Hawkeye Football History

Welcome to Hawkeye Football History. The site will be constantly added with new information over time, but hopefully it will be a wealth of information to Hawkeye fans.


Inside The Numbers: Post-Wisconsin Edition
October 27, 2010

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Inside the Numbers: Post-Wisconsin Edition



Inside The Numbers: Post-Michigan Edition
October 19, 2010

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Inside the Numbers: Post-Michigan Edition



Inside The Numbers: Post-Penn State Edition
October 5, 2010

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Inside the Numbers: Post-Penn State Edition



Inside The Numbers: Post-Ball State Edition
September 28, 2010

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Inside the Numbers: Post-Ball State Edition



Inside The Numbers: Post-Arizona Edition
September 21, 2010

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Inside the Numbers: Post-Arizona Edition



Inside The Numbers
September 13, 2010

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Inside the Numbers: Post-Iowa State Edition

Inside the Numbers: Post-Eastern Illinois Edition



Starters/Key Players Added Back to 1979
July 5, 2010

We now have starters and key players for each season going back to Hayden Fry's first season as head coach in 1979. Each roster can be found on each season's individual page, which is linked off the yearly results page.



Random Stats/Facts On 2009 Season
January 11, 2010


Iowa finished the season with 11 wins for only the second time in school history (11-2 in 2002) and with 10+ wins for the seventh time in school history. The Hawkeyes finished the year ranked #7 in the AP Poll, their highest ranking to end a season since they finished #3 in the 1960 season. Iowa’s win over #9 Georgia Tech was also the highest ranked team that Iowa has beaten in a bowl game.

With a 10 tackle performance in the Orange Bowl, Pat Angerer finished the season with 145 total tackles, the sixth most in the nation. His 145 total tackles are also the fourth most in school history for a single season. Andre Jackson recorded 171 tackles during the 1972 season, while Abdul Hodge (158) and Chad Greenway (156) had successful 2005 seasons in second and third place on the single-season tackle list.

Marvin McNutt emerged as a big play threat in his first full season at wide receiver. The sophomore ended the season with 34 catches, 674 receiving yards and eight touchdown receptions. His 19.8 receiving average is the fourth highest in school history for a single season (minimum 600 receiving yards), behind Ronnie Harmon (20.8 - 1983), Mo Brown (20.1 – 2002) and Jim Mauro (20.0 – 1986).

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos is slowly moving up the Iowa career receiver ranks in receptions and receiving yards. Through three seasons, DJK has 127 receptions (seventh most) and 1871 receiving yards (seventh most). He will need only 31 receptions and 401 receiving yards in his senior season to reach first place in both categories, something he has done in each of his three seasons in a Hawkeye uniform.

Iowa’s freshman duo of Adam Robinson and Brandon Wegher each set freshman records in 2009. Adam Robinson rushed for 834 yards, breaking Ladell Betts’ freshman record of 679 rushing yards (1999). Brandon Wegher rushed for eight touchdowns, breaking Jewel Hampton’s freshman record of seven rushing touchdowns (2008). The duo also combined for 1475 rushing yards, the fifth most in the nation among freshman duos.

Adrian Clayborn capped off his junior season with two sacks in the Orange Bowl, bringing his season total up to 11.5 sacks. The 11.5 sacks are the most by a Hawkeye since Matt Roth recorded 12 sacks during the 2003 season. Clayborn’s 11.5 sacks are also the second most in a single season under Kirk Ferentz.

Tyler Sash led the team in interceptions for the second straight season. The sophomore from Oskaloosa has 11 in his career, already tied for sixth place on the Iowa career interception list. Sash should have two more seasons to try and catch Nile Kinnick and Devon Mitchell (18 interceptions) in first place.



2009 Season Page Added & Other Updates
January 9, 2010


The site has been completely updated with 2009 information on all the pages as well as a 2009 individual season page is now up and linked through the yearly results page.

Be on the lookout for some random stats/facts on the whole season coming in the next couple of days, plus some possible other goodies.



A Quick Look At Georgia Tech
December 8, 2009


All the attention going into this game will be Iowa's ability to stop Georgia Tech's option attack, easily one of the best rushing football teams in the nation this season.

Category Stat FBS Rank
Points per Game 35.3 11th
Rushes 751 1st
Rushing Yards per Game 307.2 2nd
Rushing Average 5.3 8th
Rushing Touchdowns 46 2nd
10+ Yard Rushes 119 2nd
20+ Yard Rushes 37 t-2nd

Josh Nesbitt's 991 rushing yards are the third most in the FBS among quarterbacks this season. Under Kirk Ferentz, Iowa has allowed a quarterback to rush for 100+ yards in only five games with four of those five games taking place between 1999-2001. The last quarterback to rush for 100+ yards against the Hawkeyes was Troy Smith of Ohio State in 2005 (127 yards). The other quarterbacks to accomplish this feat: Brooks Bollinger (1999), Billy Cockerham (1999) and Antwaan Randle El (2000 & 2001).

Jonathan Dwyer and Josh Nesbitt have combined for 2,337 rushing yards this season, the second most among any duo in the nation. They trail Nevada's Vai Taua and Colin Kaepernick, a duo that have combined for 2,505 rushing yards this season.

Josh Nesbitt's 47.7 percent completion percentage is the lowest by a player on a 10-win team since Jonathan Beasley completed only 44.3 percent of his passes for the 11-1 Kansas State Wildcats in 1999 (minimum 150 attempts).

This will be the Yellow Jackets' first trip to one of the four current BCS bowls since they lost to Florida, 27-12, in the 1967 Orange Bowl.



Yearly Stat Leaders (1979-2008) Added
November 22, 2009

Yearly stats leaders for every season Iowa has played since 1979 (Hayden Fry's first season) have now been added to site in the Yearly Results section. Just click on the link, which is the year, on that page to go to that season's individual page.

We are slowly adding data all the way back to 1889 so please be patient with us on this, but it should be useful once everything is listed.

Be on the lookout for some random stats/facts from the Minnesota game coming Wednesday, plus some possible other goodies.



Random Stats/Facts After Ohio State Game
November 18, 2009


Marvin McNutt’s seven receiving touchdowns are tied for the third most in the FBS among sophomores. His 21.6 yards per catch would be the highest receiving average in a single season in school history (minimum 600 receiving yards). Ronnie Harmon currently holds the record with 20.8 yards per catch set in 1983.

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos’ kickoff return touchdown is just the fourth by Iowa in the Kirk Ferentz era. It was also the first by the Hawkeyes since C.J. Jones went 100 yards with the opening kickoff against USC in the 2003 Orange Bowl.

Iowa surrendered 229 rushing yards against the Buckeyes on Saturday, the most allowed by the Hawkeyes since giving up 256 yards to Penn State on October 10, 2007.

The Hawkeyes have turned the ball over 13 times in the last three games (-9 turnover margin) after turning the ball over just 11 times (+11 turnover margin) in the first eight games of the season.

Iowa is forcing opposing quarterbacks to post a combined 96.0 passer rating, the sixth lowest in the FBS. The 96.0 opponent passer rating is the lowest mark in the Kirk Ferentz era and the lowest by a Big Ten team since Wisconsin in 2006 (84.2).



Random Stats/Facts After Northwestern Game
November 11, 2009


Northwestern’s win on Saturday marked the first time that the Wildcats have beaten a team 9-0 or better since defeating a 10-0 California team, 20-14, in the 1949 Rose Bowl.

Iowa also ended their winning streak at 13 games, the third longest in school history. Iowa won 14 straight between 1899-1900 and had a 20-game winning streak between 1920-1923.

Saturday’s win was also the Wildcats third consecutive win against Iowa at Kinnick Stadium. It is the first time in this series that Northwestern has defeated Iowa three consecutive times in Iowa City.

Iowa has lost only nine times at Kinnick Stadium since 2002, with three of those losses coming against Northwestern. No other team has more than one win.

The Hawkeyes held Northwestern to 109 total passing yards, the fewest passing yards allowed by the Hawkeyes in a loss since holding Wisconsin to 45 passing yards in a 31-0 loss to the Badgers in 1998 (Ron Dayne ran for 164 yards that day).

Marvin McNutt is averaging 23.8 yards per catch this season, the second-highest average in the nation among receivers with at least 20 catches. It is also the highest average by a Big Ten receiver with at least 20 catches since Jared Ellerson of Minnesota averaged 24.3 yards per catch in 2005.



Random Stats/Facts After Indiana Game
November 4, 2009


Iowa had a 300-yard passer (Ricky Stanzi – 337 yds), two 100-yard receivers (Marvin McNutt – 155 yds & Derrell Johnson-Koulianos – 117 yds) and a 100-yard rusher (Brandon Wegher – 118 yds) all in the same game for the first time since September 30, 2000. That game was also against Indiana with Jon Beutjer throwing for 380 yards, while Kevin Kasper (143 yds) and Kahlil Hill (132 yds) had 100-yard receiving days and Ladell Betts rushed for 118 yards.

The Indiana game this past weekend was a real head scratcher, much like Ricky Stanzi’s second half. In the third quarter, he completed 36.4 percent (4-for-11) of his passes for 48 yards, four interceptions and a passer rating of 0.3. In the fourth quarter, he completed 100.0 percent (3-for-3) of his passes for 177 yards, two touchdowns and a passer rating of 815.6.

Stanzi also became the first FBS quarterback to throw 5+ interceptions in a win since Colt Brennan of Hawaii threw five interceptions in a 48-20 win over Idaho on September 29, 2007.

With a 28 unanswered points in the fourth quarter on Saturday, Iowa has now outscored opponents by 62 points in the fourth quarter this season (100-38), the largest differential by any FBS team in 2009.

Iowa has held a lead for a total of four hours, one minute and 37 seconds combined this season, the 51st most in the FBS. Teams like Kent State (4:34:18), Iowa State (4:28:44) and Temple (5:09:40) have led their opponents for longer this season.

Iowa also trailed by 10 points going into the fourth quarter, their fourth win of the season when trailing after three quarters, tied with Minnesota for the most in the FBS this year.



Game-By-Game Results (1979-1984) Added
November 2, 2009

Game-by-game results for every game Iowa has played since 1979 (Hayden Fry's first season) have now been added to site in the Yearly Results section. Just click on the link, which is the year, on that page to go to that season's individual page. The full schedule with results and AP ranks for that season will be listed.

We are slowly adding every game all the way back to 1889 so please be patient with us on this, but it should be useful once everything is listed. Once every game is listed, we will next work on yearly stat leaders to be included on each season's page.

Be on the lookout for some random stats/facts from the Indiana game coming tomorrow or Wednesday.



Random Stats/Facts After Michigan State Game
October 29, 2009


The 2009 Hawkeyes are the third team ever to win games at Penn State, at Wisconsin and at Michigan State in the same season. The 1983 Hawkeyes also did this, while the 1997 Michigan Wolverines did this on their way to a 12-0 season and a National Championship.

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos has caught 22 passes this season with 18 of them resulting in a touchdown or first down (81.8 percent), the third-highest percentage in the Big Ten (minimum 20 catches).

Iowa has allowed opponents to score a touchdown or make a field goal in 16 of their 17 red zone drives (94.1 percent), the second-worst opponent red zone scoring percentage in the Big Ten. With that said, the Hawkeyes have allowed only 17 red zone drives, tied with Penn State for the second fewest in the Big Ten. Iowa has also only allowed eight touchdowns in those 17 total red zone drives (47.1 percent), the third-lowest opponent red zone touchdown percentage in the Big Ten.

The Hawkeyes’ next game is on Saturday against Indiana. Iowa will be the first undefeated team Indiana has faced with at least eight wins since they lost 34-3 to Michigan in 2006 (Michigan entered the game 10-0). The Hoosiers have not beaten an undefeated team with at least eight wins since defeating BYU, 38-37, in the 1979 Holiday Bowl (BYU entered the game 11-0).

While Iowa has allowed at least one player to rush for 100 yards this season (Alexander Robinson, Iowa State – 100 yards), the Hawkeyes have not allowed any single player to rush for 105+ yards in each of their last 21 games, the second-longest active streak in the nation (Alabama – 28 straight games).



Game-By-Game Results (1985-1998) Added
October 27, 2009

Game-by-game results for every game Iowa has played since 1985 have now been added to site in the Yearly Results section. Just click on the link, which is the year, on that page to go to that season's individual page. The full schedule with results and AP ranks for that season will be listed.

We are slowly adding every game all the way back to 1889 so please be patient with us on this, but it should be useful once everything is listed. Once every game is listed, we will next work on yearly stat leaders to be included on each season's page.

Be on the lookout for some random stats/facts from the Michigan State game coming tomorrow or Thursday.



Random Stats/Facts After Wisconsin Game
October 20, 2009


With the win on Saturday, Iowa joins Michigan (2001, 1999, 1997) and Ohio State (1995) as the only teams to win at Wisconsin and at Penn State in the same season since Penn State joined the Big Ten in 1993. The Hawkeyes also accomplished this feat back in 1983 when they won at Wisconsin, 34-14, and won at Penn State, 42-34.

Derrell Johnson-Koulianos hauled in eight catches for 113 yards on Saturday. He joins Marvin McNutt and Tony Moeaki as Hawkeyes with 100-yard receiving games this season. It marks only the third time in the Kirk Ferentz era that the Hawkeyes have three players each record a 100-yard receiving game in the same season. Clinton Solomon, Ed Hinkel and Scott Chandler did the same in 2004, while Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Tony Moeaki and James Cleveland also did it in 2007.

The Hawkeyes have recorded a first down 10 times on third and 10+ this year, the most of any team in the Big Ten.

Adam Robinson has rushed for 520 yards this season, already the most by a freshman in a single season under Kirk Ferentz. Jewel Hampton had the old mark with 463 rushing yards last season. Robinson (or Brandon Wegher) is looking to become the first freshman to lead the Hawkeyes in rushing since Ladell Betts in 1998 (679 rushing yards).

Iowa is 3-0 vs. teams in the current BCS Top 25. Alabama (2-0) and Washington (2-1) are the only other teams with at least 2 wins.



Game-By-Game Results (1999-2008) Added
October 19, 2009

Game-by-game results for every game Iowa has played since 1999 (Kirk Ferentz era) have now been added to site in the Yearly Results section. Just click on the link, which is the year, on that page to go to that season's individual page. The full schedule with results and AP ranks for that season will be listed.

We are slowly adding every game all the way back to 1889 so please be patient with us on this, but it should be useful once everything is listed. Once every game is listed, we will next work on yearly stat leaders to be included on each season's page.

Be on the lookout for some random stats/facts from the Wisconsin game coming tomorrow or Wednesday.



Random Stats/Facts After Michigan Game
October 13, 2009


Iowa has started the season 6-0 for the seventh time in school history and the first time since 1985.

Season Consec Wins to Start Season Final Record Notes
2009 6-0 ??? ???
1985 7-0 10-2 Big Ten Champs & Rose Bowl
1960 6-0 8-1 Co-Big Ten Champs
1928 6-0 6-2 -
1922 7-0 7-0 Co-Big Ten Champs
1921 7-0 7-0 Big Ten Champs
1900 7-0 7-0-1 Co-Big Ten Champs

Iowa's 10-game winning streak is the second-longest active streak in the nation. It is the longest by the Hawkeyes under Kirk Ferentz and the longest by the Hawkeyes since they won 20 straight between 1920-1923.

The Hawkeyes have forced 19 turnovers this season, tied with Ohio and SMU for the second most in the nation. Since the beginning of last season, Iowa has forced 51 turnovers, the most in the FBS.

Michigan defensive coordinator and former Syracuse coach Greg Robinson must dislike Tony Moeaki after Saturday. In Moeaki's last two games against a Robinson team (vs. Syracuse in 2007 & vs. Michigan in 2009), Moeaki has caught 14 passes for 239 yards and 5 receiving touchdowns.

Ricky Stanzi has had three interceptions returned for touchdown this year, the most by the Hawkeyes in a single season since 2005. Drew Tate had two interceptions returned for touchdown (vs. Minnesota & vs. Florida) while Jason Manson also had one interception returned for a touchdown (vs. Iowa State).

While Ricky Stanzi has had an up and down season, Stanzi has played some of his best football late in close games. In the second half when the score is +/- 7 points, Stanzi has completed 67.4 percent (31-for-46) of his passes for 311 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 153.2. In the second half when the score is +/- 3 points, Stanzi has completed 75.0 percent (15-for-20) of his passes for 165 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions and a passer rating of 177.3.



Bowl Game Box Scores Added
October 12, 2009

Box scores from every bowl game that Iowa has ever played in are now up on the site. Click the box score link to the right of the games listed on the Bowl Games section of the site.

Now you can relive the glory days of Chuck Long throwing for 461 yards and 6 TD against Texas in the 1984 Freedom Bowl or remember throwing your TV remote after Iowa was only able to muster 90 yards of total offense against Cal in the 1993 Alamo Bowl.

Be on the lookout for some random stats/facts from the Michigan game coming tomorrow or Wednesday.



Site Launched
October 5, 2009

After a year and a half of planning and playing around with info, the site is finally up. Our goal is to make this a one-stop shop for Iowa Football history/statistics and this site will always be a work in progress as new information becomes available. Our goal is to gather information from other sites, media guides and various college football encyclopedias and put it all together in one spot for Iowa fans.

Here is a brief rundown on what is currently on the site and what is planned for the future based on information we currently have.

The Yearly Results section currently contains the yearly records of every season in the history of Iowa Football. It also lists the coach, conference record, what bowl game that team played in and the team’s final ranking in the AP Poll.

The future goal is to have a page for each season listing each season’s schedule with results, opponent and AP rankings for both Iowa and its opponent going into that game. Each season would also have other information on that team like yearly stat leaders and general starters/main players from that year’s squad (We have information going back to about 1953). This is probably going to take a while to add for each season, but we hopefully can slowly add a couple seasons over time.

The Bowl Games section lists every bowl game Iowa has played in with the opponent, score and AP rankings for both teams. The future goal for this page is to have a link to each individual bowl game with either a small recap of the game or a smaller version of the box score.

The vs Top 25 section is the first special section to the site. This section lists every game Iowa has played in against a team ranked in the AP Poll all the way back to the AP’s first year in 1936. It is broken down by the opponent’s rank, so you can see that Iowa is 0-10-1 all-time against teams ranked No. 1 or that Iowa has never faced a team ranked No. 22 or No. 23.

The Coaches section is pretty basic and lists every coach in the history of the school and their record while at Iowa. It also lists all the coaches and the season when Iowa’s coach has won the Big Ten Coach of the Year award.

The Awards section lists all the various national awards Hawkeyes have won over the years. From Nile Kinnick’s 1939 Heisman to the nine times a Hawkeye has finished in the Top 10 voting in the Heisman, this section lists most, if not all, national awards won by Hawkeyes.

Finally, the home section, which you are currently reading, will have a mini-blog with various stats and facts after games or anytime we find something interesting that is worthy of reading.

So that is pretty much the site in a nutshell. If you ever have some information or statistics that you think would be helpful, please feel free to use the contact link to the upper right to let us know, so we can make this site even better.

--MB



Random Stats/Facts After Arkansas State Game
October 5, 2009


Iowa has not allowed a rushing touchdown in 33 consecutive quarters, a span of eight hours, 15 minutes and 31 seconds. The streak is the longest by any Big Ten team since at least 1996 and the longest by a FBS team since Cal held opponents to zero rushing touchdowns in 34 consecutive quarters in 2004.

Iowa is 5-0 for the first time since 1995. They will be looking for their first 6-0 start next week since starting the 1985 season 7-0.

Iowa is currently on a nine-game winning streak, the second-longest active winning streak in the nation (Florida - 14). It is also tied for the longest winning streak by the Hawkeyes under Kirk Ferentz. Iowa has two other nine-game winning streaks during Ferentz's tenure, one during the 2002 season (Sept. 21, 2002 - Nov. 16, 2002) and one between the 2004 and 2005 seasons (Oct. 10, 2004 - Sept. 3, 2005).

With an interception in the 3rd quarter, Tyler Sash now has five interceptions on the season, tied for the most in the country (Rahim Moore, UCLA). Dating back to last season, Sash has nine interceptions in his last nine games.

Ricky Stanzi has thrown eight touchdown passes this year to seven different receivers. Iowa is one of 16 FBS teams and one of three Big Ten teams with 7+ different receivers with at least one touchdown catch.

   
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