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The 2004 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 2004 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games in Kinnick Stadium and were coached by Kirk Ferentz. Finishing the 2003 season with a 10–3 record and an Outback Bowl victory, the Hawkeyes began the season 2–0 with wins over Kent State and Iowa State.[1] But after rocky performances at Arizona State and Michigan, the Hawkeyes sat at 2–2 going into their game with Michigan State.[1]

2004 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Iowa Athletics wordmark.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Capital One Bowl champion
Capital One Bowl, W 30–25 vs. LSU
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
2004 record10–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachKirk Ferentz (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorKen O'Keefe (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorNorm Parker (6th season)
Home stadiumKinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 70,397)
Seasons
← 2003
2005 →
2004 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Iowa +   7 1         10 2  
No. 14 Michigan $+   7 1         9 3  
No. 17 Wisconsin   6 2         9 3  
Northwestern   5 3         6 6  
No. 20 Ohio State   4 4         8 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Michigan State   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         7 5  
Penn State   2 6         4 7  
Illinois   1 7         3 8  
Indiana   1 7         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The Hawkeyes handily defeated the Spartans 38–16,[2] and turned their attention to Ohio State, a team whom the Hawkeyes had not beaten at home since 1983.[3] Behind a strong defensive performance that allowed only 177 yards,[4] the Hawkeyes easily defeated the Buckeyes by 26 points, the largest margin of victory over Ohio State in Iowa history.[3] However, tragedy struck soon thereafter, when head coach Kirk Ferentz's father died.[5] In the emotional game that ensued, the Hawkeyes narrowly defeated Penn State 6–4 on two Kyle Schlicher field goals.[6]

The Hawkeyes then raised their record to 8–2 with victories over Illinois, Purdue, and Minnesota.[1] With a share of the Big Ten championship on the line, the Hawkeyes met Wisconsin in the final regular season game of the year. Iowa won the game,[7] completing its second consecutive unbeaten season at home, and thousands of Hawkeye fans swarmed the field in celebration.[8] Several weeks following the victory, Iowa accepted a bid to play the LSU Tigers in the 2005 Capital One Bowl.[9]

In a game that was originally thought to be a defensive matchup,[10] the Hawkeyes took a 24–12 lead early in the fourth quarter. But behind freshman quarterback JaMarcus Russell, the Tigers stormed back, and took a one-point lead with 46 seconds remaining.[11] However, LSU's comeback was all for naught, as Iowa's Drew Tate completed a 56-yard touchdown pass to Warren Holloway as time expired, giving Iowa the 30–25 win[11] and a 10–2 final record.[1]

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Previous seasonEdit

In 2003, Iowa began the season 4–0[12] and would eventually complete the regular season with a 9–3 record that included wins over Iowa State, Michigan (Iowa's second straight victory against Michigan), and Minnesota.[13] However, the Hawkeyes lost to Michigan State, Ohio State, and Purdue. Finishing fourth in the Big Ten standings,[14] the Hawkeyes accepted a bid to play the Florida Gators in the Outback Bowl.[15] Despite falling behind early on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Chris Leak to Kelvin Knight, the Hawkeyes reeled off 27 straight points en route to a 37–17 victory.[16] It was a milestone victory, as it gave Iowa its second consecutive 10-win season along with the first Hawkeye victory in a January bowl game since the Rose Bowl in 1959.[16]

Following the season, five Iowa players were selected in the 2004 NFL Draft.[17] Robert Gallery, the 2003 Outland Trophy winner, became the second-highest pick in school history when he was selected 2nd by the Oakland Raiders.[17] Following Gallery in Iowa's draft order were Bob Sanders, taken 44th by Indianapolis, Nate Kaeding, taken 65th by San Diego, Jared Clauss, taken in the seventh round by Tennessee, and Erik Jensen, who was taken in the seventh round by St. Louis.[17]

Before the seasonEdit

Prior to the season, the Hawkeyes looked to replace seven offensive starters and four defensive starters.[18] Key losses from 2003 included Maurice Brown, Robert Gallery, Nate Chandler, Fred Russell, and Ramon Ochoa on offense.[18] Defensively, the Hawkeyes looked to replace Howard Hodges, Jared Clauss, Grant Steen, and Bob Sanders.[18]

Replacement starters on offense were Drew Tate, Champ Davis, Jermelle Lewis, Calvin Davis, Tony Jackson, Lee Gray, Mike Elgin, and Chris Felder.[19] On defense, Derreck Robinson, Tyler Luebke, George Lewis, and Marcus Paschal assumed their roles on the starting lineup.[19] On special teams, David Bradley returned for his senior season as punter, while Kyle Schlicher replaced Nate Kaeding as the starting kicker.[19]

Preseason RankingsEdit

  • NationalChamps.net – 12th[19]
  • USA Today – 12th[20]
  • SI.com – 15th[21]
  • AP Top 25 – 19th[20]

Recruiting classEdit

Iowa signed 21 players on National Signing Day, which was February 4, 2004. The Hawkeyes added another commit to the class with the late addition of defensive lineman Ettore Ewen.[22]

Another recruit, Kyle Williams, later de-committed from the Hawkeyes and committed to the Purdue Boilermakers.[23]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Nyere Aumaitre
OL
Camden, NJ Woodrow Wilson HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 300 lb (140 kg) 5.10 Jan 20, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Walner Belleus
CB
Immokalee, FL Immokalee HS 5 ft 10 12 in (1.79 m) 177 12 lb (80.5 kg) 4.42 Dec 14, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Ted Bentler
DE
Davenport, IA Assumption HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 242 12 lb (110.0 kg) 4.675 Oct 5, 2002 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Andy Brodell
WR
Ankeny, IA Ankeny HS 6 ft 2 12 in (1.89 m) 182 12 lb (82.8 kg) 4.40 Sep 28, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Lucas Cox
DE
Springdale, PA Springdale JSHS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 238 12 lb (108.2 kg) 4.815 Jan 16, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Harold Dalton
S
Camden, NJ Woodrow Wilson HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 183 12 lb (83.2 kg) 4.48 Oct 26, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Rashad Dunn
OG
Evans, GA Greenbrier HS 6 ft 3 12 in (1.92 m) 270 lb (120 kg) 5.20 Jan 26, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Ettore Ewen
DT
Tampa, FL Wharton HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 280 lb (130 kg) 4.80 Jul 8, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Bradley Fletcher
S
Youngstown, OH Liberty HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.50 Apr 19, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Charles Godfrey
CB
Baytown, TX Lee HS 6 ft 1 12 in (1.87 m) 201 12 lb (91.4 kg) 4.54 Dec 15, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Shonn Greene
RB
Atco, NJ Winslow Township HS 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.465 Dec 14, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Mitch King
LB
Burlington, IA Burlington Comm. HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 230 lb (100 kg) 4.73 Apr 6, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Matt Kroul
LB
Mount Vernon, IA Mount Vernon HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.75 Aug 13, 2002 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Grant McCracken
DE
Ankeny, IA Ankeny HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.80 Jul 26, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Brandon Myers
TE
Monroe, IA PCM HS 6 ft 4 14 in (1.94 m) 212 12 lb (96.4 kg) 4.74 Feb 4, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Anton Narinskiy
LB
Chagrin Falls, OH Kenston HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 4.60 Dec 3, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Seth Olsen
OG
Omaha, NE Millard North HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 302 12 lb (137.2 kg) 5.40 Jan 9, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Michael Sabers
TE
Iowa City, IA Iowa City HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 232 12 lb (105.5 kg) N/A Jul 11, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Adam Shada
DB
Omaha, NE Millard North HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.50 Jun 27, 2003 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Damian Sims
RB
Boca Raton, FL Leonard HS 5 ft 9 12 in (1.77 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.475 Jan 28, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Kyle Williams
LB
Bolingbrook, IL Bolingbrook HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 4.52 Feb 4, 2004 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:    Rivals:    247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 41   Rivals: 38
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Iowa Commit List for 2004". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 13, 2007.
  • "Scout.com: Football Recruiting". Scout.com. Retrieved August 13, 2007.
  • "College Football Recruiting Schools". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 13, 2007.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved August 13, 2007.
  • "2004 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved August 13, 2007.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 411:00 AMvs. Kent State*No. 19ESPN+W 39–770,397[24]
September 1111:00 AMIowa State*No. 16
ESPN+W 17–1070,397[24]
September 189:00 PMat Arizona State*No. 16ESPN+L 7–4471,700[24]
September 252:30 PMat No. 18 MichiganABCL 17–30111,428[24]
October 211:00 AMMichigan State 
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA
ESPN+W 38–1670,397[24]
October 162:30 PMNo. 25 Ohio State
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA
ABCW 33–770,397[24]
October 2311:00 AMat Penn StateNo. 25ESPN2W 6–4108,062[24]
October 3011:00 AMat IllinoisNo. 23ESPN+W 23–1347,651[24]
November 62:30 PMPurdueNo. 20
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA
ESPNW 23–2170,397[24]
November 1311:00 AMat MinnesotaNo. 19ESPNW 29–2764,719[24]
November 203:30 PMNo. 9 WisconsinNo. 17
ESPNW 30–770,397[24]
January 112:00 PMvs. No. 12 LSU*No. 11ABCW 30–2570,229[24]

Schedule noteEdit

Due to the Big Ten's rotating schedule, the Hawkeyes did not play either Northwestern or Indiana.[1]

Strength of schedule rankingsEdit

  • FootballFantasy.com – 13th[25]
  • Russell Rankings – 18th[26]
  • AndersonSports – 18th[27]

RosterEdit

Quarterbacks

  • 5 Tate, DrewSophomore
  • 7 McCollom, Eric – Sophomore
  • 12 Phillips, Cy – Junior

Running Backs

  • 21 Young, AlbertFreshman
  • 23 Schnoor, Marcus – Junior
  • 28 Sims, DamianFreshman
  • 29 Lewis, Jermelle – Senior
  • 32 Sherlock, Kevin – Junior
  • 33 Simmons, Marques – Sophomore
  • 35 Busch, Tom – Freshman
  • 36 Strube, Taylor – Freshman
  • 43 Mickens, Aaron – Senior
  • 46 Davis, Champ – Sophomore
  • 48 Brownlee, Sam – Sophomore

Wide Receivers

  • 3 Aldrich, Chris – Freshman
  • 8 Townsend, James – Sophomore
  • 11 Hinkel, Ed – Junior
  • 20 Huisman, Michael – Freshman
  • 22 Davis, Calvin – Sophomore
  • 84 Melloy, Matt – Junior
  • 86 Holloway, WarrenSenior
  • 88 Solomon, ClintonJunior

Tight Ends

Offensive Line

  • 54 Elgin, Mike – Sophomore
  • 58 Larsen, Blake – Junior
  • 59 Cronin, Ben – Junior
  • 61 Ferentz, BrianJunior
  • 63 Plagman, Todd – Sophomore
  • 64 Felder, Chris – Sophomore
  • 68 Bowers, Jacob – Senior
  • 69 McMahon, PeterSenior
  • 70 Gray, Lee – Junior
  • 71 Olsen, Seth  Freshman
  • 74 Walker, David – Junior
  • 75 Gates, Ben – Junior
  • 76 Jones, Mike – Sophomore
  • 77 Huntrods, Clint – Freshman
  • 79 Dollmeyer, Greg – Sophomore
 

Defensive Line

  • 21 Spratt, Jacob – Freshman
  • 31 Roth, MattSenior
  • 45 Babineaux, JonathanSenior
  • 60 Luebke, Tyler – Junior
  • 65 Willcox, Alex –   Freshman
  • 72 Eshareturi, George – Freshman
  • 74 Roos, Nate – Junior
  • 86 Browning, Shannon – Freshman
  • 90 Elsallal, Saleh – Junior
  • 92 Iwebema, KennyFreshman
  • 94 Kittrell, Richard – Sophomore
  • 98 Robinson, Derreck – Senior
  • 99 Mattison, BryanFreshman

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

  • 2 Dalton, Harold –   Freshman
  • 3 Dawkins, Ma'Quan – Sophomore
  • 4 Grigsby, Herb – Freshman
  • 10 Belleus, Walner – Junior
  • 13 Godfrey, CharlesFreshman
  • 14 Moylan, Devan – Freshman
  • 15 Merrick, Miguel – Sophomore
  • 17 Zanders, Jonathan – Freshman
  • 19 Shada, AdamFreshman
  • 20 Allen, Antwan – Junior
  • 25 Paschal, MarcusSophomore
  • 26 Johnson, JovonJunior
  • 29 Fletcher, Bradley  Freshman
  • 32 Becker, Andrew – Sophomore
  • 36 Ejiasi, Chigozie – Senior
  • 37 Considine, SeanSenior
 

Kickers

  • 1 Schlicher, Kyle – Sophomore

Punters

  • 28 Bradley, David – Senior
  • 91 Gallery, John – Junior

Long Snappers

  • 66 Asmus, Kody – Junior
  • 67 Kesselring, Kyle – Junior
  • 65 Olszta, Daniel – Freshman

  – indicates redshirt (sat out one season)

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Years at Iowa
Kirk Ferentz Head Coach Five Years
Ken O'Keefe Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Five Years
Norm Parker Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers Five Years
Chris Doyle Strength and Conditioning Five Years
Lester Erb Receivers and Special Teams Four Years
Carl Jackson Running Backs Five Years
Reese Morgan Recruiting and Tight Ends Four Years
Ron Aiken Defensive Line Five Years
Phil Parker Defensive Backs Five Years
Darrell Wilson Linebackers and Special Teams Four Years

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 19 16 16 16 RV NR NR NR 25 23 20 19 17 12 12 11 8 
Coaches 12 13 12 12 24 RV RV NR RV 24 20 19 17 14 14 13 8 
BCS Not released NR 23 21 20 18 11 13 12 Not released

Game summariesEdit

Kent StateEdit

Golden Flashes (0–0) at #19 Hawkeyes (0–0)
1 234Total
Kent St 0 700 7
Iowa 10 13106 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2001 W 51–0

[28]

Iowa StateEdit

Cyclones (1–0) at #16 Hawkeyes (1–0)
Cy-Hawk Game
1 234Total
Iowa St 3 070 10
Iowa 7 730 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
34–17 2003 W 40–21

[29]

Arizona StateEdit

#16 Hawkeyes (2–0) at Sun Devils (2–0)
1 234Total
Iowa 0 007 7
Arizona St 10 17107 44
  • Date: September 18
  • Location: Sun Devil Stadium
    Tempe, AZ
  • Game start: 7:45 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:10
  • Game attendance: 71,700
  • Game weather: 75°F, 84% Humidity, Wind SE 20
  • Referee: David Cutaia
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2003 W 21–2

[30]

MichiganEdit

Hawkeyes (2–1) at #18 Wolverines (2–1)
1 234Total
Iowa 7 037 17
Michigan 0 1677 30
  • Date: September 18
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Game start: 2:35 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 111,428
  • Game weather: Low 70s°F, Partly Cloudy, Wind NNW 5–10
  • Referee: B. LeMonnier
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–37–4 2003 W 30–27

[31]

Michigan StateEdit

Spartans (2–2) at Hawkeyes (2–2)
1 234Total
Michigan St 0 6010 16
Iowa 14 3714 38
  • Date: October 2
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 12:00 p.m. EDT
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–17–2 2003 L 10–20

[32]

Ohio StateEdit

#25 Buckeyes (3–2) at Hawkeyes (3–2)
1 234Total
Ohio St 0 007 7
Iowa 7 3149 33
  • Date: October 16
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium
    Iowa City, IA
  • Game start: 2:35 PM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 70,397
  • Game weather: 45°F, Cloudy, Wind 15–25
  • Referee: Dick Honig
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–42–3 2003 L 10–19

Kirk Ferentz was able to get his first win over Ohio State in this dominant victory. Iowa's defense was relentless and held the Buckeyes to just 27 yards rushing on 29 attempts. Additionally, Ohio State only ran six plays in Hawkeye territory through the first three quarters of the game.

[33]

Penn StateEdit

Hawkeyes (4–2) at Nittany Lions (2–4)
1 234Total
Iowa 3 300 6
Penn St 2 002 4
  • Date: October 23
  • Location: Beaver Stadium
    State College, PA
  • Game start: 11:02 AM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:14
  • Game attendance: 108,062
  • Game weather: 55°F, Cloudy, Wind 0–3
  • Referee: B.LeMonnier
  • Television network: ESPN2
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–10 2003 W 26–14

Iowa's first win without a touchdown since beating Michigan in 1985.[34][35]

IllinoisEdit

#23 Hawkeyes (5–2) at Fighting Illini (2–6)
1 234Total
Iowa 0 7160 23
Illinois 7 006 13
  • Date: October 30
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
    Champaign, IL
  • Game start: 11:10 AM CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 47,651
  • Game weather: 63°F, Fair and Windy, Wind SW 28
  • Referee: Steve Pamon
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–37–2 2003 W 41–10

[36]

PurdueEdit

Boilermakers (5–3) at #20 Hawkeyes (6–2)
1 234Total
Purdue 0 777 21
Iowa 17 006 23
  • Date: November 6
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium
    Iowa City, IA
  • Game start: 2:35 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:35
  • Game attendance: 70,397
  • Game weather: 68°F, Clear, Wind WSW 11
  • Referee: Dave Witvoet
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–44–3 2003 L 14–27

[37]

MinnesotaEdit

#19 Hawkeyes (7–2) at Golden Gophers (6–4)
Floyd of Rosedale
1 234Total
Iowa 10 1333 29
Minnesota 3 7107 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–58–2 2003 W 40–22

In one of the more unlikely victories of the season, Iowa traveled to the Metrodome to challenge the Golden Gophers powerful rushing duo of Marion Barber III and Laurence Maroney. The Hawkeye defense came into the game rated #1 in the country in rushing defense.

Despite that, the Gopher tandem shredded the Hawkeye defense with the Gophers outrushing Iowa by an outlandish margin of 338 to 6 in yards gained. The Hawkeyes prevailed however behind the deft passing and scrambling of sophomore quarterback Drew Tate, a pass defense that held the Gophers to 64 yards through the air and forced three turnovers, and Iowa's sophomore place-kicker Kyle Schlicher, who was a perfect 5–5 in field goals.

The Hawkeyes led virtually the entire game, but needed a huge defensive stop in the closing minutes, with Jr. linebacker Chad Greenway stopping Marion Barber III for a key loss on 2nd down in Iowa territory and eventually forcing Minnesota to attempt a 51-yard field goal, trailing by two. Although Gopher placekicker Rhyss Lloyd had won three games in his career with last-minute field goals, this time his attempt shanked wide.

QB Drew Tate then guided the Hawks to one closing first down with the help of an offside penalty on Minnesota, and the Hawks survived, winning their sixth consecutive game, all against Big 10 teams. By the time the Hawkeyes kicked off in their next (and final) regular-season game, they learned they would be playing for a portion of the Big Ten title.

[38]

WisconsinEdit

#9 Badgers (9–1) at #17 Hawkeyes (8–2)
Heartland Trophy
1 234Total
Wisconsin 0 700 7
Iowa 7 7106 30
  • Date: November 20
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium
    Iowa City, IA
  • Game start: 2:30 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:05
  • Game attendance: 70,397
  • Game weather: 49°F, Cloudy, Wind NW 14
  • Referee: Dennis Lipski
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–39–2 2003 W 27–21

Iowa clinched a share of Big Ten title with this victory over Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes' defense was smothering, holding a top-ten Badger team to just seven points. Fans rushed the field as it capped off a historic run and an undefeated home season.

[39]

 
Fans celebrate Iowa's victory over the Wisconsin Badgers.

Capital One Bowl vs. Louisiana StateEdit

#11 Tigers (9–2) vs. #12 Hawkeyes (9–2)
Capital One Bowl
1 234Total
LSU 0 12013 25
Iowa 7 7313 30
      
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

LSU would not go away in this back-and-forth bowl game. The Tigers took the lead with under a minute to play. Drew Tate was able to find Warren Holloway for a 56-yard pass as time expired to give the Hawkeyes a miracle victory which would become to be known as "The Catch" among Iowa fans.

[40]

Postseason AwardsEdit

Team players in the 2005 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Matt Roth Defensive End 2 46 Miami Dolphins
Jonathan Babineaux Defensive Tackle 2 59 Atlanta Falcons
Sean Considine Defensive Back 4 102 Philadelphia Eagles
Tony Jackson Tight End 6 196 Seattle Seahawks
Pete McMahon Tackle 6 214 Oakland Raiders

[41]

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