Latest Kirk Ferentz News

Hutch for Heisman? Jim Harbaugh stumps for Michigan star DE

Nov. 29, 2021 18:00 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Hutch for Heisman? Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is stumping for defensive end Aidan Hutchinson to win the Heisman Trophy after he starred in a win over Ohio State that put the second-ranked Wolverines in the Big Ten championship game and national...

No. 17 Iowa's rally deals Huskers another heartbreaking loss

Nov. 26, 2021 19:03 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Iowa once again did what Nebraska has been unable to do all season, and that's why the Hawkeyes own at least a share of a Big Ten West title and the Cornhuskers head into winter off their worst year since 1957. Spencer Petras ran for a 2-yard...

Huskers seek breakthrough to ruin No. 17 Iowa's West hopes

Nov. 25, 2021 03:25 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is looking for a happy ending to a disappointing season. And nothing would make the Cornhuskers happier than beating No. 17 Iowa on Friday to end a six-game losing streak in the border battle. The Huskers (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten) might as well...

No. 17 Hawkeyes will try for 7th straight win over Nebraska

Nov. 24, 2021 15:47 PM EST

No. 17 Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten, No. 16 CFP) at Nebraska (3-8, 1-7), Friday at 1:30 p.m. EST (Big Ten Network). Line: Iowa by 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Nebraska leads 29-19-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Hawkeyes' Johnson is next Nebraskan out to knock off Huskers

Nov. 23, 2021 19:27 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has owned the series against Nebraska in the 10 years since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten, and recruits the Hawkeyes pulled out of the state immediately to their west have played major roles in the run. Four Nebraskans have been Iowa...

Jones' kick return lifts No. 18 Iowa past Illinois 33-23

Nov. 20, 2021 19:48 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Charlie Jones ran the length of the field, and then kept running. Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 18 Iowa’s first touchdown and the Hawkeyes went on to beat Illinois 33-23 on Saturday. Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) was...

Without Bielema, Illini out to end No. 18 Iowa's dominance

Nov. 18, 2021 03:11 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa-Illinois football rivalry is nothing like it was decades ago. The 18th-ranked Hawkeyes head into Saturday's home game on a seven-game win streak in the series. Illinois’ last win came in 2008, and the teams didn’t play again until...

Ferentz not shutting door on Petras' return for No. 18 Iowa

Nov. 16, 2021 17:31 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Alex Padilla is set to make his second straight start at quarterback when No. 18 Iowa hosts Illinois this week. That doesn't mean the Hawkeyes have moved on from Spencer Petras. Coach Kirk Ferentz said Tuesday he'll have to...

Late stops let No. 19 Iowa beat Minnesota 27-22, keep Floyd

Nov. 13, 2021 21:01 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa quarterback Alex Padilla is described by coach Kirk Ferentz as “even-keeled.” That was the approach Ferentz and his staff took with Padilla this week as he prepared to make his first career start Saturday against Minnesota. ...

No. 19 Iowa, Minnesota face off as Big Ten division leaders

Nov. 11, 2021 03:14 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The four-way tie at the top of the Big Ten’s West Division will start to unravel Saturday when No. 19 Iowa hosts Minnesota. The Hawkeyes (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) and Gophers (6-3, 4-2) are joined at the top by Wisconsin and Purdue. Minnesota is in a...