Wisconsin-Iowa Pregame Notes

Wisconsin and Iowa kick things off at 2:30 CST on ABC

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What: Iowa (4-3 Big Ten, 8-3 overall) at Wisconsin (4-3, 7-4)

When: Saturday, Nov. 22, 2:30 p.m. CST

Site: Camp Randall Stadium (76,634, FieldTurf) in Madison, Wis.

Broadcasts: ABC live TV coverage; 43-city Wisconsin Radio Network, live radio coverage.


Wisconsin results to date

Home team in italics (links to UWBadgers.com game stories)


Aug. 30—Wisconsin 24, West Virginia 17

Sept. 6—Wisconsin 48, Akron 31

Sept. 13—UNLV 23, Wisconsin 5

Sept. 20—Wisconsin 38, North Carolina 27

Sept. 27—Wisconsin 38, Illinois 20

Oct. 4—Wisconsin 30, Penn State 23

Oct. 11—Wisconsin 17, Ohio State 10

Oct. 18—Purdue 26, Wisconsin 23

Oct. 25—Northwestern 16, Wisconsin 7

Nov. 8—Minnesota 37, Wisconsin 34

Nov. 15—Wisconsin 56, Michigan State 21


Wisconsin cumulative statistics


Iowa results to date

Home team in italics (links to Hawkeyesports.ocsn.com game stories)


Aug. 30—Iowa 21, Miami (Ohio) 3

Sept. 6—Iowa 56, Buffalo 7

Sept. 13—Iowa 40, Iowa State 21

Sept. 20—Iowa 21, Arizona State 2

Sept. 27—Michigan State 20, Iowa 10

Oct. 4—Iowa 30, Michigan 27

Oct. 18—Ohio State 19, Iowa 10

Oct. 25—Iowa 26, Penn State 14

Nov. 1—Iowa 41, Illinois 10

Nov. 8—Purdue 26, Iowa 14

Nov. 15—Iowa 40, Minnesota 22


Iowa cumulative statistics


Versus Wisconsin: The Hawkeyes lead the all-time series 40-36-2, including a 20-3 victory last season, which snapped a five-game losing streak against the Badgers. Iowa garnered 405 yards and held Wisconsin to 215. Quarterback Brad Banks led the Hawkeyes' offensive charge with 275 yards and two touchdowns passing and 36 yards rushing.


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2003 pregame notes


  • Wisconsin broke or tied at least 19 school, Big Ten or Camp Randall Stadium records in its 56-21 win over Michigan State Saturday.


  • Receiver Lee Evans' five touchdown catches set a Wisconsin record for single-game touchdown receptions and tied the Big Ten and Camp Randall records while also tying the school record for touchdowns and points (30) scored in a game.


  • Jim Sorgi's five touchdown passes tied a school and Camp Randall record individually; Wisconsin as a team also tied the same marks. Evans and Sorgi also tied a school record for TDs responsible for. 


  • Evans' 258 receiving yards set a school and Camp Randall record and incidentally were also the most receiving yards in a game by a senior.


  • Sorgi's 268.38 pass efficiency rating set a school record.


  • Kicker Mike Allen's 8-for-8 on extra points tied a school record for accuracy (minimum eight attempts) and for quantity.


  • Evans and Dwayne Smith (207 yards rushing) became the second tandem in school and Big Ten history to have 200 yards receiving and 200 yards rushing in the same game.


  • Lee Evans set school records for touchdown receptions in a season (12) and a career (26).


  • One of Lee Evans' many pass catching school records may not last long. Evans has caught a pass in record 36 consecutive games, but sophomore Brandon Williams is nipping at his heels with a 25-game streak (every game of his career).


  • Evans currently ranks first in the Big Ten in yards (1,086) and is tied for the lead in touchdown receptions (12) with Michigan's Braylon Edwards.


  • Wisconsin has converted 63 percent of its third down opportunities the past two games.


  • Iowa kicker Nate Kaeding is a finalist for the Lou Groza Award (nation's best kicker), an honor he won last season. His 345 career points are third in conference history.


  • Iowa running back Fred Russell is second in the Big Ten in yards rushing per game (97.1).


  • Iowa defensive ends Matt Roth and Howard Hodges are ranked second and fourth in the conference in sacks with 10.5 and 9.0, respectively.


  • Wisconsin defensive tackle Anttaj Hawthorne is third in the league in tackles for loss (18) while linebacker Alex Lewis is fourth (14.5). Iowa's Ross ranks fifth in this category (14.0) and Hawkeye linebacker Chad Greenway is tenth (10.5).


  • Despite playing in only eight games this season, Iowa's Bob Sanders leads the Big Ten in forced fumbles (6) while teammate Roth is second (4).


  • Iowa linebackers Abdul Hodge and Greenway are first and second in the conference in tackles with 119 and 117.


  • Wisconsin is third in the conference and 36th in the nation in total offense (409.8 yards per game) while Iowa is fourth in the Big Ten and 17th in the nation in total defense (309.0 yards allowed).


  • Wisconsin quarterback Jim Sorgi and Iowa quarterback Nathan Chandler have each thrown 16 touchdown passes this season.


  • Iowa is 1-3 on the road this year, 0-3 in conference road games. Wisconsin is 4-2 at home, 2-1 in Big Ten games.


  • Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle was the assistant strength coach at Wisconsin from 1996-98. Doyle's assistant at Iowa, James Dobson, earned his degree from Wisconsin and worked with the Badger football team for three seasons.


  • Wisconsin Associate Athletic Director for Operations John Chadima did his undergraduate work at Iowa and was an Iowa football manager from 1983-87 and an administrative graduate assistant from 1987-89.


  • Wisconsin coach Barry Alvarez was an assistant at Iowa from 1979-86.

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