Game 3 of the 2017 non-conference schedule for the Iowa Hawkeyes (2-0), as North Texas (1-1) comes to Iowa City again.
- Iowa Hawkeyes 40
- North Texas 17
Ahead of kickoff of Big Ten campaign for 2017 ...
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|The Iowa Hawkeyes won back the Cy-Hawk Trophy, after a|
31-17 win over the Iowa State Cyclones in 2015. The Hawks
are seeking to make it three straight, in Ames and in the series.
|Iowa State head coach Matt Campbell is making his 2nd|
appearance in the Cy-Hawk Game today.
|Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz has been involved in 27 Cy-Hawk|
games in his coaching resume, as an assistant and now leading.
|It was 40 years ago, since the renewal game was played in Iowa|
City. The Hawkeyes were the underdog back in 1977, but Iowa
pulled out the win in an exciting 12-10 win, which included a
77 yard TD run by WB Dennis Mosley for the Hawkeyes.
|The 2002 game may have done more to spice up|
the Cy-Hawk Game, as the Cyclones won another
one in Iowa City, with a 36-31 win over what would
become a Top 10 Iowa Hawkeye team, under Kirk Ferentz.
The first of three straight Top 10 seasons for the Hawkeyes.
|Iowa senior MLB 43 Josey Jewell is a pre-season all-American.|
|Iowa sophomore QB 4 Nate Stanley is making his first road|
start for Kirk Ferentz, following three other Hawkeye starters
during the KF era making it on the road against ISU.
(Nathan Chandler 2003, Jake Christensen 2007 and Jake Rudock 2013)
The previous three were 2-1, mirroring the average for Iowa-ISU games.
|Can Iowa senior RB 25 Akrum Wadley pull a Dennis Mosley|
game today? The former Iowa RB, had a great senior season,
including breakout game that lead to the first 1,000 yard season
by a Hawkeye in 1981. Iowa brings two 1,000 yard runners
to the game, with Wadley and Nevada grad transfer James Butler.
|Both teams defeated two Top 25 opponents in 2016.|
Wyoming @ Iowa from Kinnick Stadium, 11 a.m. on BTN.
|Junior 6 FS Marcus Epps, sophomore 30 MLB Logan Wilson,|
junior 17 QB Josh Allen and senior 36 FB Drew Van Maanan
will serve as game captains for the Cowboys in the season opener
|Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz is the dean of College Football.|
He will open 2017, with a first- year starter and the Hawkeyes
choose true sophomore QB 4 Nate Stanley for the task.
|Both Iowa and Wyoming were interested in the services of true|
sophomore Iowa 87 TE Noah Fant, who came out of Omaha.
Fant caught 9 passes for 70 yards, 1 TD in 2016 for the Hawks.
|Iowa senior RB 25 Akrum Wadley leads the Iowa ground game.|
|Iowa offensive line: senior RT 75 Ike Boettger, senior RG 79|
Sean Welsh, junior C 78 James Daniels, junior LG 68 Keegan Render,
and senior LT 52 Boone Myers, who all bring starting experience.
|Iowa senior MLB 43 Josey Jewell leads the Hawkeyes defense again.|
A pre-season all-American at linebacker, with a group that returns
6 of 7 in the front 7 for the Hawkeyes.
|Iowa Kirk Ferentz is now the dean of College Football, entering|
his 19th season as head coach, 28th overall for the Hawkeyes.
|Like the 2013 Hawkeyes, Iowa returns three senior starters at LB|
to kickoff the season, as 41 WLB Bo Bower, 43 MLB Josey Jewell,
and 44 LEO Ben Niemann all return. This should be a strong unit.
|Iowa senior Matt VandeBerg is coming back off a foot injury in 2017.|
VandeBerg will step out as Iowa's punt returner again. He played
PR during his sophomore season and the Hawkeyes look to make
impact plays in special teams in 2017.
|Prediction: Iowa 33, Wyoming 19|
The Hawkeyes are able to get the ground game going, with
RBs Akrum Wadley, James Butler, Toren Young and Ivory Kelly-Martin.
|Iowa will kickoff on Saturday hosting Wyoming in a B1G-MWC|
showdown, as MLB 43 Josey Jewell leads the Hawkeyes defense ...
|Aug. 31, 2017||Buffalo at Minnesota||Minneapolis, MN||7:00 pm||BTN|
|Ohio State at Indiana||Bloomington, IN||8:00 pm||ESPN|
|Sep. 1, 2017||Washington at Rutgers||Piscataway, NJ||8:00 pm||FS1|
|Utah St. at Wisconsin||Madison, WI||9:00 pm||ESPN|
|Sep. 2, 2017||Ball State at Illinois||Champaign, IL||12:00 pm||BTN|
|Wyoming at Iowa||Iowa City, IA||12:00 pm||BTN|
|Bowling Green at Michigan State||East Lansing, MI||12:00 pm||ESPNU|
|Akron at Penn State||University Park, PA||12:00 pm||ABC|
|Maryland at Texas||Austin, TX||12:00 pm||FS1|
|Michigan at Florida||AT&T Stadium, Dallas, TX||3:30 pm||ABC|
|Nevada at Northwestern||Evanston, IL||3:30 pm||BTN|
|Louisville at Purdue||Indianapolis, Ind.||7:30 pm||FOX|
|Arkansas St. at Nebraska||Lincoln, NE||8:00 pm||BTN|
|Last season ended, with Dabo Sweeney & Clemson taking down|
Nick Saban & Alabama ...
|Can Iowa carry the trophy off for the second straight game?|
The series has favored by ISU in 3 of the last five games, including past two
in Iowa City, as Cy-Hawk Game kicks off today at 6:30 p.m.
|This is the 18th game for Kirk Ferentz, as head coach for Iowa, leading the|
Hawkeyes in the Cy-Hawk Game. AD Gary Barta extended Ferentz through
the 2026 season this week, but the Cyclones have been a thorn for Ferentz.
|Iowa State (0-1) against #10 Iowa (1-0), in this Big 12 vs. Big Ten match up!|
|Iowa carried the trophy off last year, but the Hawkeyes haven't in Iowa City,|
since 2010, so there is a desire to keep it here for another year.
|The renewal of the series was tied 1-1, when Hayden Fry arrived in Iowa City.|
Fry won his first Cy-Hawk Game in 1979, in Iowa City, 30-14. The Hawkeyes
would love to pull off another win in the series, as they lead 39-19 overall.
Fry's first win at Iowa was against Iowa State, back in 1979.
|In many ways, this play at Iowa State, may have set the tone for Iowa QB 16|
C.J. Beathard and the 2015 Hawkeyes, as Beathard avoided a safety in
the first half, with Iowa's back against the wall.
|Iowa QB 16 C.J. Beathard broke out of the end zone last year and lead the|
Hawkeyes to a B1G win over Iowa State to put Iowa 2-0 on way to a record
12-0 regular season in 2015. The Hawkeyes are looking for a repeat in 2016 ...
|Iowa's defense will keep a close eye on ISU sophomore RB 2 Mike Warren today.|
|In 2014, Iowa State PK 1 Cole Netton last second FG lead the Cyclones to a|
20-17 over Iowa in Iowa City.
|The 4th quarter TD reception by Iowa WR 83 Riley McCarren changed the|
game in the Hawkeyes favor last year.
|Iowa State won back to back games in Iowa City, 9-6 in 2012, then 20-17,|
in 2014. Iowa won last in Iowa City, back in 2010, 35-7, as senior QB Ricky
Stanzi lead Iowa to back to back wins over ISU. Iowa returns senior
QB C.J. Beathard, who lead the Hawkeyes to a 31-17 win in Ames, last year.
|ISU senior NG 97 Demond Tucker anchors the Cyclones line of scrimmage.|
|Iowa State coach Matt Campbell is 0-1, after a 25-20 loss against UNI.|
|Iowa State @ #10 Iowa, 6:30 p.m. from Kinnick Stadium|