|Since 2014, the Iowa Hawkeyes have won 10 of 12 rivalry game trophies,|
including three straight against the Nebraska Huskers on Black Friday.
Iowa rolled to a 55-14 win on Friday, after a 14-14 deadlock at the half.
|Iowa senior RB 25 Akrum Wadley lead the Hawkeyes in scoring, with three|
rushing TDs. All four Iowa RBs came away with a rushing TD, fueled by
42 unanswered second half points, as the Hawkeyes moved to 7-5 for the season.
Clearly, throughout the 2017 Big Ten season, Wisconsin became the most consistent program in the Big Ten, aided by a very favorable schedule, much like Iowa, in 2015.
|The Hawkeyes were held to only 66 yards offense, as the scoring was fueled|
off two Pick 6 touchdowns by Iowa junior CB Joshua Jackson. It knocked
everyone, but Wisconsin out of the Big Ten West division race.
|The 2017 Iowa Hawkeyes beat Ohio State for the first time, since the 2004 season.|
|In the 2015 Big Ten Championship Game, Michigan State RB L.J. Scott scored|
in the final minute to hand the Iowa Hawkeyes a 16-13 defeat, as the Hawkeyes
end an undefeated season on the field in Indianapolis.
|On the final play of the game, Penn State knocked off Iowa 21-19 to open the|
2017 Big Ten season. The Hawkeyes would fall in back to back B1G games, with
a 17-10 road loss in East Lansing, against Michigan State.
|The Dean of College Football, Kirk Ferentz, in his 19th season as head coach at|
Iowa, handed the play calling duties over to his son, Brian, for the 2017 season.
Iowa will head their 15th bowl game under Kirk Ferentz in 2017
|Iowa linebackers fueled three interceptions in the 56-14 win at Nebraska. The|
Hawkeyes were lead by three senior linebackers, as Josey Jewell, Bo Bower and
Ben Niemann played outstanding at times. Senior Kevin Ward lead the Iowa
special teams and started in the 17-10 OT loss @ Northwestern this season.
|First year offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz had his ups and downs in 2017,|
including a Senior Day loss at the hands of Purdue. He also received a reprimand.
after a halftime melt down up in the press box during another Big Ten game.
|Iowa saw two true freshman step up against Nebraska, as CB 8 Matt Hankins|
made his first career start, while SS 9 Geno Stone, came into the game early,
to provide eight tackles, in place of injured senior SS 19 Miles Taylor.
|Nebraska junior WR 8 Stanley Morgan takes on role of breakup guy, as he fights|
for the ball with Iowa junior CB 15 Joshua Jackson during the Heroes Game, on
Black Friday. Morgan scored two touchdown receptions to lead the Huskers.
Building blocks for the future in Iowa City
|Iowa sophomore QB 4 Nate Stanley enjoyed two five touchdown games, in his|
first season, as a starting quarterback. In his first road start at Iowa State, and his
huge breakout party nationally against Ohio State, Stanley showed solid skills.
|The Iowa Hawkeyes also introduced "The Wave" in 2017.|
Mike Riley is relieved of his duties as Huskers head coach
|Mike Riley was fired in Lincoln on Saturday, as the three year experiment ends.|
It was 20 years ago that Michigan and Nebraska were co-National Champions,
as the 1997 season, under Lloyd Carr for the Wolverines and Dr. Tom Osborne for
the Huskers. How the fans in Lincoln want to get back into the national conversation.