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Iowa Hawkeyes Football Graduation Success Rate

I was reading about the graduation rate for college football players and the NCAA site has a big database of Division I Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Data but it seems a little outdated. Anyway, it’s spans over 1998-2001 and the graduation rate for Iowa Hawkeyes football players was 75%. Not bad compared to other colleges (*cough* *cough* Iowa State University had only 55%).

The top college with the most football players graduation was Notre Dame with 94% while Arizona came in last at a weak 41%.

The data for the University of Iowa is pretty interesting. From the PDF I read, here are the GSR details for the University of Iowa:

Baseball: 95%
Basketball: 46%
CC/Track: 86%
Football: 75%
Golf: 56%
Gymnastics: 83%
Swimming: 85%
Tennis: 100%
Wrestling: 70%

See all of the data yourself at the NCAA site. See how all the college football programs match up at fanblog.com

Iowa Hawkeye Football Recap

Here’s a recap of the season. Where the Iowa Hawkeyes have played, their wins and losses, and links to more information about the games.

Day Date Opponent Location
Sat 09/03/05 Ball State Iowa City, IA
(Varsity Club Day)
W, 56-0
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Sat 09/10/05 Iowa State Ames, IA
(Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series)
L, 23-3
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Sat 09/17/05 Northern Iowa Iowa City, IA W, 45-21
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Sat 09/24/05 Ohio State Columbus, OH L, 31-6
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Sat 10/01/05 Illinois Iowa City, IA
(Homecoming)
W, 35-7
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Sat 10/08/05 Purdue West Lafayette, IN W, 34-17
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Sat 10/15/05 Indiana Iowa City, IA
(Family Weekend)
W, 38-21
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Sat 10/22/05 Michigan Iowa City, IA L, 23-20 (OT)
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Sat 11/05/05 Northwestern Evanston, IL L, 28-27
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Sat 11/12/05 Wisconsin Madison, WI W, 20-10
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Sat 11/19/05 Minnesota Iowa City, IA W, 52-28
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Mon 01/02/06 Florida Tampa, FL
(Outback Bowl)
10:00 AM
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Iowa Hawkeyes beat Minnesota Gophers

Today was a marvelous day. Hinkel sets Kinnick record with four touchdown catches.
Read all about this and other Iowa games at Hawkeye Sports

Iowa finishes the regular season at 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Big Ten Conference. The Gophers drop to 7-4 and 4-4. Both teams await bowl invitations.

Iowa beats Wisconsin!

The Hawks are going bowling!
Oh Hellz Yeah

Taken from Hawkeye Sports

“MADISON, WI — Iowa brought rain to the home-season finale for No. 19 Wisconsin in more ways than one Saturday, as the Hawkeyes scored 20 unanswered points to pull out a wet 20-10 upset on Barry Alvarez Day.

The governor of Wisconsin had declared Saturday “Barry Alvarez Day” across the state in honor of the Badgers head football coach, whose head coaching career ends after 16 years. Alvarez, who stays on as UW’s athletic director, had his last game inside Camp Randall Stadium before a record crowd of 83,184 and was honored by former Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala and former Iowa football coach Hayden Fry after the game.

The victory was needed for Iowa (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) to become bowl eligible and avoid three-straight losses. Wisconsin falls to 8-3 overall and 5-3 in the conference for the season. By beating the Badgers for the fourth-straight year, the Hawkeyes retain possession of the Heartland Trophy for the second year of its existence. “

Iowa falls in final minute at Northwestern

iowa vs northwestern
One Point Loss :(

One point! One f’n point loss! OUCH!
Read about this at Hawkeye Sports

CHICAGO (AP) – Ross Lane caught a 9-yard touchdown pass from Brett Basanez with 42 seconds remaining to give Northwestern another wild victory, a 28-27 comeback win over Iowa on Saturday.

After Tyrell Sutton scored on a 1-yard run to bring the Wildcats to within six with 2:10 remaining, Reggie McPherson recovered the onside kick at the Iowa 47.

On second-and-2 at the 24, Basanez ran for 6 and Iowa committed a personal foul, putting the ball on the 9. Basanez hit Lane on a slant in the end zone for the winning score, helping Northwestern overcome a 24-7 halftime deficit.

It’s the second time Northwestern has pulled out a game in the waning moments. Last month, the Wildcats beat Purdue with a touchdown in the final two minutes, a week after holding on to beat Wisconsin in a 51-48 shootout. They also lost to Penn State in September when the Nittany Lions scored with 51 seconds remaining.

With the win over Iowa, Northwestern (6-3, 4-2 Big Ten) remained in contention for the conference title and became bowl-eligible. Iowa (5-4, 3-3) needs to beat Wisconsin or Minnesota to become eligible for the postseason.

Iowa vs Michigan (Loss)

Well, Iowa Falls in Overtime.
Read about this defeat at Hawkeye Sports

As Jerome Jackson’s 1-yard touchdown run in overtime snapped Iowa’s 22-game home winning streak, the stadium was draped in the official color of mourning.

Michigan emerged with a 23-20 win over the Hawkeyes in the first-ever overtime situation inside the 76-year-old structure. Both teams are now 5-3 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten Conference.

Iowa Holds Off Indiana 38-21

Iowa Hawkeyes kicked ass once again at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, IA
Read all about it at HawkeyeSports.com. Here are some quotes from the coaches.

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz:
“Our guys competed, they played hard. Especially the corners, they had a tough match-up because we all know they aren’t the tallest group.

(On Albert Young) He is really playing good football, very versatile player, and very unselfish player.

They came in here expecting to win and they should with them having a better record. They are a very good football team.

(On the Indiana Offense) It’s just one of those days where everything was working, they were hummin’ and moving the ball right along.

(On the Iowa running game) We did better in the fourth quarter, we kept at it and stuck with it. Wh

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Update: Hawkeyes vs. Ohio State

Ass whooping anyone?
We got beat! Beat bad!

From hawkeyesports.collegesports.com:

9/24/05
Too Much Buckeye
Iowa ran into a buzzsaw in Ohio Stadium a dropped its Big Ten season opener for the second straight season. The Hawkeyes, however, did the same a year ago and then rattled off seven straight league wins.

Troy Smith threw two touchdown passes to Anthony Gonzalez and ran for another score and No. 8 Ohio State’s defense shut down No. 21 Iowa in a 31-6 victory Saturday.

Iowa (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) finished with 18 rushes for minus 9 yards as A.J. Hawk and Mike Kudla each were credited with 1 1/2 sacks for 15 yards in losses. The Buckeyes harassed Iowa quarterback Drew Tate all day, sacking him five times for minus 43 yards.

The Hawkeyes, averaging 428 yards per game, mustered just 70 through the first three quarters and ended up with 137. They were forced to punt on their first seven possessions, running one play in Ohio State territory – by that time the Buckeyes were in control 24-0.

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Final score: 31-6, Ohio State (8) defeats Iowa (21)

2005 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule

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Iowa Hawkeyes Football

Day Date Opponent Location
Sat 09/03/05 vs. Ball State at Iowa City, IA (Varsity Club Day)
Sat 09/10/05 vs. Iowa State at Ames, IA (Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series)
Sat 09/17/05 vs. Northern Iowa at Iowa City, IA
Sat 09/24/05 vs. Ohio State at Columbus, OH
Sat 10/01/05 vs. Illinois at Iowa City, IA (Homecoming)
Sat 10/08/05 vs. Purdue at West Lafayette, IN
Sat 10/15/05 vs. Indiana at Iowa City, IA (Family Weekend)
Sat 10/22/05 vs. Michigan at Iowa City, IA
Sat 11/05/05 vs. Northwestern at Evanston, IL
Sat 11/12/05 vs. Wisconsin at Madison, WI
Sat 11/19/05 vs. Minnesota at Iowa City, IA

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northern Iowa: Win!

When: Sat – 09/17/05
Who: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northern Iowa
Where: Iowa City, IA
Television: ESPN Plus/ESPNU

Result: Iowa 45, Northern Iowa 21

Read the game recap here

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northern Iowa game quotes. The following is from HawkeyeFootball.com

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz:

“We showed some improvement today but also showed there is still some improvement needed.

He looked like the old Drew Tate today.

We’re very much still in the developmental stage as a football team. We’re going to have to make a lot of improvement this week.

(On the Ohio State Game) We definitely have our work cut out for us. Over three games we have not showed the consistency we need to have.

(On Damian Sims) Basically his heart’s not into playing defense and you certainly need that to be successful.

(On the run game) It’s going to be real important for us throughout the whole season.”

Northern Iowa Coach Mark Farley:

“I was pleased with our second half offense. Our offense moved the ball against a very good defense. We protected the quarterback well and our receivers caught the ball. Except for the fumbles, I thought our offense did a very good job.

(On the defensive side) it was a combination of what their offense did and what our defense didn’t, or wasn’t able to do. We couldn’t stop the run and that paved the way for their play action.

The reality is we played a very good football team, fell behind, and then came back to our game plan. We know what kind of football team we have now. Defensively, there were a couple of breakdowns for us. But Drew Tate is a good, smart quarterback. He did a good job of seeing what was going to happen when he came to the line of scrimmage.

There’s a lot we can build on offensively, and a lot we can learn from film on defense.”

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Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones: Loss

When: Sat – 09/10/05
Who: Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Iowa State Cyclones
Where: Ames, IA (Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk Series)
Television: ABC

Result: Iowa State 23, Iowa 3

Read the game recap here

The following is from HawkeyeFootball.com

“Iowa won the toss and elected to receive. The Hawkeyes have started on offense in 65 of their last 69 games. Iowa has started on offense in 67-of-75 contests under Kirk Ferentz.

QB Drew Tate was 5-11 for 57 yards in the first half before leaving the game, leaving his career total at 2,997 passing yards.

Albert Young’s 36-yard run on his first carry of the game is a career best. Young had a 31-yard run in the opening win over Ball State. Young had 18 carries for 140 yards for the best rushing total of his career. Young’s previous best game was 87 yards in the 2004 season opener vs. Kent State.

PK Kyle Schlicher was successful on his first field goal attempt of the season, a 44-yarder in the third quarter. Schlicher scored eight points in Iowa’s opening win, making all of his PAT attempts. Schlicher is now 22-27 in career field goals, including 4-8 from outside 40 yards.

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