SEASON RECAP. If you've missed any of Iowa's previous victories you can review the game recap and notes here:
- Iowa vs. Northern Illinois
- Iowa at Iowa State
- Iowa vs. Minnesota
- Iowa vs. Michigan State
- Iowa at Ohio State
- Iowa vs. Northwestern
- Iowa vs. Wisconsin
- Iowa at Purdue
- Iowa vs. Michigan
THE HAWKEYES PLAY IN THE HERO'S GAME. The entire nation tuned in for #2 Iowa at #5 Nebraska in Lincoln. Tom Osborne led his Huskers onto the field wearing his traditional Apex windbreaker as the stadium rocked to Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise. The stage was set. Which team will prevail?
The Hawkeyes marched right down the field the opening drive and The Juggernaut punched in a touchdown from four yards away. The Huskers confused Iowa a little bit with a new 5-2 defensive look. Still, Iowa had no trouble drawing first blood and the score was 7-0.
The Huskers returned the next kick forty yards and had excellent field position to start their opening drive. Tom Osborne sent out his offense and after a brief huddle them came to the line in a wishbone formation. Quarterback Taylor Martinearz took the snap and after a fake hand off to the fullback tried to run around the end of the line. It appeared Osborne was going to try and beat the Hawkeyes with an offense that's 25 years past it's prime.
The option attack did little against a tough Hawkeye defense as they plugged the middle, covered the pitch man and smothered Martinearz when he tried to keep it himself.