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Grading Iowa’s victory over Nebraska on Black Friday

Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon tackles Nebraska's WanÕDale Robinson during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. IowaÕs defense sacked Martinez three times.
The Hawkeyes are 4-2 on the season after winning their fourth game in a row.
November 28, 2020

The No. 24 Iowa football team defeated Nebraska 26-20 in Kinnick Stadium on Black Friday to win its fourth game in a row on the season and improve to 4-2. The Hawkeyes have now defeated the Cornhuskers...

By the numbers | Iowa’s victory over Nebraska

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras leads a huddle during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.
The Hawkeyes once again won a close game against the Cornhuskers.
November 28, 2020

For the fourth straight week, the No. 24 Iowa football team won a game, as it defeated Nebraska 26-20 on Friday. The Hawkeyes are now 4-2 on the season, which also includes wins over Michigan State,...

Social media reactions following Iowa’s 26-20 victory over Nebraska on Black Friday

Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez runs from pressure during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.
Hawkeye fans were active on Twitter following the team's sixth victory over the Cornhuskers in a row.
November 27, 2020

The No. 24 Iowa football team improved to 4-2 on the season with a 26-20 victory over Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Black Friday. The Hawkeyes have won six straight games over the Cornhuskers in...

Rushing game picks up in second half of Hawkeye victory

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson carries the ball during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 26-20.
Running back Tyler Goodson finished with 111 rushing yards in Iowa's 26-20 win.
November 27, 2020

Iowa only ran for 35 yards in the first half against Nebraska on Friday. Which, for the run-heavy and sometimes run-dependent Hawkeyes, wasn't a promising start. But the Iowa running game picked...

Iowa-Nebraska rivalry on full display before and after the 26-20 Hawkeye victory

Iowa kicker Keith Duncan attempts a field goal during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 26-20. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)
Nebraska players were chirping at Keith Duncan pregame, and Kirk Ferentz responded to some comments from Scott Frost in his postgame press conference.
November 27, 2020

Keith Duncan ended Nebraska’s season last year with a game-winning kick in Lincoln, and soaked in the moment by blowing kisses at the Cornhuskers' sideline. In pregame warmups before this year's...

Late turnover seals Iowa’s sixth straight Heroes Game victory over Nebraska

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras looks to pass during a football game between Iowa and Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)
The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 26-20 at Kinnick Stadium.
November 27, 2020

The No. 24 Iowa football team defeated Nebraska 26-20 at Kinnick Stadium on Black Friday for the team's six consecutive victory in the Heroes Game. The Hawkeyes have now won four games in a row...

Opinion | Hawkeyes could have folded after 0-2 start, but chose to dominate instead

Nov 21, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions safety Jaquan Brisker (1) pushes Iowa Hawkeyes running back Tyler Goodson (15) out of bounds during the first quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Penn State remains winless after a slow start to the season, but Iowa is on the right path.
November 23, 2020

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Back-to-back losses by a combined five points to begin a shortened, eight-game regular season could have spiraled into a disaster for the Iowa football team. Because an 0-2...

Grading Iowa’s 41-21 victory over Penn State

Nov 21, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz reacts to a play against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the third quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Another complete performance has the Hawkeyes over .500 for the first time this season.
November 22, 2020

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — For the third week in a row, the Iowa football team's report card is favorable. That will happen when you defeat a rival for the first time in a decade. The Hawkeye blew out...

By the numbers | Iowa’s victory over Penn State

University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes defensive lineman Chauncey Golston (57) tackles Penn State Nittany Lions running back Devyn Ford (28) during the first quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
The Hawkeyes dominated the Nittany Lions on Saturday and the numbers confirm that.
November 22, 2020

The Iowa football team dominated Penn State in Beaver Stadium on Saturday on its way to a 41-21 victory. The Hawkeyes improve to 3-2 on the season after starting the year 0-2. Iowa's statistics...

Notebook from State College: Nick Niemann is a tackling machine, Iowa remains ‘QB sneak U’

Nov 21, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Nick Niemann (49) tackles Penn State Nittany Lions running back Caziah Holmes (26) during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
The senior linebacker registered a career-high 17 tackles against the Nittany Lions.
November 22, 2020

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — With just under a minute remaining in the first half of Iowa’s 41-21 victory over Penn State on Saturday, Nittany Lion head coach James Franklin faced a fourth-and-2 from his...

Social media reactions following Iowa’s victory over Penn State

Nov 21, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes linebacker Nick Niemann (49) tackles Penn State Nittany Lions running back Caziah Holmes (26) during the second quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Hawkeye fans and former players reacted to the win and Kirk Ferentz's milestone.
November 21, 2020

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Iowa snapped its six-game losing streak against Penn State with a 41-21 victory over the Nittany Lions in Beaver Stadium on Saturday. The Hawkeyes ran for 175 yards and four...

Fourth quarter turnovers, dominant defensive line play seals Iowa’s victory over Penn State

Nov 21, 2020; University Park, Pennsylvania, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Sean Clifford (14) passes the ball as Iowa Hawkeyes defensive lineman Zach VanValkenburg (97) pressures during the third quarter at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
Nittany Lion quarterback Sean Clifford threw two costly picks late in Saturday’s game.
November 21, 2020

Daviyon Nixon has had a decorated football career, but there was one thing he had yet to accomplish on the gridiron: scoring a touchdown. That changed in Iowa's 41-21 victory over Penn State on...

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