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IOWA GAME HISTORY

 2022-2023 Football Record: 3 - 1 (8 games remaining)

 2021-2022 Basketball Record: 26 - 10

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1939-1940 Iowa Football Year in Review
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Iowa was picked at the bottom of the Big Ten. Before the season, Iowa's best player appeared to be Nile Kinnick. Kinnick was an all-Big Ten selection as a sophomore, when he led the nation in punting average, but he struggled through an injury-riddled junior season. As a result, end Erwin Prasse, an all-Big Ten selection in 1938, was elected as the team captain of the 1939 Hawkeyes. However, Kinnick had recovered from his injuries and was ready for a standout senior season.

The "Ironmen" went 6-1-1 and finished with a No. 9 national ranking. Victories included an upsets of #3 Minnesota and #3 Notre Dame in back-to-back games. Kinnick was injured in the final game against Northwestern (7-7 tie), keeping the Hawks from tying with Ohio State at the top of the Big Ten.

What really resonated with an adoring fan base was the grit and work ethic of the team. During the course of the 1939 season, there were 39 instances in which an Iowa player played the full 60 minutes in a game. Even in that era of one-platoon football, it was a highly unusual occurrence, thus the "Ironmen" nickname.

Kinnick received the Heisman Trophy as the best player in college football.

Conference: Big Ten

Head Coach: Eddie Anderson

PlayersAl Couppee, Ben Trickey, Bill Diehl, Bill Gallagher, Bill Green, Bill Parker, Bruno Andruska, Burdell Gilleard, Carl Conrad, Charles Tollefson, Dick Evans, Edwin McLain, Erwin Prasse, Floyd Dean, George Frye, Gerald Ankeny, Henry Luebcke, Henry Vollenweider, Herman Snider, Jack Edling, James (Ray) Murphy Jr, James J. Walker, Jens Norgaard, Jim Youel, Joseph Moore, Kenneth 'Ken' Pettit, Matt Miletich, Max Hawkins, Mike Enich, Nile Kinnick, Robert Otto, Russell Busk, Wallace 'Wally' Bergstrom, Wilford 'Bill' Burkett
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11/25/1939

#15 Iowa  @  #20 Northwestern   Northwestern

T    7 - 7 

Head Coach: Eddie Anderson

Iowa spent most of the first half in Northwestern territory, but five first half fumbles, including one at the Northwestern 3-yard line, stopped all Hawkeye scoring threats. The Wildcats scored on a t...more

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11/18/1939

#15 Iowa  vs  #20 Minnesota   Minnesota

W    13 - 9 

Head Coach: Eddie Anderson

Minnesota converted in the second quarter on their second field goal try of the game, and Harold Van Every made a spectacular one-handed interception of a Nile Kinnick pass deep in Gopher territory la...more

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11/11/1939

Iowa  vs  #3 Notre Dame   Notre Dame

W    7 - 6 

Head Coach: Eddie Anderson

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 ...more

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TOP 10 FAVORITE GAMES


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#2 - vs.  Michigan (1985) Football
#3 - vs.  Louisiana State (2005) Football
#4 - vs.  Michigan (1984) Football
#5 - vs.  Minnesota (1986) Football
#6 - vs.  North Carolina (1989) Basketball
#7 - vs.  Maryland (2021) Football
#8 - vs.  Oklahoma (1987) Basketball
#9 - vs.  Penn State (2021) Football
#10 - vs.  Minnesota (2019) Football

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TOP 10 HATED GAMES


#1 - vs.  UCLA (1986) Football
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#3 - vs.  North Dakota State (2016) Football
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#5 - vs.  Michigan State (2015) Football
#6 - vs.  Ohio State (2013) Football
#7 - vs.  Ohio State (2010) Football
#8 - vs.  Wisconsin (2010) Football
#9 - vs.  Ohio State (2009) Football
#10 - vs.  Michigan (1902) Football

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11/4/1939

Iowa  @  Purdue   Purdue

W    4 - 0 

Head Coach: Eddie Anderson

Purdue's Jack Brown intercepted four Kinnick passes in the game. Iowa had an apparent touchdown negated by a false start on Ken Pettit in the first half, and turnovers killed the other Iowa drives. A ...more


10/28/1939

Iowa  @  Wisconsin   Wisconsin

W    19 - 13 

Head Coach: Eddie Anderson

Wisconsin scored the game's opening touchdown, but the Hawkeyes responded with a touchdown of their own. Iowa's missed extra point gave Wisconsin a one-point halftime advantage. Iowa briefly pulled ah...more

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10/14/1939

Iowa  @  Michigan   Michigan

L    7 - 27 

Head Coach: Eddie Anderson

An early Kinnick touchdown pass was not enough for the Hawks, as Michigan scored the last 27 points of the game. Turnovers and special teams woes doomed the Hawkeyes to their only defeat of the season...more

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10/7/1939

Iowa  vs  Indiana   Indiana

W    32 - 29 

Head Coach: Eddie Anderson

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. Er...more

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9/30/1939

Iowa  vs  South Dakota   South Dakota

W    41 - 0 

Head Coach: Eddie Anderson

After a few uneventful series, Iowa got its first touchdown of the year on a 65-yard touchdown run by Kinnick. The Hawkeyes broke the game open in the second quarter, as Kinnick scored three touchdown...more

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Total Wins

Total Losses

Total Ties

Win %

6

1

1

81.25%

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