Iowa plays at Iowa State in the annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series on Saturday, Sept. 14 at Jack Trice Stadium. Kickoff is at 3 p.m. (CT). The game is televised on FS1.
Iowa has played 1,248 games since beginning football in 1889. Iowa’s overall record is
652-557-39 (.537). That includes a 407-221-16 (.643) record in home games, a 245-336-23
(.425) record in games away from Iowa City, a 330-378-25 (.465) mark in Big Ten games and
a 291-186-15 (.607) record in Kinnick Stadium.
When Iowa hosts Minnesota on Nov. 16, it will mark the 130th anniversary of Iowa
football. The Hawkeyes played their fi rst football game on Nov. 16, 1889, against Grinnell.
IOWA CORN CY-HAWK TROPHY
Iowa Corn is the sponsor of the Cy-Hawk Series and the annual football game between
the two schools.
Iowa and Iowa State played for the Cy-Hawk Trophy from the time the series resumed in
1977, with the Hawkeyes holding a 28-14 advantage in those games. That original Cy-Hawk
Trophy was donated to the series by the Des Moines Athle c Club. The Cy-Hawk Trophy has
resided in Iowa City since 2015. The Hawkeyes have won four straight meetings, including
a 13-3 win in Iowa City in 2019.
Saturday’s game is the second event in the 16th annual Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk series. Iowa
leads the series, 2-0, by virtue of a 2-1 win in women’s soccer on Aug. 29.
IOWA VS. THE BIG 12
Iowa holds an all-time record of 59-34 (.634) against current members of the Big 12
Conference, having met all but Baylor and West Virginia at least once. Iowa State is the
only Big 12 opponent on the Hawkeye schedule this season.
FERENTZ MOVES UP BIG TEN CHARTS
Head coach Kirk Ferentz’s 154 wins in all games coached as a
member of the Big Ten Conference rank fi h in league history. He is
one of fi ve coaches in Big Ten Conference history to win at least 150
games as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The top fi ve includes
Woody Hayes (202), Amos Alonza Stagg (199), Bo Schembechler
(194), Joe Paterno (162), and Ferentz (154).
Ferentz has 92 Big Ten wins as Iowa’s head coach. The 92
conference wins rank sixth among the conference’s all-time
winningest coaches in Big Ten games.
Ferentz (154-101) became Iowa’s all- me winningest coach on
Sept. 1, 2018. The Hawkeyes defeated Northern Illinois, 33-7. It
was Ferentz’s 144th win as Iowa’s head coach, one more than his
predecessor, Hayden Fry (143-89-6). Fry coached Iowa for 20 years
(1979-98). Ferentz is in his 21st season in 2019.
Both Ferentz (154, 92) and Fry (143, 96) rank in the top six
in overall wins and Big Ten wins. Only Iowa and Michigan have
two coaches ranked in the top 10 of both win categories (Bo
Schembechler 194, 143; and Lloyd Carr 122, 81).
Iowa is the only school in the country to have just two head
football coaches since 1979.
FERENTZ TOPS IN LONGEVITY
Kirk Ferentz is in his 21st season as Iowa’s head football coach. He
is the longest tenured ac ve head coach in college football. Ferentz
was named Iowa head coach on Dec. 2, 1998. Gary Pa erson of TCU
is No. 2 in coaching tenure. Pa erson’s fi rst year with the Horned
Frogs was 2001. Among Big Ten coaches, only Pat Fitzgerald (2006)
and Mark Dantonio (2007) have been at their current schools for
10 seasons or more. Iowa is the only school to have just two head
football coaches since 1979.
Defensive coordinator Phil Parker and strength and condi oning
coach Chris Doyle are also in their 21st seasons on Iowa’s staff .
Quarterbacks coach Ken O’Keefe was on Ferentz’s original coaching
staff before he le for the NFL following the 2011 season. He
returned to Iowa in 2017 to coach Iowa’s quarterbacks.
Ferentz is the only Division I coach to coach three sons. Brian
Ferentz, a former Hawkeye le erman and captain (2003-05), enters
his eighth season on Iowa’s coaching staff . James Ferentz was a
three-year starter on the Hawkeye off ensive line and a team captain
before gradua ng in 2013. Steven was an off ensive lineman and
le erwinner in 2015 and 2016.