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HAWKEYES PREPARE FOR POST-SEASON
Iowa posted a 7-5 regular season record, including a 4-4 mark in Big Ten Conference play. The Hawkeyes tied for fourth in the Big Ten race. Iowa is bowl eligible for the 10th straight season and the Hawkeyes have won January bowl games following each of the last two seasons. Iowa placed in the first division of the Big Ten for the ninth time in the last 10 years. Iowa's record came against one of the toughest schedules in the nation. Iowa posted a 3-3 record against teams who were ranked at the time. Seven of Iowa's 2010 opponents are also bowl eligible, with Iowa compiling a 3-4 record against those teams. In each of Iowa's five losses, the Hawkeyes were either tied or leading in the fourth period. Iowa was tied at Arizona, and held a lead in the fourth quarter against Wisconsin, Northwestern, Ohio State and Minnesota. Iowa's five losses came by a total of 18 points and the four league losses were by a collective 11 points. Iowa's most impressive win was a 37-6 win over Michigan State, which shared the Big Ten title while posting an 11-1 overall record. In non-conference play, Iowa posted impressive wins over Eastern Illinois (37-7), Iowa State (35-7) and Ball State (45-0), all in Kinnick Stadium, while dropping a 34-27 contest at 18th-ranked Arizona. The Hawkeyes opened conference play with a 24-3 home win over Penn State and a 38-28 win at Michigan. A 31-30 loss to 10th-ranked Wisconsin followed, before the win over previously unbeaten and fifth-ranked Michigan State. Iowa earned its seventh win with a hard fought decision at Indiana, before narrow losses at Northwestern (21-17), at home to seventh-ranked Ohio State (20-17) and at Minnesota (27-24). The Hawkeyes continue to have great fan support. Iowa matched its season home attendance record by averaging 70,585 fans. All seven home games were sold out. Iowa posted a 5-2 record in Kinnick Stadium, with the two losses by a total of four points to top 10 opponents.

IN THE RANKINGS
Iowa is listed among teams receiving votes in the USA Today coaches poll and the Harris Poll and Iowa is 25th in the Sagarin Ratings. The Hawkeyes appeared in the Associated Press national rankings for 23 consecutive polls from Sept. 28, 2009, through Nov. 22, 2010. Around the Big Ten, Wisconsin is ranked 4/4 (AP/Coaches), Ohio State is 6/6 and Michigan State is 7/7. Non-conference opponent Arizona is listed among teams receiving votes.

IOWA IN THE BCS RANKINGS
Iowa appeared in the BCS rankings throughout the season, ranking as high as 13th on Nov. 8. Iowa was ranked in each of the weekly BCS rankings in 2009, including an all-time high of fourth on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2. Iowa ended last season ranked 10th in the Dec. 6 final poll. Iowa was also ranked in the BCS top 25 seven weeks in 2004 and eight weeks in both 2002 and 2003. Iowa was ranked once during the 2006 season. Prior to this season, Iowa appeared in the BCS top 25 on 32 occasions. The BCS rankings are a combination of the Harris Interactive poll, the USA Today coaches' poll and computer rankings.

HAWKEYE HISTORY
Iowa has played 1,141 games since beginning football in 1889. Iowa's overall record is 586-516-39 (.531). That includes a 370-201-16 (.644) record in home games, a 216-315-23 (.411) record in games away from Iowa City, a 289-348-25 (.455) mark in Big Ten games and a 253-165-15 (.602) record in Kinnick Stadium.

HAWKEYES EARN ALL-BIG TEN HONORS
Eleven Iowa players have been named to either the first or second all-Big Ten teams selected by the league's coaches and media. Four Hawkeyes earned first team all-league recognition, while seven were honored as second team selections. Senior defensive end Adrian Clayborn, junior defensive backs Tyler Sash and Shaun Prater and senior wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos were named on the first unit by the coaches. Clayborn, Sash and Prater also made the media's first team. Clayborn and Sash are first team selections for the second straight year. Making the second all-league team, as named by the coaches, were senior offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde, sophomore offensive lineman Riley Reiff, junior receiver Marvin McNutt, Jr., senior tight end Allen Reisner, senior defensive tackle Karl Klug, senior linebacker Jeremiha Hunter and senior defensive back Brett Greenwood. Reiff, Klug and Vandervelde were named to the media's second all-Big Ten team. Ten Hawkeyes made the media's honorable mention list. That list includes Johnson-Koulianos, McNutt, Jr., Reisner, Greenwood, Hunter, senior DL Christian Ballard, junior DL Mike Daniels, sophomore DB Micah Hyde, sophomore RB Adam Robinson and senior punter Ryan Donahue. Making the coaches honorable mention team were Ballard, Daniels, Robinson and Donahue.

SIXTEEN HAWKEYES NAMED ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
Sixteen members of the Iowa football program have earned academic all-Big Ten honors for the 2010 fall semester. To be eligible for academic all-Big Ten, student-athletes must be letterwinners and be in at least their second academic year at the institution. They must also carry a career grade point average of 3.0 or above. Iowa players earning the recognition include sophomore Steve Bigach (Intergrative Physiology & Mathematics); senior Justin Greiner (Integrative Physiology); senior Josh Koeppel (Sociology); senior Nick Kuchel (Health & Human Physiology); redshirt freshman Nolan MacMillan (Mathematics); senior Brett Morse (Management); senior Daniel Murray (Master Of Business Administration); junior Tyler Nielsen (Management & Finance); senior Ross Petersen (Psychology); senior Colin Sandeman (Art); sophomore Jack Swanson (Computer Science); senior Jeff Tarpinian (Accounting); redshirt freshman Brett Van Sloten (Pre-Business); sophomore James Vandenberg (Health & Human Physiology); senior Julian Vandervelde (Religious Studies & English); and sophomore Jason White (Interdepartmental Studies & Theatre Arts). The academic honor is the fourth for Morse, Murray, Tarpinian and Vandervelde. Kuchel and Nielsen earned the honor for the third time, while Koeppel, Swanson, Vandenberg and White earned the recognition for the second year.

BOWL TICKET APPLICATIONS
The Iowa Athletics Ticket Office is accepting orders for possible bowl games involving the Hawkeye football team. As in the past, fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes purchasing their bowl game tickets through the UI Athletics Ticket Office help the UI Athletics Department meet its financial obligation to the bowl game and are guaranteed seat locations that are part of the official University of Iowa section of the stadium. The ticket office began accepting orders via its online ticket window at hawkeyesports.com on Thursday, Nov. 24. To place an order online, fans will need their account number and PIN. Fans with question should contact the UI Athletics Ticket Office at 1-800 IA-HAWKS or (319) 335-9323. Fans can also place an order in person by printing an application at home and by delivering it to the UI Athletics Ticket Office location at the west entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena or by faxing it to the UI Athletics Ticket Office. The phone number to use when faxing a bowl game ticket order is included on the ticket application. You will find a print-at-home version of the bowl game ticket application in several locations on hawkeyesports.com. The UI Athletics Ticket Office will not accept bowl game ticket orders over the phone until the Hawkeyes' bowl game destination is official. It's possible the destination won't be determined officially until Sunday, Dec. 5, when the 2011 Bowl Championship Series selections are finalized. All general public and UI faculty/staff 2010 Iowa football season ticket holders and all members of the National I-Club will receive a bowl ticket application in the mail. UI students who purchased season tickets for the 2010 season will receive an e-mail from the UI Athletic Ticket Office with details specific to student tickets. Bowl game ticket orders will be filled based on a customer's Iowa football ticket priority. The deadline to place an order and have it filled by ticket priority is Friday, Dec. 3. There will be limits placed on the number of tickets that can be ordered to some of the bowl games in which Iowa could be a participant.

IOWA VS. RANKED OPPONENTS
With the 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State (10/30/10), Iowa has recorded a victory over a top-five ranked team in each of the last three seasons. Iowa defeated fourth-ranked Penn State (21-10) on the road in 2009 and defeated the third-ranked Nittany Lions (24-23) in Kinnick Stadium in 2008. Iowa has defeated three ranked teams this season, including Penn State (#20), Michigan (#24) and Michigan State (#5). Three of Iowa's losses have been at the hands of ranked teams (#18 Arizona, #10 Wisconsin, #7 Ohio State) and Northwestern moved into the rankings after defeating Iowa. The three wins over ranked teams are the most for Iowa since posting a 3-1 record vs. ranked opponents in 2004. Iowa has played six ranked teams this season, matching the most the Hawkeyes have faced in a single season under coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa also played six ranked teams in 1999 and 2003. Three of the six ranked opponents were ranked in the top 10. Iowa lost to No. 10 Wisconsin (31-30), defeated No. 5 Michigan State (37-6) and lost to No. 7 Ohio State (20-17), all in Kinnick Stadium. Last season, Iowa defeated No. 4 Penn State and No. 9 Georgia Tech, while losing at No. 8 Ohio State in overtime. In Big Ten play, Iowa's eight opponents posted an overall record of 62-34. Iowa did not play Illinois and Purdue. Among the top five teams in the final Big Ten standings, Ohio Stat's league opponents were 51-43, Penn State's 52-43, Wisconsin's 54-42 and Northwestern's 52-42. Seven of Iowa's 12 opponents are bowl eligible.

CLAYBORN NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
Senior defensive end Adrian Clayborn has been named a first-team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). The AFCA announces only one All-America team. Clayborn, a 6-4, 285-pounder from St. Louis, is the eighth Hawkeye player to ever make the elite AFCA All-America team. He is the fifth Kirk Ferentz coached Hawkeye to make the AFCA team. The others were PK Nate Kadeing and OL Robert Gallery (2003) and OL Eric Steinbach and TE Dallas Clark (2002). Clayborn was on numerous watch lists this season and is a finalist for the prestigious Lombardi Award, which will be awarded Dec. 8th, and the Ted Hendricks Award. Clayborn totaled 51 tackles his senior campaign, including seven for a loss of 42 yards. He had 3.5 sacks and forced a fumble. He started 29 consecutive games and 36 during his Hawkeye career. The AFCA has selected an All-America team since 1945. It is the only All-America team chosen exclusively by college football's head coaches.

THREE HAWKEYES EARN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
Three members of the Iowa football program were named to the ESPN Academic All-District Seven first team. Those players are senior OL Julian Vandervelde, senior LB Jeff Tarpinian and junior LB Tyler Nielsen. Vandervelde is a native of Davenport who has earned all-District recognition for the third straight season. He was a first team selection in 2008 and earned second team honors last season. He carries a 3.46 GPA and is majoring in English and religious studies. Vandervelde has started all 12 games in 2010 and has started 35 games throughout his career, including 16 straight. He earned second team all-Big Ten honors this season and has earned academic all-Big Ten recognition in each of the past three seasons. Tarpinian is a native of Omaha, Neb. He is majoring in accounting and has a 3.58 GPA. He has also earned academic all-Big Ten honors in each of the past three seasons. Tarpinian has been hampered by injuries in 2010, but has started four games. He returned to limited action in Iowa's 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State after missing two games, and started at outside linebacker at Northwestern. He did not play against Ohio State and Minnesota. He has 44 tackles, including 2.5 QB sacks. His forced fumble led to a touchdown against Arizona. Nielsen, a native of Humboldt, holds a 3.56 GPA and is a management major. He has earned academic all-Big Ten recognition in each of the past two seasons. Nielsen started eight games at outside linebacker. He totaled 42 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, and has four pass break-ups. He had an interception in Iowa's 35-7 win over Iowa State. He was injured in Iowa's win over Michigan State and missed the final four games of the regular season. Under Coach Kirk Ferentz the last 12 seasons, 17 Iowa football student-athletes have combined to earn academic all-District and all-America recognition on 31 occasions.

STANZI IS UNITAS FINALIST
Senior quarterback Ricky Stanzi is one of five finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, which goes to the top senior quarterback in the nation. Others finalists include Andy Dalton (TCU), Colin Kaerpernick (Nevada), Christian Ponder (Florida State) and Scott Tolzien (Wisconsin). Stanzi ranks second in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation in pass efficiency (160.5). He has completed 210-324 attempts for 2,804 yards and 25 touchdowns, with just four interceptions. The 25 touchdowns are third best for a single season at Iowa, the 210 completions are seventh best and the 2,804 yards is sixth best. In career statistics, Stanzi is fourth in completions (531) and attempts (886) and third in yards (7,177) and touchdowns (56). Stanzi was also one of 16 semifinalists for the 2010 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and one of 16 semifinal candidates for the Maxwell Award. Stanzi was a semifinal candidate for the O'Brien Award in 2009 as well.

CLAYBORN FINALIST FOR TWO AWARDS
Senior DE Adrian Clayborn is one of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award and one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award. He was also a semifinalist for the Chuck Bednarik Award. The 41st Lombardi Award will be presented at the Rotary Lombardi Award Presentation Dec. 8 in Houston, Texas. The Hendricks Award winner will be announced Dec. 8 as well. Clayborn has started 36 games in his Hawkeye career, including the last 29 straight. In 12 games this season he has collected 51 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks. He also has six QB pressures and blocked a field goal attempt in Iowa's 38-28 win at Michigan. He had seven tackles and a pass break-up in Iowa's loss to seventh-ranked Ohio State. Clayborn collected 10 tackles in Iowa's win over Penn State, earning recognition as the Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week. He also had a quarterback sack for minus 15 yards and three tackles for loss against the Nittany Lions. He added five tackles and the seventh forced fumble of his career against Wisconsin. Clayborn was named to preseason Watch Lists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, the Ted Hendricks Award, the Chuck Bednarik Award and the Bronko Nagurski Award. He was a preseason first team all-America selection by Sports Illustrated, Sporting News and Playboy magazines.

DONAHUE IS RAY GUY FINALIST
Senior punter Ryan Donahue is one of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award. Donahue is a Ray Guy finalist for the first time in his career. He joins Georgia's Drew Butler and Florida's Chas Henry on the elite list. Donahue was a semifinalist last year. Donahue holds a 44.6 yard average on 51 punts, while opponents have averaged just 4.2 yards on 20 returns. He has booted five of the 14 longest punts in school history, while averaging over 40 yards per punt in each of his four seasons. He had a 73-yard punt at Northwestern, which ties as the 10th longest in school history. He averaged 44.7 yards on four punts in Iowa's contest at Minnesota.

HAWKEYES ON SEMIFINAL LISTS
Senior TE Allen Reisner and junior DB Tyler Sash were also on reduced lists for national honors at their respective positions. Reisner was one of eight semifinal candidates for the 2010 John Mackey Award (He is not one of the three finalists). The award goes annually to the nation's best collegiate tight end. Reisner has started every game this year. He has 39 receptions for 410 yards (10.5 average) and two touchdowns, including six receptions for 66 yards at Northwestern. Former Iowa tight end Dallas Clark won the Mackey Award in 2002. Sash was one of 10 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, which goes annually to the top collegiate defensive back. He currently ranks fifth in career interceptions (13). Sash is the Iowa record holder and ranks fourth all-time in Big Ten history with 392 interception yards. He ranks third in tackles this season with 73 stops and he has 211 career tackles.

COACH Kirk Ferentz
Kirk Ferentz (pronounced FAIR-rintz, rhymes with parents) is in his 12th season as head football coach at the University of Iowa. His latest contract extension runs through the 2020 season. Ferentz was named the 2009 Dave McClain Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year. He was one of 15 semi-finalists for the 2009 George Munger Award, presented by the Maxwell Football Club to the College Coach of the Year. He was the 2009 AFCA Region Three Coach of the Year and was one of 10 finalists for the Liberty Mutual national Coach of the Year. He is one of seven candidates for the 2010 Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Award. Ferentz was honored as the 2002 Associated Press and Walter Camp National Coach of the Year and was the AFCA Regional Coach of the Year that season, as well. He was named Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year in 2002, 2004 and 2009. Ferentz guided Iowa to Big Ten titles in 2002 and 2004. Iowa has made two BCS bowl appearances, including a 24-14 win in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl. Iowa has played in six January bowl games and has four January bowl victories (2004 Outback Bowl, 2005 Capital One Bowl, 2009 Outback Bowl and 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl). Iowa has posted an 84-40 (.677) overall mark and a 50-29 (.633) Big Ten record the last nine plus seasons. Ferentz has guided the Hawkeyes to nine first division finishes, including a second-place finish in 2009. The Hawkeyes are bowl eligible for the 10th straight season. Ferentz, at Iowa, holds an overall record of 88-60 (.595) and a 53-43 (.552) mark in Big Ten games. In his 15th season as a college head coach, he holds a career mark of 100-81 (.552). Fifty-six of Iowa's 148 games under Ferentz have been decided by seven points or less (25-31) and 45 were played against opponents who were ranked in the top 25 at the time (19-26). Ferentz joined the Iowa staff after serving as assistant head coach and offensive line coach of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens. He was part of the Baltimore (Cleveland Browns prior to the move) staff for six years. Ferentz was named head coach of the Maine Bears in 1990 and held that position for three years. Ferentz was a member of Hayden Fry's Iowa staff for nine years as offensive line coach (1981-89). He coordinated Iowa's running game during his first coaching stint at Iowa. Iowa appeared in eight bowl games during the time Ferentz was an Iowa assistant. Ferentz was born in Royal Oak, MI, and attended high school in Pittsburgh, PA. Kirk earned his bachelor's degree in English Education from the University of Connecticut in 1978, where he was a football captain. Kirk received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut in May, 2009. He was inducted into the Upper St. Clair High School Hall of Fame in September, 2002 and the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in May, 2003.

COACHING RECOGNITION
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year three times (2002, 2004 & 2009) and he was named National Coach of the Year in 2002. Ferentz joins Michigan's Bo Schembechler (four) and Iowa's Hayden Fry (three) and Penn State's Joe Paterno (three) as the only coaches to be honored in more than two seasons.

HAWKEYES AMONG SINGLE SEASON LEADERS
Several Hawkeyes rank among Iowa's single season leaders. Sophomore RB Adam Robinson's rushing total of 941 yards ranks 18th best and freshman RB Marcus Coker's 403 rushing yards ranks sixth best among Iowa freshmen. QB Ricky Stanzi has completed 210-324 passes for 2,804 yards and 25 touchdowns. His totals rank third in scoring passes, sixth in yardage, seventh in completions and eighth in attempts. His current efficiency rating of 160.5 would rank as best in school history. WR Marvin McNutt, Jr., ranks 14th in receiving yards (798) and Derrell Johnson-Koulianos ranks 19th (645). Johnson-Koulianos is tied for second in scoring receptions (10) and McNutt, Jr., is tied for seventh (eight). Johnson-Koulianos and Robinson each have 66 points, which ties for 25th best, while freshman PK Mike Meyer is tied for 33rd in scoring with 64 points.

IOWA CAREER LEADERS
Senior QB Ricky Stanzi is among Iowa's career leaders in several categories, including third in passing touchdowns (56) and passing yards (7,177) and total offense (7,164), fourth in completions (531) and attempts (886). Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos is Iowa's career leader in receptions (173) and receiving yards (2,616). He is third in touchdown receptions (17) and fifth in all-purpose yards (4,231). He is tied for 22nd in scoring with 114 career points. Junior WR Marvin McNutt, Jr., is tied for fourth in career touchdown receptions (16) and is 17th in receiving yards (1,483). Sophomore RB Adam Robinson has led Iowa's rushing attack in each of the past two seasons. His total of 1,775 yards ranks 13th on Iowa's career chart. In career interceptions, junior Tyler Sash ranks fifth with 13 and senior Brett Greenwood is tied for seventh with 11. Sash already holds the Iowa record for interception return yards (392). Among Iowa's career tackle leaders, senior LB Jeremiha Hunter is tied for 21st with 264 tackles. Greenwood is 50th (218) and Sash is 54th (211).

IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Senior QB Ricky Stanzi has established a school record with a touchdown pass in 21 consecutive games. With just the bowl game remaining, Stanzi's efficiency rating of 160.5 would also establish a school record. Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos has established career records for receptions (173) and receiving yards (2,616).

IOWA IN CONFERENCE ONLY STATS
As a team, Iowa ranked second in conference games only in scoring defense (18.6), KO returns (25.1), rushing defense (122.5), net punting (39.7) and turnover margin (+1.12) and third in pass efficiency (150.2), pass efficiency defense (116.0), fewest penalty yards (36.4), red zone offense (92.6%) and red zone defense (82.8%). Individually, Hawkeyes among the top five in the league included WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, first in KO returns (31.6); PK Mike Meyer, second in field goals per game (1.43); DB Shaun Prater, tied for first in interceptions (.38) and tied for fourth in pass break-ups (.88); QB Ricky Stanzi, fourth in passing yards per game (225.6) and fifth in total offense (226.1); DB Brett Greenwood, tied for first in interceptions (.38), and LB Jeremiha Hunter, fourth in tackles per game (9.1).

COKER AMONG IOWA'S TOP FRESHMEN
Freshman RB Marcus Coker started for the third time this season in Iowa's final game at Minnesota. He rushed 21 times for 90 yards to raise his season totals to 81 carries for 403 yards, while playing in just six games. His rushing total ranks sixth best for an Iowa freshman behind Adam Robinson (775 in 2009), Ladell Betts (679 in 1998), Sedrick Shaw (561 in 1993), Brandon Wegher (528 in 2009) and Jewel Hampton (463 in 2008).

HAWKEYES EARN WEEKLY HONORS
Several Iowa players have earned weekly honors this season:

  • Freshman Mike Meyer was named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after connecting on 4-5 field goal attempts in Iowa's 18-13 win at Indiana. He connected from 23, 27, 27 and 42 yards in the win. The 42-yard kick is the longest of his career. He shared the national honor of Kickoff Performer of the Week when all four of his kicks were touchbacks at Northwestern. He earned honorable mention recognition for his play in Iowa's 35-7 win over Iowa State, averaging 68.3 yards on six kicks, with three touchbacks.
  • Senior punter Ryan Donahue was named national Punter of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards after averaging 60.5 yards on two punts vs. Wisconsin. He earned honorable mention recognition after averaging 42.9 yards on seven punts at Northwestern. He was recognized following Iowa's contest at Minnesota, in which he averaged 47.5 yards on four punts, including a best of 61 yards.
  • Junior DB Shaun Prater was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa's 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State. Prater collected a career-high 10 tackles and had an interception and 42 yard return vs. the Spartans. Iowa held MSU to 31 net rushing yards and one touchdown. The Big Ten honor is the first for Prater.
  • Senior QB Ricky Stanzi was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week following Iowa's 38-28 win at Michigan. Stanzi completed 17-24 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns, with no interceptions.
  • Senior DE Adrian Clayborn was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week following Iowa's 24-3 win over Penn State Oct. 2. Clayborn collected 10 tackles in the win, including a quarterback sack for minus 15 yards and three tackles for loss. Iowa held Penn State to 54 net rushing yards and just three points. The Big Ten honor is the third for Clayborn. He earned the recognition for special teams in Iowa's 2009 win at Penn State and he was defensive Player of the Week in Iowa's 2009 win at Michigan State. Clayborn earned honorable mention recognition for his position from the College Football Performance Awards for his play against Penn State as well.
  • Junior DL Mike Daniels was named Big Ten Conference co-Defensive Player of the Week for his play in Iowa's 45-0 win over Ball State. Daniels recorded career bests in tackles and tackles for loss in Iowa's shutout victory over Ball State. Daniels had four solo tackles and two assists, including four tackles for loss (-20) and one QB sack (-7). The Hawkeye defense held Ball State to just 112 yards total offense (56 rushing, 56 passing). The Big Ten Player of the Week honor is the first for Daniels, who was also named national defensive Performer of the Week by the College Football Performance Awards.
  • Senior RB Paki O'Meara was named Big Ten Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his play in Iowa's 37-7 win over Eastern Illinois. O'Meara blocked an Eastern Illinois punt in the first period and returned the block for a 42-yard touchdown. His score gave Iowa a 21-0 advantage. He also had four rushing attempts for 34 yards in the second half in earning his first Big Ten Player of the Week honor.
  • Senior QB Ricky Stanzi earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for his play against Ball State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Michigan State. He had three touchdown passes and no interceptions in each of the four games.
  • Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Award for his play in Iowa's 38-28 win over Michigan. He had four receptions for 70 yards and three touchdowns. Johnson-Koulianos became Iowa's career leader in receiving yards in the Iowa win. He was named national kick return Performer of the Week vs. Minnesota. He had an 88-yard KO return for a touchdown against the Gophers, averaging 39.3 yards on three returns. He also had a touchdown reception against Minnesota.
  • Junior DB Shaun Prater earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for his defensive backfield play in Iowa's 24-3 win over Penn State. Prater collected Iowa's only turnover vs. Penn State, returning his interception in the closing minutes 33 yards for his first career touchdown. He also collected four tackles. He also earned honorable mention recognition for his efforts in Iowa's 37-6 win over Michigan State (10 tackles, one interception).
  • Sophomore RB Adam Robinson earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Award for his play in Iowa's 35-7 win over Iowa State. Robinson rushed for a career-best 156 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 39-yard run. Robinson also had a 75-yard run to set up another Hawkeye touchdown and surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards.
  • Senior TE Allen Reisner earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Award for his play in Iowa's 35-7 win over Iowa State and the 21-17 loss at Northwestern. Reisner had three receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown vs. Iowa State. His two-yard scoring reception gave Iowa a 21-0 advantage in the second period and his 55-yard catch, the longest of his career, led to Iowa's final score. He added 66 receiving yards on six receptions at Northwestern.
  • Sophomore DB Micah Hyde earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Awards for his defensive backfield play in Iowa's 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State. Hyde had five tackles and a 66-yard return for a touchdown.
  • Junior TE Brad Herman earned honorable mention recognition from the College Football Performance Award for his play in Iowa's 37-6 win over fifth-ranked Michigan State. Herman had three receptions for 80 yards, matching his career-high in catches and reaching a career-best in receiving yards.

    IOWA TOUGH ON DEFENSE
    Iowa ranks seventh nationally in scoring defense (16.4), eighth in rushing defense (103.5), 15th in total defense (317.1) and 18th in pass efficiency defense (112.46). The Iowa defense was the last unit in the nation to allow a rushing touchdown this season, that coming in Iowa's sixth game. The Hawkeyes are seventh in the nation in turnover margin (+1.1) and tied for ninth with 17 pass interceptions. Six Iowa opponents have scored one touchdown or less, including two who scored no touchdowns. Iowa has allowed only one 100-yard rusher this season (Michigan QB Denard Robinson). Iowa also allowed just one player to rush for 100 yards or more in both 2009 and 2008.

    IOWA EFFICIENT ON OFFENSE
    Iowa ranks ninth in the nation in pass efficiency (158.38) and the Hawkeyes are 49th in scoring offense (29.1). The Hawkeyes are 46th in passing offense (237.4), 61st in total offense (379.4) and 78th in rushing offense (142.0). Iowa scored 30 or more points in three consecutive Big Ten Conference games (Michigan, Wisconsin, Michigan State) for the first time since 2005. Iowa has been guilty of just nine turnovers (three lost fumbles, four interceptions), which ties Wisconsin as the fewest in the nation. Iowa lost just two fumbles in eight Big Ten games, both in the season finale at Minnesota. The Hawkeyes are also seventh in fewest penalty yards per game (38.9) and tied for 19th in fewest penalties per game (5.1). On special teams, Iowa ranks eighth in the nation in punt return defense (4.2 average on 20 returns) and 15th in KO returns (24.7).

    POSITIVE TURNOVER RATIO
    Iowa is third in the Big Ten and seventh nationally with a plus 1.1 turnover ratio. Iowa has been guilty of just nine turnovers in 12 games, including just five turnovers in eight Big Ten games. The nine turnovers tie as the fewest in the nation (Wisconsin). Iowa's opponents have had 131 possessions, and just seven have started in Iowa territory. Arizona and Minnesota had two possessions start in Iowa territory and Iowa State, Northwestern and Ohio State started one possession on Iowa's end of the field.

    INJURY SETBACKS
    Iowa sophomore running back Jewel Hampton and junior linebacker Bruce Davis suffered season-ending knee injuries during Iowa's 34-27 loss at Arizona in week three. Both had surgery to repair the damage. Hampton rushed 91 times for 463 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman in 2008 before missing 2009 due to injury. He rushed 20 times for 84 yards and a touchdown against Iowa State and had a four-yard touchdown reception at Arizona prior to his season-ending injury. LB Jeff Tarpinian missed Iowa's opening game and games vs. Michigan and Wisconsin before returning to limited action vs. Michigan State and Indiana. He did not start vs. Penn State and was limited to just a few plays on defense. Tarpinian led Iowa in tackles through five games and returned to the starting line-up at Northwestern before missing Iowa's final two games. Senior FB Brett Morse did not play at Michigan, ending his starting streak at 18 consecutive starts, but returned vs. Wisconsin. RB Adam Robinson, Iowa's leading rusher, and OL Adam Gettis, did not play at Indiana and both missed the Minnesota game. Gettis also missed the Northwestern and Ohio State games. Redshirt freshman OL Nolan MacMillan missed three games before returning to action at Northwestern, but he did not play against Ohio State and Minnesota. He started the first six games. Senior LB Jeremiha Hunter started the first seven games before missing the Michigan State contest. Hunter returned to start the last four contests and has 36 career starts. OLB Tyler Nielsen, who started the first eight games and ranked third in tackles, was injured vs. Michigan State and is out for the remainder of the season. Iowa defensive coordinator Norm Parker underwent a medical procedure in late September and missed seven games. While he has not returned to the practice field, Parker attended Iowa's home win over Michigan State but did not travel to Indiana. He did work from the press box for Iowa's final three games.

    IOWA FALLS AT MINNESOTA
    Minnesota scored the winning touchdown on a six-yard run by Duane Bennett with 4:31 remaining in the game to take a 27-24 win over Iowa and gain possession of Floyd of Rosedale for the first time since 2006. The game marked Iowa's first visit to TCF Bank Stadium. Temperature at game time was 23 degrees for Iowa's first outdoor game at Minnesota since 1980. After trailing throughout most of the contest, Iowa took the lead with 11:35 remaining on an 18-yard pass from QB Ricky Stanzi to WR Marvin McNutt, Jr. The score concluded an eight play, 70-yard drive for the Hawkeyes, who had gained possession on a fumble recovery by DB Brett Greenwood. The fumble, Minnesota's only turnover of the game, was caused by DE Broderick Binns. Minnesota controlled the opening quarter of action, winning the toss and electing to start the game on offense. The Gopher drove 58 yards and took a 3-0 advantage on a 26-yard Eric Ellestad field goal. Minnesota followed the score with a successful onside kick. The Gophers ended their second drive with a 14-yard touchdown run by QB MarQueis Gray, putting Iowa behind 10-0 before the Hawkeye offense ran a play. Iowa responded with a scoring drive of 70 yards for its first score, as Stanzi connected with WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos on a seven-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 10-7. Minnesota took advantage of an Iowa fumble to drive just 23 yards for its next score, an 11-yard run by DeLeon Eskridge. The lost fumble was just the fourth of the season for Iowa and the first in eight Big Ten games. Iowa came right back, as Johnson-Koulianos returned the kickoff 88-yards for a score to again trim the deficit to three points. The return ties as the 13th longest in school history. Each team added a field goal later in the second period, with Iowa's Mike Meyer connecting from 35 yards in the final minute of the first half. Neither team was able to score in the third period, where some outstanding punting by senior Ryan Donahue kept Minnesota out of scoring position. Greenwood's fumble recovery stopped a Minnesota drive at the Hawkeye 30-yard line late in the third period. Trailing for the first time early in the fourth period, Minnesota responded by covering 77 yards in just six plays. The Gophers had pass completions of 19 and 40 yards on the first two plays of the drive before Bennett added the touchdown run for the final points of the game. Iowa's last possession ended with a lost fumble at the Iowa 45-yard line with 4:14 remaining, and Minnesota was able to maintain possession for the remainder of the contest. Freshman RB Marcus Coker led Iowa's rushing game with 90 yards on 21 carries. Stanzi completed 10-22 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns, as McNutt, Jr. (3-46) and Johnson-Koulianos (3-34) each had a touchdown reception. Binns led the Iowa defense, collecting nine tackles and a pass break-up to go with his caused fumble. LB Troy Johnson and LB Jeremiha Hunter each added nine tackles, while LB James Morris added eight tackles and a pass break-up.

    STANZI AMONG MOST EFFICIENT
    Senior QB Ricky Stanzi is second in the Big Ten and ranks 11th in the nation in pass efficiency. His current rating of 160.5 would establish the best single-season pass efficiency for an Iowa quarterback since the statistic was first used in 1979.

    QB Ricky Stanzi

  • One of five finalist for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
  • Was a semifinal candidate for the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award.
  • Has completed 210-324 passes (.648) for 2,804 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2010, with only four interceptions. Stanzi has at least one touchdown pass in the last 21 games he has played and three scoring strikes in five games.
  • Ranks second in the Big Ten and 11th in the nation in passing efficiency (160.5). Is also third in passing yards (233.7) in the Big Ten.
  • Ranks third on Iowa's single season list with 25 touchdown passes this season and 17 TD passes in 2009 ties for 10th best.
  • Ranks third in career scoring passes (56) behind Chuck Long (74) and Drew Tate (61).
  • Completed 20-31 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown against Ohio State.
  • Completed 23-41 passes for 270 yards and two scores at Northwestern, with one interception.
  • Completed 22-33 passes for 290 yards and a touchdown at Indiana, with one interception
  • Completed 11-15 passes for 190 yards and three touchdowns in win over Michigan State, with no interceptions
  • Completed 25-37 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns vs. Wisconsin, with no interceptions
  • Completed 17-24 passes for 248 yards and three touchdowns at Michigan to earn Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors.
  • Completed 16-22 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown vs. Penn State.
  • Completed 19-25 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns in win over Ball State, with no interceptions.
  • Completed 171-304 attempts for 2,417 yards in 2009. Season yardage total ranks 12th best in school history.
  • Ranks third in career passing yards (7,177) and total offense (7,164) and fourth in completions (531) and attempts (886).
  • Has led Iowa to a 25-9 record as a starter, including a 14-4 record in Kinnick Stadium and a 14-8 record in Big Ten games.
  • His 25 wins as Iowa's starting quarterback ties as sixth best among active FBS quarterbacks.

    WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos

  • Ranks first in Iowa career receiving yards (2,616) and receptions (173) and is third in touchdowns (17) and fifth in all-purpose yards (4,231).
  • Has led Iowa in receiving in each of the past three seasons, becoming just the third receiver to accomplish that feat. Had 45 receptions for 750 yards in 2009.
  • Has 46 receptions for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2010.
  • 10 touchdowns in 2010 ties as second best for single season at Iowa, just one shy of the single-season record.
  • Three receptions for 34 yards and a touchdown at Minnesota, along with 88-yard KO return for a touchdown.
  • Five receptions for 104 yards at Northwestern, including career-long 70-yard scoring reception in third quarter.
  • Six receptions for 72 yards in win at Indiana, including 15 and 21 yard receptions on game-winning touchdown drive.
  • Five receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown vs. Wisconsin.
  • Four receptions for 70 yards and personal-best three touchdowns in win at Michigan.
  • Four receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown in win over Penn State.
  • Averaged 31.5 yards on 12 KO returns in 2009, including a 99-yard return for a touchdown at Ohio State.
  • Leads the Big Ten in KO returns (29.3) and is eighth in all-purpose yards (106.9) in 2010. Ranks 11th in the nation in KO returns.
  • Has totaled over 1,000 all-purpose yards in each of his four seasons. Has 1,283 all-purpose yards through 12 games and had 1,128 yards in 2009.
  • Has matched Jim Gibbons (1955-57) and Tim Dwight (1995-97) as a receiving leader in three seasons. No Hawkeye has led the team in receiving four years.

    DE Adrian Clayborn

  • One of four finalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award.
  • One of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks Award.
  • Named to AFCA All-America team.
  • Named first team all-Big Ten for second straight season.
  • One of 16 semifinalists for the Chuck Bednarik Award.
  • Named to numerous preseason all-America teams after being named Most Valuable Player in Iowa's win over Georgia Tech in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl.
  • Recorded seven tackles, one QB pressure and a pass break-up vs. Ohio State.
  • Recorded two tackles, including a QB sack and QB pressure, at Northwestern.
  • Recorded four tackles and a QB pressure in win at Indiana.
  • Recorded five tackles vs. Wisconsin, including one QB sack and a forced fumble.
  • Blocked third kick of his career with blocked field goal in win at Michigan.
  • Named Big Ten defensive Player of the Week after recording 10 tackles in 24-3 win over Penn State, including three tackles for loss and a QB sack.
  • Has recorded 51 tackles in 2010, with seven tackles for loss, 3.5 QB sacks and six QB pressures.
  • Key member of Iowa defensive unit that ranks seventh nationally in scoring defense (16.4), eighth in rushing defense (103.5), and 15th in total defense (317.1).
  • Completed junior season as one of the Big Ten leaders in tackles for loss, quarterback sacks and forced fumbles.

    DB Tyler Sash

  • One of 10 semifinal candidates for the Jim Thorpe Award.
  • First team all-Big Ten for second straight season.
  • Ranks fifth in career interceptions with 13.
  • Recorded four solo tackles and three assists at Minnesota.
  • Recorded six solo tackles and two assists vs. Ohio State.
  • Four solo tackles at Northwestern, including one tackle for loss.
  • Six tackles in win at Indiana.
  • Led team with career-high 13 tackles vs. Wisconsin, including five solo stops and a tackle for loss.
  • Interception and pitch to Micah Hyde led to 66-yard touchdown return vs. Michigan State.
  • Interception and 36-yard return led to touchdown in win at Michigan. Also had 37-yard return of blocked field goal and seven tackles against the Wolverines.
  • Holds Iowa career record and ranks fourth all-time in Big Ten history with 392 interception return yards.
  • Led Iowa with six interceptions in 2009, a total that ties as sixth best in a single season.
  • Tied Iowa's single-game record with three interceptions in a win at Iowa State.
  • His 203 interception return yards in 2009 established a single-season record.
  • Ranks third with 73 tackles in 2010 and has 211 career tackles. Has helped Iowa's defense rank seventh nationally in scoring defense (16.4), eighth in rushing defense (93.3), and 15th in total defense (317.1).

    WR Marvin McNutt, JR.

  • Has 51 receptions for 798 yards and eight touchdowns in 2010, averaging 15.6 yards per catch.
  • Has 16 career touchdown receptions to tie for fourth on career list. Career totals include 86 receptions for 1,483 yards to rank 17th in career yards.
  • Seven catches for 92 yards and a touchdown vs. Ohio State.
  • Seven catches for 72 yards and a touchdown at Northwestern.
  • Six receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown in win at Indiana, including 52-yard scoring reception in final minutes for winning margin.
  • Two receptions for 39 yards, including 22-yard scoring reception, vs. Michigan State
  • Seven receptions for 70 yards and a touchdown vs. Wisconsin.
  • Four receptions for 78 yards in 38-28 win at Michigan, with a long of 34 yards.
  • Four receptions for 93 yards in 24-3 win over Penn State.
  • Had 34 receptions for 674 yards in 2009, his first year as a wide receiver. Caught game-winning pass on the final play of Iowa's win at Michigan State.
  • Had eight touchdown receptions in 2009 and has eight in 2010.
  • In 2009, McNutt (674) and Derrell Johnson-Koulianos (750) combined to give Iowa two receivers with over 600 yards for just the ninth time in school history. In 2010 they are seventh duo to each total over 700 receiving yards in a season.

    DB Brett Greenwood

  • Second team all-Big Ten.
  • Tied for second in the Big Ten and tied for 37th in the nation with four interceptions.
  • Has 218 career tackles to rank 50th on career list.
  • Five tackles and a recovered fumble at Minnesota.
  • Four tackles vs. Ohio State and Northwestern.
  • Fourth interception of the season came in 18-13 win at Indiana. Also had six tackles vs. Hoosiers.
  • Third interception of the season came in 37-6 win over Michigan State. Also had three tackles vs. Spartans.
  • Second interception of the season vs. Wisconsin led to Iowa field goal. Also had six tackles vs. Badgers.
  • Tied for seventh in career interceptions with 11. Four of his career interceptions have come against Iowa State.
  • Has 46 career starts.

    RB Adam Robinson

  • Honorable mention all-Big Ten.
  • Did not see action at Indiana and at Minnesota due to injury.
  • Became the 40th Iowa player to rush for over 1,000 career yards with his play against Iowa State.
  • Career totals include 384 carries for 1,775 yards and 15 touchdowns.
  • Season totals include 941 yards and 10 touchdowns on 203 carries, rushing for over 100 yards in six of 10 games. Eight career games with over 100 rushing yards. Ranks 13th in career rushing yards.
  • Rushed 22 times for 108 yards and had four receptions for 16 yards at Northwestern.
  • Had 32-yard scoring reception in win over Michigan State for first career touchdown reception.
  • Ranks fourth in the Big Ten and 27th in the nation in rushing yards per game (94.1).
  • Ranks fifth in the Big Ten in all-purpose yards (123.1).
  • Rushed 20 times for 69 yards and had 32-yard scoring reception vs. Michigan State.
  • Rushed 23 times for 114 yards and a touchdown vs. Wisconsin.
  • Career-high 31 carries for 143 yards in 38-28 win at Michigan, along with 61 yards on four pass receptions.
  • Led Iowa's rushing attack with 834 yards in 2009, despite missing all of two games and portions of others. The yardage is the most ever for an Iowa freshman.
  • Had 952 all-purpose yards in 2009, which ranks fifth best for an Iowa freshman.
  • His 156 rushing yards vs. Iowa State in 2010 are a career high.
  • Rushed 22 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns in win over Ball State.
  • Has scored two touchdowns or more in five of 10 games in 2010.

    P Ryan Donahue

  • One of three finalists for the Ray Guy Award.
  • Honorable mention all-Big Ten to complete career with four straight years of earning conference post-season honors.
  • Average of 44.6 yards per punt on 51 punts in 2010 to rank third in Big Ten and 18th in nation.
  • Averaged 47.5 yards on four punts at Minnesota, with a long of 61 yards.
  • Averaged 41 yards on four punts vs. Ohio State, with a long of 52 yards.
  • Averaged 42.9 yards on seven punts at Northwestern, including a 73-yard punt that ties as 10th longest in school history.
  • Along with season-best 73-yard punt at Northwestern, has a 71-yard punt as well.
  • Twenty-one of his punts have been downed inside the 20 and opponents are averaging just 4.2 yards on 20 returns.
  • 73-yard punt at Northwestern is fourth longest of his career, as he has five of the 14 longest punts in school history.

    DB Shaun Prater

  • First team all-Big Ten by both league coaches and media.
  • Led the Big Ten and is tied for 28th nationally with four interceptions.
  • Ranks fifth on the team with 59 tackles while playing in 11 of 12 games.
  • Fourth interception vs. Ohio State led to fourth quarter Iowa touchdown. Also had five tackles and two pass break-ups vs. Ohio State.
  • Had third interception and a 42-yard return in the win over Michigan State.
  • Second interception of the season in the win over Penn State, returning the theft 33 yards for Iowa's final touchdown.
  • Had career-high 10 tackles, including seven solo stops, in win at Indiana.

    DT Mike Daniels

  • Honorable mention all-Big Ten.
  • Tied for team lead in tackles for loss (11-56) and is second QB sacks (4-31). Tied for sixth in the Big Ten in tackles for loss (0.9).
  • Recorded a QB sack inside the Iowa 10-yard line in win at Indiana.
  • Five tackles at Northwestern.
  • Two of his five tackles in win over Michigan State were for loss.
  • Named co-Defensive Player of the Week in the Big Ten for his play vs. Ball State. Also named national defensive Player of the Week by College Football Performance Awards.
  • Has recorded 40 tackles while starting seven of 12 games.

    LB Jeremiha Hunter

  • Second team all-Big Ten.
  • Team leader with 85 tackles and ranks eighth in the Big Ten in tackles per game (7.7).
  • Has 264 career tackles (83 solo, 181 assists) to become the 62nd Hawkeye player to reach 200 career stops (ranks T-21st).
  • Has 36 career starts, but missed Michigan State game to injury.
  • Recorded nine tackles at Minnesota.
  • Led team with 11 tackles vs. Ohio State.
  • Six tackles and third interception of career at Northwestern.
  • Returned to action with eight tackles and two pass break-ups in win at Indiana.
  • Recorded nine tackles vs. Wisconsin.
  • Recorded career-best 13 tackles in 38-28 win at Michigan.
  • Leads team in tackles in 2010, recording 23 solo stops and 53 assists.
  • Had fumble recovery that led to an Iowa touchdown in win over Ball State, the fifth recovery of his career.
  • Recovered fumble vs. Arizona to stop scoring opportunity and turnover led to first Iowa touchdown.

    RECEIVING TANDEM RANKS HIGH
    Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos and junior WR Marvin McNutt, Jr., combine to give Iowa one of its top receiving duo's in school history. McNutt, Jr., has 51 catches for 798 yards and eight touchdowns, while Johnson-Koulianos has 46 receptions for 745 yards and 10 scores. Johnson-Koulianos is Iowa's career leader in receptions and yards (173-2,616) and McNutt, Jr., ranks 17th in receiving yards (86-1,483). In career touchdowns, Johnson-Koulianos is third and McNutt, Jr., is tied for fourth. No two players have combined for more touchdown receptions in a single season. In Johnson-Koulianos and McNutt, Jr., Iowa has two players with over 700 receiving yards in the same season for just the seventh time.

    FRESHMEN MADE MARK AT INDIANA
    Iowa has used nine true freshmen this season and that group made its mark in Iowa's 18-13 win at Indiana. James Morris started at middle linebacker and recorded nine tackles and two pass break-ups. Playing mostly on special teams, the group of Anthony Hitchens, Don Shumpert, Christian Kirksey and Tanner Miller combined to record six tackles. Mike Meyer made 4-5 field goal attempts and added two tackles on kick coverage. TE C.J. Fiedorowicz added a four-yard kickoff return. On offense, RB Marcus Coker started for the first time and led the Hawkeyes with 129 rushing yards on 22 carries. Redshirt freshman Shane DiBona started at outside linebacker and recorded three tackles and redshirt freshman Brad Rogers had two rushing attempts for nine yards. Coker and Rogers rank second and fourth, respectively, in rushing yards through 10 games.

    STANZI AMONG VETERAN RETURNING QBS
    With 25 wins as Iowa's starting quarterback, senior Ricky Stanzi ranks sixth among FBS signal callers in victories. Stanzi trails the following: Andy Dalton, TCU (41), Kellen Moore, Boise State (36), Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech (32), Terrell Pryor, Ohio State (30) and Colin Kaerpernick, Nevada (30).

    STANZI IN A CLUB OF HIS OWN
    In leading Iowa to a 24-3 win over Penn State, Iowa senior QB Ricky Stanzi improved to 3-0 as a starting quarterback against the Nittany Lions. Stanzi is the only opposing quarterback to ever start three games against Penn State and lead his team to wins in all three games. Iowa won 24-23 in 2008 on a last second field and won 21-10 a year ago at Penn State. Stanzi played every offensive down in all three wins. Stanzi has led Iowa to a 25-9 record as the starting quarterback, which ranks second all-time among Iowa signal callers in career victories. Iowa's win at Indiana garnered Stanzi his 14th conference victory to tie Matt Sherman, Matt Rodgers and Drew Tate for second in school history behind Chuck Long's 24.

    TOP HAWKEYE PERFORMERS

  • Senior TE Allen Reisner has 39 receptions for 410 yards and two touchdowns while earning second team all-Big Ten honors. He was one of eight semifinalists for the John Mackey Award. Reisner had four receptions in the opening game, three catches (66 yards) in the win over Iowa State and five catches for 53 yards against Ball State. He added three receptions for 29 yards vs. Penn State and two receptions for 15 yards at Michigan. Reisner had five receptions in the first period against Ball State. He matched his career high in yards (66) and established a personal-high with six catches at Northwestern.
  • Senior LB Jeff Tarpinian has 44 stops in seven games, including 12 at Arizona and 11 in the win over Iowa State. Tarpinian missed Iowa's opening game due to injury before starting for the first time against Iowa State. He added a team-best nine tackles in the win over Ball State before playing just a few plays in the win over Penn State due to injury. He did not play vs. Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio State and Minnesota. He collected three tackles in a return to limited action against Michigan State and also saw limited action at Indiana. He started at outside linebacker at Northwestern and recorded eight tackles.
  • Senior DT Karl Klug has 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 QB sacks and earned second team all-Big Ten recognition. Klug has registered 52 tackles, five quarterback hurries, three pass break-ups and a forced fumble. He forced a fumble and had eight tackles at Michigan and had six tackles and two pass break-ups vs. Wisconsin. He had seven tackles, including two QB sacks and two QB pressures, at Northwestern. At Minnesota he had 1.5 tackles for loss and a QB sack among his five tackles.
  • Junior DE Broderick Binns had his first career interception in the loss at Arizona. He returned the theft 20 yards for a touchdown that tied the score at 27-27 in the fourth period. Binns has recorded 33 tackles in 11 games after missing Iowa's season-opening win. He had a season-high nine tackles and a forced fumble at Minnesota.
  • Senior DE Christian Ballard has played both end and tackle throughout the season, recording 38 tackles while earning honorable mention all-Big Ten honors. He has four tackles for loss, two QB sacks, two pass break-ups and a forced fumble. Ballard recorded six tackles in a win over Penn State, five stops in the win at Indiana and vs. Ohio State and four solo stops at Northwestern.
  • True freshman PK Mike Meyer scored the first point of his career with a PAT in the first period against Ball State. It was his first PAT attempt after he had handled just KO duties in Iowa's first three games. Meyer was 6-6 on PAT kicks and added a 25-yard field goal, while also missing a 37-yard field goal from the left hash mark on his first career attempt in the second period. He made his only field goal attempt and two PAT kicks in the win over Penn State. He connected from 30 yards in the closing minutes of the win at Michigan. Meyer had a 40-yard field goal vs. Wisconsin and a 37-yard field goal against Michigan State. He made 4-5 field goal attempts in the win at Indiana, including a career-long 42-yard kick in the fourth quarter. He was named Big Ten special teams Player of the Week. Meyer hit a 32-yard field goal at Northwestern on his only attempt and had a 31-yarder vs. Ohio State. He added a 35-yard field goal on his only attempt at Minnesota. He is second on the team in scoring with 64 points and has made 12-15 field goal attempts.
  • Sophomore DB Micah Hyde had the first interception of his career in the win over Ball State and he added his second in Iowa's win at Michigan. His third came against Ohio State. He also forced a fumble later in the second period vs. Ball State, with the recovery made by Iowa LB Jeremiha Hunter. He scored his first career touchdown with a 66-yard return for a touchdown against Michigan State, after taking a pitch from DB Tyler Sash. He added 10 tackles, along with two pass break-ups, in the win at Indiana. He had a career-high 12 tackles (10 solo) at Northwestern and had nine tackles against the Buckeyes. He has 76 tackles for the season to rank second on the team and earned honorable mention all-Big Ten honors.
  • Freshman LB James Morris stepped into the starting line-up the last five weeks of the regular season. Morris collected nine tackles in back-to-back wins over Michigan State and Indiana and added seven tackles in a 24-3 win over Penn State. He added a career-high 13 tackles at Northwestern, including seven solo stops and a QB sack. He had nine tackles against Ohio State and eight tackles and a pass break-up at Minnesota.

    IOWA GETS DEFENSIVE POINTS
    Iowa's defense has recorded three interception returns for touchdowns. Those have been by DE Broderick Binns vs. Arizona (20 yards), DB Shaun Prater vs. Penn State (33) and DB Micah Hyde vs. Michigan State. Hyde had a 66-yard return after DB Tyler Sash made the interception vs. the Spartans. Hyde's return ranks as the ninth longest in school history. Iowa has had at least one pass interception return for a touchdown in each of the last three seasons and in six of the last seven years. Last season, safety Tyler Sash had an 86-yard return for a touchdown in a home win over Indiana. In 2008, DB Amari Spievey returned an interception 57 yards for a touchdown in a win at Minnesota.

    IOWA FEATURES RETURN GAME
    Iowa ranks second in the Big Ten Conference in kickoff returns (24.7) and fifth in punt returns (8.9). Senior WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos is averaging 29.3 yards on 17 KO returns, which leads the Big Ten for all games and ranks 11th nationally. His 31.6 average in league games also led the conference. He was second in the Big Ten in kick returns in 2009. Johnson-Koulianos has 46 pass receptions for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns. He leads the team with 1,283 all-purpose yards. Senior WR Colin Sandeman is averaging 8.3 yards on 15 punt returns to rank third in the Big Ten and 38th in the nation. He was also second in the Big Ten in punt returns in 2009. Sandeman also has 17 pass receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Sandeman did not play at Northwestern but returned to action for the final two games.

    IOWA MATCHES ATTENDANCE RECORD
    Iowa sold all tickets for its seven home games, matching the school record by averaging 70,585 fans per contest. Iowa issued over 59,000 season tickets, which included more than 10,000 student tickets. Iowa also averaged 70,585 for all home games in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Iowa has sold out Kinnick Stadium 49 of the last 51 home games.

    DOMINANT AT HOME
    Iowa has won 49 of its last 60 games (.817) in Kinnick Stadium, dating back to the 2002 season, including a 5-2 mark in 2010. The Hawkeye losses came to Western Michigan (28-19 in 2007), Indiana (38-20 in 2007), Michigan (23-20 in overtime in 2005), Ohio State (38-17 in 2006 and 20-17 in 2010), Northwestern (21-7 in 2006, 22-17 in 2008 and 17-10 in 2009), Wisconsin (24-21 in 2006 and 31-30 in 2010) and Iowa State (36-31 in 2002). Iowa recorded a school-record 22-game home winning streak between 2002-05, which ended in the overtime loss to Michigan. Iowa's 44-9 (.830) home record from 2002 thru 2009 ranked as the 11th-best home winning percentage in the nation and second in the Big Ten to Ohio State. Iowa was 6-1 at home in 2009, with wins over Northern Iowa, Arizona, Arkansas State, Michigan, Indiana and Minnesota and a loss to Northwestern. Iowa is 17-4 at home since the start of the 2008 season.

    IOWA LEADERSHIP GROUP
    Iowa's Leadership Group for the 2010 season includes seven seniors, four juniors, two sophomores, two redshirt freshmen and one true freshman. Permanent team captains are named at the conclusion of each season. The Leadership Group for this season includes seniors Adrian Clayborn, Brett Greenwood, Karl Klug, Brett Morse, Ricky Stanzi, Jeff Tarpinian and Julian Vandervelde; juniors Broderick Binns, Marvin McNutt, Tyler Nielsen and Tyler Sash; sophomores Greg Castillo and James Vandenberg; redshirt freshmen Shane DiBona and Brett Van Sloten; and first-year freshman James Morris.

    HAWKEYES EARN FIRST CAREER START
    Thirteen Iowa players have started for the first time this season, including OL James Ferentz, OL Nolan MacMillan, OL Markus Zusevics, DL Mike Daniels, DB Micah Hyde, LB Bruce Davis, LB Tyler Nielsen, LB Jeff Tarpinian, FB Brad Rogers, LB James Morris, LB Shane DiBona, OL Josh Koeppel and RB Marcus Coker. Iowa had 13 players (six defense, seven offense) start all 12 games in 2010. Those defensive players include DE Adrian Clayborn, DT Karl Klug, DE/DT Christian Ballard, DB Micah Hyde, DB Brett Greenwood and DB Tyler Sash. On offense the list includes OT Riley Reiff, OG Julian Vandervelde, C James Ferentz, OT Markus Zusevics, QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Marvin McNutt, Jr., and TE Allen Reisner.

    NEW FACES ON THE FIELD
    Iowa has played nine true freshmen, including TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, LB James Morris, LB Christian Kirksey, DB B.J. Lowery, DB Tanner Miller, PK Mike Meyer, RB Marcus Coker, DB Anthony Hitchens and WR Don Shumpert. Iowa played just three true freshmen in 2009. The Hawkeyes played seven true freshmen in 2000, 2003 and 2008. In addition to the true freshmen, others who have seen the first action of their career this season include P Eric Guthrie, DL Joe Forgy, QB John Wienke, FB Jacob Reisen, TE Zach Furlong, DL Joe Gaglione, DL Thomas Nardo, DB Tom Donatell, LB Shane DiBona, FB Brad Rogers, DL Steve Bigach, OL Conor Boffeli, OL Matt Tobin, OL Casey McMillan, OL Brett Van Sloten, OL Woody Orne, DE Dominic Alvis, TE Zach Derby, WR Joe Audlehelm, OL Drew Clark, LB Dakota Getz and LS Casey Kreiter.

    HAWKEYE NOTES

  • Iowa, in 2009, won four games by three points or less for the first time ever in a single season. Iowa was 4-1 in 2009 when trailing after three periods and 1-1 when tied after three quarters. Iowa blocked two field goal attempts in the final seconds of a win over Northern Iowa and scored on the final play in a win at Michigan State. The Hawkeyes lost at Ohio State in overtime.
  • Iowa, in 2010, has five losses by a combined total of 18 points, including four losses in Big Ten play by a combined 11 points. Iowa was tied in the fourth quarter at Arizona before a 34-27 loss. Iowa led in the fourth quarter of losses to Wisconsin (30-31), Northwestern (17-21), Ohio State (17-20) and Minnesota (27-24). Wisconsin scored its winning points with 1:06 to play, Northwestern scored with 1:22 remaining, Ohio State scored with 1:47 to play and Minnesota scored with 4:31 remaining.
  • Dating back to 2008, Iowa has won nine of its last 13 games away from Iowa City, with two of the four losses to ranked teams. A six-game win streak was snapped in the overtime loss at eighth-ranked Ohio State last November and Iowa lost at 18th-ranked Arizona, at Northwestern and at Minnesota this season. The streak included wins at Minnesota, Iowa State, Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State, along with a victory over South Carolina in the 2009 Outback Bowl. The road winning streak was the longest for Iowa since the Hawkeyes won all five of their road games during the 2002 regular season.
  • Iowa had won 10 straight games over the last four seasons with a trophy on the line before the 31-30 loss to Wisconsin. That streak began with a win over Minnesota in 2007 for possession of Floyd of Rosedale. Iowa also won the battle for Floyd in both 2008 and 2009 and the Cy-Hawk (Iowa State) the last three years. Iowa won the Heartland Trophy (Wisconsin) in 2008 and 2009. The streak included wins in the 2009 Outback and 2010 FedEx Orange bowls. Iowa also lost the Floyd of Rosedale battle this season at Minnesota.
  • Iowa's roster includes 21 players who played quarterback in high school. That list includes seven members of the normal starting line-up, including QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, WR Marvin McNutt, Jr., FB Brett Morse, LB Jeff Tarpinian, DB Micah Hyde and DB Brett Greenwood.
  • Iowa's 2009 win at No. 4/5 ranked Penn State marked Iowa's first road win over a team ranked in the top five since 1990. That season the Hawkeyes scored a 54-28 win at fifth-ranked Illinois. Iowa concluded the 2009 season with a neutral site win over ninth-ranked Georgia Tech in the Orange Bowl. Iowa has defeated a team ranked in the top five in each of the last three seasons.

    PROGRAM NOTES

  • Iowa is one of eight college football programs in the nation to compete in six January bowl games over the last eight seasons. Iowa's 24-14 win in the 2010 FedEx Orange Bowl marked the second BCS bowl appearance since 2002 and fifth win in a January bowl game since 2003.
  • Iowa is bowl eligible for the 10th straight season. The Hawkeyes have played in eight bowl games since 2001. Iowa played in the 2001 Alamo Bowl, 2003 Orange Bowl, 2004 Outback Bowl, 2005 Capital One Bowl, 2006 Outback Bowl, 2006 Alamo Bowl, 2009 Outback Bowl and 2010 Orange Bowl.
  • Iowa earned Big Ten Conference championships in 2002 and 2004 and placed second in 2009.
  • Iowa has ranked in the top 10 in the final Associated Press and CNN/USA Today coaches polls in four of the past eight seasons, including a ranking of seventh in both polls at the conclusion of the 2009 season. Iowa ranked eighth in 2002, 2003 and 2004 and the Hawkeyes were also 20th in 2008.
  • Iowa established a school record with 11 wins in 2002 (11-2) and matched that record in 2009. Iowa, in 2009, won 10 regular season games for just the fourth time in school history.
  • Iowa won 10 or more games in three consecutive years (2002-04) for first time in school history.
  • Iowa compiled an eight-year record of 70-31 (.693), 2002-09, second best in the Big Ten. The 70 victories tie as the 16th best total in the nation.
  • Iowa posted a 42-22 Big Ten record from 2002-09, which ranks second among league teams over that span.
  • Kirk Ferentz has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year three times (2002, 2004 & 2009) and he was named National Coach of the Year in 2002. Ferentz joins Michigan's Bo Schembechler (four) and Iowa's Hayden Fry (three) and Penn State's Joe Paterno (three) as the only coaches to be honored in more than two seasons.
  • With five bowl victories, Kirk Ferentz ranks fifth all-time among Big Ten Conference coaches in bowl wins.
  • Four of Iowa's five bowl wins under Coach Kirk Ferentz have been in January. Under Ferentz, the Hawkeyes have bowl wins over teams from the Southeastern (three), Big 12 and Atlantic Coast conferences.
  • Iowa is one of 11 Division I programs to have the same full-time coaching staff for a third straight year or more in 2010. The others include Baylor, Indiana, Navy, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Penn State, Alabama-Birmingham, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
  • Iowa has had national award winners in: Robert Gallery (2003 Outland, Top Lineman); Brad Banks (2002 Davey O'Brien, Top Quarterback; 2002 Associated Press National Player of the Year); Dallas Clark (2002 Mackey, Top Tight End); Nate Kaeding (2002 Groza, Top Kicker); Shonn Greene (2008 Doak Walker, Top Running Back). Iowa is one of three football programs (joining Oklahoma and Texas) to have five different individual players earn national Player of the Year honors at their position since 2002.

    IOWA JOINS ANOTHER TOP 20
    Iowa has 77 wins since the start of the 2002 season, which ranks as the 18th highest total in Division I football. The list includes the following: Boise State (104); USC (99); Ohio State (98); Oklahoma (96); Texas (95); LSU (91); TCU (91); Virginia Tech (90); Georgia (88); Florida (87); Auburn (84); Utah (84); West Virginia (84); Wisconsin (82); Boston College (80); Alabama (78); Texas Tech (78); IOWA (77); Miami, FL (76); and Penn State (74).

    BEST DECADE FOR IOWA FOOTBALL
    Iowa's football record in the 2000 decade was 80-45 (.640), a record that ranks as the best decade in Iowa football history, based on total wins. Iowa posted a record of 77-40-4 (.652) during the 1980's and the Hawkeyes were 62-53-2 (.538) in the 1990's. Part of the Hawkeye success is due to the stability in the program, as Iowa has had just two head coaches since 1979. Hayden Fry took over prior to the 1979 season and coached through the 1998 season, posting a record of 143-89-6. Current Coach Kirk Ferentz replaced Fry, leading the program for the last 11 seasons. Ferentz also served as Iowa's offensive line coach from 1981-89 under Fry. In a January, 2010 release, ESPN.com ranked Big Ten programs over the last decade in the following order: Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin, Purdue, Northwestern, Minnesota, Michigan State, Illinois and Indiana. Factors such as Big Ten titles, BCS bowl appearances, bowl record and number of losing seasons played a role in the rankings.

    BIG PLAY HAWKEYES
    Iowa had one pass play of at least 20 yards against Minnesota, plus an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and a 35-yard field goal. Iowa has had 34 pass plays, 10 rushing plays, 17 KO returns, one punt return, a blocked punt return, a blocked field goal return, five interception returns and 12 field goals of at least 20 yards. Minnesota had one passing play and one rushing play of at least 20 yards. Iowa's opponents have had 24 passing plays, only five rushing plays and 23 KO returns of 20 yards or more.

    IOWA BY QUARTERS
    Iowa holds scoring advantages in the first (85-44), second (113-46), third (71-28) and fourth (80-79) quarters. Iowa has posted one shutout (Ball State), allowed Penn State just three points, Michigan State six points and Eastern Illinois and Iowa State seven points. Only Wisconsin (14), Indiana (7) and Ohio State (7) scored in the third quarter.

    ON THE AVERAGE
    Iowa averaged 4.2 yards on first down, 5.2 yards on second down and 3.7 on third down against Minnesota, and had no fourth down attempts. In 12 games, Iowa is averaging 6.6 yards on 347 first down plays, 5.4 yards on 244 second down plays, 6.0 yards on 148 third down plays and six yards on 10 fourth down plays, converting 5-10 fourth down attempts.

    AVERAGE SCORING DRIVES
    Iowa's three scoring drives at Minnesota averaged 10 plays, 60.7 yards and 5:17 in elapsed time. Iowa's 52 scoring drives in 12 games have averaged 7.4 plays, 62.9 yards and 3:41 in elapsed time. Iowa's opponents have 32 scoring drives, averaging 9.5 plays, 65.2 yards and 3:57 in elapsed time.

    IOWA IN THE RED ZONE
    Iowa was 3-3 in the red zone at Minnesota, collecting a field goal and two passing touchdowns. For the season, Iowa is 40-45 in the red zone, scoring 13 rushing touchdowns, 17 passing touchdowns and 10 field goals. Iowa lost a fumble in the red zone and ended the game in the red zone against Eastern Illinois, had a missed field goal vs. Ball State and Indiana and a fumbled snap on a potential field goal attempt vs. Wisconsin. Iowa has scored on 103 of the last 114 red zone possessions (69 TDs and 34 FGs), dating back to the Michigan State game in 2008. Iowa is 84-94 (.894) combined inside the red zone its last 28 games. Iowa opponents are 29-37 in the red zone, with 10 passing touchdowns, 11 rushing touchdowns and eight field goals.

    POINTS OFF TURNOVERS
    Iowa scored seven points following a fumble recovery at Minnesota. For the season, Iowa has scored 102 points following 24 opponent turnovers, which includes 14 points following two blocked kicks. Iowa has nine turnovers (five fumbles, four interceptions) in 12 games, allowing 21 points following those turnovers. Iowa has recorded at least one takeaway in 55 of its last 60 games, dating back to the 2006 campaign. That includes at least one turnover in 11 of 12 games in 2010 and 11 of 13 games in 2009.

    HOME GROWN HAWKEYES
    Iowa's roster of 116 players includes 52 players from Iowa. The roster includes 13 players from Illinois and 13 from Ohio; five from Minnesota and Missouri; four from Florida; three from Maryland; two from Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin; one from Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Montana, South Dakota, Australia and Canada.

    MORE THAN ONE
    Seventeen high schools have contributed more than one player to the current Iowa football roster. The leader is Iowa City High (Iowa) with seven. Those with three include Regina HS in Iowa City; and Glenville (Ohio). Thirteen other high schools have two players on the roster, with six of those 13 in Iowa.

    BROTHER ACT
    Iowa has three sets of brothers on the roster. That includes A.J. and Zach Derby from Iowa City, Nick and Tyler Nielsen from Humboldt and Broderick and Marcus Binns from St. Paul, MN. A.J. and Zach's father, John, was an Iowa linebacker (1988-91).

    THE NAME GAME
    James is the most popular first name on the Iowa roster, with that list including Ferentz, Hurt, Morris, Vandenberg and Jim Poggi. There are four named John (John Chelf and Wienke, Jonathan Gimm, Jonny Mullings); Marcus/Markus (Binns, Coker, Kloos, Zusevics). In addition, four players use initials, including A.J. Derby, B.J. Lowery, C.J. Fiedorowicz and T.J. Fisher. There are three Brett's (Greenwood, Morse, Van Sloten); three Joe's (Audlehelm, Forgy and Gaglione); three Jordan's (Bernstine, Cotton and Price); three Mike's (Daniels, Hardy and Meyer); and three named Thomas/Tom/Tommy (Gaul, Nardo and Donatell). There are two named Adam (Gettis and Robinson); Andrew/Andy (Donnal and Schulze); Anthony (Ferguson, Jr. and Hitchens); Brad (Herman and Rogers); Casey (Kreiter and McMillan); Christian (Ballard and Kirksey); Colin/Collin (Sandeman and Sleeper); Don (Nordman and Shumpert); Kyle (Haganman and Steinbrecher); Matt/Matthew (Meyers and Tobin); Nick (Kuchel and Nielsen); Steve/Steven (Bigach and Staggs); Tyler (Nielsen and Sash) and Zach (Derby and Furlong).

    THE HAWKEYES, SIZE WISE
    The two lightest Hawkeye players, weighing 170 pounds, include junior WR Paul Chaney, Jr. and freshman WR John Chelf. Freshman OL Brandon Scherff is the heaviest at 310 pounds. A total of eight Hawkeye players are listed over 300 pounds. The tallest players, at 6-7, are freshman OL Andrew Donnal, freshman TE C.J. Fiedorowicz, sophomore OL Brett Van Sloten and freshman TE Austin Vier. The shortest player, at 5-8, is freshman De'Andre Johnson. The average Hawkeye player is 6-2 and weighs 233 pounds. That is the exact same height and two pounds heavier than the average Iowa player in 2009.

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