Hawkeyes return to the practice field, get smart

2013-11-13T14:55:00Z 2013-11-13T14:59:06Z Hawkeyes return to the practice field, get smartSteve Batterson The Quad-City Times
November 13, 2013 2:55 pm  • 

IOWA CITY -- Smart growth is the objective of the Iowa football team this week.

In the midst of the second bye week on their schedule, the Hawkeyes returned to the practice field this afternoon for the first of two workouts this week.

Coach Kirk Ferentz said the developmental work taking place this week won't involve any live tackling.

"We need to be smart about it," he said. "We can still get a lot of hard work in, a lot like we do in bowl preparation."

Ferentz expects progress as well.

He sees room for growth, particularly on the offensive side of the ball from the Hawkeyes' 6-4 team.

"At times, we've been doing some things really well. At times, we have room to improve," Ferentz said. "I do know that if we're going to have a chance in our last two (Big Ten) games, we've got to pull it all together."

The Hawkeyes will be given Friday and Saturday off before turning their attention to their Nov. 23 Kinnick finale against Michigan.

Ferentz said the bye week will give players a chance to heal.

He said one unnamed Hawkeye who was injured last week would be doubtful if Iowa had to play this week.

"We think he should be good to go by Sunday," Ferentz said.

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Football schedule

2015 Hawkeyes (0-0)

Date Opponent Time/result
9/5/2015 Illinois State TBA
9/12/2015 at Iowa State TBA
9/19/2015 Pittsburgh 7 p.m.
9/26/2015 North Texas TBA
10/3/2015 at Wisconsin TBA
10/10/2015 Illinois TBA
10/17/2015 at Northwestern TBA
10/31/2015 Maryland TBA
11/7/2015 at Indiana TBA
11/14/2015 Minnesota 7 p.m.
11/21/2015 Purdue TBA
11/27/2015 at Nebraska TBA

Past schedules

2014 Hawkeyes (7-6)

Date Opponent Time/result
8/30/2014 Northern Iowa W 31-23
9/6/2014 Ball State W 17-13
9/13/2014 Iowa State L 20-17
9/20/2014 at Pittsburgh W 24-20
9/27/2014 at Purdue W 24-10
10/11/2014 Indiana W 45-29
10/18/2014 at Maryland L 38-31
11/1/2014 Northwestern W 48-7
11/8/2014 at Minnesota L 51-14
11/15/2014 at Illinois W 30-14
11/22/2014 Wisconsin  L 26-24
11/28/2014 Nebraska L 37-34
1/2/2015 Tennessee L 45-28


Trophy case: Empty

Hawkeyes bowl history

1957 Rose   Oregon State W 35-19
1959 Rose   California W 38-12
1982 Rose   Washington L 28-0
1982 Peach   Tennessee W 28-22
1983 Gator   Florida L 14-6
1984 Freedom   Texas W 55-17
1986 Rose   UCLA L 45-28
1986 Holiday   SDSU W 39-38
1987 Holiday   Wyoming W 20-19
1988 Peach   NC State L 28-23
1991 Rose   Washington L 46-34
1991 Holiday   BYU T 13-13
1993 Alamo   California L 37-3
1995 Sun   Washington W 38-18
1996 Alamo   Texas Tech W 27-0
1997 Sun   Arizona State L 17-7
2001 Alamo   Texas Tech W 19-16
2003 Orange   USC L 38-17
2004 Outback   Florida W 37-17
2005 Capital One LSU W 30-25
2006 Outback   Florida L 31-24
2006 Alamo   Texas L 26-24
2009 Outback   South Carolina W 31-10
2010 Orange   Georgia Tech W 24-14
2010 Insight   Missouri W 27-24
2011 Insight   Oklahoma L 31-14
2014 Outback   LSU L 21-14
2015 TaxSlayer   Tennessee L 45-28