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2006 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Preview

2006 Iowa Hawkeyes season preview from Maddux Sports. Features an indepth look at the team, some info about the university, and the 2006 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule. When you go to handicap NCAA football in 2006 consider using Maddux's College football spread picks for the added edge over your bookie this year. In addition don't forget to bookmark our free live College odds feed for the upcoming season.

Coach: Kirk Ferentz (8th year at Iowa)
Team Name: Hawkeyes
2005 Overall Record: 7-5
2005 Big 10 Conference Record 5-3
Returning Starters: 14

Last season, due to novice mistakes, Iowa lost five games. This year, with senior quarterback Drew Tate (219 COMP, 352 ATT, 2,828 YDS, 22 TDs, 7 INTS) once again at the helm and a defense with loads more experience and smarts, this team could go 11 and 1.

Along with touting one of the best passers in the game, the Hawkeyes feature one of the finest running backs in the person of Albert Young (249 CARR, 1,334 YDS, 8 TDS). On the receiving end, Iowa lost some of their key players, including Ed Hinkel and Clinton Solomon.

Three starters are back on the offensive line, which looks exceptionally solid for 2006.

The defensive line had holes in it at the start of the season but got much better as the season progressed. Both ends and tackles gained a whole lot of practical knowledge in 2005. Junior DE Kenny Iwebema sacked 7 last season, expect the same and more this year.

Adam Shada did not start at corner, but he had 3 interceptions during limited playing time. He’s back with Charles Godfrey opposite him. The safety positions are manned by two seniors and are secure.

This team should excel in 2006 and land a spot in its fifth bowl game in five years. Look for a lot of offense and much better “D.” Games that can go either way include Michigan and Wisconsin. If they win those and somehow manage to beat Ohio State, they’ll be 12 - 0.

Iowa Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Road
Sep 2
Montana
Home
Sep 9
Syracuse
Road
Sep 16
Iowa State
Home
Sep 23
Illinois
Road
Sep 30
Ohio State
Home
Oct 7
Purdue
Home
Oct 14
Indiana
Road
Oct 21
Michigan
Road
Oct 28
Northern IL
Home
Nov 4
Northwestern
Home
Nov 11
Wisconsin
Home
Nov 18
Minnesota
Road

 

For more info on this years 06 Iowa football team visit the Hawkeyes official athletic site, or read up on their competition via all of the big 10 team previews below.

 

2006 Big 10 Football Previews

Listed below are the individual team breaks downs for each university in the Big 10 Conference. If you click on the schools links you can find the 2006 football preview for each Big 10 school. To return to the main 2006 NCAA football preview page you may click here at anytime.

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