It was the worst loss for Indiana since 1914. Aubrey Devine had another huge game, rushing for four touchdowns and kicking four extra points. He rushed for 183 yards and passed for 102 yards. Devine scored a combined 57 points on November 5 and 12. Video highlights start around the 3 minute mark
Indiana jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead, but a 73-yard Nile Kinnick punt changed field position to lead to Iowa's first touchdown. Kinnick then used a 55-yard run to set up Iowa's second touchdown. Erwin Prasse caught his second touchdown pass of the game to give Iowa 20 unanswered points, but Indiana countered with a touchdown pass of their own just before halftime. Indiana dominated play in the third period, taking a nine-point lead. Diehl got a crucial interception to stop another Indiana drive early in the fourth period, and Iowa responded with an 11 play drive to cut Indiana's lead to 3 points. Green came up with an interception that gave Iowa the ball in Indiana territory. Iowa advanced to the Indiana ten-yard line. Rather than attempt a game-tying field goal with minutes to play, Iowa went for the win on 4th down and got it, as Kinnick fired his third touchdown pass to Prasse. Highlight clips start around 5:30 mark.
Toward the end of the second quarter, Nile Kinnick made a touchdown saving tackle on a Notre Dame run at the Notre Dame 41-yard line. On the next play, a Notre Dame pass was intercepted by Kinnick at the Iowa 45-yard line, and Kinnick dodged several tacklers to return the ball 20 yards with less than two minutes remaining in the first half. On the next play, Kinnick fired a pass for Floyd Dean in the end zone, but it was intercepted by Steve Sitko at the goal line. Sitko returned the ball for a few yards before being hit hard by Bruno Andruska, forcing a fumble. Dean and Dick Evans recovered at the Notre Dame 4-yard line. Rushes by Kinnick and Dean for no gain brought up third down, and Notre Dame called a time out. Kinnick shifted to right halfback on third down and carried the ball over the goal line for the touchdown with forty seconds remaining in the half. Kinnick added the extra point under a heavy rush to give Iowa a 7-0 halftime lead. The third quarter ended with the Irish on the Iowa 10-yard line. On the second play of the fourth quarter, Notre Dame rushed ahead for the touchdown. But the critical extra point attempt missed wide left, and the Hawkeyes still held a one-point lead. Iowa's defense continued for force punts from the Notre Dame offense, while Kinnick's booming punts kept Notre Dame on the other side of the field. With under two minutes remaining in the game, Kinnick's 16th punt of the game traveled 63 yards and rolled out of bounds at the Notre Dame 6-yard line, effectively sealing the Iowa victory. Highlight clips start around 6:00 mark. * A trip down memory lane
#2 Wisconsin was unbeaten and had hopes of a national championship until they suffered their lone defeat of the year against the Hawkeyes inside Iowa Stadium. Tom Farmer threw the TD pass for the Hawkeyes and he had two interceptions on the defensive side of the ball. Highlight video for this game starts at 7:45.
On the evening before the game, Coach Eddie Anderson submitted his resignation as head coach (effective in July 1948). The team responded with a 13-7 upset victory over Minnesota. Fans begged Anderson to reconsider, and the Iowa athletic board denied his resignation, promising him a larger coaching staff and other football improvements. Anderson decided to stay. The news called it "the football upset of the year." Highlight clips start around 9:00.
Oregon scored 24 unanswered points after Iowa led 6-0. Fullback Bill Reichardt scored Iowa's final two touchdowns, including one on a 99-yard kickoff rteurn. Bob Longley returned a punt for 94 yards see highlight video). Oregon fumbled 3 times that led to 2 Iowa touchdowns.
Forest Evashevski's Hawks were three touchdown underdogs in his first season as coach. Ohio State had never played in Iowa Stadium, having last played a road game at Iowa 25 years earlier. Evashevski completely retooled his offense the week before the game, and Iowa shocked the Buckeyes, 8â€“0. Clips in highlights runs from 1:46-3:43
Many observers expected a close, high-scoring shootout between Iowa and Minnesota. What they got instead was total domination. The Hawks blew out the Gophers, 27-0. It was an impressive performance considering that Paul Giel would repeat as the Big Ten Player of the Year in 1953 and finish a close second in the Heisman Trophy balloting. Iowa’s stunning 27-0 victory knocked Minnesota out of the rankings and put Iowa in at #20; someone even gave the Hawkeyes a vote for #1 that week.
Notre Dame was immediately dropped to #2 in the AP rankings behind Maryland, where they remained the rest of the season. The tie denied the Irish a wire service national championship, giving the 1953 AP and Coaches Poll national championships to the Terps. In a roundabout way, the Hawkeyes were partially responsible for the greatest moment in Maryland football; Iowa forcing Notre Dame into a humiliating tie opened the door for Maryland's only wire service national title. Iowa, conversely, shot up to #9 in the final national polls and even claimed six first-place votes. It was the first time Iowa finished the year ranked since the Ironmen in 1939. The school was so thrilled with Iowa's 1953 team and particularly the performance against Notre Dame in the season finale that they gave Evy a ten-year contract after the season, which was almost unheard of at that time. Evy was named Coach of the Year by the Detroit Times, and the tie gave his strengthening football program national attention. Clips in highlights run from 4:30-5:52.
The Hawkeyes reached the NCAA Championship finals against the undefeated San Francisco Dons, led by Bill Russell. The game was held at McGaw Hall in Evanston, Illinois. The Dons entered the season on a 26-game winning streak and exited with a record 55 in a row by becoming the first undefeated team (29-0) ever to win the NCAA title. Iowa, the Big Ten champ for the second straight year, came into the NCAA final on a 17-game win streak of its own before losing, 83-71. In the game, Russell scored 26 points, had 27 rebounds, 20 blocks, 3 steals and 1 assist.
On October 20, Iowa defeated Hawaii, 34-0, at Iowa Stadium in Iowa City. Iowa led, 14-0, at halftime and played second, third and fourth-string players in the second half, with a total of 42 Hawkeyes seeing game action. Iowa rushed for 266 yards and held Hawaii to 67 rushing yards. Clips in highlights run from 9:39-10:00
On October 27, Iowa (ranked No. 12 in the AP Poll) defeated Purdue, 21-20, before a crowd of 41,415 at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette. Purdue quarterback Len Dawson threw two touchdown passes, and Mel Dillard ran for a third. Iowa also scored three touchdowns, with the difference being a missed extra point. Purdue drove into Iowa territory late in the game, but Purdue fumbled at the 25-yard line with a minute and a half remaining in the game. Fullback Fred Harris had two tremendous clutch plays in the final minutes, and Purdue's Lennie Dawson missed the final extra point attempt to prevent an upset loss.
On November 3, Michigan (ranked No. 17 in the AP Poll) defeated Iowa (ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll) by a 17-14 score before a crowd of 58,137 at Iowa Stadium in Iowa City. The loss was the only one of the year for Iowa. Iowa had not beaten Michigan since 1924. Michigan took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter on a field goal by Ron Kramer. Iowa then scored two touchdowns and led, 14-3, at halftime. One of the Iowa touchdowns was set up when Michigan's quarterback was sacked and fumbled with Alex Karras recovering the ball for Iowa. Michigan's third-string halfback, Mike Shatusky, scored two touchdowns in the second half, a three-yard run in the third quarter and a two-yard plunge with one minute and six seconds remaining in the game. Clips in highlights run from 10:03-10:20.
#15 Iowa defeated #6 Minnesota before a crowd of 64,235 at Memorial Stadium in Minneapolis. Iowa played field position and defense to make a first quarter touchdown stand by implementing a 6-3-2 defense to contain Minnesota's speedy Bobby Cox. The touchdown was set up by a fumble recovery at the Minnesota 38. Ken Ploen hit a 7 yard pass to Jim Gibbons on 4th and 4 from the 8 yard line, and fullback Fred Harris went over goal on the next play. Minnesota lost 4 fumbles, and Iowa halfback Bill Happel intercepted 2 passes, one of them at his own 1 yard line.
The outcome put Iowa into the lead in the race for the conference's Rose Bowl bid. Iowa won possession of this rivalry game's trophy, Floyd of Rosedale. After the game, Iowa's players carried coach Evashevski off the field on their shoulders. Clips from highlights run from 10:20-10:43.
Ohio State (ranked No. 6) went into the game with the second best rushing attack in the country but were held to 147 rushing yards, their lowest rushing yardage total in two years. The lone score was a 17-yard pass from Ken Ploen to Jim Gibbons. The result broke Ohio State's winning streak of 17 games against conference opponents and clinched for Iowa (ranked No. 7 in the AP Poll) the conference championship and a berth in the Rose Bowl. After time expired, Iowa fans hauled down the goal posts and paraded through Iowa City. Clips from highlights run from 10:44-12:14.
Iowa's season opener against TCU was played under the shadow of a new press box, which would watch over nearly five decades of Hawkeye football. Iowa beat the No. 6 Horned Frogs easily, 17-0. The win shot the Hawkeyes up to No. 8 in the September 29 poll. TCU, the eventual Southwest Conference champions, would finish in the top ten of the final poll with an 8-2-1 record. Clips from highlights run from 16:00-16:24.
Hawks pull an upset win over the 4th-ranked Badgers. Iowa had not won in Madison since 1946. It was the second game in four weeks the Hawkeyes had played against a top ten team. Iowa had little trouble with Wisconsin, winning by a score of 20-9, the Badgers' only Big Ten loss of the season. The game would end up deciding the Big Ten championship, as Iowa finished 5-1 in the Big Ten and Wisconsin finished 5-1-1. Having now defeated two top ten teams, Iowa jumped to No. 7 in the October 20 poll. Clips from highlights run from 16:37-17:09.
Iowa hosted No. 8 Northwestern, the third game in five weeks the Hawkeyes had played against a top ten team. It was the first game between two top ten Big Ten teams of the season. Iowa's homecoming game against the Wildcats was tighter than the Wisconsin game, but the Hawkeyes prevailed 26-20. The highlight of the game was All-American end Curt Merz's one-handed touchdown catch. The Hawkeyes' second victory over a top ten team in as many weeks earned them the No. 2 spot in the October 27 poll. The next day, Iowa was ranked No. 1 by United Press International. It was the first time the Hawkeyes had ever topped a national football poll. Clips from highlights run from 17:09-17:32.
Iowa buried the Wolverines to end a 34-game losing streak to Michigan (last win in 1924). Michigan was in the midst of its worst season in twenty-two years when undefeated Iowa came to town on November 1. Michigan Stadium was only two-thirds full that day, and the Hawkeyes blew out the uninspired Wolverines. All-Big Ten halfback Willie Fleming opened the scoring, running 72 yards for a touchdown on a punt return on the final play of the first quarter. Halfback Ray Jauch, who led the nation in yards per carry in 1958, ran 74 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter to put Iowa up 14-0. Michigan also scored a touchdown in the second quarter, but Iowa led by eight points at halftime. Michigan scored another touchdown and completed a two-point conversion to tie the game early in the third quarter. Iowa responded with twenty-three unanswered points to win the game 37-14. Bob Jeter had touchdown runs of 3 yards in the third quarter and 27 yards in the fourth quarter, the latter of which was followed by a two-point conversion pass from John Nocera to Curt Merz. Fleming also ran 61 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, which was followed by a two-point conversion pass from Randy Duncan to Merz. The victory was Michigan alumnus Forest Evashevski's first in six attempts. Iowa remained No. 2 in the November 3 AP Poll and No. 1 in the November 4 UPI Poll. Clips from highlights run from 17:34-18:40.
Minnesota did not figure to be much of a challenge. The Golden Gophers were 0-6 and had not won a football game in over a year. The Hawkeyes did not disappoint. The victory clinched the Big Ten championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl for Iowa, whose Big Ten record remained perfect. Iowa remained No. 2 in the November 10 AP Poll, but dropped to No. 2 in the November 11 UPI Poll. Clips from highlights run from 18:40-19:26.
Ohio State was the only team to beat Iowa in 1957, so the Hawkeyes had a chip on their shoulder when they hosted the No. 16 Buckeyes on November 15. Despite their efforts, Iowa fell to Ohio State, 38-28. It was again the Hawkeyes' only loss of the season, but this year they had already clinched the Big Ten championship. Iowa sank to No. 6 in the November 17 and 18 polls. Clips from highlights run from 19:26-20:00.
Iowa hosted No. 15 Notre Dame on November 22 in the Hawkeyes' final game of the regular season and the seniors' final game in Iowa Stadium. Iowa defeated the Fighting Irish by a score of 31-21. The Hawkeyes finished the season with a 7-1-1 record, as in 1957, but this year they would travel to Pasadena to play the Pacific Coast Conference champion California in the Rose Bowl. Iowa rose to No. 4 and No. 2 in the penultimate AP and UPI Polls on November 24 and 25, respectively.
Bob Jeter ran for 194 yards on nine carries, earned Player-of-the-Game honors and led Iowa to a 38-12 win over California in the 45th Rose Bowl. Over 18,000 Iowa fans made the trip to Pasadena. Head Coach Forest Evashevski
had to get out of his sickbed to lead Iowa to its second Rose Bowl win in three years. Willie Fleming tallied twice for the winners. Fleming had 85 yards (nine attempts) on the ground. The Hawkeyes set Rose Bowl records for total offense (516) and rushing offense (429). Jeter's 21.6 yards
per carry average and his 81-yard TD run were Rose Bowl records. The video contains some clips of the game, but most of the video is from the entire trip. * 1959 Rose Bowl - Wikipedia
It was Iowa's first game in the Michigan State stadium. The first touchdown came on a 59-yard drive after a fumble recovery, and six minutes later Iowa had another TD, this time after a 48-yard drive. They took a 14-0 lead after the 1st quarter.
Early in the 2nd half, the Spartans came back with an 83 yard touchdown drive, and got a 2-point conversion to bring the score to 14-8. As the fourth quarter opened, MSU drove 80 yards and took the lead 15-14.
Iowaâ€™s Joe Williams fumbled on the Iowa 38 and MSU recovered, and things looked bleak. MSU quarterback Tom Wilson, tried to run a belly option play but fumbled, and Williams redeemed himself with a 67-yard fumble return for a touchdown, bringing the score to 20-15 (conversion pass failed). After a Bernie Wyatt interception, Wilburn Hollis ran around the end for 11 yards, then quarterback-sneaked right through the middle for 23 yards and the final score. The extra point made it 27-15 with less than two minutes to play. Iowa had scored 13 points in less than a minute to pull out the victory.
A huge matchup of #1 vs #3 happened in Minneapolis. On an attempted punt after Iowa's first series of downs, a pass from center went over John Calhoun's head and Minnesota took possession and quickly scored. Iowa threatened to score early on with the ball on the 5-yard line, but ended up with a Tom Moore FG. Fullback Joe Williams ran for a TD early in the second half to give the Hawks a 10-7 lead. However, two more Iowa mistakes turned into Gopher touchdowns. The Hawks were held to only 198 yards. Clips from highlights run from 27:50-28:20.
Fullback Joe Williams started the scoring with a burst through the middle of the Ohio State line to score on a 50 yard TD run. Ohio State answered that TD quickly with a touchdown of their own, but then the Hawks literally exploded. The Hawks reeled off 21 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 28-6 halftime lead. But the game was not over. Ohio State opened the third quarter with a quick TD to close to 28-12, and the teams battled furiously for the rest of the quarter. Then, with Iowa backed up on its own 9-yard line, halfback Larry Ferguson broke an electrifying 91-yard touchdown run to break the game open.
The Hawks had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but Don Nelson was unable to hit the short jumper, and the tip-in rolled off the rim, and the Buckeyes escaped Iowa City with their undefeated record and #1 ranking.
Iowa scored a late touchdown with 1:25 left (Mike Cilek to Kerry Reardon), and Alan Schuette kicked the winning extra point. Video only contains a tiny bit of footage around a commercial. Go to the youtube site to read the entire explanation.
Bob Commings first win as Iowa coach was memorable, as the Hawkeyes (24-point underdogs) upset UCLA. It snapped a 12-game losing streak, and was only their second win in its last 19 games. Fullback Mark Fetter had two touchdown catches from QB Rob Fick.
This game in 1977 was the first time that Iowa and Iowa State played since 1934. Bob Commings' Hawkeyes upset Earl Bruce's 19th ranked Cyclones inside Kinnick Stadium. Highlights start :30 into the video. * A trip down memory lane
The Hawkeyes, dominating the line of scrimmage both ways, battered Iowa State for 378 yards on the ground and held the Cyclones to a mere 162 by all routes for a decisive 30-14 victory before a crowd of 60,100, tying the second largest gathering ever in Kinnick Stadium. This was Hayden Fry's first win as Iowa coach. Highlights start around 1 minute into the video.
The stakes were high as Wichita State came back for a win in the second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional. Shockers trailed at home 40-25 with 18:50 to play before going on a 15-0 run to tie the game at 40 with 11:38 remaining. Senior guard Randy Smithson made two free throws with :05 to play to break a 56-56 tie after a technical foul against the Hawkeyes, who had called a timeout, but didn't have any remaining. The highlights are from Wichita State, so there are no Iowa highlights.
The Hawkeyes' 20-7 mastery over #6 UCLA Saturday in Kinnick Stadium was just another example of playing the role of "giant killer." The Bruins were ranked No. 7 in the country going into the game, but will fall in the polls, just as Nebraska did after Iowa's season opener. The format was also similar to the Nebraska game, a lot of defense, ball control by the offense and an excellent kicking game. Tom Nichol kicked two field goals, and defensive lineman Mark Bortz recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown after a sack from Dave Browne and Andre Tippett. It was the 100th career win for Hayden Fry, who received the game ball. * Daily Iowan Game Recap
Hayden Fry and the Hawks get a huge win at #5 Michigan to keep Iowa's Rose Bowl hopes alive. This was Bo Schembechler's first loss to Iowa as the Michigan head coach. Tom Nichol kicked 3 field goals for the Hawkeyes.
Disaster best describes Iowa's performance on offense in the first half. By halftime, the Hawks managed only one first down, that coming on the last play of the half, and one total yard on offense. On three of Iowa 's first six
possessions, the Hawks lost yardage. Nebraska scored a touchdown late in the first half on a bad snap from center, taking a 28-0 lead into halftime. Chuck Long's starting job may be in jeopardy. He was taken out after throwing an interception in the third period and Tom Grogan came in, leading Iowa to its lone touchdown. Cornelius Robertson, the highly-touted junior college transfer, saw action late in the game. It wasn't until the third period the Hawks came to life, and a penalty against Nebraska for roughing the punter sparked Iowa's touchdown drive. From there, Grogan, running back Owen Gill and tight end Mike Hufford worked together on the 14-play, 89-yard drive. * Daily Iowan Game Recap
A brilliant passing performance by Chuck Long led the Hawkeyes to a 28-22 Peach Bowl win over Tennessee. Long completed 14 of 17 first half passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns. Iowa led 21-7 at the intermission.
Long had 304 yards passing and 306 yards total offense, both Peach Bowl records. Dave Moritz tied the bowl game record with eight receptions, all in the first half. Nineteen Peach Bowl records were tied or broken. Iowa WR Ronnie Harmon had a pair of TD receptions. The Peach Bowl was the first non-Rose Bowl postseason game in school history.
#13 Iowa defeats the defending national champion Penn State Nittany Lions to send them to their first ever 0-3 start under Paterno. Penn State started the season as the fourth-ranked team in the nation.
Iowa wins a clash between two unbeaten and top 10 Big Ten teams inside Kinnick Stadium. Iowa fans start tearing down the goal posts with 22 seconds remaining in the game. It was Iowa's first win versus Ohio State since 1962. * A trip down memory lane
#1 Iowa faced #2 Michigan in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa trailed 10-9 as the Hawkeyes regained possession of the football at their own 22-yard line with just 5:27 remaining in the game. Long drove the Iowa team to the 12-yard line with two seconds remaining to set up kicker Rob Houghtlin's game-winning 29-yard field goal as time expired. It is the only time Iowa has played in a #1 vs #2 game. Many fans will argue this is the best game in Iowa football history.
The Hawks entered Columbus ranked #1, but hadn't won there since 1959. Iowa's undefeated season was washed away on a rainy night in Ohio Stadium. Ohio State blocked a punt early in the game for a safety (after an Iowa interception near the goal line), and a 57-yard TD run put them up 12-0. OSU added another FG after an interception. Ronnie Harmon scored on a short TD run to make it 15-7 at halftime.
In the 4th quarter, Jay Norvell intercepted a pass and returned it all the way to the OSU 19. Iowa went for it on 4th-and-1 at the 10 but were stopped.
Iowa rallied from a 17-point deficit. Rob Houghtlin missed a 51-yard field goal with 5 seconds left, but Minnesota had 12 men on the field, and he made the 36-yard field goal on the next play to win it. Peter Marciano had an 89-yard punt return to keep the Hawks in the game after costly turnovers. Iowa scored all 30 points in the second half, instigated by Mark Vlasic who started the second half for a floundering Tom Poholsky. * Daily Iowan Game Recap
Phil Reich's 20-yard field goal, his third of the game, with three seconds remaining gave Tennessee the winning edge. A 96-yard touchdown return of an errant pitchout from Hartlieb by Vols' linebacker Darrin Miller put them in front 14-3 midway in the second quarter.
In a thriller from 1987, Marv Cook catches the game winning TD on 4th and 23 from Chuck Hartlieb to give Hayden Fry his first win in "The Horseshoe" as the Hawkeyes beat the Buckeyes 29-27. It was the first time that Iowa won at Columbus since 1959. After this game, Ohio State coach Earle Bruce was told he would not be retained for the 1988 season.
After surrendering a 23-yard field goal by Hawaii's Jason Elam with 1:36 left in the game, Iowa quickly drove to the Hawaii 20-yard line with 48 seconds remaining. A false start penalty pushed the Hawkeyes back five yards, then a devastating holding penalty wiped out a potential go-ahead touchdown from Chuck Hartlieb to Travis Watkins with 40 seconds left. After converting from the same distance midway through the 4th quarter, freshman kicker Jeff Skillett left a 44-yard field goal attempt short that would have tied the game with 17 seconds on the clock. * Rainbows deliver on upset threats, top No. 9 Hawks
Indiana hands Iowa their lone conference loss as Iowa QB Chuck Hartlieb sets an Iowa single-game passing record with 558 yards, and Nick Bell set an Iowa single-game receiving record with 13 receptions for 128 yards. Deven Harberts had 11 receptions for 233 yards and a touchdown.
After falling behind 10â€“3, the Hawkeyes scored the final 27 points of the game to earn a victory over the Badgers in the first meeting between Hayden Fry and former Iowa assistant Barry Alvarez, Dan McCarney, and Bernie Wyatt. The game was close going into the fourth quarter before the Hawkeyes scored 18 points in rapid succession. Nick Bell and Tony Stewart both rushed for over 100 yards in the Iowa win.
The Hawks key road triumphs weren't finished as they traveled to Champaign, Illinois. Against an Illinois team that had the inside track to the Rose Bowl and was ranked 1st in the Big Ten in defense, Iowa put together one of their best offensive games in the Fry era, especially for a key road game. The Hawkeyes used an early fumble by the Illini to begin an exhibition by RB Nick Bell, the likes of which had rarely been seen in the Big 10 between two undefeated teams (in conference play). Bell literally ran over the Illini, scampering for 130 yards in the 1st quarter alone. The Hawks led by an amazing 28-0 early in the second quarter, and they stretched it to 44-14 by the end of the 3rd quarter, before settling for a 54-28 final. The Hawks rushed for 335 yards and had 540 yards of total offense. Matt Rodgers passed for 2 touchdowns (11 for 16 for 188 yards), and ran for a 3rd score.
The Hawkeye bubble burst in Iowa City with a last-second loss to Ohio State. The Hawks were leading 26-14 when the Buckeyes stormed back. Buckeye WR Bobby Olive caught the game winning TD, his second scoring reception of the 4th quarter, from QB Greg Frey with 0:01 left on the clock. Ohio State also scored a 48-yard touchdown as the first half expired. Second half video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLwiZNCQOLU * Chicago Tribune: Ohio State Stuns Iowa, Stays Alive
The Hawkeyes trailed badly at the half and trailed 39â€“14 after three quarters. Iowa charged back from a 33-7 halftime deficit to pull within 13 (39-26)
with 5:07 left, but Washington held on to defeat the Hawkeyes 46-34 in the
highest-scoring game in Rose Bowl history. Nick Bell gained 64 yards to go
over 1,000 for the season (1,009) and Tony Stewart became Iowa's all-time
leading rusher (2,562). The receiving corps was a bright spot for Iowa, combining
for 315 yards on 17 catches. Mike Saunders led Iowa's receivers with
five catches for 99 yards and Bell totaled 85 yards on three receptions. Bell
and QB Matt Rodgers both rushed for two touchdowns.
In the 1991 Big Ten opener, the Hawkeyes led 18-7 midway through the second quarter, but could not stop the Michigan ground game as the Wolverines rolled up 371 yards rushing on 50 attempts. This game essentially decided the conference championship as both teams won the remainder of their Big Ten games. Prior to kickoff, 1957 Outland Trophy winner Alex Karras was presented with a plaque from the College Football Hall of Fame.
Matt Rodgers ran for one touchdown and passed for another and 11th-ranked Iowa's defense turned back two late threats by No.13 Ohio State for a 16-9 victory. Iowa's players wore all-black helmets in memory of four Iowa professors and a graduate student shot to death Friday by another graduate student, who later killed himself.
Danan Hughes led the Hawks with eight receptions for 133 yards and a TD, 100 of which came in the opening quarter. Marvin Lampkin rushed for 83 yards on 19 carries, while Ryan Terry finished with 10 rushes for 80 yards, and the team rushed for 227 yards total. The Hawks defense held the Cyclones to 7 points, and extended the winning streak to 10 in a row.
Iowa couldn't stop Michigan's powerful offense, led by Tyrone Wheatley, who rushed for a career-high 224 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries. The Wolverines scored a touchdown on their first 3 possessions, and were up 31-0 in the 2nd quarter. The officials didn't give Iowa many breaks either, but it probably would not have changed the outcome. The Hawks fought back, but it was too little too late, and they suffered quite a few injuries.
QB Jim Hartlieb was harrassed by the Wolverines all day, and finished with 25 completions in 39 attempts for 308 yards and three touchdowns, but had 3 interceptions.
Note: I have a bad copy of the full game that would require some editing if someone wants to assist. * Daily Iowan Game Recap
Ryan Terry started the game off with a touchdown run, and he ended with 102 yards on 20 carries. QB Paul Burmeister connected with Anthony Dean for a 16 yard touchdown, and Iowa took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter with the strong wind. Early in the 2nd quarter, they extended the lead to 21-0 with a long run by Sedrick Shaw, who also scored on a 1-yard run. Kent Kahl ran 9 yards for a touchdown to extend the lead to 28-7 at halftime. Todd Romano added a 29-yard FG in the 3rd quarter to make it 31-7. Iowa scored on their first 5 possessions and could not be stopped on the ground, but didn't do much offensively in the 2nd half. Full game video is missing most of the 4th quarter when Iowa State scored two touchdowns to make it close. Highlight video starts around the 5 minute mark.
Northwestern QB Steve Schnur was sacked five times for a loss of 27 yards and had eight passes broken up, and Iowa extended its winning streak over Northwestern to 20 games. Iowa QB Paul Burmeister completed 17 of 25 passes for 234 yards. He threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Scott Slutzker to put the Hawkeyes ahead 13-6 going into halftime. The second quarter drive covered 80 yards in eight plays and 1 minute, 22 seconds. Special teams were a key for Iowa. Todd Romano kicked a difficult and important 37-yard field goal, and punter Nick Gallery had a 70-yard punt into the wind, which was downed on the 1-yard line, and averaged 45 yards.
The Hawkeyes gained 90 yards rushing, and fullback Cliff King had 69 yards on 14 carries. In Iowa's last touchdown series, King ran for gains of 14, 12, 11 and five yards. * Daily Iowan Game Recap
Penalties killed Iowa all day and it was never able to get over the hump. After cutting the deficit to 22-14 on a 11-yard pass from Ryan Driscoll to Scott Slutzker, Iowa recovered the ensuing kickoff on Michigan's 29-yard line.
But two illegal procedure penalties and a blocked 40-yard FG attempt by Brion Hurley ended the comeback. Michigan drove down and added another touchdown after consuming six minutes off the clock.
The Iowa defense couldn't stop Tyrone Wheatley, as he rushed for 182 yards on 37 carries and two touchdowns. * Daily Iowan Game Recap
Highlights start around 5 minutes into the video. Playing ball control, the Hawkeyes received the opening kickoff and kept the ball for nearly seven minutes. The results was an 84-yard drive and a one-yard touchdown run by Sedrick Shaw. Iowa State answered when Troy Davis ran 63 yards for a touchdown with 20 seconds left in the first quarter. A 26-yard field goal by Jamie Kohl with 7:06 remaining in the half would be the final Cyclone points of the day. When fullback Rodney Filer ran for a one yard touchdown with three minutes left in the first half, Iowa took the lead for good. Touchdown runs of five yards by Tavian Banks and one yard by Matt Sherman were the only touchdowns in the second half. Todd Romano kicked a 31-yard field goal to round out the scoring, On the day, Shaw rushed for a career-high 178 yards on 32 carries. Iowa's kicking game was less than perfect with Brion Hurley missing a 29-yard field goal and a PAT, while Todd Romano missed two PAT's. Linebacker Bobby Diaco led the team wtih 12 tackles while Vernon Rollins had nine. Ed Gibson also had nine tackles and a 67-yard fumble return. * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap
Iowa's seven game wining streak, and nine game unbeaten streak, came to an end with a 41-27 loss to 18th ranked Penn State. With 5:34 left in the the opening quarter, the Nittany Lions got on the scoreboard first with a 1-yard touchdown run. Iowa would match the score, and stay within striking distance trailing 17-14 at the half. The Hawkeyes came back to take a 27-24 fourth quarter lead on a 19-yard touchdown run by Sedrick Shaw, but Penn State quarterback Wally Richardson hooked up with all-American receiver Bobby Engram for two touchdowns in the last six minutes of the game to win it. Iowa quarterback Matt Sherman completed 21-28 passes for 374 yards and two touchdowns. Iowa's defense was led by Damien Robinson and Bobby Diaco who totaled 14 and 12 tackles respectively. * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap
The Buckeyes were never seriously threatened in posting a 56-35 win. Ohio State scored 56 unanswered points in the first half before heading to the locker room with a 56-7 halftime lead. Iowa scored on the last play of the half on a controversial fumble. The Buckeyes racked up 396 yards in the first half, total offense, scoring a touchdown on seven of their eight possessions. Eddie George had 4 TDs and Terry Glenn added two more.
The second half saw both the Iowa offense and defense get on track as the Hawkeyes outscored Ohio State 28-0 against their backups. The running game of Sedrick Shaw, combined with the passing attack of Matt Sherman, guided Iowa to 283 second-half yards. The Hawkeye defense, which shut out Ohio State in the second half, was led by defensive back Damien Robinson with nine tackles and one interception. * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap * USA Today Recap
Iowa lost for the first time in 21 years to #5 Northwestern, 31-20. After falling behind 3-0 in the first quarter, on a 50-yard field goal by Northwestern kicker Brian Gowins, the Hawkeyes scored three second quarter touchdowns to take a 20-17 halftime lead. In the third quarter, Northwestern took the ball on the opening drive and scored on a three-yard run by Darnell Autry. In the fourth quarter, Northwestern's Hudhaifa Ismaeli returned an Iowa fumble 31 yards for a touchdown to seal the victory. The final stats didn't reflect the outcome as Iowa recorded more first downs, rushing and passing yards than did Northwestern. Despite the loss, Sedrick Shaw rushed for 135 yards and became Iowa's all-time leading rusher with 2,653 yards. Tom Knight returned his second interception for a touchdown this year, and Vernon Rollins had recorded 17 tackles, including three for a loss. * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap
Great Alaska Shootout (Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, AK)
Iowa jumped out to the early lead and didn't look back, defeating Pac-10
co-champion Washington, 38-18, in the 62nd annual Sun Bowl. Sedrick
Shaw started the Iowa scoring by taking a handoff and running 58 yards
for a touchdown only 1:52 into the game. Kickers Brion Hurley and Zach
Bromert each added a pair of field goals. Hurley kicked his third field goal of
the day from 50 yards out (also hit from 49 and 47 yards) as Iowa's lead climbed to 24 in the third quarter.
Iowa fullback Michael Burger scored on runs of eight- and one-yard to increase
the score to 38-6 before Washington added two late scores. The Iowa
defense recorded four sacks while forcing three fumbles. Hawkeye running
backs Shaw (135) and Tavian Banks (122) each rushed for over 100 yards. Jared DeVries was named Defensive MVP.
It was the second greatest second-half comeback by the Iowa men's basketball under Coach Tom Davis. Iowa was a #6 seed in the West Region, and outscored the Colonials 25-6 over the final 8 minutes, 21 seconds to earn the victory. Iowa took the lead with less than 2 minutes in the game, and Russ Millard sank 2 clutch free throws with 3 seconds left. The victory improved Davis' record to 9-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, including 7-0 at Iowa.
There are 9 parts to this game film, the best one starts halfway through part 7 (https://youtube.com/watch?v=wBbQCxa12V4) when the comeback begins.
Highlights start around 6 minutes into the video. With nine seconds remaining in the first quarter, Tavian Banks broke through the Iowa State defense for an 89-yard scoring run- the longest of his career - to put Iowa up 7-0. The Hawkeyes never looked back as they went on to beat the Cyclones for the 14th-consecutive year, 38-13. Banks, who went on to post a career-high 182 yards on 18 carries, finished with three rushing touchdowns. His efforts won him Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors, Tim Dwight finally broke loose for a score, but not through the air. The junior receiver charged through the middle for a 5-yard scoring run in the third quarter. Matt Sherman also connected with Damon Gibson for a 42-yard score, their second in as many games. The Iowa defense, which played so well the previous week against Arizona, held Heisman Trophy candidate Troy Davis to 152 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. Iowa State managed just 290 yards - 61 in the first half- while the Hawkeyes totaled 536. Matt Hughes led Iowa with eight solo tackles while Damien Robinson added six and Plez Atkins five. * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap
Rain fell virtually all day for Iowa's game at Penn State. Things initially looked bleak for Iowa as the 8th-ranked Nittany Lions took the opening kickoff and drove the length of the field for a 7-0 lead. That's when Iowa junior Tim Dwight turned his motor up a notch and turned on the afterburners for an 83-yard punt return to knot the score at 7. Trailing 20-14 at halftime, Iowa's defense got stronger, limiting the Nittany Lions to just 73 yards over the final 2 quarters. With Sedrick Shaw nursing injuries, junior Tavian Banks rushed for 116 yards in 26 attempts and the winning touchdown - an 8-yard run on first and goal. It followed a 25-yard pass from running back Rob Thein to Demo Odems. Defensive back Kerry Cooks setup Iowa's final score when his sack of quarterback Wally Richardson forced a fumble (which Iowa recovered). The win was Iowa's first over a Top 10 ranked team since a 54-28 win over 5th-ranked Illinois in 1990. Damien Robinson led the Hawkeyes with 10 tackles, while Matt Hughes added 9. * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap
Expectations were high with College Game Day in attendance, but the Hawks got down quickly 31-6 at halftime and 38-6 early in the 3rd quarter due to 3 interceptions, one fumble, and one blocked punt for a TD. Later in the 3rd quarter, they finally got into the end zone on a 19-yard reverse run by Tim Dwight. That propelled a series of exciting punt returns from Dwight, including a 86-yard TD, and he nearly duplicated the feat on the next punt return as he single-handedly tried to get the Hawkeyes back in the game. He had 199 all-purpose yards, but the 20 point second half wasn't enough. Dwight's 1996 return yardage of 394 broke Nile Kinnick's school record of 322, set in 1937. On defense, Damien Robinson paced the Hawkeyes with eight tackles.
* Game Stats Summary * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap
Playing their second straight game against a Top 10 team on the road, the Hawkeyes put together a very strong first half. On the final play before the break, Michigan punted to All-American Tim Dwight who took it 61 yards to the house for a 21-7 halftime lead. The Wolverines clamped down in the second half, outscoring Iowa 21-3. Michigan would go on to finish 12-0 and claim the AP National Championship.
Backup RB Rob Thein had a pair of touchdown catches and ran for a score as Iowa ran off 28 unanswered points. Tavian Banks carried 24 times for 126 yards and a touchdown Banks' 15 touchdowns match Sedrick Shaw's single-season school record set last year.
Besides the tandem of Banks and Thein, who had 54 yards on 11 carries and caught three passes for 61 more, it was the Hawkeyes defense that made a halftime adjustment and took over the game, grinding Purdue's vaunted attack to a halt. Free safety Eric Thigpen had two interceptions.
* USA Today Game Recap
An incredible defensive effort by Arizona State picked apart Iowa's ninth ranked offense. The Sun Devils dominated the running game, rushing for 268 net yards, while Iowa barely broke ground with only 19 total rushing yards. The Sun Devil defensive line also compiled six sacks for a total loss of 39 yards.
The powerful Iowa offense managed just one score, a 26-yard touchdown pass with only 49 seconds remaining in the game, when Randy Reiners found Ricchard Carter. The Sun Devil defense stopped the Hawkeyes on fourth down attempts on three consecutive series in the second half, including two times when the chains came out for measurement. RB Tavian Banks sparked the offense unit on Iowa's second possession, but ASU held the nation's fourth-best rusher to only 52 yards in the game. The Sun Devils recovered an Iowa fumble late in the first half and added a field goal for a 10-0 halftime advantage, after missing a short FG earlier in the game. QB Matt Sherman started the game in his return from a severe thumb injury, but struggled against the ASU defense, and rotated in with Reiners throughout the game. Jason Baker averaged 49 yards per punt with a long of 76 yards. * Official Sun Bowl Website Recap
Iowa State breaks the 15-game losing streak against the Hawkeyes, in Hayden Fry's last game against ISU. Iowa State took advantage of Iowa mistakes in the kicking game. It was the first Cyclone win over Iowa since the 1982 season. The Hawkeyes had their first punt of the day blocked and later fumbled a Cyclone punt. Iowa State took advantage by scoring 10 quick points and gaining control of the game. Iowa State's first two scoring drives began at the Iowa 13 and 30-yard lines. Iowa's scoring came on a 48-yard field goal by Tim Douglas and a four-yard run by Ladell Betts. After leading 20-3 at halftime, Iowa State stayed in control by taking the second half kickoff and going 80 yards for a score. Iowa QB Kyle McCann, a redshirt freshman in his first start, led the Iowa offense, completing 19 of 30 passes for 229 yards. The Hawkeyes rushed for only 42 yards while allowing Iowa State 254 yards on the ground. Defensive backs Matt Bowen (12 tackles) and Tarig Holman (10 tackles) led the Iowa defense. Iowa also gave up six QB sacks. * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap
Michigan QB Tom Brady snuck out of Iowa City with a win over the struggling Hawkeyes, but it was a close game the whole way. This was Hayden Fry's last game against Michigan, and finished with a record of 4-11-1 as Iowa coach. Michigan scored five points in the final nine minutes to defeat Iowa 12-9 in Iowa City. After allowing a Michigan touchdown on the opening drive of the game, the Hawkeye defense held the Wolverines scoreless until a 22-yard field goal with 8:19 to play gave Michigan a 10-9 advantage. The Wolverines added a safety in the final minute. Iowa came up with five Michigan turnovers, but could come up with only three field goals. Tim Douglas connected from 49 yards while Zach Bromert added 29 and 28-yard kicks to give Iowa a 9-7 halftime advantage. Michigan gained 293 yards in total offense, while Iowa could manage just 159 yards. Iowa LB Matt Hughes was in on 13 tackles, while DB Tarig Holman had 10 stops, two pass interceptions and a forced fumble. Iowa QB Kyle McCann led the offense, completing nine of 16 passes for 93 yards. It was Michigan's sixth straight win over Iowa. * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap
In Hayden Fry's last home game as head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes, his defense played well enough to keep the game within reach for the first half before succombing to OSU's star power down the stretch. The Hawkeyes forced three turnovers, but could get little going offensively. Kyle McCann came in for injured Scott Mullen and saw success early, but the Buckeyes solved the Hawkeye offense, blitzing McCann often and totalling 11 sacks. The tired Iowa defense couldn't get the stops in the second half against QB Joe Germaine, WR David Boston, and RB Joe Montgomery. Hayden Fry ended his Hawkeye career with a 3-8 record. * HawkeyeSports.com Game Recap
The Hawkeyes closed out their home schedule at 5â€“1 by blasting Minnesota. Iowa led 21â€“0 after the first quarter, 28â€“3 at half, and 42â€“10 after three quarters before cruising to the 18 point win. Kyle McCann threw 3 TD passes and ran for a TD. After losing three straight in the series, this was the first of five consecutive wins for the Hawks over the Gophers.
The annual battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy was scheduled originally for September 15, but due to the September 11 attacks, it was postponed or canceled like all sporting events planned for that weekend. The game was rescheduled for November 24, which turned out to be a natural fit since many other major rivalries were played that weekend. The Cyclones scored a touchdown in each of the first two quarters to head into halftime with a 14â€“0 lead. Iowa finally responded in the third quarter with two touchdowns from Ladell Betts, who also rushed for 150 yards on the day. The final scoring play of the game came early in the fourth quarter, with Tony Yelk kicking a 32-yard field goal to put the Cyclones up 17â€“14. An interception by Adam Runk with 1:37 remaining sealed the game for the Cyclones. Highlights start around 7:30 into the video
Seneca Wallace passed for 361 yards, threw for a score and ran for another as Iowa State rallied to beat Iowa 36-31 Saturday night. Iowa State scored three touchdowns in the first 10 1/2 minutes of the second half, and added a safety to erase Iowa's 24-7 halftime lead and beat the Hawkeyes for the fifth straight time. Iowa lost three fumbles in the second half, all of them leading to Iowa State points, and also lost two key players. Fred Russell, who had rushed for 133 yards in 15 carries and scored on a 46-yard run, went out early in the second half with a bruised left shoulder. All-Big Ten safety Bob Sanders left later in the half with an undetermined foot injury. * Hawks fall to Clones
QB Brad Banks engineered an 87-yard scoring drive with 2:16 remaining and no timeouts, capped by a 7-yard TD pass to Dallas Clark on fourth-and-goal. Iowa needed two special teams touchdowns and a 95-yard TD pass from Banks to Clark just to have a chance win at the end. Purdue, led by backup quarterback Brandon Kirsch, rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to take a 28-24 lead with just under six minutes remaining. Iowa scored first on a 51-yard field goal by Nate Kaeding, who has now made 14 consecutive field goals this season.
Iowa sent its seniors out in style as it defeated Northwestern 62-10, in their final game at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes dominated the Wildcats offensively, defensively, and on special teams. Iowa had 465 yards of total offense, scoring touchdowns on eight of its first nine possessions. The defense held Northwestern to 298 yards total offense and collected three interceptions. Iowa's special teams tallied 144 yards in punt and kickoff returns, including one punt return for a score.
Iowa jumped out to a quick 14-point lead in the first five minutes after a seven-yard touchdown run by RB Jermelle Lewis and a 40-yard scoring pass from QB Brad Banks to WR Maurice Brown. Banks added touchdown runs of nine and 19 yards and also connected with Brown for a 65 yard score. The Hawkeyes led 35-10 at halftime en route to their 52-point win. The 62 points is the most points scored under Coach Ferentz.
All the points scored in the second half were by Iowa, beginning with Ed Hinkel's 58-yard punt return for a score. TE Dallas Clark caught a 28-yard pass, while WR C.J. Jones tallied a 22-yard touchdown reception from QB Nathan Chandler. RB Marcus Schnoor closed the scoring with a five-yard touchdown run.
Banks led Iowa, completing 10-10 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed five times for 54 yards and two touchdowns. Brown caught four passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half. RB Fred Russell rushed 17 times for 100 yards to lead Iowa's running backs as he surpassed 1000 yards for the season.
Defensively, LB Fred Barr (13) and Jared Clauss (9) led the Hawkeyes in tackles. Senior FS Scott Boleyn collected his first and second career interceptions, while DE Jonathon Babineaux recorded Iowa's other theft. DE Matt Roth registered his team-leading eighth sack.
USC Trojans (Pac-10 co-champions), featuring Heisman winner Carson Palmer, beat #5 Iowa (Big Ten co-champions) with Heisman runner-up Brad Banks by the score of 38-17. The game opened up with a bang for the Hawkeyes, as C.J. Jones took the opening kickoff 100-yards for the touchdown. But as it turns out, it would be the only time until late in the fourth quarter that the Hawkeyes would see the endzone. Although the game was tied at halftime, USC blocked Iowa's last-second field goal, preventing a possible Iowa lead at the half. From there, Heisman winner Carson Palmer went to work. The senior quarterback threw for over 300 yards against the Big Ten's worst passing defense and led scoring drives of 79, 80, 99, 85 and 61 yards as the Trojans held a 16-minute advantage in time of possession. The USC defense was suffocating and Iowa's miscues were proof. The Hawkeyes had two turnovers, 13 penalties, and multiple missed opportunities.
Big plays on special teams and a strong defensive effort enabled the Hawkeyes to snap a five-game losing skid to in-state rival Iowa State in a 40-21 road victory.
After posting a field goal on its opening drive, LB Grant Steen recovered a first-quarter fumble that led to Iowa's first touchdown as QB Nathan Chandler hit Maurice Brown on a 17-yard pass play to give Iowa an early 10-0 lead. The score proved costly, though, as Brown was hurt on the play and missed five games. After a Cyclone score, Iowa put up 23 unanswered points in the second and third quarters to extend its lead to 33-7.
Iowa scored 10 points in the second quarter on a RB Fred Russell three-yard run and a Nate Kaeding 23-yard field goal before the Hawkeye special teams broke the game open in the third quarter.
Sean Considine blocked his first of two punts, which was recovered by Chris Smith in the end zone. Two drives later, Steen returned an interception 15 yards to the ISU four-yard line, which Iowa converted into a field goal. Iowa's defense stopped ISU on the next drive and Considine blocked another punt that led to three more points. RB Marcus Schnoor added a 33-yard scoring run to put an exclamation point on the Hawkeye victory.
Kaeding kicked four field goals and four PATs to set a single-game record with 16 kicking points. He also tied the school record (four) for field goals in a game. Additionally, he passed Rob Houghtlin to become Iowa's career scoring leader with 291 points. Kaeding's efforts landed him Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Chandler completed 7-14 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown. Russell rushed for 75 yards on 26 carries, while Brown caught three passes for 52 yards and a touchdown before leaving the game with the ankle injury. Defensively, Iowa recorded 14 tackles for loss, including three sacks. Steen collected six tackles, intercepted one pass and recovered a fumble. Considine recorded six tackles, including one for loss, blocked two punts and had one pass break-up. LB Chad Greenway had a career-high 17 tackles, while LB Abdul Hodge registered a career-high 15 stops, including three for loss, one sack, and a forced fumble. * Hawkeyes Capture Cy-Hawk Trophy * Iowa cashes in two blocks, two turnovers
After falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter, Iowa scored 27 unanswered points en route to a 37-17 triumph over No. 17 Florida in the 2004 Outback Bowl. The victory was Iowa's first over the Gators and its first January bowl win since the 1959 Rose Bowl. WR Maurice Brown caught a three-yard touchdown pass from QB Nathan Chandler to even the game at 7-7 late in the first quarter. PK Nate Kaeding
converted a 47-yard field goal to give Iowa the lead, and the Hawkeyes followed with a Chandler five-yard scoring run. A 32-yard Kaeding field goal gave Iowa a 20-7 halftime lead.
Ed Hinkel made a diving catch into the endzone to snag a 29-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Tate, and that was all it took for Iowa to pull out a 17-10 victory. The Hawkeyes break a three-game losing streak against the Cyclones inside Kinnick. * Iowa Holds Off Iowa State, 17-10
The kickoff was delayed 45 minutes by lightning, but that didn't have any impact on the Sun Devils or the revenge they were seeking from last year's loss. ASU QB Andrew Walter went 31-for-43 for 428 yards and 5 touchdowns. The Hawks were held to 100 yards and six first downs, and were in
danger of being shut out until Walner Belleus returned a punt 83 yards to score with 18 seconds left. * ESPN Game Summary
In a game that was originally thought to be a defensive matchup, the Hawkeyes took a 24-12 lead early in the fourth quarter. But behind freshman quarterback JaMarcus Russell, the Tigers stormed back, and took a one-point lead with 46 seconds remaining. However, LSU's comeback was all for naught, as Iowa's Drew Tate completed a 56-yard touchdown pass to Warren Holloway as time expired (famously called "the catch"), giving Iowa the 30-25 win and a 10-2 final record.
Iowa cruised to a 56-0 win over Ball State for its fifth-consecutive season opening victory. The shutout was the Hawkeyes' first since blanking Kent State (51-0) in the 2001 season opener.
The Hawkeyes scored points on seven of their first eight first half possessions, with all seven scoring drives resulting in touchdowns. RB Marcus Schnoor scored on a one-yard run to open the scoring, followed by a RB Albert Young two-yard plunge.
Jovon Johnson tallied Iowa's third score on a 90-yard punt return. The return came following a Ball State quick kick by Ball State QB Joey Lynch from shotgun formation on fourth down. The punt return is the fourth longest in school history and third longest in Kinnick Stadium.
QB Drew Tate connected with WR Clinton Soloman for a seven yard touchdown to give the Hawkeyes a 28-0 advantage at the end of the first quarter.
Iowa scored three more times in the second quarter on a 33-yard reception by WR Herb Grigsby and a pair of RB Sam Brownlee runs (11 yards and one yard). After a scoreless third quarter, RB Shonn Greene became the eight Hawkeye to score a point on a six yard run in the fourth quarter.
Hawkeye quarterbacks combined for 19-20 passing for 200 yards and two touchdowns. Tate completed 9-10 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns, Jason Manson completed 9-9 passes for 92 yards and Cy Phillips completed his only attempt for nine yards.
Greene led all rushers, carrying the ball 18 times for 116 yards, while Young gained 61 yards on just five carries. Moeaki led all Iowa receivers with three receptions for 28 yards.
Iowa's defense recovered one fumble and collected seven tackles for loss, including three sacks. DB Devan Moylan recorded a team-best six tackles (4 solo) and DE Bryan Mattison had five tackles.
Iowa State knocked off #8 Iowa, 23-3, on Sept. 10, 2005. The Cyclone defense forced five turnovers, and Stevie Hicks rushed for 118 yards. The 20-point win was ISU's largest in the series since 1978, and Iowa didn't score a touchdown against its in-state rival for the first time since 1978. * No. 8 Iowa Tripped and Falls
Iowa scored on five of its first six first half possessions en route to a 45-21 victory over Northern Iowa in Kinnick Stadium. The win was the Hawkeyes' 20th straight home win, which ties a school record.
The Hawkeyes scored the first 21 points on RB Albert Young touchdown runs and a CB Jovon Johnson interception return for a score. Young posted scoring runs of 10 and one yard in the first quarter, while Johnson returned his 15th career pick 18 yards for a touchdown.
Northern Iowa scored a touchdown to trim Iowa's lead to 21-7, but the Hawkeyes scored the next 17 points. PK Kyle Schilcher connected on a 23-yard field goal and WR Clinton Solomon caught touchdown passes of 11 and 71 yards from QB Drew Tate to stretch Iowa's lead 38-7.
The Panthers added two fourth quarter touchdowns, before Iowa RB Damian Sims scampered for a 39 yard touchdown with 30 seconds left to give the Hawkeyes a 45-21 victory. The touchdown was the first of Sims' career.
Tate completed 15-18 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns. The 247 yards moved him over 3,000 career yards passing into seventh on Iowa's career passing chart. He also rushed three times for 33 yards. Young led the Hawkeye ground attack, recording 13 carries for 97 yards and two scores. Solomon posted four catches for 114 yards and two toucdowns, while WR Ed Hinkel contributed five receptions for 42 yards.
Iowa's linebacking duo of Chad Greenway and Abdul Hodge spearheaded the Iowa defense. Greenway collected a game and career-high 20 tackles (12 solo), including one for loss and one pass break-up to earn Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week honors for the third time in his career. Hodge recorded 12 stops (6 solo) and recovered his sixth career fumble.
The Hawkeyes rolled to 613 yards of total offense in a blowout win on Senior Day. Iowa raced to a 35-0 lead and never looked back in retaining Floyd of Rosedale. Drew Tate picked apart the Gophers, 19-32 for 351 yards and 4 TD passes. Wide receiver Ed Hinkel capped his home career in grand style with four touchdown receptions, tying a school record and setting the Kinnick Stadium record. He finished the game with 151 yards on seven receptions. Running backs Damian Sims and Albert Young both rushed for more than 100 yards.
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 Iowa's first possession
to take a 7-0 advantage.
Iowa scored its first points on a 20-yard touchdown pass from QB Drew Tate
to WR Clinton Solomon.
Iowa rallied to score 17 fourth-quarter points to make for an exciting finish.
Iowa's comeback fell short as the Hawkeyes failed to recover an onside kick.
On the previous play, Iowa recovered the onside kick, only to be flagged for an incorrect
Texas outscored Iowa 23-10 in the final three quarters en route to a 26-24 Alamo Bowl victory over the Hawkeyes in front of a bowl-record 65,875 fans in the Alamodome. The game also marked the most watched bowl game ever on
Bret Culbertson kicked 5 field goals, including the game-winner with one second left to defeat Iowa 15-13. I can't find an Iowa version of the highlights. Full game video only goes midway through the 2nd quarter. * Second-half rally falls short for Hawkeyes
In a victory that appeared improbable at halftime down 17-3 with very little offense, Iowa scored 17 unanswered points in the second half sparked by a running game that found its groove with a pair of scores by Albert Young. His first touchdown was a 26-yard run untouched, to bring the Hawks back to 17-10. He finished with 179 yards on 34 carries. The second score tied it up at 17-17. Daniel Murray also had two FGs over 40 yards (43 and 47 yards). MSU converted a 4th-and-1 with 1 minute to go, and completed a 40-yard pass with 20 seconds left. Brett Swenson kicked a 29-yard FG with to send the game into OT.
MSU scored first in OT on a short TD run. Jake Christensen threw a 23-yard TD to Paul Chaney Jr. on 2nd-and-20 to tie up the game and send it to a second OT. Iowa scored on a short TD run by Jevon Pugh in their possession. Adrian Clayborn sacked Brian Hoyer on 3rd-and-6 for a loss of 7, and the defense held on 4th down for the win. * ESPN Game Summary
Iowa's Shonn Greene rushed 20 times for 120 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 12-minutes, 56-seconds left in the game. Andy Brodell gave the Hawkeyes breathing room six minutes later with an 81-yard punt return for a touchdown. Quarterback Jake Christensen relieved starter Ricky Stanzi and completed 4 of 5 passes for 27 yards. Stanzi was 5 of 14 for 95 yards. He threw two interceptions and was sacked once. * Cy-Hawk Trophy returns to Iowa City
Iowa forced five South Carolina turnovers and scored the game's first 31 points
en route to a convincing 31-10 victory at the 2009 Outback Bowl in Raymond
James Stadium at Tampa, FL. Iowa finished the season winning six of its last
seven games and pushed its all-time bowl record to 12-10-1.
RB Shonn Greene was named the bowl's Most Valuable Player after rushing
for 121 yards and three touchdowns on 29 carries. The 29 attempts, three rushing
scores and 18 points are new Iowa bowl records. Greene finished his junior
campaign with a school single-season record 20 rushing touchdowns and 1,850
rushing yards. Additionally, he rushed for over 100 yards in all 13 games, also
an Iowa single-season record.
QB Ricky Stanzi completed 13-19 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown. He
completed a six-yard touchdown to WR Trey Stross on Iowa's opening drive.
Iowa led 21-0 at halftime on two Greene one-yard runs and Stross' six-yard
Freshman running back Adam Robinson rushed for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns, and Iowa held Arizona to just eight first downs, spoiling coach Mike Stoops's return to Kinnick Stadium, who played for the Hawkeyes in the early '80s. Arizona Defensive Coordinator Mark Stoops was also a former Iowa player.
Iowa went 75 yards on the opening drive, and Robinson's 2-yard TD leap put the Hawkeyes ahead 7-0. Arizona cornerback Terevin Wade intercepted Ricky Stanzi and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown midway through the first quarter. Stanzi ended with 20 for 32 passing and 205 yards.
The Wildcats took their only lead, 10-7, behind a breathtaking 58-yard run by Nic Grigsby midway through the second quarter down to the 1-yard line. The Hawkeye defense stuffed the Wildcats on the goal line to force a 20-yard field goal by Alex Zendejas midway through the second quarter.
Robinson went 43 yards on third-and-23, and followed with a 1-yard plunge that put the Hawkeyes back ahead with 6:28 left in the first half. The Wildcats then went for a fake field goal on the Iowa 23, but the Hawkeyes snuffed it out to preserve a 14-10 halftime lead. That's as close as Arizona would get the rest of the game.
Iowa's Daniel Murray hit a 20-yard field goal to put Iowa ahead 17-10 late in the third, and his 40-yarder following Tyler Sash's interception (his fourth interception in the past two games) made it 20-10 early in the fourth.
The Hawkeyes went on an 14 play, 74 yard, 8 1/2-minute drive that took up much of the quarter, and Brandon Wegher's 2-yard TD plunge put Iowa ahead 27-10 with 4:40 left.
Arizona brought in QB Nick Foles early in the fourth quarter. Foles finished 6 of 11 and threw a 10-yard TD pass to Juron Criner with 1:53 left, the first touchdown allowed by Iowa on defense since the season opener. The onside kick was nearly successful, but ultimately was recovered by Iowa.
Arizona was hurt offensively with the loss of third-team All-American tight end Rob Gronkowski, who did not travel and will be out for the season. * ESPN Game Summary
ESPN's College GameDay was in State College for the Saturday night Big Ten opener. The Hawkeyes fell behind early, 10-0. But Iowa would score 21 unanswered points after that to stun Penn State for the second consecutive year. The defense shut down the Nittany Lions in the final three quarters, forcing four turnovers, and the turning point in the game came when Penn State punted, clinging to a 10-5 lead in the fourth quarter, Adrian Clayborn blocked a punt and ran it back 53 yards for a touchdown to give the Hawkeyes the lead. With the momentum changed, they were more easily able to move the ball on their final two drives. The win at Penn State on prime-time network television catapulted Iowa to a number 13 ranking in the AP Poll and a number 17 ranking in the Coaches' Poll.
The scoring began with Ricky Stanzi's third pick-six of the year, with cornerback Donovan Warren taking the intercepted pass 40 yards to give Michigan an early 7-0 lead. Iowa would respond, however, with Stanzi finding tight end Tony Moeaki for a touchdown to cap a nine-play, 57-yard drive. The Wolverines committed five turnovers to the Hawkeyes' one, the most crucial being an interception by Brett Greenwood with 46 seconds remaining in the game to seal Iowa's 10th consecutive victory, the second-longest winning streak in the nation behind Florida.
The #4 Hawkeyes had visions of Pasadena dancing in their heads. For the Wildcats, it looks like Kinnick Stadium trips of old as they quickly fell into a 10-0 hole. Things turned around completely when Northwestern sacked Ricky Stanzi in the end zone, breaking his leg, and causing a fumble for a touchdown. Iowa failed to score the rest of the game, and their undefeated season was over.
Iowa won the game 24-14, securing the Hawkeyes' first major bowl win since the 1959 Rose Bowl. The Iowa defense limited Georgia Tech to 155 yards total offense, including
just 12 passing yards. The Yellow Jackets entered the game ranked second in
the nation in rushing offense. Georgia Tech was held to just 32 net yards on 20
offensive plays in the first half and rushed for just 143 net yards in the contest.
Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi, after missing the final two games of the
regular season due to injury, completed his first eight pass attempts in leading
the Hawkeyes to a 14-0 advantage in the first period. Stanzi connected with TE
Tony Moeaki for a 54-yard gain to set up the first score of the game, a four-yard
completion to WR Marvin McNutt.
Highlights start around 11 minutes into the video. The 58th football meeting between Iowa and the Cyclones was essentially decided seven minutes in when Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt lunged into the end zone with a 9-yard scoring reception. Iowa rolled to 479 yards (275 in the air and 204 on the ground) and limited the Cyclones to 179 yards through three quarters. * Hawkeyes say Cy-onara to Iowa State
In the 2nd game against his alma mater, Arizona coach Mike Stoops got his first victory in an exciting game at night in Arizona. After allowing a punt block and an interception return for touchdown in the 1st quarter, the Wildcats fumbled deep in Iowa territory which would have put them up 21-0. Iowa moved down the field for a score to make it 14-7, but the ensuing kickoff was returned 100 yards for a touchdown. The #9 Hawkeyes found themselves down by 20 at halftime. Despite the sizable deficit on the road, Iowa mounted a comeback with a strong second half. Ricky Stanzi tossed a third quarter touchdown to Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, and another in the fourth to Marvin McNutt (reversed to a TD on replay) to bring the Hawkeyes to within six at 27-21. Moments later, defensive end Broderick Binns snatched a Nick Foles pass out of the air and returned it 20 yards for the tying touchdown. The extra point was blocked, denying the Hawkeyes their first lead of the game. On the ensuing possession, Foles led the Wildcats on a 9-play, 72-yard drive capped with a 4-yard touchdown pass on third and goal with 4 minutes remaining. Stanzi was sacked three times on Iowa's next possession, effectively ending the game. Arizona would go on to start 7-1 before dropping their final five games of the season to finish 7-6. Full game video shows clips of first 10 minutes when Iowa gets down 14-0, then starts at 5 minutes remaining in the 1st quarter. * ESPN Game Summary
After twice holding a 21-point lead in Ann Arbor (28-7 end of 3rd quarter, 35-14 early in the 4th quarter), Iowa held on to win its Big Ten road opener, 38-28. Adam Robinson rushed for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns, and Derrell Johnson-Koulianos hauled in 3 touchdown receptions, and passed Tim Dwight as Iowa's career receiving yardage leader. After this win, the Hawkeyes had won 20 of 23 games dating back to the 2008 season. * ESPN Game Summary
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema, a former Iowa player and assistant coach, stunned his alma mater with a fake punt midway through the fourth quarter, and Montee Ball ran 8 yards for a touchdown with 1:06 left as the Badgers rallied to beat the Hawkeyes. Punter Brad Nortman ran 17 yards up the middle into wide-open field on fourth down from his own 26 with Wisconsin trailing 30-24. The Badgers converted another fourth down with 3:23 left and Ball capped an 80-yard drive with the game-winning score, barely breaking the goal line with an outstretched arm holding the ball.
The Hawkeyes dismantled previously unbeaten, fifth-ranked Michigan State. After leading 30-0 at halftime, Iowa opened up a 37-0 advantage before the Spartans scored their only points of the game in the fourth quarter.
With Iowa leading 17-13 late in the fourth quarter, Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor scrambled for 14 yards on 4th and 10. Four plays later, Dan Herron scored from a yard out giving Ohio State the lead for good. The loss was the Hawkeyes' third in five weeks where Iowa gave up the game-winning score inside the final two minutes of the game.
Ricky Stanzi had 195 yards passing and a touchdown for the Hawkeyes, who've let up a go-ahead winning touchdown in the fourth quarter of each of their defeats. Marcus Coker rushed for 70 yards on 9 carries.
Iowa used record setting performances on both offense and defense to earn a 27-24 win over 12th-ranked Missouri in the 2010 Insight Bowl. The win was the third straight bowl victory for the Hawkeyes and the fourth of the season (in eight games) against a nationally-ranked opponent.
Freshman RB Marcus Coker was the key player for the Iowa offense, rushing 33 times for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Both the rushing attempts and yards established Iowa bowl records. Sophomore DB Micah Hyde scored the winning points with 5:32 remaining in the game on a 72-yard interception return for a touchdown. That set an Iowa bowl record and ranks as the eighth longest return in school history.
Played before the second largest crowd in Jack Trice Stadium history, Iowa raced to a 10-point first-half lead, but couldn't hold on during a 44-41 thrilling setback in three overtimes. * Outlasted in OT
Gopher QB Marqueis Gray's fourth-down sprint for the pylon from the 2-yard line in the closing minutes lifted Minnesota to a 22-21 comeback victory over Iowa.
James Vandenberg went 16 for 24 for 177 yards and a touchdown to Marvin McNutt, who caught seven of those passes for 101 yards. Mike Meyer missed two field goals for Iowa in the first half (24 and 43 yards) on consecutive possessions. Marcus Coker carried the ball 32 times through several huge holes for 252 yards and two touchdowns.
After cutting the lead to 21-16, the Gophers caught Iowa playing almost 15 yards back on the kickoff, and Kim Royston -- who had a game-high 16 tackles -- recovered the onside attempt. Gray had a pair of sharp passes for first downs to move the ball forward and then, on fourth-and-goal at the 2, ran to his right to scrape the edge of the end zone with 2:48 remaining for Minnesota's first lead of the entire month. * ESPN Game Summary
Michigan was unable to score a touchdown from the three-yard line at the end of the game to pull off the upset win. Iowa scored first with a four-yard touchdown run by Marcus Coker. In the second quarter, Iowa's Brad Herman caught a one-yard pass from James Vandenberg for a touchdown. Iowa's Mike Meyer then kicked a 42-yard field goal to add to the Hawkeyes' lead. Iowa then scored its only points of the second half when Marcus Coker scored his second touchdown of the day, this time with a 13-yard rush.
Iowa rallied in the second half, closing to within a touchdown with 6:56
remaining, but 14th-ranked Oklahoma (coached by former Hawk Bobby Stoops) controlled the ball over the final eight
minutes in recording a 31-14 win at the 2011 Insight Bowl.
Oklahoma built a 21-0 advantage before Iowa got its offense going in the
second half. Iowa used a 16-play drive that consumed 7:50, scoring on a 5-yard
pass from QB James Vandenberg to TE C.J. Fiedorowicz on the second play of
the final quarter.
The Hawkeyes made the most of their first postseason tournament game in six years by defeating the Dayton Flyers by nine, 84-75. Freshman forward Aaron White scored a career-high 25 points on 10-for-15 shooting and sophomore forward Zach McCabe tied a career high by adding 20 on a perfect 9-for-9 shooting night. Thanks in large part to White and McCabe, the Hawkeyes shot a remarkable 57-percent from the field in the game. Dayton only shot 39-percent.
The Ducks mounted a ferocious comeback, storming back from down 15 to up as much as 12 and finishing off Iowa in the second round of the NIT, 108-97, to advance to the quarterfinals. Devyn Marble scored a game-high 31 points. The sophomore guard had hit 15 threes all season but he came out hot on Sunday, hitting 7 of 8 attempts from long distance and helping Iowa build a first half lead.
Central Michigan's David Harman drilled a 47-yard field goal with 3 seconds left and the Chippewas scored nine points in the final 45 seconds and stunned Iowa 32-31 on Saturday.
Central Michigan pulled within 31-29 on Ryan Radcliff's 13-yard TD throw to Titus Davis. The Chippewas failed on the two-point conversion, but they recovered an onside kick and moved to Iowa's 30-yard line in part because of a personal foul on the Hawkeyes.
Mark Weisman ran for 177 yards, 155 in the first half. Christian Kirksey's 68-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sealed the win for Iowa, which bounced back from last week's disappointing 32-31 loss to Central Michigan to win the Big Ten opener for both schools.
Mark Weisman rushed for 116 yards on 26 carries and scored a game-tying touchdown that sent the game to overtime. Kicker Mike Meyer connected on two field goals in overtime, and cornerback Greg Castillo picked off a tipped pass that sealed the victory for the Hawkeyes.
A 46-yard field goal as time expired by Purdue placekicker Paul Griggs gave the Boilermakers a 27-24 win. The loss is the fourth consecutive defeat for the Hawkeyes, who are now 4-6 on the season, 2-4 in the Big Ten, and virtually assured of falling short of bowl eligibility for the first time in twelve years. It was the first time Purdue has won in Kinnick in 20 years. Iowa played with alternative uniforms (silver helmets and pants) to honor Veteran’s Day.
On a cold and blustery afternoon with a spot in the Big Ten title game on the line, Rex Burkhead proved why he's so valuable to the Huskers, when he scored the go-ahead touchdown in his return from a knee injury and Nebraska (No. 14 BCS, No. 17 AP) beat the Hawks to claim the Legends Division's berth in the championship game. Mark Weisman had 91 yards rushing for Iowa, which finished the season on a six-game losing streak. The Hawkeyes will miss out on a bowl game for just the second time since 2000.
NIU kicker Mathew Sims hit a game-winning 36-yard field goal with four seconds left to pull the upset in Iowa City.
The Huskies scored 10 points in the final 5:05 to record their first win over the Hawkeyes, after intercepting Iowa QB Jake Rudock with 1:17 left. Rudock threw for 256 yards, a touchdown, but had two picks in his debut for Iowa, which lost its seventh straight game dating back to last season. * Northern Illinois surprises Iowa on last-minute FG
After losing twice to mid-major school Western Michigan at home in their last two match ups, the Hawks were not having anymore of that. Kevonte Martin-Manley returned two punts for touchdowns, and B.J. Lowery returned two interceptions for touchdowns, and both set school records in Iowa's 56 point win over Western Michigan.
The Hawkeyes (4-3, 1-2) dominated offensively in the first half and led 21-14 behind the strong play of quarterback Jake Rudock. He hit on 19 of 34 passes for 245 yards and three scores covering 2 yards to C.J. Fidorowicz, 6 yards to Kevonte Martin-Manley and 85 yards to Jake Duzey.
But OSU running back Carlos Hyde tied it with the first rushing TD against Iowa this season on Ohio State's first drive of the third quarter, and the Buckeyes eventually took over to win it's 19th straight game.
No. 14 LSU scored 14-first-half points and ultimately held on to defeat Iowa,
21-14, at the 2014 Outback Bowl in Tampa.
The Tigers drove 77 yards on the first possession of the game to grab a 7-0
In the second quarter, LSU capitalized on a Kevonte Martin-Manley fumbled
punt at the 39-yard line, scoring seven plays later on a 14-yard rush to take a
14-0 halftime lead.
John Lowdermilk provided a spark in the third quarter, intercepting QB Anthony
Jennings and returning his first career theft 71 yards to the 1-yard line.
The 71-yard interception return is the 12th-longest in school history. Three plays
later RB Mark Weisman scored on a 2-yard rush to cut the deficit to 14-7.
Midway through the fourth quarter, Iowa marched inside the LSU red zone,
but a fourth down interception at the LSU 8-yard line thwarted a game-tying
LSU scored its third touchdown on a Jeremy Hill 37-yard rush, his second
score of the game, with 1:50 left to play.
Iowa's Jordon Cotton returned the ensuing kickoff a career-long 96 yards to
the LSU 4-yard line. The 96-yard kickoff return is the eighth-longest return in
school history and longest non-touchdown kickoff return in Iowa annals. Two
plays later, QB C.J. Beathard connected with Martin-Manley in the end zone for
a 4-yard touchdown for the final score.
QB Jake Rudock completed 9-of-22 passes for 102 yards before leaving in the
third period due to injury. Beathard completed 4-of-7 passes for 55 yards and a
Weisman rushed 18 times for 37 yards, while TE C.J. Fiedorowicz caught a
game-high four passes for 46 yards.
Cotton's 42.7 kickoff return average on three attempts broke the Outback
Bowl record for kickoff return average.
LB James Morris recorded eight tackles and reached 400 career tackles in his
career -- becoming only the sixth Hawkeye to accomplish that feat.
A 20 point, 10 rebound performance from Chris McCullough helped Syracuse hold off a late charge from Iowa. The Orange led by as many as 15 in the game and hung on for a 66-63 win to clinch the consolation game in the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden.
Nebraska managed to overcome a pick 6, a blocked punt, a blocked field goal, and a 24-7 deficit to storm back to force overtime. Iowa kicked a 25-yard FG in OT, but Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a TD pass to Kenny Bell for the win.
The Iowa Hawkeyes went on the road and upset #12 North Carolina 60-55 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday night. The signature win Iowa's basketball team has been looking for came in one of college basketball's historic arenas, the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Mike Gesell's conventional three-point play gave Iowa the lead for good with 1 minute, 16 seconds remaining. His two free throws with a second remaining clinched it. Gesell led the Hawkeyes, 6-2, with 16 points. Adam Woodbury added 11. Iowa native Marcus Paige had 13 for North Carolina.
Tennessee scored the game's first 28 point, and led 42-7 late in the game, en route to a 45-28 win over Iowa
at the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida. RB Mark Weisman rushed for two scores, while QB C.J. Beathard threw for two touchdowns to account for Iowa's scoring. Weisman scored on runs of three and
one yard in the second and fourth quarters, respectively. The Hawkeye senior
finished his career with 32 rushing touchdowns, one shy of the school record
held by Sedrick Shaw and Tavian Banks.
LB Josey Jewell led all players with a career-best 14 tackles and was named
Iowa's TaxSlayer Bowl MVP. Jewell, a redshirt freshman, made his fourth career
start. CB Desmond King recorded his second career interception in the third quarter
It was an emotional week leading up to the game because former All-Big Ten Safety Tyler Sash and basketball legend Roy Marble died. The Hawkeyes honored Sash by wearing the number 9 (Sash's jersey number at Iowa) in place of the Tigerhawk on one side of their helmets. C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes to lead the Hawkeyes to victory. He also added two long runs and was named co-Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. * Dressed to the 9s
The Hawkeyes capitalized on two second quarter miscues to take a 10-3 advantage into the locker room. Wisconsin tacked on a field goal in the 3rd quarter, making it 10-6. Midway through the 4th quarter, the Hawkeyes recovered a costly Wisconsin fumble on a 2nd and goal play from the Iowa 1-yard line. Cornerback Desmond King collected his second two-interception game of the season and was named co-Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Jim Thorpe Defensive Player of the Week.
Senior running back Jordan Canzeri carried the ball 43 times (school record) for 256 yards (third-best in school history) and a touchdown. He also had a receiving touchdown, and earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors.
#17 Iowa wins at #20 Northwestern 40-10 to stay undefeated. Despite entering the game very banged up, and losing RB Jordan Canzeri early in this one, Iowa dominated the Wildcats. Sophomore Akrum Wadley became the second Iowa running back to go over 200 yards in Big Ten play (in 2015). He finished with 204 yards and a school record-tying 4 rushing touchdowns, and was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week.
The Hawkeyes jumped ahead 20-0 early in the second quarter and, after Purdue closed to within 20-13, scored 20 of the game's final 27 points for the 40-20 triumph. The win on Senior Day secured Iowa's first unbeaten record at Kinnick Stadium since the 2004 season (6-0), and matched the 7-0 mark at home from the 2003 season.
The Hawkeyes finished their first unbeaten regular season since the 1922 season, establishing a single-season school record with 12 wins. Iowa intercepted four passes (Parker Hesse returned one for a touchdown to earn Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors), and Jordan Canzeri ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. With wins over Iowa State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Nebraska, Iowa recaptured all four rivalry trophies in 2015.
Iowa turned the ball over twice in the first half - a fumble leading to the Spartans first points and an interception in the end zone - but led 6-3. Trailing entering the 4th quarter for the first time all season, the Hawkeyes responded in a big way with an 85-yard touchdown pass from C.J. Beathard to Tevaun Smith that gave Iowa a 13-9 lead with 14:49 remaining. After exchanging punts, Michigan State marched 82 yards in 22 plays and took 9:04 off the clock. The game-winning score came on a 1-yard touchdown run with 27 seconds left.
Iowa State came back from being down 20 points to beat the Hawk and avoid the major upset. Jared Uthoff had 30 points at halftime, but only 2 in the second half. Iowa State's Monte Morris hits a game-winning shot with 9 seconds left to beat Iowa.
Big Four Classic (Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA)
Christian McCaffrey caught a short pass and turned it into a 75-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. The Hawkeyes were unable to stop him, as he averaged 9.6 YPC (172 yards on 18 carries), returned a punt for a touchdown, and converted many third downs. Though he did not rush for any touchdowns from scrimmage, he proved to be the primary playmaker for Stanford, catching a third (4) of Kevin Hogan's passes. McCaffrey was such an offensive threat that Hogan was able to make large gains with the read option, including a wide-open first-quarter option TD run.
Wisconsin's Bronson Koenig scored 15 points to help lead Wisconsin to a 67-59 upset win over #8 Iowa. Peter Jok had 17 points at the half (21 points total on 8-8 shooting) and Adam Woodbury had a career-high 18 rebounds.
Senior quarterback C.J. Beathard accounted for four touchdowns. The Hawkeyes' 39-point margin of victory is the largest in the series since 1997 during a 63-20 win in Ames. Iowa is 2-0 this season, and it has won 14 consecutive regular season games dating back to the 2015 season. * An Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series Rout
The Fighting Irish's Bonzie Colson had a huge night with a season-high 24 points, career-high 17 rebounds, and connected on all 12 of his foul shots. Steve Vasturia added 22 points and 9 rebounds in the win for the Irish.
No. 17 Florida scored the game's final 30 points in a 30-3 victory over Iowa at
Raymond James Stadium in the 2017 Outback Bowl. It marked the third time in
11 years that Iowa faced Florida in the Outback Bowl. DB Desmond King appeared in his 53rd career game and made his 51st career start, both program records. King recorded an interception on Florida's second
possession. It was King's 14th career interception, tying Damien Robinson for
Nebraska's Glynn Watson Jr. scored 34 points to lead Nebraska to a 93-90 double overtime win. Peter Jok started slow with 4 points in the first half, but came alive for 30 points in the 2nd half, to finish with 34.
Saquon Barkley, with his 358 all purpose yards and a touchdown, and Juwan Johnson caught a seven-yard TD pass from Trace McSorley as time expired, and fourth-ranked Penn State rallied to stun Iowa 21-19 Saturday night in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
After a 14-14 first half, Iowa outscored the Huskers 42-0 the rest of the way in a 56-14 blowout win. With the win, the Hawkeyes won the Heroes Trophy for the third straight year and notched their third straight victory in Lincoln dating back to 2013. Running back Akrum Wadley paced the Iowa attack with 159 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries.
Iowa forced three turnovers and RB Akrum Wadley amassed a career-high 283 all-purpose yards in a 27-20 Iowa victory in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The win snapped Iowa's five-game bowl losing streak. Wadley, who was named Pinstripe Bowl MVP, totaled an Iowa bowl record 171 yards on five kickoff returns. The game was played in frigid temperatures, 23 degrees at kickoff with wind chills in the lower teens, and is the coldest Pinstripe Bowl on record. The Hawkeyes totaled
200 yards of offense, its lowest total in a bowl game win in program history. Wadley scored his 35th career touchdown, which tied Sedrick Shaw for second most in program history, on a 5-yard rush midway through the third quarter to even the score. Both teams traded field goals in the fourth quarter before the Iowa defense collected two turnovers in the final five minutes. All-American CB Josh Jackson helped seal the win by collecting his eighth interception of the season, tying a school single-season record, on Boston College's next possession.
The Hawkeyes used four interceptions and five sacks of Minnesota's Zack Annexstad to beat the Gophers 48-31. Iowa QB Nate Stanley overcame two costly turnovers with four touchdown passes, including 2 to tight end T.J. Hockenson. * ESPN Game Summary
Jordan Bohannon scored 16 points to lead Iowa to a 77-69 upset of No. 13 Oregon in the second semifinal of the 2K Classic on Thursday night. Luka Garza added 12, and Ryan Kriener finished with 11. The Hawkeyes will play UConn in the championship game tomorrow, while Oregon will meet No. 15 Syracuse in the consolation game.
Jordan Bohannon never got to play in the Iowa High School Boys' State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. His Linn-Mar teams never made it, including a crushing loss to Cedar Falls as a senior despite his 44-point effort. The Tigers' star guard was a sophomore named A.J. Green. So there was a little revenge on Bohannon's mind heading into No. 22 Iowa's game against Northern Iowa on Saturday in The Hy-Vee Classic at Wells Fargo Arena. Bohannon put the clamps on Green defensively in the Hawkeyes' 77-54 victory.
Iowa had three players finish in double figures with junior Tyler Cook leading the way with 18 points. Sophomore Luka Garza had 15 and freshman Joe Wieskamp added 10. Junior Isaiah Moss and redshirt freshman Connor McCaffery finished with nine points apiece.
Safety Jake Gervase's interception in the end zone helped preserve a late lead, and a ball-hawking defense compensated for a sputtering offense as Iowa beat No. 18 Mississippi State 27-22 on Tuesday. Nate Stanley threw for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns (2 of them to Nick Easley, including a 75-yard touchdown). The defense came up with 3 turnovers, which helped Iowa score two touchdowns in 97 seconds for a 17-6 lead - especially impressive against a team that allowed only 12 TDs during the regular season.
Joe Wieskamp scored 10 of his 19 points to help Iowa erase a second-half, seven-point deficit and earn an elusive Big Ten Conference road victory, 73-63 over Northwestern. The Hawkeyes had lost 10 of their previous 11 road games, falling behind by at least 17 points in each. Not having Cook, their junior leader for this one, did not bode well. Seeing a nine-point lead become a seven-point hole wasn't exactly inspiring, either. Enter Wieskamp, who cut inside for a pair of baskets, then stepped out to hit a 3-pointer. He deked a Wildcat defender seconds later and raced in for a layup while drawing a foul.
Power forward Tyler Cook had 15 points and eight rebounds before exiting late with an apparent ankle injury. Centers Luka Garza (16 points) and Ryan Kriener (11) had stretches of dominance for the Hawks.
The Hawks survived a scare against Rutgers. After Rutgers took the lead with a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left. Joe Wieskamp picked up a deflection on the long inbound pass, and banked in a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer to prevent the upset.
Bruno Fernando scored the game-winning basket with less than 10 seconds left to lift Maryland to a 66-65 win over Iowa. The Hawks had two shots to win the game, but were unable to pull out their 3rd straight last-second win.
Iowa makes 12 3-pointers and 25 assist to set new Big Ten conference tournament records for the Hawkeyes, and end their 4-game losing streak. Nicholas Baer made five 3-pointers and scored 17 points to help Iowa pull away during critical times in the game.
Nate Stanley threw for 236 yards and three touchdowns, including 2 to Ihmir Smith-Marsette. Iowa's defense smothered Rutgers, which scored 48 points in its opener over UMass. The Scarlet Knights gained just 125 yards, punted 10 times and turned it over three times.
Nate Stanley ran for a score, and No. 19 Iowa made a big fourth-down stop late in the game, allowing the Hawkeyes to beat Iowa State 18-17 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win over the Cyclones. Keith Duncan kicked 4 FGs, despite almost 3 hours of weather delays. * Make It 5 Straight
Iowa's defense held tough after an early 10-0 deficit, but the offense was unable to generate enough points to pull out the victory. Iowa has 4 turnovers, including 3 interceptions thrown by Nate Stanley.
The Hawkeyes allowed just 202 yards, and earned its second shutout of the season and fourth since the beginning of last season.
Nate Stanley had 179 yards passing with a touchdown, Mekhi Sargent had a rushing touchdown and Tyler Goodson added 58 yards rushing on 11 carries.
Iowa took a 7-0 lead midway through the first quarter on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Stanley to wide receiver Tyrone Tracy. Tracy caught the ball at about the 30-yard line over the middle, broke a tackle with a spin move and raced down the sideline into the end zone.
Keith Duncan hit a 40-yard field goal early in the second quarter for a 10-0 halftime lead. The Hawkeyes stretched the lead to 17-0 on a 1-yard run by Sargent with 5:23 left in the third. Duncan added a 28-yard field goal early in the fourth to close out the scoring. * ESPN Game Summary
Paul Reed scored 25 points with 12 rebounds and DePaul blew past Iowa 93-78 on the road Monday to move to 4-0 for the first time in 11 years. CJ Fredrick scored 16 points and Luka Garza had 14 for Iowa, which turned the ball over 19 times and let the Blue Demons shoot 61.4 % from the floor and 11 of 20 on 3s.
Hawks pull off an upset win over #12 Texas Tech. Jordan Bohannon had 20 points and six assists, Luka Garza added 17 points and 12 rebounds. Joe Wieskamp had 16 points and six rebounds for the Hawkeyes, and CJ Fredrick scored 10. His 3-pointer off a broken play as the shot clock expired put Iowa ahead 64-59 with 1:29 left. He followed that up with two free throws with 1:07 remaining to just about put it away.
Keith Duncan's 48-yard game-winning field goal handed Iowa an ugly 27-24 win over Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. After taking an early 24-10 lead at half from 3 big plays (2 long TD runs, and a KO return for a TD), the Hawks offense struggled, but put together a late drive to setup the final FG. It is the 5th straight win over the Huskers.
Las Vegas Invitational Finals (Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV)
Malachi Flynn scored all of his 28 points after halftime to lead San Diego State past Iowa, as the Aztecs rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit. CJ Fredrick led Iowa with 16 points, Connor McCaffery added 15 and Joe Touissant had 13. Luka Garza, who is averaging over 20 points per game, had nine points on 3-for-8 shooting and eight rebounds.
Michigan took an early lead, and never let the Hawks get too close the rest of the game. Luka Garza was outstanding, scoring 15 of the Hawkeyes first 17 points, and ended the half with 27 points. He ended the game with a career-high 44 points. The Hawks fall to 0-1 in Big Ten play.
The Hawks built up a 15-point lead, then after losing the lead late in the game on 24 turnovers, Joe Wieskamp and Bakari Evelyn hit clutch 3-pointers to pull out the victory. CJ Fredrick (a Cincinnati native) led the Hawks with 21 points, and Luka Garza scored 12 points with 13 rebounds.
Iowa's Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored on a 6-yard run, a 98-yard kickoff return and a 12-yard reception -- all in the second quarter -- to lead Iowa to a 49-24 rout of No. 22 USC. The Hawkeyes won their fourth straight game for their sixth 10-win season in coach Kirk Ferentz's 21 years. The Hawkeyes honored both Hayden Fry, the former coach who died Dec. 17 at age 90, and Bump Elliott, a former athletic director who died Dec. 7 at 94. Senior Nate Stanley became the fifth Iowa quarterback to start three bowl games. He won all three. Against USC, he was 18 of 27 for 213 yards with 2 touchdown passes.
There was a moment of silence before the national anthem for Fry. Iowa also paid tribute to Fry by removing the Tigerhawk decals from its helmets. Fry introduced the logo during his 20-year tenure, which included trips to the Holiday Bowl in 1986, 1987 and 1991.
Luka Garza scored 23 points to help lead Iowa to an easy win. Ryan Kriener scored a career-high 20 points after making all nine of his shots (many of them on dunks). Joe Wieskamp scored 18 points, spearheading a 16-0 run early in the second half that allowed Iowa to completely take control. Freshman point guard Joe Touissant finished with six points, seven assists and four steals.
Penn State hit clutch shots at the end, and the Hawks struggled at the free throw line and made 15 turnovers, and were unable to pull out the victory in the historic Palestra. The crowd was heavily in favor of PSU. Luka Garza had 34 points and 12 rebounds, Joe Wieskamp had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and freshman Joe Touissant added 18 points.
Iowa bounces back from a bad loss at Nebraska. Joe Wieskamp scored 26 points and Big Ten scoring leader Luka Garza had 21 points and 13 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season. 12th-ranked Maryland was held to its second-lowest point total of the season.
Luka Garza continued his unstoppable scoring with 27 points (despite foul trouble). Guard CJ Fredrick returned from a stress reaction, and made an impact by knocking down three treys in the first half, and finishing with 11 points. The Hawks hit on 10 3-pointers in the game, and had it's first conference road win of the year.
Luka Garza scored 33 points, going 10 of 18 from the field and 11 of 13 from the line as he repeatedly drew fouls from the Wolverines. Four Iowa players scored in double figures: CJ Fredrick (21), Joe Wieskamp (20), and Ryan Kriener (14).
Luka Garza continued his dominating offensive performance with 28Â points and 13Â rebounds against the best defense in the Big Ten. Joe Touissant played well with 14 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Luka Garza has 21 points, 18 rebounds and 3 blocks, and Joe Touissant made some clutch 3-point plays to help the Hawks rally from a 12-point deficit with 7 minutes left. They finished on a 21-5 run. There was also some controversial officiating around technical fouls. The Hawks struggled from the 3-point line again (3 of 20), but made 25 of 32 free throws. The win was Iowa's 5th in a row, and a rare victory over the Badgers (only the 3rd win in the last 11 matchups).
Iowa rallied again, down 4 points late in the game, and pulled out the win over 1st place Illinois. Luka Garza has another great performance with 25 points and 10 rebounds, including a clutch 3-pointer to seal the game.
Devonte Green scored 27 points off the bench as Indiana rolled Iowa. Indiana made 11 3-point baskets and built a double-digit lead in the first half, depsite Luka Garza's 38 points on 14-of-22 shooting from the field. To make matters worse, CJ Fredrick rolled his ankle in the first half and didnâ€™t return.
Despite a strong effort, the Hawks fell short. Iowa is 1-21 in their last 22 games at the Breslin Center. Luka Garza has 20 points and 9 rebounds, while Ryan Kriener added 18 points off the bench. Joe Wieskamp struggles offensively with 4 points, and was held scoreless most of the game. * ESPN Game Summary
Luka Garza led the Hawks with his 14th-straight 20+ point game to tie Freddie Brownâ€™s Iowa record. He ended with 25 points and 17 rebounds. CJ Fredrick returned from injury to add 10 points, and Joe Wieskamp added 13 points. It turned out to be the last win of the virus-shortened season.
Hawks came back from a big deficit to nearly tie the game at the end, but came up short. With the loss, Hawks get a #5 seed in next weekend's Big Ten tournament, and Illinois gets the #4 seed and a first round bye. Luka Garza led the Hawks with 28 points again, the 16th-straight 20+ point performance. Joe Touissant added 14 points, and Joe Wieskamp continued to struggle with only 7 points.
The Hawks struggled to take advantage of Purdue's loss of star receiver Rondale Moore and head coach Jeff Brohm's COVID diagnosis. Iowa struggled to stop David Bell (13 passes, 3 TDs and 121 yards) and RB Zander Horvath (21 carries for 129 yards). They also had 100 yards in penalties.
Spencer Petras' first start at QB showed signs of promise, going 22/39 and 265 yards passing, and ran for one TD. Iowa was able to rush for almost 200 yards, but lost two costly fumbles deep in Purdue territory.
Iowa dominated in all three phases of the game to blowout the Spartans, taking a 35-0 lead at halftime. Iowa intercepted MSU three times, and Riley Moss returned one of them 54 yards for a touchdown. The Hawks rushed for 200 yards, led by Tyler Goodson with 113 yards (one run for 71 yards), and Mekhi Sargent added two rushing touchdowns. The Hawkeyes committed no turnovers. Charlie Jones returned a punt 54 yards for a touchdown. Spencer Petras was 15-of-27 passing for 167 yards and one touchdown pass to Brandon Smith. * HawkCentral Game Recap
In a rare Friday night game, the Hawks continue their 6-game winning streak over the Gophers. Minnesota did score near end of the game to avoid the shutout, but it was all Iowa the entire game. The Iowa running game was impressive against a bad Minnesota rush defense. 35 carries for 236 yards and 4 TDs, most by Tyler Goodson. He had a career high 142 yards and 2 TDs on 20 carries. Iowa defense was able to keep the Gophers running game in check and grabbed two interceptions. * HawkCentral Game Recap * HawkFanatic Game Recap
Iowa jumped out to an early lead with good rushing offense. Mekhi Sargent rushed for 101 yards and scored 2 TDs, and Tyler Goodson added 78 yards and a TD. The Iowa defense forced 4 turnovers (2 fumbles and 2 interceptions) which led to 24 points, and had 6 tackles for loss. Nick Neimann led the defense with 17 tackles. Penn State replaced QBs in the 3rd quarter down 31-7, and scored twice in 2 plays to cut the lead to 31-21. After a short FG by Keith Duncan, Dayvian Nixon intercepted a pass and returned it 71 yards for a touchdown with 2 minutes remaining. The win was the 100th Big Ten victory for Kirk Ferentz, and snapped a 6-game losing streak to Penn State. * HawkFanatic Game Recap * Hawk Central Game Recap
Iowa extended its winning streak to six games against the Cornhuskers, but it was a struggle against a Nebraska team that looked poorly this season. Keith Duncan did his part by making 4-of-5 field-goal attempts, including two in the fourth quarter.
The Hawks sealed the victory when senior end Chauncey Golston knocked the ball loose from QB Adrian Martinez near midfield. The fumble was recovered by defensive end Zach VanValkenburg.
After trailing 14-0 early in the 2nd quarter, the Hawks responded with 35 unanswered points and the defense adjusted to shut down the Illini until a late-game TD.
Spencer Petras had his first multi-touchdown game with 3 TDs on 18-28 passes for 220 yards. Tyler Goodson led the way with 19 carries for 92 yards. Brandon Smith had five receptions for 58 yards. The Hawks have won seven in a row against the Illini and 12 out of 13 in the series. * HawkCentral Game Recap * HawkFanatic Game Recap
The Hawks jumped to an early 16 point lead on early 3-pointers. The Tar Heels raced back in the second half to take the lead by 1, but Iowa quickly responded with a 14-0 run to take control the rest of the way. Iowa finished with 17 3-pointers.
After getting in foul trouble in the first half, Luka Garza dominated the second half and ended with 34 points in just 17 minutes, including a perfect 10-10 from the field after halftime (5-5 on 3-pointers). He rattled off 21 straight team points, including 4 straight 3's. He scored the most points by a Division I player who played less than 20 minutes in a game over the past 25 seasons.
He overshadowed the play of Jack Nunge, who took over for Garza in the first half to give the Hawks a nice lead with 17 points and 10 rebounds. * HawkCentral Game Recap * ESPN Game Recap
Iowa RB Tyler Goodson rushed for 106 yards, including an 80-yard TD to seal the victory. Ihmir Smith-Marsette caught 7 passes for a career-high 140 yards and two touchdowns, but injured himself on the TD celebration. The Iowa defense was outstanding, limiting the Badgers to just 225 total yards, 56 on the ground, and big plays in critical situations.
Iowa was in control 21-7 in the 4th, but a botched punt gave Wisconsin the ball at the Iowa. Jack Campbell intercepted the ball in the end zone on 4th down, and Goodson ran for a TD on the ensuing drive.
It was the first victory for Iowa over Wisconsin at home since 2008. Iowa finished 2nd in the West Division with the win, their sixth in a row after starting 0-2. They also played all scheduled games without any cancellations, and had very few players miss games due to COVID-19. * ESPN Game Summary
Despite a string of recently cancelled games, Gonzaga showed why they were the #1 team and didn't seem sluggish in a convincing win over the Hawks. They pulled ahead by 20 points in the first half, and Iowa could never cut the lead below 10 the rest of the way. 3-point shooting was a factor, as the Hawks ended 4-22 while Gonzaga shot 13-26. They also struggled at the free throw line with 14-26 shooting.
Luka Garza scored 30 points and had 10 rebounds. Joe Wieskamp added 20 points and nine rebounds. Jordan Bohannon hit only 1-8 from the field, and was 0-5 on 3-pointers. Joe Touissant played well, adding 14 points off the bench.
Unfortunately, point guard Jalen Suggs was tough for Iowa to stop. He hit seven 3-pointers and had 27 points, and they were 14-26 from 3-point range on the day, including 10 in the first half to help built the large lead. * HawkCentral Game Recap * ESPN Game Recap
In a low-scoring game, the Hawks continued to struggle against Purdue, but led most of the game by double-digits. Luka Garza scored 22 points and 7 rebounds. He broke a Big Ten record with 17 consecutive conference games scoring over 20 points in a row. * ESPN Game Summary * HawkFanatic Game Recap
Iowa got down by 12 points early, but rallied at the end of the first half to get the game close. Leading by 7 with 44 seconds left, Minnesota rallied to tie the game and send it into OT. The Gophers hit 5 3-pointers in the OT to pull the upset.