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On the Line: Bowl Edition

Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley cheers after the football game against Nebraska at Memorial Stadium on Friday, November 29, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers 27-24. Stanley played his last regular season game.

December 15, 2019

No. 19 Iowa vs. No. 22 USC Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor (32-28): Iowa — Keith Duncan-Groza Award revenge game. Thirteen field goals. Anna Kayser, Sports Editor (36-24): Iowa — USC couldn't beat Iowa even with Urban Meyer as the coach. Robert Read, Assistant Sports Editor (38-22): Iowa — Io...

Smith, Smith-Marsette continue to lead younger receivers

Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette catches the ball during a football game between Iowa and Rutgers at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Scarlet Knights, 30-0.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

December 15, 2019

In 2017, Ihmir Smith-Marsette was a 159-pound undersized freshman receiver embarking on his journey of college football. He fumbled in his first game. That same year, Brandon Smith was a 6-foot-3, 219-pound freshman wide receiver who oozed athletic potential. He finished the season with three catches...

Around the Big Ten: Bowl Edition

Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins looks to an official  during the Iowa/Ohio State football game in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes in a storming fashion, 55-24. (Joseph Cress/The Daily Iowan)

Anna Kayser, Sports Editor

December 15, 2019

Dec. 27 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Michigan State vs. Wake Forest 2:20 p.m. | ESPN This is the game Iowa fans watch when they’re sick of talking to family members and are waiting for the real action to start. San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl No. 19 Iowa vs. No. 22 USC 7 p.m. |...

Holiday Bowl scouting report: USC

USC running back Stephen Carr (7) picks up second-half yardage against UCLA at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. USC won, 52-35. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Robert Read, Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2019

Only one game stands in between Iowa and its first 10-win season since 2015. That game, however, comes against an unfamiliar foe with a lethal passing attack. When the Hawkeyes face off against USC in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, it will be the first meeting between the two schools since they met...

Stone becomes latest in long line of standout Iowa defensive backs

Iowa defensive back Geno Stone goes up for an interception during a football game between Iowa and Michigan at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The Wolverines defeated the Hawkeyes 10-3.

Robert Read, Assistant Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

Geno Stone only had one Power 5 offer out of high school. The New Castle, Pennsylvania, native never received a scholarship offer from his home school, Penn State. Another Big Ten team — Michigan State — canceled his visit after the team reached its scholarship limit at defensive back. Stone,...

One-on-one with Iowa defensive end Amani Jones

Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks gets tackled by Iowa linebacker Amani Jones during an Iowa/Minnesota football game in Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 28, 2017. The Hawkeyes defeated the Golden Gophers, 17-10.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

November 26, 2019

The Daily Iowan: If you could be any movie character, who would choose? Amani Jones: I would probably have to say Scooby Doo. Scooby Doo, that’s my favorite childhood favorite movie cartoon, all of it. No matter, what he did it was always right. He made a mistake, but that mistake helped the tea...

Around the Big Ten: Week 14

Illinois players break up a huddle before the game against Illinois in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 19-10.

Pete Mills, Sports Reporter

November 26, 2019

Big Ten power rankings 1. Ohio State Chase Young has only played in nine games and still has 16.5 sacks this season. 2. Penn State Losing to the No. 2 team on the road last week, and the opposing fans still rush the field. Feels bad. 3. Wisconsin It’s a crime that Jonathan Taylor won...

Week 14 scouting report: Nebraska

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and Nebraska head coach Scott Frost speak before the Iowa vs. Nebraska game on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. Iowa defeated the Huskers 31-28.

Anna Kayser, Sports Editor

November 26, 2019

After entering the season ranked and with high expectations of leading the Big Ten West, Nebraska has fallen far short of its goals. The beginning of the end came on Sept. 7, when it fell to Colorado 34-31. It has since lost to Ohio State, Minnesota, Indiana, Purdue, and Wisconsin. On Nov. 23,...

On the Line: Week 14

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson catches a pass during the game against Illinois on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini 19-10. Goodson rushed a total of 38 yards.

November 26, 2019

No. 19 Iowa vs. Nebraska Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor (29-26): Iowa — Nebraska is bad, man. Anna Kayser, Sports Editor (33-22): Iowa — Lol, Nebraska. Come on. Robert Read, Assistant Sports Editor (34-21): Iowa — It's time Iowa evaluates where Nebraska is as a program. Pete Mills, Football Rep...

Goodson continues to excel in freshman campaign

Iowa running back Tyler Goodson hurdles MTSU's Gregory Grate, Jr. during a football game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee State at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Blue Raiders, 48-3.

Anna Kayser, Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

He’s what wide receiver Brandon Smith calls a “human joystick.” True freshman Tyler Goodson has grown to become a favorite both in the Hawkeye locker room and to those who look at the program from the outside. Iowa’s coaching staff has used running back rotations for years. Last year, three...

On the Line: Week 13

Iowa players stand for the national anthem during a football game between Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019.

November 21, 2019

No. 19 Iowa vs. Illinois Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor (27-23): Iowa — I was never trying to win this stupid contest in the first place. Anna Kayser, Sports Editor (31-19): Iowa — Hawks. Robert Read, Assistant Sports Editor (31-19): Iowa — The Hawkeyes won 63-0 last year. Something tells me Ill...

Former Hawkeyes perform on NFL stage

Tre Boston of the Carolina Panthers tackles George Kittle of the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 27 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/TNS)

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

November 21, 2019

Iowa is gaining a reputation around the college football world as “Tight End U.” With George Kittle finding success and T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant beginning their NFL careers, the Hawkeyes have a lot to be proud of. Those tight ends — along with a couple defensive players in Adrian Clayborn,...