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Iowa quarterback Joe Labas calls a play in the huddle during the 2022 TransPerfect Music City Bowl between Iowa and Kentucky at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Labas passed for 139 yards and a touchdown. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 21-0.

Opinion | Iowa football could compete with the Big Ten’s top teams in 2023 with marginal offensive improvement

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor December 31, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Iowa football's 2022 campaign wasn't pretty. The Hawkeyes looked great at times, but at others, they looked like the bottom feeders of the Big Ten Conference. Through the wins...

Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell and defensive back Xavier Nwankpa combine to tackle Kentucky running back JuTahn McClain during the 2022 TransPerfect Music City Bowl between Iowa and Kentucky at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. Campbell recorded 10 tackles, including a sack. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 21-0.

Grading Iowa football’s 21-0 victory over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor December 31, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Iowa football took down Kentucky, 21-0, on Saturday in the Music City Bowl to end the 2022 season. With the win, the Hawkeyes avenged their 20-17 loss to the Wildcats in the 2022...

Iowa punter Tory Taylor punts the ball during the 2022 TransPerfect Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. The Hawkeyes became the 2022 TransPerfect Music City Bowl champions after defeating the Wildcats, 21-0.

Iowa football punter Tory Taylor announces return for fourth season

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor December 31, 2022

Iowa football punter Tory Taylor was 85 percent set on moving up to the NFL a month ago. But after conversations with his coaches and family, he decided to return to Iowa for a fourth year with the...

Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell walks off the field after the 2022 TransPerfect Music City Bowl between Iowa and Kentucky at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wildcats, 21-0.

William Smith Jr., grandfather of Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell, dies in car accident in Nashville

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor December 31, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — William Smith Jr., Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell's grandfather, died at age 76 on Friday evening in a pedestrian-vehicle crash in Nashville. Law enforcement's preliminary investigation...

Iowa quarterback Joe Labas prepares a play during the 2022 TransPerfect Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022.

Twitter reacts to Iowa football’s victory over Kentucky in the Music City Bowl

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor December 31, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Iowa football avenged its Citrus Bowl loss on Saturday afternoon, beating Kentucky, 21-0, in the 2022 Music City Bowl. The Hawkeye defense outscored the offense, with true freshman...

Iowa defensive back Xavier Nwankpa runs the ball toward the end zone for a touchdown after an interception during the 2022 TransPerfect Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2022. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Music City Magic | Two pick sixes propel Iowa football to bowl victory over Kentucky

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor December 31, 2022

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Iowa football downed Kentucky, 21-0, in the 2022 Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium Saturday. The Hawkeyes avenged their 20-17 loss to the Wildcats in the 2022 Citrus Bowl in Orlando. Both...

Iowa quarterback Joe Labas poses for a portrait during Iowa football media day at Iowa football’s practice facility on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022.

Iowa football quarterback Joe Labas comfortable with playbook, prepared for first career start in Music City Bowl

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor December 22, 2022

When redshirt freshman Joe Labas found out he was starting quarterback for the Music City Bowl, his first call was to his parents. Labas, who acted as the third-string quarterback throughout the...

Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell runs outs before a football game between Iowa and the Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on November 25, 2022.  The Cornhuskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 24-17.

Iowa football’s senior class leads Hawkeyes to bowl game

Kenna Roering, Sports Reporter November 26, 2022

Iowa football's 2022 senior class will be remembered for its ability to fight through adversity. From enduring a COVID-19-shortened season in 2020 to starting a season 3-4 for the first time in...

Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla throws the ball during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Padilla had 141 passing yards. The Huskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 24-17.

Grading Iowa football’s 24-17 loss to Nebraska

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor November 25, 2022

Not much went right for the Iowa football team on Friday afternoon. With five starters out of the game, the Hawkeyes lost to the Cornhuskers, 24-17. Along with surrendering the Heroes Trophy for...

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz talks to referees nearby during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. The Huskers defeated the Hawkeyes, 24-17.

Opinion | Underwhelming offensive performances define Iowa football’s 2022 campaign

Austin Hanson, Pregame Editor November 25, 2022

Winning in improbable fashion isn’t a sustainable route to a championship of any kind — no matter the sport. The 2022 Iowa football team proved that. The Hawkeyes were fun to watch weekly. Five...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras looks at Iowa offensive coordinator Brian Ferentz during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Petras left the game in the first quarter with a shoulder injury. The Hawkeyes lost to the Cornhuskers, 24-17.

Iowa football hindered by injuries in loss to Nebraska

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor November 25, 2022

Injuries marred Iowa football’s final game of the season at Kinnick Stadium Friday afternoon. With five starters watching from the sidelines, Iowa lost to Nebraska, 24-17. The Cornhuskers hadn't...

Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla gets up with the help of Iowa offensive lineman Mason Richman after getting sacked during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. The Huskers lead the Hawkeyes at halftime, 17-0.

Iowa football drops senior day game to Nebraska, loses control of Big Ten West

Chloe Peterson, Sports Editor November 25, 2022

The Iowa football offense went 3-and-out in its first drive its game against Nebraska on Friday afternoon, and it all went downhill from there. The Hawkeyes dropped the final game of the season, 24-17,...

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