|2010 Iowa Hawkeyes football|
Insight Bowl Champions
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|2010 record||8–5 (4–4 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Kirk Ferentz|
|Offensive coordinator||Ken O'Keefe|
|Defensive coordinator||Norm Parker|
|Home stadium||Kinnick Stadium|
|2010 Big Ten football standings|
|#7 Wisconsin †§||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|#5 Ohio State ‡||0*||–||1||0*||–||1|
|#14 Michigan State §||7||–||1||11||–||2|
|† – BCS representative as champion |
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
The 2010 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hawkeyes, led by 12th year head coach Kirk Ferentz, were members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.
Iowa came off of a 11–2 season in 2009, in which they finished with a number 7 ranking and a victory over Georgia Tech in the 2010 Orange Bowl. Many players from the previous season returned, including Ricky Stanzi, Derrell Johnson-Koulianos, Marvin McNutt, Adrian Clayborn and Tyler Sash, which led to high expectations among Hawkeye fans. The Hawkeyes finished the regular season 7–5 (4–4 Big Ten) and earned a trip to the Insight Bowl, where they faced the Missouri Tigers. The Hawkeyes won the game 27–24 and finished the season 8–5.
|September 4*||11:05 AM||Eastern Illinois||#9||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA||BTN||W 37–7||70,585|
|September 11*||2:30 PM||Iowa State||#9||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Cy-Hawk Trophy)||ABC/ESPN2||W 35–7||70,585|
|September 18*||9:30 PM||at #24 Arizona||#9||Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ||ESPN||L 27–34||57,864|
|September 25*||11:00 AM||Ball State||#18||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA||BTN||W 45–0||70,585|
|October 2†||7:00 PM||#22 Penn State||#17||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA||ESPN||W 24–3||70,585|
|October 16||2:30 PM||at Michigan||#15||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||ABC||W 38–28||112,784|
|October 23||2:30 PM||#10 Wisconsin||#13||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Heartland Trophy)||ABC||L 30–31||70,585|
|October 30||2:30 PM||#5 Michigan State||#18||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA||ABC/ESPN||W 37–6||70,585|
|November 6||11:00 AM||at Indiana||#15||Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN||BTN||W 18–13||42,991|
|November 13||11:00 AM||at Northwestern||#13||Ryan Field • Evanston, IL||ESPN||L 17–21||47,130|
|November 20||2:30 PM||#8 Ohio State||#21||Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA||ABC||L 17–20||70,585|
|November 27||2:30 PM||at Minnesota||#24||TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale)||BTN||L 24–27||50,805|
|December 28*||10:00 PM||vs. #14 Missouri||Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ (Insight Bowl)||ESPN||W 27–24||53,453|
|*Non-Conference Game. †Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time Zone.|
- Game time: 11:01 a.m. CDT
- Game weather: 61°F (Sunny)
- Game attendance: 70,585
- Referee: Todd Ransom
- TV announcers (Big Ten Network): Tom Hart, Anthony Herron, and Lisa Byington
Running back Adam Robinson carried the ball 24 times for 109 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Stanzi, the quarterback, threw for 229 yards and one touchdown as the Hawkeyes won with relative ease. Also scoring for Iowa was Paki O'Meara, who blocked an Eastern Illinois punt and returned it 16 yards. Trailing 21-0, Eastern Illinois' only points came on a second-quarter drive that included a fake punt and an 11-yard touchdown pass from Brandon Large to Von Wise. On the next possession, Stanzi took a tumble onto the turf and limped off to the sidelines, creating concern among the sellout crowd, but Robinson and backup James Vandenberg would lead them down the field for another score. Stanzi would later return.
- Game time: 2:36 p.m. CDT
- Game weather: 74°F (Partly Cloudy)
- Game attendance: 70,585
- Referee: Greg Burks
- TV announcers (ABC Regional, with reverse mirror on ESPN2): Ron Franklin and Ed Cunningham
From the get-go, the Hawkeyes were in control of the game, receiving the opening kickoff and scoring seven minutes later on a 9-yard Marvin McNutt pass from Ricky Stanzi. Iowa State would see the ball for just 1:26 in the first quarter, going three and out on their only drive, giving it back to Iowa, who would increase its lead to 14-0 on the next possession, which lasted into the early second quarter. In all, Iowa possessed the ball for over 35 minutes, passing for 275 yards and rushing for another 204 along the way.
The Cyclones, meanwhile, endured a replica of the poor performance they put forward against Iowa in 2009, being limited to 179 yards in three quarters. Quarterback Austen Arnaud, who threw for four interceptions in that game, was picked off three more times this year. However, after going 17 quarters without scoring an offensive touchdown against Iowa, ISU finally found the end zone with 1:46 remaining in the game, on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Arnaud to Darrius Darks.
|#22/20 Penn State||0||3||0||0||3|
|#5/5 Michigan State||0||0||0||6||6|
|#9/7 Ohio State||0||3||7||10||20|
In July 2011 Ohio State vacated all of their 2010 victories in response to the NCAA infractions committed by five players, which Coach Jim Tressel had covered up at the time. This included their victory against the Hawkeyes.
Missouri (Insight Bowl)
Despite the disappointing season, Iowa mopped up Missouri, the third place Big 12 Conference team, 27-24 to end the season on a high note.
Players in the NFL
|Adrian Clayborn||Defensive End||1||20||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|||
|Christian Ballard||Defensive Tackle||4||106||Minnesota Vikings|||
|Ricky Stanzi||Quarterback||5||135||Kansas City Chiefs|||
|Karl Klug||Defensive Tackle||5||142||Tennessee Titans|||
|Julian Vandervelde||Offensive Guard||5||161||Philadelphia Eagles|||
|Tyler Sash||Safety||6||198||New York Giants|||
- 2010 Big Ten football standings
- 2010 college football rankings
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- "Iowa State Cyclones vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302542294. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
- "Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Arizona Wildcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100921014956/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302610012. Retrieved September 19, 2010.
- "Ball State Cardinals vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 26, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20101126154952/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302682294. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
- "Penn State Nittany Lions vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302752294. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
- "Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Michigan Wolverines Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302890130. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
- "Wisconsin Badgers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Box Score". espn.go.com. Archived from the original on October 26, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20101026014709/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302962294. Retrieved October 23, 2010.
- "Michigan State Spartans vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303032294. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
- "Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Indiana Hoosiers Box Score". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303100084. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
- "Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Northwestern Wildcats Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20101203131626/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303170077. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
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- "Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers Box Score". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20101203105158/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303310135. Retrieved December 29, 2010.
-  Iowa/Eastern Illinois Box Score. Retrieved on September 8, 2010.
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-  Iowa/Iowa State Box Score. Retrieved on September 12, 2010.
-  University of Iowa Athletics, "Hawkeyes Will Host Iowa State Saturday." Retrieved on September 12, 2010.
-  University of Iowa Athletics, "Hawkeyes say Cy-onara to Iowa State, 35-7." September 11, 2010. Retrieved on September 12, 2010.
- "Ohio State vacates all 2010 victories". ESPN. July 8, 2011. http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=6749330. Retrieved July 10, 2011.