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The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

The independent newspaper of the University of Iowa community since 1868

The Daily Iowan

Iowa fans watch the Iowa homecoming football game between Iowa and Purdue at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers 20-14.

Iowa Football Week 6 Column | Hawkeyes win ugly yet again behind predictable offense, solid defense

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor October 8, 2023

In a Homecoming game where there were two bands and two cheerleading groups composed of current students and alumni, the Iowa football defense nearly did twice the work that it had normally done in...

Iowa tight end Erick All scores a touchdown during the Iowa homecoming football game between Iowa and Purdue at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers 20-14.

Grading Iowa football’s performance against Purdue

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor October 8, 2023

Rushing offense: A-  Iowa’s run game drastically improved from last week’s game against Michigan State in which Hawkeye rushers combined for 66 total yards on 22 carries. In Saturday’s contest...

Iowa defensive back Cooper DeJean runs the ball  during the Iowa homecoming football game between Iowa and Purdue at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers 20-14. DeJean totaled 45 yards and three returns against Purdue.

Highlight to Watch: Cooper DeJean’s 41-yard interception return

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor October 8, 2023

On Purdue's fourth drive of the game against Iowa, Boilermaker quarterback Hudson Card targeted Hawkeye cornerback Cooper DeJean twice. The first: an incompletion. The second: an interception returned...

Purdue wide receiver Deion Burks is tackled during the Iowa homecoming football game between Iowa and Purdue at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers 20-14. Burks totaled 19 yards against Iowa.

Photos: Iowa Football vs. Purdue

Cody Blissett and Emily Nyberg October 7, 2023

Iowa defeated Purdue, 20-14, during a football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. Iowa’s Deacon Hill led the Hawkeyes to a win in his first game as starting quarterback after Iowa...

Purdue quarterback Hudson Card and Iowa defensive end Joe Evans observe the field after a play during the Iowa homecoming football game between Iowa and Purdue at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers, 20-14.(Cody Blissett/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa football’s defensive line bounces back with six sacks in win over Purdue

Cooper Worth, Football Reporter October 7, 2023

Iowa football head coach Kirk Ferentz said he is usually weary of player-led meetings, as they often occur on the course of a losing season. But after team captain Joe Evans held a defensive lineman-only...

Iowa right end Erick All and running back Leshon Williams celebrate a touchdown from All during a football game between Iowa and Western Michigan at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Broncos, 41-10. All had 34 receiving yards and scored a two-point conversion.

Highlight to Watch: Iowa TE Erick All’s 22-yard touchdown catch

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor October 7, 2023

Iowa tight end Erick All was often used as a fullback during his time with the Michigan Wolverines. Now in the Black and Gold, All again found himself lined up in the fullback spot, only instead of...

Purdue wide receiver Deion Burks is tackled during the Iowa homecoming football game between Iowa and Purdue at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Boilermakers 20-14. Burks totaled 19 yards against Iowa.

Iowa defeats Purdue, 20-14, behind big day for defensive line and RB Kaleb Johnson

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor October 7, 2023

Iowa football beat Purdue, 20-14, on Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium in the Hawkeyes’ annual Homecoming game. Even though the offense struggled in the red zone under new quarterback Deacon...

The Meister family celebrates before a football game between Iowa and Purdue in Iowa City on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023.

Photos: Tailgate – Iowa vs Purdue

Carly Schrum and Ava Neumaier October 7, 2023

Football fans gathered in Iowa City before a football game between Iowa and Purdue at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7. Before the game, the Hawkeye's record was at 4-1 and the Boilermakers was at...

Iowa running back Kaleb Johnson celebrates after a run during a football game between No. 25 Iowa and Utah State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Aggies, 24-14.

Highlight to watch: Iowa running back Kaleb Johnson’s 67-yard TD dash

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor October 7, 2023

Iowa running back Kaleb Johnson missed the Hawkeyes' last three contests due to an ankle injury and made his return Saturday afternoon against Purdue. The Hamilton, Ohio, native started off quickly...

Iowa quarterback Deacon Hill throws a pass during a football game between Iowa and Michigan State at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 26-16. Hill averaged 4.3 yards per throw.

Where and when to watch Iowa football take on Purdue on Saturday

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor October 6, 2023

Iowa football heads into its first Big Ten West game of the season against Purdue on Saturday afternoon at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes are looking for their second straight conference victory following...

Iowa linebackers Kyler Fisher, Nick Jackson, Jay Higgins, and defensive lineman Deontae Craig pose for a portrait during Iowa football media day in Iowa City on Friday, Aug. 11, 2023.

Iowa’s top linebackers swap jokes and trade tackles

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor October 5, 2023

Iowa football’s Nick Jackson was sitting outside the Hawkeyes’ practice facility when he heard a voice he knew all too well. “You need a ride?”  That was the shout of teammate and fellow...

Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Nico Ragaini (89) celebrates a touchdown with tight end Sam LaPorta (84) and running back Kaleb Johnson (2) during a football game between Iowa and Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind., on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.

Five things to watch for in Iowa football’s game against Purdue

Matt McGowan, Pregame Editor October 5, 2023

1. Performance of Deacon Hill  It’s one thing for a backup quarterback to make their debut in the middle of the game, but it's another for that same quarterback to come back the next week and deliver...