Iowa puts the game back in annual spring game

2013-04-24T17:42:00Z 2013-04-25T18:27:59Z Iowa puts the game back in annual spring gameSteve Batterson The Quad-City Times

IOWA CITY – For the first time in several years, the last of Iowa’s 15 spring football practices will look more like a game and less like a practice.

Iowa announced Wednesday that Saturday’s 2 p.m. public practice at Kinnick Stadium will include a controlled scrimmage with four 15-minute quarters.

“It will be good to get out in front of a crowd and compete in a situation like that," receiver Kevonte Martin-Manley said. “I don’t know anybody who doesn’t get excited about something like that."

An untimed controlled scrimmage has concluded Iowa’s public workout in recent seasons, but with an open quarterback race among several positions being contested this spring, Hawkeyes coaches wanted a more competitive situation.

Each of the quarters will be timed, but there will be no kick or punt returns, and points will be awarded to the offense and defense based on performance.

The offense will be awarded points for touchdowns (6), field goals (3), extra points (1), rushing plays of more than 12 yards (1), passing plays of more than 16 yards (1) and for collecting three consecutive first downs (1).

The defense will be awarded points for touchdowns (7), a sudden change in the red zone (4), turnovers (3), sacks (2), PAT blocks (1) and 3-and-outs (1).

“It’s a pretty good way to have an offense play and have a defense play and give everybody a chance to get some points," offensive coordinator Greg Davis said.

There is no admission charge for the game, although fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to the ANF Food Bank Drive. Seating will be limited to the west and south grandstands, with admission through Gates A and G beginning at 1 p.m. No autograph session will follow the workout.

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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