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{{Infobox sports rivalry
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: center; font-size: 110%;"|'''Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry'''
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| name = Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry
|-
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| image = The Heroes Game logo.svg
| align="center" style="width:13em;text-align:center;" | [[File:Iowa Hawkeyes Logo.svg.png|90px|Iowa logo]]
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| image_size =
| align="center" style="width:13em;text-align:center;" | [[File:Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.svg.png|80px|Nebraska logo]]
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| caption =
|-
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| team1 = [[Iowa Hawkeyes football|Iowa Hawkeyes]]
| '''Teams'''
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| team1logo = Iowa Hawkeyes wordmark.svg
| [[Iowa Hawkeyes football|Iowa Hawkeyes]]<br />[[Nebraska Cornhuskers football|Nebraska Cornhuskers]]
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| team2 = [[Nebraska Cornhuskers football|Nebraska Cornhuskers]]
|-
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| team2logo = Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.svg
| '''Trophy Originated'''
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| sport =
| 2011
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| firstmeeting = November 26, 1891
|-
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| mostrecent = November 23, 2018
| '''First Meeting'''
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| nextmeeting = November 29, 2019
| 1891 (Iowa 22-0)
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| total = 49
|-
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| series = Nebraska leads, 29–17–3
| '''Last Meeting'''
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| largestvictory = Nebraska, 57–0 (1980)
| 2012 (Nebraska 13-7)
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| longeststreak = Nebraska, 8 (1931–41)
|-
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| longestunbeatenstreak =
| '''Next Meeting'''
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| currentstreak = Iowa, 4 (2015–present)
| November 30, 2013
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| currentunbeatenstreak =
|-
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| trophy = Heroes Trophy
| '''All Time Series'''
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| trophy series =
| Nebraska, 28–12–3
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| stadiums =
|-
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| map_location = USA Midwest
| '''Trophy Series'''
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| map_width = 225
| Nebraska, 2–0
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| map_label1 = '''[[University of Iowa|Iowa]]'''
|-
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| map_mark1 = Yellow pog.svg
| '''Current Streak'''
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| map_label1_position = right
| Nebraska, 5
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| coordinates1 = {{coord|41.65|-91.533333}}
|-
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| map_label2 = '''[[University of Nebraska–Lincoln|Nebraska]]'''
| '''Longest Winning Streak'''
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| map_mark2 = Red pog.svg
| Nebraska, 8 (1931–41)
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| map_label2_position = left
|-
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| coordinates2 = {{coord|40.820180|-96.706990}}
| '''Largest Victory'''
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| map_caption = Locations in the Midwestern United States
| Nebraska 57, Iowa 0<br />September 20, 1980
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}}
|-
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The '''Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry'''<ref>{{cite news|title=Rivalry results: Iowa-Nebraska football|newspaper=Sioux City Journal|date=November 24, 2017|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=https://siouxcityjournal.com/coffee_break/rivalry-results-iowa-nebraska-football/article_7ccfd9e5-502b-53b6-a4fe-f6eb3b14b19a.html}}</ref><ref name="Looking Back">{{cite news|title=Looking back at the Nebraska-Iowa rivalry |newspaper=Daily Nebraskan|location=Lincoln, Nebraska|date=November 22, 2018|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=http://www.dailynebraskan.com/sports/looking-back-at-the-nebraska-iowa-rivalry/article_bd4283d0-ee05-11e8-aa71-dfbe5b4e4d74.html}}</ref><ref name="Return in 2020">{{cite news|title=Nebraska's Black Friday rivalry game with Iowa will return in 2022|newspaper=Omaha World-Herald|date=August 30, 2018|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=https://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/nebraska-s-black-friday-rivalry-game-with-iowa-will-return/article_ff2d59da-f4e8-5810-b58c-e0cc613c23d6.html}}</ref> is an American [[college football]] [[college rivalry|rivalry]] between the [[Iowa Hawkeyes football|Iowa Hawkeyes]] and [[Nebraska Cornhuskers football|Nebraska Cornhuskers]]. The rivalry is usually held on the Friday after Thanksgiving.
| '''Highest Scoring Game'''
 
| Nebraska 52, Iowa 7<br />November 20, 1915
 
|-
 
|}
 
   
The '''Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry''' is an American [[college football]] [[college rivalry|rivalry]] between the [[Iowa Hawkeyes football]] team of the [[University of Iowa]] and [[Nebraska Cornhuskers football]] team of the [[University of Nebraska]]. The Heroes Trophy is the trophy that is awarded to the winner of the game.
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==History==
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The two schools met often throughout the 1890s and the first half of the 20th century, but played only six times in the second half. Following Nebraska's move to the [[Big Ten Conference]] in 2011, the teams again meet annually. The Heroes Trophy has been awarded to the winner of the game since 2011. Nebraska leads the all-time series 29–17–3.
   
Nebraska leads the all-time series between the two schools at 28–12–3.
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The proximity of the two teams played an important role in the early days of the game, with exclusive trains running between Iowa City and Lincoln to allow fans to travel.<ref>{{cite news|title=A Battle Royal Thanksgiving Day|newspaper=Omaha Daily Bee|location=Omaha, Nebraska|date=November 12, 1893|page=10|accessdate=September 12, 2016|url=https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6607276/a_battle_royal_thanksgiving_day_omaha/}}</ref> The first meeting of the series, which occurred on Thanksgiving day in Omaha, Nebraska, was the first game Iowa had ever played outside of its home state.<ref name="Looking Back" /> Other notable games during the 20th century occurred during the 4-year renewal of the rivalry in 1979-1982.<ref>{{cite news|title=Huskers stand tall over Hawkeyes in all-time series|newspaper=Omaha World-Herald|date=November 20, 2017|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=https://www.omaha.com/huskers/blogs/huskers-stand-tall-over-hawkeyes-in-all-time-series/article_de9a80b6-b02a-11e6-85fd-7bd60353fd2d.html}}</ref> In the 1979 meeting, #7 Nebraska prevailed over unranked Iowa after overcoming a two-touchdown deficit late in the third quarter, which resulted in a standing ovation from fans of both teams.<ref>{{cite news|title=NU-Iowa Grit Gets Standing Ovation|newspaper=Omaha World-Herald|date=September 22, 1979|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=https://dataomaha.com/huskers/history/game/1979-9-22-iowa}}</ref> In the 1981 meeting, Nebraska wasn't so lucky as unranked Iowa upset #7 Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium in what legendary Iowa coach [[Hayden Fry]] called "the biggest win since I’ve been here."<ref>{{cite news|title=Hawkeyes Paint the Big Red Blue|newspaper=Omaha World-Herald|date=September 12, 1981|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=https://dataomaha.com/huskers/history/game/1981-9-12-iowa}}</ref>
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After Nebraska moved to the [[Big Ten Conference]], the teams have played annually on the Friday following [[Thanksgiving]]. Starting in 2011, the game was referred to as the "Heroes Game" and the Heroes Trophy was awarded to the winner of the game. The Heroes game, which is sponsored by Hy-Vee, is used to recognize individuals from each state for acts of heroism in their communities.<ref>{{cite news|title=Heroes Game|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=https://www.hy-vee.com/corporate/our-company/community/heroes-game/}}</ref> In 2017 it was announced by the Big Ten Conference that in 2020 and 2021, the game would not take place on the Friday following Thanksgiving.<ref>{{cite news|title=NU-Iowa leaving Black Friday after 2019; rivalry rotation likely|newspaper=Lincoln Journal Star|date=September 12, 2017|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/nu-iowa-leaving-black-friday-after-rivalry-rotation-likely/article_a3c8fc08-1a20-50ee-9aba-fd719fba94d8.html}}</ref> After significant opposition from fans, Nebraska athletic director [[Bill Moos]] made it a priority to restore the game to the Friday after Thanksgiving; accordingly, the Big Ten has scheduled the Iowa-Nebraska game for the Friday after Thanksgiving for all future post-2021 games through 2025.<ref name="Return in 2020" /><ref>{{cite news|title=Moos says of NU-Iowa becoming permanent on Black Friday: 'Not quite there but close'|newspaper=Lincoln Journal Star|date=May 6, 2018|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/moos-says-of-nu-iowa-becoming-permanent-on-black-friday/article_48357c16-c3db-5597-aec7-07c7bbacc119.html}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|title=Bill Moos Wants Iowa, Black Friday Game to Remain a Husker Tradition|newspaper=Hail Varsity|date=November 21, 2017|accessdate=November 23, 2018|url=https://hailvarsity.com/s/2777/bill-moos-wants-iowa-black-friday-game-to-remain-a-husker-tradition}}</ref>
   
 
==Game results==
 
==Game results==
The winning team is in '''bold''' text. Years of an Iowa win are in <span style="color:black;">██</span> black. Years of a Nebraska win are in <span style="color:#CE1126;">██</span> red. Years of a tie or a vacated game are in white.
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{{Sports rivalry series table
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| format = compact | cols = 2 | series_summary = yes
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| team1 = Iowa
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| team1style = {{NCAA secondary color cell|Iowa Hawkeyes}}
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| team2 = Nebraska
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| team2style = {{NCAA color cell|Nebraska Cornhuskers}}
   
=== Pre-Big Ten Era ===
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| November 26, 1891 | Omaha, NE | Iowa | 22 | Nebraska | 0
The two schools met often throughout the 1890s and the first half of the 20th century, however they only played each other six times in the second half of the 20th century.
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| November 24, 1892 | Omaha, NE | Nebraska | 10 | Iowa | 10
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| November 30, 1893 | Omaha, NE | Nebraska | 20 | Iowa | 18
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| November 29, 1894 | Omaha, NE | Nebraska | 36 | Iowa | 0
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| November 28, 1895 | Omaha, NE | Nebraska | 6 | Iowa | 0
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| November 26, 1896 | Omaha, NE | Nebraska | 0 | Iowa | 0
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| November 28, 1896 | Omaha, NE | Iowa | 6 | Nebraska | 0
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| November 25, 1897 | Council Bluffs, IA | Nebraska | 6 | Iowa | 0
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| November 24, 1898 | Council Bluffs, IA | Iowa | 6 | Nebraska | 5
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| November 4, 1899 | Omaha, NE | Iowa | 30 | Nebraska | 0
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| October 31, 1903 | Iowa City, IA | Nebraska | 17 | Iowa | 6
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| November 5, 1904 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 17 | Iowa | 12
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| October 31, 1908 | Iowa City, IA | Nebraska | 11 | Iowa | 8
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| October 23, 1909 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 6 | Iowa | 6
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| November 22, 1913 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 12 | Iowa | 0
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| November 21, 1914 | Iowa City, IA | Nebraska | 16 | Iowa | 7
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| November 20, 1915 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 52 | Iowa | 7
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| November 25, 1916 | Iowa City, IA | Nebraska | 34 | Iowa | 17
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| October 13, 1917 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 47 | Iowa | 0
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| October 5, 1918 | Lincoln, NE | Iowa | 12 | Nebraska | 0
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| October 4, 1919 | Iowa City, IA | Iowa | 18 | Nebraska | 0
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| November 22, 1930 | Iowa City, IA | Iowa | 12 | Nebraska | 7
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| November 7, 1931 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 7 | Iowa | 0
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| November 5, 1932 | Iowa City, IA | Nebraska | 14 | Iowa | 13
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| November 25, 1933 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 7 | Iowa | 6
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| October 13, 1934 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 14 | Iowa | 13
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| November 20, 1937 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 28 | Iowa | 0
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| November 19, 1938 | Iowa City, IA | Nebraska | 14 | Iowa | 0
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| November 9, 1940 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 14 | Iowa | 6
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| November 22, 1941 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 14 | Iowa | 13
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| September 26, 1942 | Iowa City, IA | Iowa | 27 | Nebraska | 0
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| November 20, 1943 | Lincoln, NE | Iowa | 33 | Nebraska | 13
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| November 4, 1944 | Iowa City, IA | Iowa | 27 | Nebraska | 6
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| November 24, 1945 | Lincoln, NE | Nebraska | 13 | Iowa | 6
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| October 10, 1946 | Iowa City, IA | Iowa | 21 | Nebraska | 7
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| September 22, 1979 | Iowa City, IA | #7 Nebraska | 24 | Iowa | 21
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| September 20, 1980 | Lincoln, NE | #6 Nebraska | 57 | Iowa | 0
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| September 12, 1981 | Iowa City, IA | Iowa | 10 | #7 Nebraska | 7
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| September 11, 1982 | Lincoln, NE | #3 Nebraska | 42 | Iowa | 7
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| September 4, 1999 | Iowa City, IA | #5 Nebraska | 42 | Iowa | 7
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| September 23, 2000 | Lincoln, NE | #1 Nebraska | 42 | Iowa | 13
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| November 25, 2011 | Lincoln, NE | #22 Nebraska | 20 | Iowa | 7
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| November 23, 2012 | Iowa City, IA | #17 Nebraska | 13 | Iowa | 7
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| November 29, 2013 | Lincoln, NE | Iowa | 38 | Nebraska | 17
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| November 28, 2014 | Iowa City, IA | Nebraska | 37 | Iowa | 34<sup>OT</sup>
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| November 27, 2015 | Lincoln, NE | #3 Iowa | 28 | Nebraska | 20
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| November 25, 2016 | Iowa City, IA | Iowa | 40 | #16 Nebraska | 10
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| November 24, 2017 | Lincoln, NE | Iowa | 56 | Nebraska | 14
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| November 23, 2018 | Iowa City, IA | Iowa| 31 | Nebraska | 28
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}}
   
{| class="wikitable"
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== See also ==
!style="background: #e3e3e3;"|Date
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* [[List of NCAA college football rivalry games]]
!style="background: #e3e3e3;"|Site
 
!style="background: #e3e3e3;" colspan=2|Winning team
 
!style="background: #e3e3e3;" colspan=2|Losing team
 
!style="background: #e3e3e3;"|Series
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|&nbsp;November 26, 1891&nbsp; || &nbsp;&nbsp;Omaha, NE&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''||&nbsp;'''22'''&nbsp; || align=left|Nebraska&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||&nbsp;0&nbsp;
 
|Iowa 1–0
 
|-align=center style=
 
|November 24, 1892 || Omaha, NE
 
|align=left|Nebraska&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| 10 || align=left|Iowa||10
 
|Iowa 1–0–1
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 30, 1893 || Omaha, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''20''' || align=left|Iowa||18
 
|Tied 1–1–1
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 29, 1894 || Omaha, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''36''' || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 2–1–1
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 28, 1895 || Omaha, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''6''' || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 3–1–1
 
|-align=center style=
 
|November 26, 1896 || Omaha, NE
 
|align=left|Nebraska&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| 0 || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 3–1–2
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|November 28, 1896 || Omaha, NE
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''6''' || align=left|Nebraska||0
 
|Nebraska 3–2–2
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 25, 1897 || Council Bluffs, IA
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''6''' || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 4–2–2
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|November 24, 1898 || Council Bluffs, IA
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''6''' || align=left|Nebraska||5
 
|Nebraska 4–3–2
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|November 4, 1899 || Omaha, NE
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''30''' || align=left|Nebraska||0
 
|Tied 4–4–2
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|October 31, 1903 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''17''' || align=left|Iowa||6
 
|Nebraska 5–4–2
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 5, 1904 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''17''' || align=left|Iowa||12
 
|Nebraska 6–4–2
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|October 31, 1908 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''11''' || align=left|Iowa||8
 
|Nebraska 7–4–2
 
|-align=center style=
 
|October 23, 1909 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|Nebraska&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| 6 || align=left|Iowa||6
 
|Nebraska 7–4–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 22, 1913 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''12''' || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 8–4–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 21, 1914 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''16''' || align=left|Iowa||7
 
|Nebraska 9–4–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 20, 1915 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''52''' || align=left|Iowa||7
 
|Nebraska 10–4–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 25, 1916 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''34''' || align=left|Iowa||17
 
|Nebraska 11–4–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|October 13, 1917 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''47''' || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 12–4–3
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|October 5, 1918 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''12''' || align=left|Nebraska||0
 
|Nebraska 12–5–3
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|October 4, 1919 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''18''' || align=left|Nebraska||0
 
|Nebraska 12–6–3
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|November 22, 1930 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''12''' || align=left|Nebraska||7
 
|Nebraska 12–7–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 7, 1931 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''7''' || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 13–7–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 5, 1932 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''14''' || align=left|Iowa||13
 
|Nebraska 14–7–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 25, 1933 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''7''' || align=left|Iowa||6
 
|Nebraska 15–7–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|October 13, 1934 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''14''' || align=left|Iowa||13
 
|Nebraska 16–7–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 20, 1937 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''28''' || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 17–7–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 19, 1938 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''14''' || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 18–7–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 9, 1940 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''14''' || align=left|Iowa||6
 
|Nebraska 19–7–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 22, 1941 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''14''' || align=left|Iowa||13
 
|Nebraska 20–7–3
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|September 26, 1942 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''27''' || align=left|Nebraska||0
 
|Nebraska 20–8–3
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|November 20, 1943 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''33''' || align=left|Nebraska||13
 
|Nebraska 20–9–3
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|November 4, 1944 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''27''' || align=left|Nebraska||6
 
|Nebraska 20–10–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|November 24, 1945 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''13''' || align=left|Iowa||6
 
|Nebraska 21–10–3
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|October 10, 1946 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''21''' || align=left|Nebraska||7
 
|Nebraska 21–11–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|September 22, 1979 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''#7 Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''24''' || align=left|Iowa||21
 
|Nebraska 22–11–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|September 20, 1980 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''#6 Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''57''' || align=left|Iowa||0
 
|Nebraska 23–11–3
 
|-align=center style="background: black; color:#FFD700;"
 
|September 12, 1981 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''Iowa'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;|| '''10''' || align=left| #7 Nebraska||7
 
|Nebraska 23–12–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|September 11, 1982 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|'''#3 Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''42''' || align=left|Iowa||7
 
|Nebraska 24–12–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|September 4, 1999 || Iowa City, IA
 
|align=left|'''#5 Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''42''' || align=left|Iowa||7
 
|Nebraska 25–12–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|September 23, 2000 || Lincoln, NE
 
|align=left|<nowiki>#</nowiki>1 '''Nebraska'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||'''42''' || align=left|Iowa||13
 
|Nebraska 26–12–3
 
|}
 
 
=== Heroes Trophy Era ===
 
Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011. As Iowa and Nebraska are both in the Legends Division, this game will be played every year.
 
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
!style="background: #e3e3e3;"|Date
 
!style="background: #e3e3e3;"|Site
 
!style="background: #e3e3e3;" colspan=2|Winning team
 
!style="background: #e3e3e3;" colspan=2|Losing team
 
!style="background: #e3e3e3;"|Series
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|&nbsp;November 25, 2011&nbsp; || &nbsp;&nbsp;Lincoln, NE&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
|align=left|<nowiki>#</nowiki>22 '''Nebraska'''||&nbsp;'''20'''&nbsp; || align=left|Iowa&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||&nbsp;7&nbsp;
 
|Nebraska 27–12–3
 
|-align=center style="background:#CE1126; color:#FFFDD0;"
 
|&nbsp;November 23, 2012&nbsp; || &nbsp;&nbsp;Iowa City, IA&nbsp;&nbsp;
 
|align=left|<nowiki>#</nowiki>17 '''Nebraska'''||&nbsp;'''13'''&nbsp; || align=left|Iowa&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;||&nbsp;7&nbsp;
 
|Nebraska 28–12–3
 
|}
 
 
==See also==
 
* Other Iowa traveling trophies:
 
** [[Cy-Hawk Trophy]] (with [[Iowa State Cyclones football|Iowa State]])
 
** [[Floyd of Rosedale]] (with [[Minnesota Golden Gophers football|Minnesota]])
 
** [[Heartland Trophy]] (with [[Wisconsin Badgers football|Wisconsin]])
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/bigten/nebraska/opponents_records.php?teamid=1532 Iowa-Nebraska series history]
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* [http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/nebraska/opponents_records.php?teamid=1532 Iowa–Nebraska series history]
   
 
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Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry
The Heroes Game logo.svg
First contestedNovember 26, 1891
Number of meetings49
Most recent meetingNovember 23, 2018
Next meetingNovember 29, 2019
All-time seriesNebraska leads, 29–17–3
Largest victoryNebraska, 57–0 (1980)
Longest win streakNebraska, 8 (1931–41)
Current streakIowa, 4 (2015–present)

The Iowa–Nebraska football rivalry[1][2][3] is an American college football rivalry between the Iowa Hawkeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers. The rivalry is usually held on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

History

The two schools met often throughout the 1890s and the first half of the 20th century, but played only six times in the second half. Following Nebraska's move to the Big Ten Conference in 2011, the teams again meet annually. The Heroes Trophy has been awarded to the winner of the game since 2011. Nebraska leads the all-time series 29–17–3.

The proximity of the two teams played an important role in the early days of the game, with exclusive trains running between Iowa City and Lincoln to allow fans to travel.[4] The first meeting of the series, which occurred on Thanksgiving day in Omaha, Nebraska, was the first game Iowa had ever played outside of its home state.[2] Other notable games during the 20th century occurred during the 4-year renewal of the rivalry in 1979-1982.[5] In the 1979 meeting, #7 Nebraska prevailed over unranked Iowa after overcoming a two-touchdown deficit late in the third quarter, which resulted in a standing ovation from fans of both teams.[6] In the 1981 meeting, Nebraska wasn't so lucky as unranked Iowa upset #7 Nebraska at Kinnick Stadium in what legendary Iowa coach Hayden Fry called "the biggest win since I’ve been here."[7]

After Nebraska moved to the Big Ten Conference, the teams have played annually on the Friday following Thanksgiving. Starting in 2011, the game was referred to as the "Heroes Game" and the Heroes Trophy was awarded to the winner of the game. The Heroes game, which is sponsored by Hy-Vee, is used to recognize individuals from each state for acts of heroism in their communities.[8] In 2017 it was announced by the Big Ten Conference that in 2020 and 2021, the game would not take place on the Friday following Thanksgiving.[9] After significant opposition from fans, Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos made it a priority to restore the game to the Friday after Thanksgiving; accordingly, the Big Ten has scheduled the Iowa-Nebraska game for the Friday after Thanksgiving for all future post-2021 games through 2025.[3][10][11]

Game results

Iowa victoriesNebraska victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 November 26, 1891 Omaha, NE Iowa 22–0
2 November 24, 1892 Omaha, NE Tie10–10
3 November 30, 1893 Omaha, NE Nebraska 20–18
4 November 29, 1894 Omaha, NE Nebraska 36–0
5 November 28, 1895 Omaha, NE Nebraska 6–0
6 November 26, 1896 Omaha, NE Tie0–0
7 November 28, 1896 Omaha, NE Iowa 6–0
8 November 25, 1897 Council Bluffs, IA Nebraska 6–0
9 November 24, 1898 Council Bluffs, IA Iowa 6–5
10 November 4, 1899 Omaha, NE Iowa 30–0
11 October 31, 1903 Iowa City, IA Nebraska 17–6
12 November 5, 1904 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 17–12
13 October 31, 1908 Iowa City, IA Nebraska 11–8
14 October 23, 1909 Lincoln, NE Tie6–6
15 November 22, 1913 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 12–0
16 November 21, 1914 Iowa City, IA Nebraska 16–7
17 November 20, 1915 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 52–7
18 November 25, 1916 Iowa City, IA Nebraska 34–17
19 October 13, 1917 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 47–0
20 October 5, 1918 Lincoln, NE Iowa 12–0
21 October 4, 1919 Iowa City, IA Iowa 18–0
22 November 22, 1930 Iowa City, IA Iowa 12–7
23 November 7, 1931 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 7–0
24 November 5, 1932 Iowa City, IA Nebraska 14–13
25 November 25, 1933 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 7–6
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
26 October 13, 1934 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 14–13
27 November 20, 1937 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 28–0
28 November 19, 1938 Iowa City, IA Nebraska 14–0
29 November 9, 1940 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 14–6
30 November 22, 1941 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 14–13
31 September 26, 1942 Iowa City, IA Iowa 27–0
32 November 20, 1943 Lincoln, NE Iowa 33–13
33 November 4, 1944 Iowa City, IA Iowa 27–6
34 November 24, 1945 Lincoln, NE Nebraska 13–6
35 October 10, 1946 Iowa City, IA Iowa 21–7
36 September 22, 1979 Iowa City, IA #7 Nebraska 24–21
37 September 20, 1980 Lincoln, NE #6 Nebraska 57–0
38 September 12, 1981 Iowa City, IA Iowa 10–7
39 September 11, 1982 Lincoln, NE #3 Nebraska 42–7
40 September 4, 1999 Iowa City, IA #5 Nebraska 42–7
41 September 23, 2000 Lincoln, NE #1 Nebraska 42–13
42 November 25, 2011 Lincoln, NE #22 Nebraska 20–7
43 November 23, 2012 Iowa City, IA #17 Nebraska 13–7
44 November 29, 2013 Lincoln, NE Iowa 38–17
45 November 28, 2014 Iowa City, IA Nebraska 37–34OT
46 November 27, 2015 Lincoln, NE #3 Iowa 28–20
47 November 25, 2016 Iowa City, IA Iowa 40–10
48 November 24, 2017 Lincoln, NE Iowa 56–14
49 November 23, 2018 Iowa City, IA Iowa31–28
Series: Nebraska leads 29–17–3

See also

References

  1. "Rivalry results: Iowa-Nebraska football". Sioux City Journal. November 24, 2017. https://siouxcityjournal.com/coffee_break/rivalry-results-iowa-nebraska-football/article_7ccfd9e5-502b-53b6-a4fe-f6eb3b14b19a.html. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Looking back at the Nebraska-Iowa rivalry". Daily Nebraskan (Lincoln, Nebraska). November 22, 2018. http://www.dailynebraskan.com/sports/looking-back-at-the-nebraska-iowa-rivalry/article_bd4283d0-ee05-11e8-aa71-dfbe5b4e4d74.html. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Nebraska's Black Friday rivalry game with Iowa will return in 2022". Omaha World-Herald. August 30, 2018. https://www.omaha.com/huskers/football/nebraska-s-black-friday-rivalry-game-with-iowa-will-return/article_ff2d59da-f4e8-5810-b58c-e0cc613c23d6.html. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  4. "A Battle Royal Thanksgiving Day". Omaha Daily Bee (Omaha, Nebraska): p. 10. November 12, 1893. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/6607276/a_battle_royal_thanksgiving_day_omaha/. Retrieved September 12, 2016.
  5. "Huskers stand tall over Hawkeyes in all-time series". Omaha World-Herald. November 20, 2017. https://www.omaha.com/huskers/blogs/huskers-stand-tall-over-hawkeyes-in-all-time-series/article_de9a80b6-b02a-11e6-85fd-7bd60353fd2d.html. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  6. "NU-Iowa Grit Gets Standing Ovation". Omaha World-Herald. September 22, 1979. https://dataomaha.com/huskers/history/game/1979-9-22-iowa. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  7. "Hawkeyes Paint the Big Red Blue". Omaha World-Herald. September 12, 1981. https://dataomaha.com/huskers/history/game/1981-9-12-iowa. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  8. "Heroes Game". https://www.hy-vee.com/corporate/our-company/community/heroes-game/. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  9. "NU-Iowa leaving Black Friday after 2019; rivalry rotation likely". Lincoln Journal Star. September 12, 2017. https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/nu-iowa-leaving-black-friday-after-rivalry-rotation-likely/article_a3c8fc08-1a20-50ee-9aba-fd719fba94d8.html. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  10. "Moos says of NU-Iowa becoming permanent on Black Friday: 'Not quite there but close'". Lincoln Journal Star. May 6, 2018. https://journalstar.com/sports/huskers/football/moos-says-of-nu-iowa-becoming-permanent-on-black-friday/article_48357c16-c3db-5597-aec7-07c7bbacc119.html. Retrieved November 23, 2018.
  11. "Bill Moos Wants Iowa, Black Friday Game to Remain a Husker Tradition". Hail Varsity. November 21, 2017. https://hailvarsity.com/s/2777/bill-moos-wants-iowa-black-friday-game-to-remain-a-husker-tradition. Retrieved November 23, 2018.

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