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2006 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

The 2006 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hawkeyes played their home games at Kinnick Stadium and were coached by Kirk Ferentz. After starting the season 5–1, they dropped 6 of 7 games to finish the season with a 6–7 record which included a Big Ten record of 2–6.

2006 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Iowa Athletics wordmark.svg
Alamo Bowl, L 24–26 vs. Texas
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2006 record6–7 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachKirk Ferentz (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorKen O'Keefe (8th season)
Defensive coordinatorNorm Parker (8th season)
MVPMike Klinkenborg
Marshal Yanda
Captain
Home stadiumKinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 70,585)
Uniform
BigTen-Uniform-Iowa-2006-2008.png
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Ohio State $   8 0         12 1  
No. 7 Wisconsin   7 1         12 1  
No. 8 Michigan %   7 1         11 2  
No. 24 Penn State   5 3         9 4  
Purdue   5 3         8 6  
Minnesota   3 5         6 7  
Indiana   3 5         5 7  
Iowa   2 6         6 7  
Northwestern   2 6         4 8  
Michigan State   1 7         4 8  
Illinois   1 7         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 211:00 AMMontana*No. 16ESPNUW 41–770,585
September 92:30 PMat Syracuse*No. 14ABCW 20–13 2OT37,199
September 1611:00 AMIowa State*No. 16
ESPNW 27–1770,585
September 234:30 PMat IllinoisNo. 14ESPN+W 24–743,066
September 307:00 PMNo. 1 Ohio StateNo. 13
ABCL 17–3870,585
October 711:00 AMPurdue No. 19
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA
ESPNUW 47–1770,585
October 1411:00 AMat IndianaNo. 15ESPN2L 28–3131,392
October 212:30 PMat No. 2 MichiganABCL 6–20110,923
October 2811:00 AMNorthern Illinois*
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA
ESPNUW 24–1470,585
November 411:00 AMNorthwestern
  • Kinnick Stadium
  • Iowa City, IA
ESPN+L 7–2170,585
November 1111:00 AMNo. 16 Wisconsin
ESPNL 21–2470,585
November 1811:00 AMat MinnesotaESPN+L 24–3464,140
December 303:30 PMvs. No. 18 Texas*ESPNL 24–2665,875
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Game summariesEdit

MontanaEdit

Montana at Iowa
1 234Total
Grizzlies 0 070 7
No. 16 Hawkeyes 7 10717 41
  • Date: September 2
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium
  • Game start: 11:03 a.m. CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:00
  • Game attendance: 70,585
  • Game weather: 74° F, Mostly Sunny, Wind 5-8 mph
  • Referee: Dan Capron
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1954 W 48–6

at SyracuseEdit

Iowa at Syracuse
1 234OT2OTTotal
No. 14 Hawkeyes 0 73037 20
Orange 7 00330 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1976 W 41–3

Iowa StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cyclones 7 7 3 0 17
Hawkeyes 3 7 7 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–18 2005 L 3–23

In the final in-state match-up of two former Hayden Fry assistant coaches Kirk Ferentz prevailed over Dan McCarney to bring the Cy-Hawk trophy back to Iowa City. A crucial play of the game came in the fourth quarter with Iowa State electing to go for it on fourth down, coming up inches short.[2]

at IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0 21 0 3 24
Fighting Illini 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–37–2 2005 W 35–7

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Ohio StateEdit

Ohio State at Iowa
1 234Total
No. 1 Buckeyes 7 14710 38
No. 13 Hawkeyes 3 707 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–43–3 2005 L 6–31

ESPN's College GameDay was in Iowa City for this matchup between the #1 Buckeyes (4-0) and #13 Hawkeyes (4-0). After an Albert Young touchdown early in the 2nd quarter brought the Hawkeyes to within 14-10, Ohio State pulled away for the 21-point win.[4]

PurdueEdit

1 234Total
Boilermakers 0 3140 17
No. 19 Hawkeyes 14 61413 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
31–44–3 2005 W 34–17

The Iowa Hawkeyes welcomed Purdue to Kinnick Stadium one week after losing their much anticipated game against top-ranked Ohio State. Iowa jumped on Purdue early and often, opening up a 14-0 first quarter lead with a touchdown run by Damian Sims and a pass from quarterback Drew Tate to fullback Tom Busch. Kyle Schlicher added two field goals in the second quarter and the Hawkeyes lead 20-3 at halftime. Purdue's only first half scoring came on a 44-yard field goal by freshman Chris Summers. Sims scored again on Iowa's first possession of the second half before Greg Orton caught an 18-yard touchdown pass from Curtis Painter. Tate then hit tight end Scott Chandler for a touchdown and Purdue then responded with a Jaycen Taylor touchdown run. The Boilermakers could get no closer as they were shut out in the fourth quarter. Shonn Greene scored on a short run and Adam Shada returned an interception of a Curtis Painter pass 98 yards for a touchdown.[5]

at IndianaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 14 7 0 7 28
Hoosiers 7 10 7 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–25–4 2005 W 38–21

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at MichiganEdit

Iowa at Michigan
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 0 060 6
No. 2 Wolverines 0 3710 20
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Michigan Stadium
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Game start: 3:30 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 110,923
  • Game weather: 55 °F (13 °C), Cloudy/Light Rain, WSW 10 MPH
  • Referee: Dave Witvoet
  • TV announcers (ABC): Brad Nessler (Play-by-play), Bob Griese (Color), Paul Maguire (Color) & Erin Andrews (Sideline)
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–39–4 2005 L 20–23 OT

[7]

Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 0 0 14 14
Hawkeyes 7 10 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–0 1999 W 24–0

[8]

NorthwesternEdit

1 234Total
Wildcats 7 707 21
Hawkeyes 0 070 7
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 11:10 a.m. CST
  • Elapsed time: 2:43
  • Game attendance: 70,585
  • Game weather: 48° F, Overcast, Wind 5-10 mph
  • Referee: Todd Geerlings
  • Television network: ESPN+
Overall record Last meeting Result
45–19–3 2005 L 27–28

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WisconsinEdit

1 234Total
Badgers 10 707 24
Hawkeyes 0 1407 21
  • Date: November 11
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
  • Game start: 11:02 a.m. EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:08
  • Game attendance: 70,585
  • Game weather: 34° F, Cloudy, Wind N 7 mph
  • Referee: Bill LeMonnier
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–39–2 2005 W 20–10

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at MinnesotaEdit

Iowa at Minnesota
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 7 1007 24
Golden Gophers 6 1477 34
  • Date: November 18
  • Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
  • Game start: 11:10 a.m. CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:05
  • Game attendance: 64,140
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: Dan Capron
Overall record Last meeting Result
39–58–2 2005 W 52–28

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Alamo BowlEdit

Texas vs. Iowa
1 234Total
No. 18 Longhorns 3 7106 26
Hawkeyes 14 073 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1984 W 55–17

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Team players in the 2007 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Marshal Yanda OT 3 86 Baltimore Ravens
Scott Chandler TE 4 129 San Diego Chargers
Mike Elgin C 6 188 New England Patriots

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2006 Football Schedule". University of Iowa Athletic Dept. Retrieved July 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Tate Leads Hawkeyes Past Cyclones". University of Iowa Athletic Department. September 16, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  3. ^ "Hawkeyes Hurdle Illini, 24-7". University of Iowa Athletic Department. September 25, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  4. ^ "Top-Ranked Bucks are Too Much for Hawkeyes". University of Iowa Athletic Department. September 30, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Iowa Handles Purdue, 47-17". University of Iowa Athletic Department. October 7, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  6. ^ "Iowa Falters at Indiana". University of Iowa Athletic Department. October 14, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  7. ^ "Minus Manningham, Michigan grinds out win over Iowa". ESPN. October 21, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  8. ^ "Hawkeyes Hold Off Huskies". University of Iowa Athletic Department. October 28, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  9. ^ "Hawkeyes Fall at Home to Wildcats". University of Iowa Athletic Department. November 4, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  10. ^ "Hawkeyes Give Badgers Best Shot". University of Iowa Athletic Department. November 11, 2006. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  11. ^ "Iowa Ends Regular Season With 34-24 Loss at Minnesota". University of Iowa Athletic Dept. November 18, 2006. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  12. ^ "HAWKEYES FALL SHORT IN ALAMO BOWL, 26-24". University of Iowa Athletic Dept. December 30, 2006. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  13. ^ 2008 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com