Hawkeye Nation Iowa/Illinois Preview

Check out what the HN Staff thinks about the game, interesting facts, stats, simulation results and much more in this week's free HawkeyeNation.com preview.

Iowa Hawkeyes 5-3 (2-2)
Illinois Fighting Illini 4-4 (2-3)

Television: ABC/ESPN Reverse Mirror
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Interesting Notes (AKA, stuff to make you sound cool at your tailgate)

  • Illinois leads the overall series 29-37-2, outscoring the Hawks by 325 points overall.
  • Iowa has won the last five meetings with the Illini, outscoring the Illini 133-43.
  • Iowa is 1-1 on November 1st when playing the Illini. The hawks lost 36-0 in 1924, and won 41-10 in 2003.
  • Ron Zook has never scored more than 17 points in a game against Iowa, and that came in at the end of the 2003 season, when he was still at Florida.
  • Ron Zook lost the same number of games last week as he did in his entire playing career at Miami (Ohio). He played 1973-1975, with a record of 32-1-1.
  • Ron Zook can squat approximately 500 pounds. That's rougly 1700 Blackberry cell phones, 166 pairs of water skiis, 2.67 Nate Kaedings (the kicker, not the running back). It would take almost four months of continuous dancing to lose 500 pounds.
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