The Iowa football team has a rather weak home schedule for the first time in a while. Here’s how each game stacks up against the rest.
For the first time in quite some time, the Iowa football team’s 2019 home schedule is fairly weak in terms of the quality of opponents. Their road schedule is extremely challenging with road trips to Ames, Ann Arbor, Madison, and Lincoln.
Several of the game times have already been announced with the opener against Miami (Ohio) set for a 6:30 pm kickoff. It’s kind of strange to make this one a night game given the opponent, but it should still be a fun atmosphere for fans begging for Hawkeye football to return.
The only other home game times that are known right now are Rutgers in Week 2 and Purdue Week 8 with both of those set for an 11 am kickoff time. The Hawkeyes have a bye weeks after the Iowa State game and after the Northwestern game later in the season.
If the Iowa football team can take care of business at home and surprise some folks on the road, they should finish with a really solid record. Kirk Ferentz and his team are looking to build off a good 9-4 season, which was capped with an Outback Bowl victory of Mississippi State.
The Iowa football team is riding a two-game bowl game win streak and they have the talent to make it three in a row. As noted, their home schedule is fairly easy this season. Let’s rank each game at Kinnick Stadium from worst to first.