Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry
Iowa logo Wisconsin logo
Teams Iowa Hawkeyes
Wisconsin Badgers
Trophy Originated 2004
First Meeting 1894 (Wisconsin 44-0)
Last Meeting 2010 (Wisconsin 31-30)
Next Meeting November 2, 2013
All Time Series Tied, 42-42-2
Trophy Series Iowa, 4–3
Current Streak Wisconsin, 1
Longest Winning Streak Iowa, 10 (1985–1996)
Largest Victory Wisconsin 44, Iowa 0
October 29, 1894
Highest Scoring Game Iowa 45, Wisconsin 28
November 8, 1975

The Iowa–Wisconsin football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Iowa Hawkeyes football team of the University of Iowa and Wisconsin Badgers football team of the University of Wisconsin. The Heartland Trophy is a brass bull that is presented to the winner of the annual game. Although the rivalry is over one-hundred years old, the trophy is a relatively new addition. It was first presented in 2004 to Iowa, when they defeated Wisconsin 30–7. In 2005, Iowa spoiled the last home game for Wisconsin head coach Barry Alvarez, defeating the Badgers at a rain-soaked Camp Randall Stadium, by a score of 20–10. The Badgers took possession of the trophy for the first time in 2006, defeating Iowa 24–21 in a back-and-forth affair. Wisconsin evened the Heartland Trophy series in 2007, winning another closely contested game 17–13, under the lights at Camp Randall. In 2008, Iowa took the lead in the trophy series, riding a second-half performance to a lopsided 38-16 victory. The Hawkeyes' second-half performance was key again in 2009, as Iowa won the contest 20-10 in Madison. The 2010 game was decided in the final minute, as the Badgers scored a late touchdown in the 31-30 victory at Kinnick Stadium.

With Big Ten expansion, the Wisconsin and Iowa football teams were placed in separate divisions, thus ending their annual rivalry.[1] The teams now play each other four out of every ten years, with the next meeting to take place in 2013 in Iowa City.

The series is likely to resume as a yearly event in 2014. The Big Ten announced in April 2013 it will realign its divisions geographically when Maryland and Rutgers join in 2014, and the tentative plan has Iowa and Wisconsin together in the Western division.

The all-time series is tied at 42-42-2.

Game results[edit | edit source]

The winning team is in bold text. Years of an Iowa win are in ██ black. Years of a Wisconsin win are in ██ red. Years of a tie are in white.

Pre-Trophy Era[edit | edit source]

The two schools played each other 79 times between 1894 and 2003, before the trophy was established in 2004.

Date Site Winning team Losing team Series
 October 29, 1894    Madison, WI   Wisconsin  44  Iowa       0  Wisconsin 1-0
November 3, 1906 Madison, WI Wisconsin      18 Iowa 4 Wisconsin 2–0
November 2, 1907 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      6 Iowa 5 Wisconsin 3–0
November 4, 1911 Madison, WI Wisconsin      12 Iowa 0 Wisconsin 4–0
November 23, 1912 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      28 Iowa 10 Wisconsin 5–0
October 27, 1917 Madison, WI Wisconsin      20 Iowa 0 Wisconsin 6–0
November 15, 1924 Madison, WI Iowa      21 Wisconsin 7 Wisconsin 6–1
November 7, 1925 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      6 Iowa 0 Wisconsin 7–1
November 13, 1926 Madison, WI Wisconsin      20 Iowa 10 Wisconsin 8–1
November 12, 1927 Madison, WI Iowa      16 Wisconsin 0 Wisconsin 8-2
November 17, 1928 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      13 Iowa 0 Wisconsin 9–2
October 26, 1929 Madison, WI Iowa      14 Wisconsin 0 Wisconsin 9-3
October 8, 1932 Madison, WI Wisconsin      34 Iowa 0 Wisconsin 10–3
October 21, 1933 Iowa City, IA Iowa      26 Wisconsin 7 Wisconsin 10-4
October 16, 1937 Madison, WI Wisconsin      13 Iowa 6 Wisconsin 11–4
October 8, 1938 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      31 Iowa 13 Wisconsin 12–4
October 28, 1939 Madison, WI Iowa      19 Wisconsin 13 Wisconsin 12-5
October 12, 1940 Iowa City, IA Iowa      30 Wisconsin 12 Wisconsin 12-6
October 18, 1941 Madison, WI Wisconsin      23 Iowa 0 Wisconsin 13–6
November 7, 1942 Iowa City, IA Iowa      6 Wisconsin 0 Wisconsin 13-7
October 2, 1943 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      7 Iowa 5 Wisconsin 14–7
November 11, 1944 Madison, WI Wisconsin      26 Iowa 7 Wisconsin 15–7
November 3, 1945 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      27 Iowa 7 Wisconsin 16–7
November 9, 1946 Madison, WI Iowa      21 Wisconsin 7 Wisconsin 16-8
November 8, 1947 Madison, WI Wisconsin      46 Iowa 14 Wisconsin 17–8
October 30, 1948 Iowa City, IA Iowa      19 Wisconsin 13 Wisconsin 17-9
November 12, 1949 Madison, WI Wisconsin      35 Iowa 13 Wisconsin 18–9
October 14, 1950 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      14 Iowa 0 Wisconsin 19–9
November 17, 1951 Madison, WI Wisconsin      34 Iowa 7 Wisconsin 20–9
October 18, 1952 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      42 Iowa 13 Wisconsin 21–9
October 31, 1953 Madison, WI Wisconsin      10 Iowa 6 Wisconsin 22–9
October 30, 1954 Iowa City, IA Iowa      13 Wisconsin 7 Wisconsin 22-10
October 1, 1955 Madison, WI Wisconsin      37 Iowa 14 Wisconsin 23–10
October 13, 1956 Iowa City, IA Iowa      13 Wisconsin 7 Wisconsin 23-11
October 19, 1957 Iowa City, IA Iowa      21 Wisconsin 7 Wisconsin 23-12
October 18, 1958 Madison, WI Iowa      20 Wisconsin 9 Wisconsin 23-13
October 17, 1959 Madison, WI Wisconsin      25 Iowa 16 Wisconsin 24–13
October 15, 1960 Iowa City, IA Iowa      28 Wisconsin 21 Wisconsin 24-14
October 21, 1961 Iowa City, IA Iowa      47 Wisconsin 15 Wisconsin 24-15
October 20, 1962 Madison, WI Wisconsin      42 Iowa 14 Wisconsin 25–15
October 19, 1963 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      10 Iowa 7 Wisconsin 26–15
October 17, 1964 Madison, WI Wisconsin      31 Iowa 21 Wisconsin 27–15
October 2, 1965 Madison, WI Wisconsin      16 Iowa 13 Wisconsin 28–15
October 1, 1966 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      7 Iowa 0 Wisconsin 29–15
October 21, 1967 Madison, WI Iowa      21 Wisconsin 21 Wisconsin 29–15-1
October 19, 1968 Iowa City, IA Iowa      41 Wisconsin 0 Wisconsin 29-16-1
October 11, 1969 Madison, WI Wisconsin      23 Iowa 17 Wisconsin 30–16-1
October 10, 1970 Iowa City, IA Iowa      24 Wisconsin 14 Wisconsin 30-17-1
October 30, 1971 Iowa City, IA Iowa      20 Wisconsin 16 Wisconsin 30-18-1
November 4, 1972 Madison, WI Wisconsin      16 Iowa 14 Wisconsin 31–18-1
November 10, 1973 Madison, WI Wisconsin      35 Iowa 7 Wisconsin 32–18-1
November 9, 1974 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      28 Iowa 15 Wisconsin 33–18-1
November 8, 1975 Iowa City, IA Iowa      45 Wisconsin 28 Wisconsin 33-19-1
November 6, 1976 Madison, WI Wisconsin      38 Iowa 21 Wisconsin 34–19-1
November 12, 1977 Madison, WI Iowa      24 Wisconsin 8 Wisconsin 34-20-1
November 18, 1978 Iowa City, IA Iowa      38 Wisconsin 24 Wisconsin 34-21-1
October 27, 1979 Madison, WI Iowa      24 Wisconsin 13 Wisconsin 34-22-1
November 1, 1980 Iowa City, IA Iowa      22 Wisconsin 13 Wisconsin 34-23-1
November 14, 1981 Madison, WI Iowa      17 Wisconsin 7 Wisconsin 34-24-1
November 13, 1982 Iowa City, IA Iowa      28 Wisconsin 14 Wisconsin 34-25-1
November 5, 1983 Madison, WI Iowa      34 Wisconsin 14 Wisconsin 34-26-1
November 3, 1984 Iowa City, IA Iowa      10 Wisconsin 10 Wisconsin 34-26-2
October 12, 1985 Madison, WI Iowa      23 Wisconsin 13 Wisconsin 34-27-2
October 11, 1986 Iowa City, IA Iowa      17 Wisconsin 6 Wisconsin 34-28-2
October 10, 1987 Madison, WI Iowa      31 Wisconsin 10 Wisconsin 34-29-2
October 8, 1988 Iowa City, IA Iowa      31 Wisconsin 6 Wisconsin 34-30-2
October 14, 1989 Madison, WI Iowa      31 Wisconsin 24 Wisconsin 34-31-2
October 13, 1990 Iowa City, IA Iowa      30 Wisconsin 10 Wisconsin 34-32-2
October 12, 1991 Madison, WI Iowa      10 Wisconsin 6 Wisconsin 34-33-2
October 10, 1992 Iowa City, IA Iowa      23 Wisconsin 22 Tied 34-34-2
November 18, 1995 Madison, WI Iowa      33 Wisconsin 20 Iowa 35-34-2
November 16, 1996 Iowa City, IA Iowa      31 Wisconsin 0 Iowa 36-34-2
November 8, 1997 Madison, WI Wisconsin      13 Iowa 10 Iowa 36-35-2
October 24, 1998 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      31 Iowa 0 Tied 36-36-2
November 13, 1999 Madison, WI Wisconsin      41 Iowa 3 Wisconsin 37-36-2
October 28, 2000 Iowa City, IA Wisconsin      13 Iowa 7 Wisconsin 38-36-2
November 3, 2001 Madison, WI Wisconsin      34 Iowa 28 Wisconsin 39-36-2
November 2, 2002 Iowa City, IA #9 Iowa      20 Wisconsin 3 Wisconsin 39-37-2
November 20, 2003 Madison, WI #17 Iowa      27 Wisconsin 21 Wisconsin 39-38-2

Heartland Trophy Era[edit | edit source]

In 2004, the Heartland Trophy began to be awarded to the winner of the Iowa-Wisconsin football match-up.

Date Site Winning team Losing team Series
 November 20, 2004    Iowa City, IA   #17 Iowa  30  #9 Wisconsin       7  Tied 39-39-2
November 12, 2005 Madison, WI Iowa       20 #19 Wisconsin 10 Iowa 40-39-2
November 11, 2006 Iowa City, IA #16 Wisconsin 24 Iowa 21 Tied 40-40-2
September 22, 2007 Madison, WI #7 Wisconsin 17 Iowa 13 Wisconsin 41-40-2
October 18, 2008 Iowa City, IA Iowa 38 Wisconsin 16 Tied 41-41-2
October 17, 2009 Madison, WI #11 Iowa 20 Wisconsin 10 Iowa 42-41-2
October 23, 2010 Iowa City, IA #11 Wisconsin 31 #12 Iowa 30 Tied 42-42-2

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