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Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz enters the field during a football game between Iowa and Maryland at Maryland Stadium on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Terrapins 51-14.

Kirk Ferentz says Iowa fans who booed Penn State injuries ‘smelled a rat’

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 12, 2021

Kirk Ferentz knows Iowa football fans are smart. So when the Hawkeye faithful in attendance for Iowa’s 23-20 win over Penn State at Kinnick Stadium saw Nittany Lion defensive players repeatedly...

Iowa defensive back Matt Hankins intercepts a pass during a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa cornerback Matt Hankins named Bronko Nagurski National Player of the Week

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 12, 2021

Iowa cornerback Matt Hankins has been named the Bronko Nagurski National Player of the Week for his performance in Iowa's 23-20 win over Penn State. The senior had previously been named Big Ten Co-Defensive...

Iowa defensive back Matt Hankins runs with the football after intercepting a pass alongside defensive back Jack Koerner during a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20.

Iowa cornerback Matt Hankins named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 11, 2021

Iowa senior cornerback Matt Hankins is the Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Hankins picked off a pass and was credited with five tackles in Iowa’s 23-20...

Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras passes the ball during a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20.

Grading the Iowa football team’s 23-20 win over Penn State

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 10, 2021

Daily Iowan Pregame Editor Robert Read graded Iowa’s performance in all three phases after the Hawkeyes’ 23-20 win over Penn State. Offense — B- It wasn’t always pretty, but it got the...

Kinnick stadium is seen during a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Opinion | This Hawkeye football season is becoming a special one

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 10, 2021

The word “special” was used an awful lot by Hawkeye football players and coaches after then-No. 3 Iowa’s 23-20 win over then-No. 4 Penn State on Saturday. They called the atmosphere at Kinnick...

Iowa defensive back Jack Koerner gets up to celebrate with defensive back Matt Hankins during a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Jack Koerner had one interception in the game. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20.

‘The doughboys:’ How Iowa’s secondary got its nickname

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor October 10, 2021

The Hawkeye secondary found a nickname six games into the season: the doughboys. “We get to the money,” senior cornerback Matt Hankins said after Iowa’s 23-20 win over Penn State Saturday....

Iowa defensive back Matt Hankins runs with the football after intercepting a pass alongside defensive back Jack Koerner during a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20.

Iowa football team climbs to No. 2 in Week 7 AP Poll

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 10, 2021

Keep partying like it's 1985, Hawkeye fans. After the Iowa football team defeated Penn State, 23-20, in the first top-five matchup inside Kinnick Stadium since 1985, the Hawkeyes are a top-two team...

Iowa fans storm the field after a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Watch: Iowa fans storm the field after Hawkeyes defeat Nittany Lions

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 10, 2021

It was time for Iowa fans to have a chance to swarm the field. Many of the Hawkeye fans in attendance for No. 3 Iowa's comeback 23-20 win over No. 4 Penn State rushed the field after the game to...

Iowa fans storm the field after a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20.

Hawkeye fans storm Duke Slater Field to celebrate Iowa’s win over Penn State

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 10, 2021

Iowa center Tyler Linderbaum blocked Penn State defenders all night, but getting past the Hawkeye fans blocking him from the locker room proved to be an entirely different challenge. As soon as...

Iowa wide receiver Nico Ragaini runs downfield after catching a pass during a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Ragaini records game-winning touchdown, No. 3 Iowa downs No. 4 Penn State

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor October 9, 2021

Hawkeye junior wide receiver Nico Ragaini came to Iowa for big time football. And he got it Saturday night. The wide receiver from New Haven, Connecticut, made the game-winning catch with six...

Iowa wide receiver Charlie Jones rushes the football on a sweep play during a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20. (Jerod Ringwald/The Daily Iowan)

Twitter reactions to Iowa’s 23-20 win over Penn State

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 9, 2021

Have a night, Hawkeye fans. After the No. 3 Iowa football team's 23-20 win over No. 4 Penn State, Twitter has been a place to celebrate one of the marquee victories of the Kirk Ferentz era. The...

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson runs the ball during a football game between No. 3 Iowa and No. 4 Penn State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. The Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions 23-20. (Grace Smith/The Daily Iowan)

No. 3 Iowa completes comeback, defeats No. 4 Penn State

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 9, 2021

Party like it's 1985. The No. 3 Iowa football team defeated No. 4 Penn State, 23-20, in the first matchup between top-five teams at Kinnick Stadium in 36 years. Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras hit...

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