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The Big Ten Championship Trophy is shown during day one of Big Ten Media Days at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Thursday, July 22.

Minnesota upsets Wisconsin, Iowa clinches berth to Big Ten Championship Game

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 27, 2021

Minnesota may hate Iowa but, as of Saturday night, the Hawkeyes love the Gophers. The Iowa football team went into Saturday needing Minnesota to upset Wisconsin in order to win the Big Ten West...

Iowa celebrates a touchdown from Spencer Petras after a quarterback sneak during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Petras rushed for one touchdown. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 28-21.

Quarterback Spencer Petras returns to field, leads Iowa in second half of Nebraska win

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 26, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. — Quarterback Spencer Petras maneuvered his way through a cramped media room for his postgame interview after Iowa’s 28-21 win over Nebraska on Black Friday. The redshirt junior,...

Iowa defensive backs Jack Koerner and Dane Belton celebrate with Jamari Harris after his interception during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Corn Huskers 28-21. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Twitter reactions to the Iowa football team’s 28-21 win over Nebraska

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 26, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. — The No. 16 Iowa football team rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat Nebraska, 28-21, on Black Friday and clinch at least a share of the Big Ten West. The Hawkeyes scored the...

Iowa special teams coach Levar Woods hugs defensive back Henry Marchese after Marchese blocked a punt during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. Iowa punter Tory Taylor and long snapper Austin Spiewak joined in the celebration.The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 28-21.

Iowa football’s Henry Marchese blocks punt for touchdown against Nebraska

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor November 26, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. — Henry Marchese has been surrounded by Big Ten football his entire life. His father, John, played football at Iowa from 1982-86. His older brothers, Joe and Jimmy, played football...

Iowa defensive lineman Zach VanValkenburg lifts the Heroes Trophy after a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Corn Huskers 28-21. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa rallies from 15-point deficit to beat Nebraska, clinch share of Big Ten West

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 26, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. — Iowa punter Tory Taylor and holder Ryan Gersonde hoisted the Heroes Trophy near Memorial Stadium’s south end zone moments after the Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers on Black Friday....

The Iowa Hawkeyes take the field during a football game between No. 16 Iowa and Nebraska at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021.(Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Watch: Iowa blocks punt, returns it for touchdown against Nebraska

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 26, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. — Iowa has life. Iowa defensive end Joe Evans blocked a Nebraska punt at the start of the fourth quarter and fellow Hawkeye Kyler Fisher caught the ball in the air and ran it into...

Iowa wide receiver Charlie Jones hurdles over Illinois defensive back Christian Bobak during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Illini 33-23 at the last home game of the season. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa’s Charlie Jones records 100-yard kickoff-return touchdown on Senior Day

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter November 20, 2021

Charlie Jones just needs some blockers and open grass ahead of him. The Hawkeye senior got both of those things during a kickoff return on Saturday afternoon in a 33-23 Iowa victory over Illinois. With...

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson carries the ball during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Illini 33-23 at the last home game of the season. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Twitter reactions to the Iowa football team’s 33-23 win over Illinois

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 20, 2021

The No. 17 Iowa football team rallied from a 10-0 deficit to defeat Illinois, 33-23, on Senior Day at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday. A kickoff return touchdown by Charlie Jones and a pick six by Jack...

Iowa players celebrate linebacker Jack Campbell’s interception and touchdown during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Illini 33-23 at the last home game of the season.

Iowa rallies from early deficit, defeats Illinois to stay alive in Big Ten West race

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 20, 2021

Kirk Ferentz’s postgame press conference had barely begun before the 23rd-year Iowa head coach admitted that his team’s win over Illinois wasn’t exactly pretty. Hawkeye quarterback Alex Padilla...

Iowa wide receiver Charlie Jones runs the ball down the field after a kick return during a football game between No. 17 Iowa and Illinois at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Watch: Iowa’s Charlie Jones returns kickoff 100 yards for touchdown against Illinois

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 20, 2021

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz joked earlier in the week that his team's kickoff return unit had the week off because of the strength of Illinois' kicker's leg. Well, Ferentz was wrong. Senior wide...

Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla throws a pass during a football game between Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021.

Opinion | Alex Padilla’s first start was promising enough to earn a second one

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 14, 2021

When Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and his staff determined that Alex Padilla was going to start at quarterback for the Hawkeyes against Minnesota, there was no panic. “We just all acted like it's...

The Iowa defense celebrates after a big play during a football game between No. 19 Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated Gophers 27-22.

Grading the Iowa football team’s 27-22 win over Minnesota

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 14, 2021

Daily Iowan Pregame Editor Robert Read graded the Iowa football team’s performance in all three phases after the Hawkeyes’ 27-22 win over Minnesota. Offense — B- Iowa only gained 277 yards,...

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