|IOWA CORN CY-HAWK SERIES|
|DATE||Saturday, Sept. 9 | 11:01 a.m. CT|
|LOCATION||Ames, Iowa | Jack Trice Stadium (61,500)|
|RADIO | LISTEN||Hawkeye Radio Network | Hawkeye All-Access|
1st and 10
1: Senior LB Josey Jewell was named Walter Camp national and Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week following Week 1. Jewell is a preseason first team All-American by the Associated Press and is named on five national award watch lists: Lott IMPACT, Bednarik, Butkus, Nagurski, and Wuerffel.
2: WR Matt VandeBerg has 16 receptions for 243 yards and two TDs in his last two meetings against Iowa State. He has at least one reception on 20 consecutive games played.
3: The Iowa defense is one of 12 teams that did not allow a touchdown Week 1. The Hawkeyes did not allow Wyoming to reach the red zone in Week 1.
4: Iowa’s linebackers combined for 38 tackles in the season opener (Jewell 14, Niemann 13, Bower 11).
5: Iowa’s offensive line has a combined 122 starts. The Hawkeyes’ quarterbacks have one career start.
6: Iowa is the only FBS team with two players that rushed for 1,000-plus yards in 2016. Senior RB Akrum Wadley led the Hawkeyes in rushing yards (1,081) last season, and senior graduate transfer RB James Butler rushed for 1,336 yards at Nevada in 2016.
7: Since Kirk Ferentz’s first season in 1999, Iowa has had more AP top-10 finishes than Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State, and Tennessee.
8: Ferentz’s 136 wins in all games coached as a member of the Big Ten Conference tie for sixth (Henry Williams of Minnesota) in league history and second all-time at Iowa. He is seven wins from tying Hayden Fry as the Hawkeyes’ all-time winningest football coach.
9: Ferentz teams have finished in the Associated Press top-10 on five occasions, and in four of those seasons the Hawkeyes were led by a first-year starter — Banks in 2002, Nathan Chandler in 2003, Drew Tate in 2004, and C.J. Beathard in 2015.
10: Saturday is the third event of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Iowa defeated Iowa State’s soccer team, 1-0, on Aug. 25. The schools’ volleyball teams meet Sept. 8, in Iowa City. The Cy-Hawk Series is tied, 6-6-1, in its 13 year history.
Iowa has played 1,221 games since beginning football in 1889. Iowa’s overall record is 634-548-39 (.535). That includes a 398-216-16 (.641) record in home games, a 236-332-23 (.418) record in games away from Iowa City, a 320-369-25 (.464) mark in Big Ten games and a 281-180-15 (.600) record in Kinnick Stadium.
IOWA/IOWA STATE NOTES
- Iowa has won its last two games played in Ames.
- Kirk Ferentz has been Iowa’s head football coach since 1999. The Cyclones have had four head coaches during that time. Ferentz was 3-5 all-time against Dan McCarney (1999-2006), 1-1 against Gene Chizik (2007-08), and 4-3 against Paul Rhoads (2009-15). He is 1-0 in his only meeting against Matt Campbell.
- Saturday is the third event of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. Iowa defeated Iowa State’s soccer team, 1-0, on Aug. 25. The schools’ volleyball teams meet Sept. 8, in Iowa City. The Cy-Hawk Series is tied, 6-6-1, in its 13 year history.
- Iowa has 57 native Iowans on its roster. Iowa State has 47.
Saturday’s game will mark the 65th meeting in the series. Iowa holds a 42-22 advantage in the series that began with a 16-8 ISU win in 1894. The Hawkeyes are 18-8 all-time in games played in Ames. Iowa has won two straight at Jack Trice Stadium.
The teams did not meet between 1935 and 1976. Iowa holds a 26-14 advantage since the series resumed in 1977.
IOWA CORN CY-HAWK TROPHY
Iowa Corn is the sponsor of the Cy-Hawk Series and the annual football game between the two schools.
Iowa and Iowa State played for the Cy-Hawk Trophy from the time the series resumed in 1977, with the Hawkeyes holding a 26-14 advantage in those games. That original Cy-Hawk Trophy was donated to the series by the Des Moines Athletic Club. The Cy-Hawk Trophy currently resides in Iowa City as a result of Iowa’s 42-3 victory last season.
Saturday’s game is the third event in the 12th annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series. Iowa won the first event on the soccer pitch, 1-0. The volleyball teams meet Sept. 8 in Iowa City. The all-time Cy-Hawk Series is tied, 6-6-1. Iowa won the event, 19-7, in 2016-17.
IOWA VS. THE BIG 12
Iowa holds an all-time record of 57-34 (.626) against current members of the Big 12 Conference, having met all but Baylor and West Virginia at least once. Iowa State is the only Big 12 opponent on the Hawkeye schedule this season.
The Hawkeyes have four trophy games on the schedule in 2017. Iowa defends the Cy-Hawk trophy Saturday at Iowa State, the Floyd of Rosedale trophy against Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 28, and the Heroes Trophy on Nov. 24 at Nebraska. Iowa will try to regain possession of the Heartland Trophy at Wisconsin on Nov. 11.
JOSEY JEWELL EARNS NATIONAL/CONFERENCE HONOR
LB Josey Jewell was named Walter Camp national and Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa’s 24-3 win over Wyoming Saturday in Kinnick Stadium. Jewell led Iowa with 14 tackles, including seven solo stops. His totals included two sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, and one pass break-up. His QB pressure late in the game led to Iowa’s second interception. The sacks and tackles for loss match career bests.
Jewell’s effort led an Iowa defense that allowed just three points to Wyoming, as the Cowboy offense totaled just 233 yards total offense and converted just six-of-20 third and fourth-down conversion attempts.
The Big Ten Player of the Week recognition is the first for Jewell. The Hawkeyes had seven different players recognized by the Big Ten in 2016.
The Hawkeyes are the only FBS team with two players that rushed for 1,000-plus yards in 2016. Senior RB Akrum Wadley led the Hawkeyes in rushing yards (1,081)) in 2016, and senior RB James Butler rushed for 1,336 yards as a junior at Nevada in 2016.
Wadley rushed for 116 yards in Iowa’s season opener. Butler rushed for 47 yards in his Hawkeye debut.
WADLEY PURSUES RARE FEAT
Senior RB Akrum Wadley has 116 yards rushing in 2017. He rushed for 1,081 yards in 2016, and with another 1,000-yard campaign he could become the fourth Hawkeye in program history to produce back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons, and the first since Fred Russell went back-to-back in 2002 (1,355) and 2003 (1,264). The other Hawkeyes with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons include Sedrick Shaw (1,002 in 1994, 1,477 in 1995, 1,116 in 1996) and Ladell Betts (1,090 in 2000 and 1,060 in 2001). Wadley ranks 17th in career rushing yards (1,879).
A PLEASANT RESOLUTION TO THE CASE OF THE UNKNOWN
QB Nate Stanley is the 14th quarterback to start a game under Kirk Ferentz. Since 1999, both of Kirk Ferentz’s Big Ten championships have been with a first-year starting quarterback. Brad Banks led Iowa to a share of the conference title in 2002, and Drew Tate did the same in 2004. In 2015, first-year starter C.J. Beathard was given the keys to the offense and drove Iowa to the Big Ten championship game and Rose Bowl.
Ferentz teams have also finished in the Associated Press top-10 on five occasions, and in four of those seasons the Hawkeyes were led by a first-year starter — Banks in 2002, Nathan Chandler in 2003, Tate in 2004, and Beathard in 2015.
Stanley threw three touchdown passes in his first career start Week 1. The last quarterback to throw three touchdowns in his first career start was Ricky Stanzi (3, vs. Florida Atlantic in 2008). Since, 1999, the only other quarterback to throw three or more touchdowns in his first career start under Ferentz was Jon Beutjer (4, at Indiana in 2000).
FERENTZ CLOSES ON B1G, HAWKEYE LEGENDS
Kirk Ferentz has 136 overall wins and 82 Big Ten wins as Iowa’s head coach. The 82 conference wins rank sixth among the conference’s all-time winningest coaches in Big Ten games.
Ferentz’s 136 wins in all games coached as a member of the Big Ten Conference tie for sixth (Henry Williams of Minnesota) in league history and second all-time at Iowa. He is seven wins from tying Hayden Fry as the Hawkeyes’ all-time winningest football coach.
Both Ferentz (136, 82) and Fry (143, 96) rank in the top seven in overall wins and Big Ten wins. Only Iowa and Michigan have two coaches ranked in the top 10 of both win categories (Bo Schembechler 194, 143; and Lloyd Carr 122, 81).
FERENTZ TOPS IN LONGEVITY
Kirk Ferentz is in his 19th season as Iowa’s head football coach. He is the longest tenured active head coach in college football. Ferentz was named Iowa head coach on Dec. 2, 1998. Gary Patterson of TCU is No. 2 in coaching tenure. Patterson’s first year with the Horned Frogs was 2001. Among Big Ten coaches, only Pat Fitzgerald (2006) and Mark Dantonio (2007) have been at their current schools for 10 seasons or more.
KIRK FERENTZ RADIO SHOW
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz is featured on “Hawk Talk with Kirk Ferentz” each week during the regular season. The radio call-in show is hosted by Gary Dolphin, the play-by-play voice of the Iowa Hawkeyes. The show airs live each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. from Carlos O’Kelly’s in Iowa City.
HOME GROWN HAWKEYES
Iowa’s 2017 roster of 122 players includes 57 players from the state of Iowa. The roster includes 21 players from Illinois; nine from Wisconsin; six from Michigan; four from Maryland; three from Florida, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Texas; two from Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Ohio; and one from Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.