards per game (105.38).
- Ranks third in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards (137.0) and eighth in scoring (7.7).
- Rushed 23 times for 114 yards and a touchdown vs. Wisconsin.
- Career-high 31 carries for 143 yards in 38-28 win at Michigan, along with 61 yards on four pass receptions.
- Led Iowa’s rushing attack with 834 yards in 2009, despite missing all of two games and portions of others. The yardage is the most ever for an Iowa freshman.
- Had 952 all-purpose yards in 2009, which ranks fifth best for an Iowa freshman.
- His 156 rushing yards vs. Iowa State in 2010 are a career high.
- Rushed 22 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns in win over Ball State.
- Has scored two touchdowns or more in four games in 2010.
DT Mike Daniels
- Leads Iowa in both tackles for loss (8-44) and QB sacks (3-25). Tied for fifth in the Big Ten and T-65th in the nation in tackles for loss.
- Named co-defensive Player of the Week in the Big Ten for his play vs. Ball State. Also named national defensive Player of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.
- Has recorded 27 tackles while starting three of seven games.
- Has 230 career tackles (74 solo, 156 assists) to become the 62nd Hawkeye player to reach 200 career stops (ranks T-40th). Has 32 career starts.
- Recorded nine tackles vs. Wisconsin.
- Recorded career-best 13 tackles in 38-28 win at Michigan.
- Leads team in tackles through seven games in 2010, recording 16 solo stops and 35 assists.
- Recovered fumble vs. Arizona to stop scoring opportunity and turnover led to first Iowa touchdown.
- Had fumble recovery that led to an Iowa touchdown in win over Ball State, the fifth recovery of his career.
- Tied for first in the Big Ten with two fumble recoveries and is 11th in tackles per game.
STANZI AMONG VETERAN RETURNING QBS
With 23 wins as Iowa’s starting quarterback, senior Ricky Stanzi ranks eighth among FBS signal callers in victories. Stanzi trails the following: Andy Dalton, TCU (37), Kellen Moore, Boise State (32), Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech (29), Terrell Pryor, Ohio State (26), Colin Kaerpernick, Nevada (25), Case Keenum, Houston (24), and Josh Nesbitt, Georgia Tech (24).
STANZI IN A CLUB OF HIS OWN
In leading Iowa to a 24-3 win over Penn State, Iowa senior QB Ricky Stanzi improved to 3-0 as a starting quarterback against the Nittany Lions. Stanzi is the only opposing quarterback to ever start three games against Penn State and lead his team to wins in all three games. Iowa won 24-23 in 2008 on a last second field and won 21-10 a year ago at Penn State. Stanzi played every offensive down in all three wins. Stanzi has led Iowa to a 23-6 record as the starting quarterback, which ranks third all-time among Iowa signal callers in career victories.
TOP HAWKEYE PERFORMERS
- Senior TE Allen Reisner has 24 receptions for 268 yards and two touchdowns. He was recently one of 22 tight ends named to the mid-season Watch List for the John Mackey Award. Reisner had four receptions in the opening game, three catches (66 yards) in the win over Iowa State and five catches for 53 yards against Ball State. He added three receptions for 29 yards vs. Penn State and two receptions for 15 yards at Michigan. Reisner had five receptions in the first period against Ball State, surpassing his previous career high (four vs. Eastern Illinois, 9/4/10). His career high in yards is 66 yards vs. Iowa State earlier this season. He matched his career best with five receptions for 39 yards vs. Wisconsin. Last season, Reisner had 14 catches for 143 yards in 13 games.
- Senior punter Ryan Donahue is averaging 45.8 yards on 29 punts through seven games to rank second in the Big Ten and 12th in the nation. He has a long of 71 yards in 2010, 12 of his punts have been downed inside the 20 and opponents are averaging just 3.9 yards on 15 returns. The 71-yard punt is his fourth longest and the 13th longest in school history.
- Senior LB Jeff Tarpinian has 32 stops in four games, including 12 at Arizona and 11 in the win over Iowa State. Tarpinian missed Iowa’s opening game due to injury before starting for the first time against Iowa State. He added a team-best nine tackles in the win over Ball State before playing just a few plays in the win over Penn State due to injury. He did not play vs. Michigan and Wisconsin.
- Senior DT Karl Klug has six tackles for loss and 1.5 QB sacks. Klug has registered 35 tackles, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble through seven games. He forced a fumble and had eight tackles at Michigan and had six tackles and two pass break-ups vs. Wisconsin.
- Junior DE Broderick Binns had his first career interception in the loss at Arizona. He returned the theft 20 yards for a touchdown that tied the score at 27-27 in the fourth period. Binns has recorded 20 tackles in six games after missing Iowa’s season-opening win.
- True freshman PK Mike Meyer scored the first point of his career with a PAT in the first period against Ball State. It was his first PAT attempt after he had handled just KO duties in Iowa’s first three games. Meyer was 6-6 on PAT kicks and added a 25-yard field goal, while also missing a 37-yard field goal from the left hash mark on his first career attempt in the second period. He made his only field goal attempt and two PAT kicks in the win over Penn State. He connected from 30 yards in the closing minutes of the win at Michigan. Meyer had a career-long 40-yard field goal vs. Wisconsin. He is third on the team in scoring with 29 points.
- Sophomore DB Micah Hyde had the first interception of his career in the win over Ball State and he added his second in Iowa’s win at Michigan. He also forced a fumble later in the second period vs. Ball State, with the recovery made by Iowa LB Jeremiha Hunter.
- Junior DB Shaun Prater had his second interception of the season in the win over Penn State, returning the theft 33 yards for Iowa’s final touchdown. Prater also has a recovered fumble and has collected 25 tackles. He also had an interception in Iowa’s win at Penn State in 2009. Prater is tied for sixth in the Big Ten with his two interceptions.
IOWA GETS DEFENSIVE POINTS
Iowa’s defense has recorded at least one pass interception return for a touchdown in each of the last three seasons and in six of the last seven years. DE Broderick Binns had a 20-yard touchdown return in the fourth quarter of the loss at Arizona. DB Shaun Prater had a 33-yard return for a touchdown in the win over Penn State. Last season, safety Tyler Sash had an 86-yard return for a touchdown in a home win over Indiana. In 2008, DB Amari Spievey returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown in a win at Minnesota.
IOWA FEATURES RETURN GAME
Through seven games, Iowa is second in the Big Ten Conference in punt returns (11.8) and third in kickoff returns (25.0). Senior WR Colin Sandeman is averaging nine yards on 11 punt returns to rank second in the Big Ten and 33rd in the nation. He was also second in the Big Ten in punt returns in 2009. Sandeman also has 12 pass receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown. Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos is averaging 26.5 yards on 12 KO returns, which is third best in the Big Ten and ranks 28th nationally. He was second in the Big Ten in kick returns a year ago. Johnson-Koulianos leads Iowa with 30 catches for 497 yards and eight touchdowns.
POSITIVE TURNOVER RATIO
Iowa ranks second in the Big Ten and fifth nationally with a plus 1.29 turnover ratio. Iowa has been guilty of just five turnovers in seven games, including just one turnover in three Big Ten games. The five turnovers ranks second in the nation (Oregon State, four). Iowa’s opponents have had 78 possessions and just three have started in Iowa territory. Arizona had two possessions start in Iowa territory and Iowa State started one possession on Iowa’s end of the field.
HAWKEYES EARN FIRST CAREER START
Iowa players who have started for the first time this season include OL James Ferentz, OL Nolan MacMillan, OL Markus Zusevics, DL Mike Daniels, DB Micah Hyde, LB Bruce Davis, LB Tyler Nielsen, LB Jeff Tarpinian and FB Brad Rogers. Returning players who started every game last season include P Ryan Donahue, K Daniel Murray, FB Brett Morse, DE Adrian Clayborn, DT Karl Klug, DT Christian Ballard, DE Broderick Binns, and SS Tyler Sash. Iowa had 12 players start all 13 games in 2009.
NEW FACES ON THE FIELD
Iowa has played nine true freshmen, including TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, LB James Morris, LB Christian Kirksey, DB B.J. Lowery, DB Tanner Miller, PK Mike Meyer, RB Marcus Coker, DB Anthony Hitchens and WR Don Shumpert. Iowa played just three true freshmen in 2009. The Hawkeyes played seven true freshmen in 2000, 2003 and 2008. Nine true freshmen are the most to see action at Iowa in 12 seasons under Coach Kirk Ferentz. In addition to the true freshmen, others who have seen the first action of their career this season include P Eric Guthrie, DL Joe Forgy, QB John Wienke, FB Jacob Reisen, TE Zach Furlong, DL Joe Gaglione, DL Thomas Nardo, DB Tom Donatell, LB Shane DiBona, FB Brad Rogers, DL Steve Bigach, OL Conor Boffeli, OL Matt Tobin, OL Casey McMillan, OL Brett Van Sloten, OL Woody Orne, DE Dominic Alvis, TE Zach Derby, WR Joe Audlehelm, OL Drew Clark and LB Dakota Getz.
HAWKEYES TO WATCH
Nine Hawkeye players have been named to 20 different preseason “Watch Lists” for individual national awards. Those players include junior DE Broderick Binns (Ted Hendricks, Rotary Lombardi), senior DE Adrian Clayborn (Walter Camp, Ted Hendricks, Chuck Bednarik, Rotary Lombardi, Bronko Nagurski), senior punter Ryan Donahue (Ray Guy), senior WR Johnson-Koulianos (Paul Hornung, Fred Biletnikoff), senior DT Karl Klug (Outland Trophy), senior PK Daniel Murray (Lou Groza), junior DB Tyler Sash (Jim Thorpe, Chuck Bednarik, Lott Trophy, Bronko Nagurski), senior TE Allen Reisner (Mackey) and senior QB Ricky Stanzi (Maxwell, Davey O’Brien, Manning). Iowa is one of three programs (joining Oklahoma and Texas) to have five different individual players earn national Player of the Year honors at their position since 2002.
- Iowa had won 10 straight games over the last four seasons with a trophy on the line before the 31-30 loss to Wisconsin. That streak began with a win over Minnesota in 2007 for possession of Floyd of Rosedale. Iowa also won the battle for Floyd in both 2008 and 2009 and the Cy-Hawk (Iowa State) the last three years. Iowa has won the Heartland Trophy (Wisconsin) in 2008 and 2009. The streak included wins in the 2009 Outback and 2010 FedEx Orange bowls.
- Iowa’s roster includes 18 players who played the quarterback position in high school. That list includes six members of the normal starting line-up, including QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, WR Marvin McNutt, Jr., FB Brett Morse, LB Jeff Tarpinian and DB Micah Hyde.
- Dating back to 2008, Iowa has won eight of its last 10 games away from Iowa City, with both losses to ranked teams. A six-game win streak was snapped in the overtime loss at eighth-ranked Ohio State last November and Iowa lost at 18th-ranked Arizona earlier this season. The streak included wins at Minnesota, Iowa State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State, along with a victory over South Carolina in the 2009 Outback Bowl. The road winning streak was the longest for Iowa since the Hawkeyes won all five of their road games during the 2002 regular season. That streak was six straight games away from home, including the 2001 Alamo Bowl. Iowa’s five road opponents last season were a combined 26-9 (.743) at home. Outside of the game against Iowa, those five teams were 25-5 (.833) at home.
- Iowa’s 2009 win at No. 4/5 ranked Penn State marked Iowa’s first road win over a team ranked in the top five since 1990. That season the Hawkeyes scored a 54-28 win at fifth-ranked Illinois. Iowa concluded the 2009 season with a neutral site win over ninth-ranked Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl.
- Iowa, in 2009, won four games by three points or less for the first time ever in a single season. Iowa was 4-1 in 2009 when trailing after three periods and 1-1 when tied after three quarters. Iowa blocked two field goal attempts in the final seconds of a win over Northern Iowa and scored on the final play in a win at Michigan State. The Hawkeyes lost at Ohio State in overtime.
IOWA JOINS ANOTHER TOP 20
Iowa has 75 wins since the start of the 2002 season, which ties as the 15th highest total in Division I football. The list includes the following: Boise State (100); USC (96); Ohio State (94); Texas (94); Oklahoma (92); LSU (88); TCU (87); Georgia (86); Virginia Tech (86); Florida (84); West Virginia (81); Utah (81); Auburn (80); Wisconsin (79); Alabama (76); IOWA (75); Boston College (75); Texas Tech (75); Miami, FL (74); and Penn State (71).
DEPTH CHART INCLUDES NINE WALK-ONS
Iowa’s depth chart includes nine players who originally joined the program as a walk-on. That includes four players on defense, two on offense and three specialists. The list includes OL Kyle Haganman, OL Josh Koeppel, DL Thomas Nardo, DB Brett Greenwood, DB Tom Donatell, LB Ross Petersen, P Eric Guthrie, PK Mike Meyer and LS Andrew Schulze.
BIG PLAY HAWKEYES
Iowa had three passing plays and one rushing play of at least 20 yards against Wisconsin, plus three KO returns over 20 yards and a 40-yard field goal. Iowa has had 23 pass plays, six rushing plays, 11 KO returns, one punt return, a blocked punt return, a blocked field goal return, three interception returns and four field goals of at least 20 yards. Wisconsin had one pass play of at least 20 yards, but no rushing plays. Iowa’s opponents have had 14 passing plays, only three rushing plays and 13 KO returns of 20 yards or more.
IOWA BY QUARTERS
Iowa holds scoring advantages in the first (58-24), second (77-30), third (44-14) and fourth (57-42) quarters. Iowa has posted one shutout (Ball State), allowed Penn State just three points and Eastern Illinois and Iowa State seven points.
ON THE AVERAGE
Iowa averaged 6.3 yards on first down, 4.3 yards on second down and 6.8 yards on third down against Wisconsin, and converted one of two fourth down attempts. In seven games, Iowa is averaging 7.2 yards on 215 first down plays, 5.4 yards on 144 second down plays, 6.5 yards on 89 third down plays and -1.2 yards while converting 2-5 fourth down attempts.
AVERAGE SCORING DRIVES
Iowa’s five scoring drives vs. Wisconsin averaged 8.4 plays, 55.8 yards and 3:31 in elapsed time. Iowa’s 33 scoring drives in seven games have averaged 7.3 plays, 61.6 yards and 3:39 in elapsed time. Iowa’s opponents have 16 scoring drives, averaging nine plays, 67.8 yards and 3:42 in elapsed time.
IOWA IN THE RED ZONE
Iowa was 3-4 in the red zone vs. Wisconsin, collecting a rushing touchdown and two passing touchdowns. For the season, Iowa is 26-30 in the red zone, scoring 11 rushing touchdowns, 12 passing touchdowns and three field goals. Iowa lost a fumble in the red zone and ended the game in the red zone against Eastern Illinois and had a missed field goal vs. Ball State and a fumbled snap on a potential field goal attempt vs. Wisconsin. Iowa opponents are 14-22 in the red zone, with six passing touchdowns, five rushing touchdowns and three field goals. Iowa has scored on 89 of the last 99 red zone possessions (62 TDs and 27 FGs), dating back to the Michigan State game in 2008. Iowa is 70-80 (.875) combined inside the red zone its last 23 games.
POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
Iowa scored three points following one Wisconsin turnover. For the season, Iowa has scored 72 points following 16 opponent turnovers, which includes 14 points following two blocked kicks. Iowa has five turnovers (three fumbles, two interceptions) in seven games, allowing only seven points following those turnovers. Iowa has recorded at least one takeaway in 50 of its last 55 games, dating back to the 2006 campaign.
HAWKEYES ON THE TUBE
All Iowa football games this season will be televised on either ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or the Big Ten Network. The last Iowa contest not televised was vs. Minnesota on Nov. 17, 2001. Iowa has appeared on television in its last 110 games.
IOWA FOOTBALL WITH Kirk Ferentz
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. Consult local listings for day and time.
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.
WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCES
Head Coach Kirk Ferentz holds his weekly press conferences every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. at the Hayden Fry Football Complex. Selected player interviews take place immediately after Ferentz meets the media. A complete transcript of Ferentz’s comments will be e-mailed to Iowa’s football media e-mail list 2-3 hours after the press conference.
Iowa is on the road the next two weekends, traveling to Indiana Nov. 6 (time and TV, TBA) and Northwestern Nov. 13 (time and TV, TBA).