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Iowa Hawkeyes
Big Ten Conference
Iowa City, Iowa
Black and Gold
Head Coaches
CFP National Championships
Conference Championships

The Iowa Hawkeyes football team represents the University of Iowa in NFCAA. The Hawkeyes compete in the West division of the Big Ten Conference. The school colors are black and gold. The mascot is Herky the Hawk, introduced in 1948.


Overall Record: 7-1

Bowl Record: 0-0

Record vs Top 25: 4-0

Record vs Top 10: 2-0


2018 Season[edit]

This was the inaugural season for Fake College Football (fCFB). James Pablano was hired by Iowa early on. He was the eighth coach hired in the country and the third in the Big Ten Conference.


Week Loc Opp Score Game Thread
1 vs #3 Alabama 20-7 W Alabama v Iowa
2 vs #8 Iowa State 34-27 (OT) W Iowa State v Iowa
3 @ Virginia 27-7 W Iowa v Virginia
4 @ #23 Penn State 25-21 W Iowa v Penn State
5 @ #24 Illinois 31-27 W Iowa v Illinois
6 vs Northwestern 31-7 W Northwestern v Iowa
7 vs. UCLA 21-24 L UCLA v Iowa
8 vs Maryland 47-13 W Maryland v Iowa
9 @ Purdue - Awaiting game thread
10 @ Minnesota - Awaiting game thread
11 vs Wisconsin - Awaiting game thread
12 vs Nebraska - Awaiting game thread

Poll Position

Week Coaches' Playoff
1 NR (62 votes)
2 NR (75 votes)
3 #17
4 #10
5 #6
6 #4
7 #3
8 #4
9 #1

Rivalry Games[edit]

Cy-Hawk Trophy (Iowa State)[edit]

One of the top non-conference rivalry games in the country, the Cy-Hawk Trophy is fought over in week 2 of each season. Both original coaches are from the original 10. Expect each game to be hard fought no matter what the expectations for either team are before the season.

2018 Game

The first fCFB meeting between the in-state rivals brought together the 8th ranked Cyclones and still unranked Hawkeyes. Iowa had defeated pre-season number 3 Alabama but the game did not finish so many voters were uncertain of Iowa's fortitude. Iowa State had defeated Illinois in Week 1 and was ready to earn back the number 1 ranking.

Iowa made the first big move of the game, intercepting a pass and taking over in Iowa State territory. However, the Cyclone defense held and blocked a field goal attempt. Following a couple of punts, the Cyclones coughed up a fumble and the Hawkeyes took over. Four plays later Iowa ran in the endzone and took a 7-0 lead. Iowa forced a Cyclone punt and ran out the first half.

The second half's first play from scrimmage was a 50 yard touchdown run for Iowa State and the score was tied 7-7. Iowa tried to respond by eventually going for it on 4th and 3 but did not convert. The Hawkeye defense was stout and forced a punt. A 61 yard touchdown pass by Iowa with 73 seconds left in the 3rd gave the home team a 14-7 lead. Following a three and out, the Cyclones had their punt blocked into the endzone and recovered by Iowa. A missed PAT left the door ajar and the score was 20-7. Iowa State closed out the quarter with a touchdown of their own and the final quarter started with a score of 20-14.

Iowa State's defense came out looking for a stop and found a third down fumble. The Cyclones converted one 4th down and then another to score a touchdown with 4:04 remaining. However, Iowa State also missed the extra point, knotting the game at 20. Iowa took the ball 70 yards in two plays and took a 27-20 lead. Iowa State turned the ball over on downs after a couple of third down conversions and Iowa tried to kneel out the clock. However, the Cyclones used their timeouts wisely and got the ball back with 97 yards to go and 37 seconds left. All it took was one play and the score was again tied. Iowa could not move the ball and was forced to punt. However Iowa State could not make another miracle and the game went to overtime.

Iowa started with the ball first and scored in 3 plays. A converted extra point made the score 34-27. The Kinnick crowd was in a fervor and Iowa State took over. On first down the Iowa middle linebacker intercepted the pass and collapsed to the ground as his teammates swarmed him. The game was over and Iowa hoisted the Cy-Hawk trophy in victory.

Floyd of Rosedale (Minnesota)[edit]

Heroes Trophy (Nebraska)[edit]

Heartland Trophy (Wisconsin)[edit]