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Iowa Football: Hawkeye Fan Confidence Grows As Big Ten Brings Back Fall Schedule

Turns out having a schedule boosts fan excitement.

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Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes are ready to get back to business.
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While the Big Ten won’t be kicking off this weekend with the rest of the country, there are at least games on the calendar. It appears that was enough to get fans excited again for Iowa football.

According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, Iowa fan confidence ticked up after the conference announced its plans to return to play. This week, 88% of Hawkeyes fans said they are confident in the program, up from 70% a week ago.

The Hawkeyes are still a month away from their first game on the road against Purdue so it will be interesting to see how that trends as the season gets closer, especially now that the Boilermakers have star receiver Rondale Moore back in the fold.

For Iowa fans who don’t want to wait that long before they dive in head-first to college football, there is a strong slate of games this weekend (you can see the full listing, including where to watch them here). According to fans, they are most excited to see Florida State at #12 Miami on Saturday.

Despite the excitement in this particular game, 79% of fans said no, Miami is NOT back. That makes 21% of fans wrong.

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