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Dec. 12, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell tackles Wisconsin running back Garrett Groshek during the second quarter of the Iowa v. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa defeated Wisconsin with a score of 28-7.

Hawkeyes raise Heartland Trophy for the first time in five years

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor December 13, 2020

Prior to their 28-7 win on Saturday, the Hawkeyes hadn’t defeated the Badgers in five years. After the victory, Iowa's trophy case is full for the first time since 2015. Kirk Ferentz's Hawkeye...

Dec. 12, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa defensive back Brenden Deasfernandes (left) and defensive back Matt Hankins (right) make snow angels on the field after the Iowa v. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa defeated Wisconsin with a score of 28-7.

Opinion | Iowa flipped its season following 0-2 start, can continue hot streak

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 13, 2020

The Iowa football team’s season flipped after its 0-2 start. After months of speculation that a season would even take place, and a summer of turmoil for the program, the Hawkeye football team...

Dec. 12, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa running back Tyler Goodson (15) makes a touchdown after an 80 yrd. drive to the end zone during the fourth quarter of the Iowa v. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa defeated Wisconsin with a score of 28-7.

Grading Iowa’s performance in its 28-7 victory over Wisconsin

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 13, 2020

Iowa defeated Wisconsin 28-7 on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium to extend its winning streak to six games and finish the regular season 6-2. Following an 0-2 start to the season, the Hawkeyes have had...

Dec. 12, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon (54) reacts to the tackle of Wisconsin wide receiver Jordan DiBenedetto (31) by teammates during the second quarter of the Iowa v. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa defeated Wisconsin with a score of 28-7.

Social media reactions following Iowa’s 28-7 victory over Wisconsin

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 12, 2020

The No. 16 Iowa football team defeated Wisconsin 28-7 Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. After an 0-2 start, the Hawkeyes finished the regular season 6-2. Iowa led 6-0 at half, but scored three touchdowns...

Dec. 12, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa linebacker Jack Campbell (31) catches an interception during the fourth quarter of the Iowa v. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa defeated Wisconsin with a score of 28-7.

Defense dominates in Iowa’s 28-7 win over Wisconsin

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor December 12, 2020

Whenever Iowa and Wisconsin meet, one thing always seems to be a given – the squad that plays better defense will control the game. In the last 18 meetings between the Hawkeyes and the Badgers, the...

Dec. 12, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette (6) does a backflip into the end zone to score a touchdown during the third quarter of the Iowa v. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa defeated Wisconsin with a score of 28-7.

Hawkeye offense sticks the landing in second half, runs away from Badgers

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 12, 2020

The first half of Iowa’s battle for the Heartland Trophy with Wisconsin on Saturday featured 13 combined punts, six combined points, and two offenses that were no match for the opposing team’s...

Dec. 12, 2020; Iowa City, Iowa, USA; Iowa kicker Keith Duncan kicks a field goal at the end of the second quarter of the Iowa v. Wisconsin football game at Kinnick Stadium. . Iowa leads Wisconsin with a score of 6-0 at halftime. Mandatory Credit: Katie Goodale/Daily Iowan via USA TODAY Network

Iowa defeats Wisconsin for first time since 2015, extends winning streak to six games

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 12, 2020

The No. 16 Iowa football team defeated Wisconsin 28-7 at Kinnick Stadium to finish the regular season 6-2. The Hawkeyes have won six games in a row on the season, and defeated the Badgers for the...

Iowa defensive end Chauncey Golston pursues the running back during a football game between Iowa and Michigan State on November 7, 2020.

Iowa defensive line helped turned tide against Illinois

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor December 6, 2020

The Iowa front four has tackled runners in the backfield and sacked quarterbacks frequently this season. But the Hawkeye defense line struggled to make those momentum-swinging plays early on against...

The line of scrimmage is seen during the second quarter of the Iowa v. Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Iowa defeated Illinois with a score of 35-21.

By the numbers | Iowa’s victory over Illinois

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor December 6, 2020

The No. 19 Iowa football team extended its win streak on Saturday, defeating Illinois 35-21 in Champaign. The Hawkeyes improved to 5-2 on the season after losing their first two games. Iowa’s...

Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta (84) scores Iowa’s first touchdown of the game during the second quarter of the Iowa v. Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020.

Notebook from Champaign: Wildcat is back for Iowa football, tight ends hit milestones

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 6, 2020

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A couple years ago, could Kirk Ferentz have pictured Iowa running out of the Wildcat formation to drain the clock at the end of a game against a Big Ten opponent? The short answer...

Saturday Dec. 5, 2020; Champaign, Illinois, USA; Iowa running back Tyler Goodson (15) moves the ball upfield during the second quarter of the Iowa v. Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Iowa defeated Illinois with a score of 35-21.

Grading the Iowa football team’s comeback victory over Illinois

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 6, 2020

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The wins keep on piling up for Hawkeye football. Iowa won its fifth game in a row on Saturday, defeating Illinois 35-21. The Hawkeyes trailed by 14 points early in the second...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras (7) throws a pass during the third quarter of the Iowa v. Illinois football game at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020. Iowa defeated Illinois with a final score of 35-21.

Opinion | Petras deserving of praise following performance against Illinois

Robert Read, Pregame Editor December 6, 2020

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Spencer Petras’ first quarter against Illinois on Saturday appeared to be the start of a here-we-go-again performance from the up-and-down quarterback. The first-year starter...

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