Iowa/Syracuse Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes moved to 1-0 last week against Northern Illinois, but approaching quickly are the Syracuse Orange, a team that took Iowa to 2 overtimes last year up in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. Read up on last year, this year, and some predictions from the HawkeyeNation staff in this full-fledge preview package.

Iowa Hawkeyes 1-0 (0-0)
Syracuse Orange 0-1 (0-0)

Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA 
Kick: 7:00pm Central

Iowa opens their home season against the Syracuse orange, in a re-match of last years double-overtime thriller.

This Year

6 Questions with the HN Staff
Iowa/Cuse Simulation: Overview
Iowa/Cuse Simulation: Photos
Iowa/Cuse Simulation: Video

Random Facts and Stats

  • Syracuse and Iowa have played three times.  Iowa lost the first meeting 7-10 in Syracuse in 1975.  They had a rematch the following year that Iowa won 41-3.  Then last year, in the Carrier Dome, Iowa won 20-13.
  • Syracuse has played a whopping 135 games against the current members of the Big Ten, holding a record of 47-80-8.  In those 135 games, they have been outscored by 845 points, or an average of 6.25 points per game.
  • Syracuse has not been ranked since 2001.
  • This is Kirk Ferentz' 100th game as a head coach at Iowa.
  • Of the players who gained an offensive yard last year against Syracuse, only three (Albert Young, Damian Sims, Andy Brodell) are back this year.  Scott Chandler, Herb Grigsby, Calvin Davis, and Jason Manson were the others who recorded stats.
  • Last year, 37,199 fans attended the Syracuse game.  Over 30,000 more are expected to attend Saturday's game at Kinnick Stadium.
  • The last time Iowa held a non-conference night game was against Arizona State in 2003, not allowing Arizona State to score an offensive point in a 21-2 victory. 


Tuesday Coverage

VIDEO - Austin Signor
VIDEO - Mitch King
VIDEO - Bryan Mattison
AUDIO - Matt Kroul AUDIO - Mitch King Premium Story
AUDIO - Jake Christensen
AUDIO - Bryan Mattison Premium Story
Trey Stross Q&A Premium Story
Charles Godfrey Q&A Premium Story
Howe: Kanellis Story a Sad One

Kirk On The Side Transcript Premium Story
Kirk Ferentz Q&A

AUDIO - Charles Godfrey
Premium Story
AUDIO - Kirk on the Side
Premium Story

Last Year

Rob Report: Syracuse


Kirk Ferentz
Jason Manson
Scott Chandler
Herb Grigsby

Kirk Ferentz
Kenny Iwebema
Herb Grigsby
Scott Chandler
Mitch King
Jason Manson
Marcus Paschal
Bryan Mattison
Mike Klinkenborg

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