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Iowa Defensive Tackle Daviyon Nixon raises his fist as the Hawkeyes take to their home field for the first time in the season during the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20.

Daviyon Nixon a bright spot in Iowa football’s Week 2 loss

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter November 2, 2020

Iowa has had its share of problems two games into the 2020 football season, but defensive tackle Daviyon Nixon hasn’t been one of them. The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder recorded one of his best games...

Iowa Running Back Tyler Goodson makes a touchdown during the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20. Goodson’s was the second touchdown for the Hawkeyes.

By the numbers | Iowa football through two games of the season

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter November 1, 2020

After dropping its first two games of the year for the first time since 2000, failure to finish close games, and an inability to generate much offense in the final two quarters have emerged as early-season...

Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and Offensive Coordinator Brian Ferentz are seen without masks during the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20. Many Iowa Coaches wore Gaitor face guards, which the CDC has suggested is not as effective against the spread of COVID-19 as a regular mask.

Opinion | The Big Ten West is wide open, but Iowa isn’t part of the race

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 1, 2020

The Big Ten West is a mess. The same can be said about Iowa through two weeks of the season. The division is as open as it could be. Wisconsin could be sidelined for weeks because of a COVID-19...

Iowa Quarterback Spencer Petras throws a pass during the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20.

Grading Iowa’s Week 2 performance against Northwestern

Robert Read, Pregame Editor November 1, 2020

Despite leading 17-0 at the end of the first quarter, the Iowa football team lost, 21-20, against Northwestern in Week 2 at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes are 0-2 on the season. Here’s how The...

Head Coach Kirk Ferentz and Offensive Coordinator Brian Ferentz are seen without masks during the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20. Many Iowa Coaches wore Gaitor face guards, which the CDC has suggested is not as effective against the spread of COVID-19 as a regular mask.

Social media reactions following Iowa’s loss to Northwestern

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 31, 2020

The Iowa football team sits at 0-2 on the 2020 season after losing 21-20 to Northwestern Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Late in the first quarter, the Hawkeyes led 17-0, but the Wildcats responded...

Iowa Quarterback Spencer Petras throws a pass during the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20.

Late interceptions by Spencer Petras seal Hawkeye loss on Halloween

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter October 31, 2020

Halloween was frightening this year for Hawkeye fans, especially between about 4:30 and 6 p.m. A stagnant second-half performance from Iowa’s offense that included multiple turnovers from starting...

Iowa Defensive Lineman Zach VanValkenburg (97) and Defensive Tackle Daviyon Nixon tackle Northwestern Quarterback Peyton Ramsey during the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20.

Iowa fails to finish for second week in a row, falls to 0-2 on the season

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 31, 2020

The final time Iowa came close to scoring against Northwestern on Saturday was also a fitting representation of the team’s 21-20 loss. Kicker Caleb Shudak, who the coaches put in because of the...

Iowa Running Back Tyler Goodson makes a touchdown during the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.  The Wildcats defeated the Hawkeyes 21-20. Goodson’s was the second touchdown for the Hawkeyes.

Early lead not enough as Hawkeyes drop home-opener to Wildcats

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 31, 2020

An early 17-0 lead wasn't enough for Iowa as the Hawkeyes lost their home-opener to the Northwestern Wildcats, 21-20, in Kinnick Stadium. After Northwestern muffed a punt at its own seven-yard line...

Players kneel and stand for the national anthem before the Iowa v Northwestern football game at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Head Coach Kirk Ferentz did not kneel for the anthem. Iowa is leading Northwestern with a score of 20-14 at the half. (Katie Goodale/The Daily Iowan)

More than two dozen Iowa football players kneel during national anthem

Robert Read, Pregame Editor October 31, 2020

More than two dozen Iowa football players knelt during the playing of the national anthem before Saturday's game against Northwestern at Kinnick Stadium. The team has been discussing what it would...

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