Iowa Defense Dominates Music City Bowl Shuts Out Kentucky

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It was widely believed that points would come at a premium in the Music City Bowl. Two of the nation’s top defenses took the field against freshman quarterbacks. Offensive points were, in fact, hard to come by in this one. It was Iowa’s defense that did the scoring against Kentucky in Nashville. At the half, […] READ MORE


2022 Music City Bowl Preview: Iowa vs Kentucky

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A Rare Bowl Rematch In doing projections for Last Word On College Football one thing is always mentioned. Bowls don’t want the same two teams playing in consecutive years unless it’s the playoff. Through an odd turn of events, that’s exactly what we have in Nashville this year. Let’s look at Iowa and Kentucky and […] READ MORE


Awards Season for Jack Campbell, Unanimous All-American

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Awards season for Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell was one not to be soon forgotten by anyone in Iowa City. The senior captain of the Hawkeyes earned numerous postseason individual honors. After the Associated Press released its All-American team last week, Campbell became the school’s 29th player to be tabbed a Consensus All-American, having made three […] READ MORE


Iowa Escapes With Floyd, Controls Destiny in West

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Floyd of Rosedale will reside in Iowa City for another year after one of the most incredible sequences to finish out a game. The victory coupled with Illinois’ loss to Michigan earlier in the day puts the Hawkeyes in clear command for the last week of the season. Iowa escapes Minneapolis with Floyd and now […] READ MORE


Iowa Falls to Michigan at Home

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Methodical, consistent, and on a mission. Those were the qualities exhibited by the visiting team inside on Saturday afternoon. Michigan had not won a game inside Kinnick Stadium in 17 years. The Wolverines ended that streak against Iowa with a convincing 27-14 win. Iowa falls to Michigan at home, unable to pull within striking distance […] READ MORE


Iowa vs. South Dakota State; Path to Victory

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The Hawkeyes kick off the season inside Kinnick Stadium where they’ll host an FCS opponent for the first time since 2018. The South Dakota State Jackrabbits finished the 2021 season with a loss in the FCS semifinals, and now visit Iowa City for the week one matchup on Saturday. The Jackrabbits will again be one […] READ MORE


Iowa Fall Camp Buzz – Defense and Special Teams

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Iowa fall camp has officially reached the halfway point. Kickoff inside Kinnick Stadium is less than three weeks away, and the Hawkeyes are gearing up for their first game against South Dakota State. At the annual media availability day on Friday, Kirk Ferentz addressed how his team is progressing through fall camp. The offense has […] READ MORE


Big 10 Best Returning Linebackers

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The Big 10 best returning linebackers is a tough list to create. The position group is a deep one, featuring disruptive pass-rushers and strong linebackers in pass coverage. Creating a top-three ranking is a tall task and requires finding a set of versatile defenders that can impact the game in a variety of ways. With […] READ MORE


Iowa and Kentucky Battle in Vrbo Citrus Bowl

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The Iowa Hawkeyes are familiar with the sunshine state. Kirk Ferentz has led his team to a Florida bowl game 10 times in his 23-year run in Iowa City. This will be the 11th trip to Florida and first appearance in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl for Iowa. The Hawkeyes finished the regular season 10-2 before […] READ MORE


2022 VRBO Citrus Bowl Preview

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Stoops Versus His Alma Mater With so many bowl matchups between the Big 10 and SEC, anyone who does bowl projections always wants to put Iowa and Kentucky together. The reason is there’s a built-in storyline. UK headman Mark Stoops played at Iowa in the late 1980s and started his coaching career there as did his […] READ MORE