2007 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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2007 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Iowa logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
2007 record 6–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Kirk Ferentz
Offensive coordinator Ken O'Keefe
Defensive coordinator Norm Parker
MVP Mike Humpal
MVP Albert Young}
Captain
Home stadium Kinnick Stadium
(Capacity: 70,585)
Uniform
BigTen-Uniform-Iowa-2006-2008.png
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5/4 Ohio State   7 1         11 2  
#18/19 Michigan   6 2         9 4  
#20/18 Illinois   6 2         9 4  
#24/21 Wisconsin   5 3         9 4  
#NR/25 Penn State   0* 4         0* 4  
Iowa   4 4         6 6  
Purdue   3 5         8 5  
Indiana   3 5         7 6  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         6 6  
Minnesota   0 8         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative

The 2007 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa during the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Heading into the season, several players left the team while several other players ran into criminal allegations. Following a disappointing 2006 season that included losses to Indiana, Northwestern and Minnesota, the team was coached by Kirk Ferentz and played their six home games at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa.

Previous season[edit]

Players prepare to play Montana on September 2, 2006.

Entering 2006 ranked 16th in the AP Poll[1] and 17th in the Coaches Poll,[2] the Hawkeyes had high hopes for the season. Following victories over Montana, Syracuse, Iowa State and Illinois, the Hawkeyes were 4–0 heading into their game with top-ranked Ohio State. With tickets for the game going for US$500 on eBay, the game was hyped as one of the biggest in Kinnick Stadium history.[3] But quarterback Drew Tate threw 3 interceptions, and the Hawkeyes lost 38–17. In total, Iowa had 4 turnovers while Ohio State had zero.[4]

Following the loss to Ohio State, Iowa proceeded to score a season-high 47 points in a victory over Purdue. But the most notable score came during the 4th quarter, when Adam Shada intercepted a Curtis Painter pass and returned it a school record 98-yards for the touchdown.[5] However, Iowa's joy would not last long, as the Hawkeyes were upset by Indiana only a week later. The 31–28 win was Indiana's biggest win since a victory over 9th-ranked Ohio State in 1987.[6]

From there, the season unraveled, and the Hawkeyes lost four of their remaining five games en route to a 6–6 record. The Hawkeyes were not invited to a bowl game following the conclusion of the 2007 season.

Before the season[edit]

On April 20, 2007, it was announced by Ferentz that two players, Ryan Bain and Justin Edwards, were leaving the team. Both are planning on transferring to other schools.[7] Bain, who had 56 career tackles, was later found guilty on charges of disorderly conduct.[8] About two months later, it was announced that Shonn Greene and Amari Spievey were no longer on the team. Greene, a junior running back, had 378 rushing yards and two touchdowns in his career.[9] Another month later, and it was announced that Lucas Cox and Marcus Wilson were leaving the team. Wilson, a sophomore defensive back, played in all 13 games in 2006 and recorded 21 tackles and one interception.[10] Earlier in July, senior defensive back Devan Moylan was given an additional year of eligibility. After suffering a leg injury in the fourth game of 2006 against Illinois, he applied for a medical hardship. Prior to the 2007 season, he had 28 tackles and one interception in his career.[11]

Criminal charges[edit]

On August 20, 2007, two Hawkeye wide receivers were arrested and charged with the unauthorized use of a credit card. Dominique Douglas and Anthony Bowman, both sophomores, were suspended indefinitely by Ferentz following allegations that they bought more than $2,000 in merchandise with stolen credit cards. The crime is a felony, and if convicted, the two players can face up to five years in prison along with a $7,500 fine.[12] Another player, Arvell Nelson, also experienced trouble with the law. Nelson posted a $545 bond for failure to appear in court after being charged with driving with a suspended license. He also paid a $390 fine for not having insurance. 1 in every 10 Iowa football players during the 2007 season had off-field arrests, the highest among any year in Kirk Ferentz's tenure at Iowa.[13]

Recruiting class[edit]

The Hawkeyes received 22 letters of intent on National Signing Day, February 7, 2007.

Awards[edit]

First-team all-Big Ten – Rivals.com[14]
First-team all-Big Ten – CFN.com[15]
First-team all-Big Ten – Rivals.com[14]
Second-team all-Big Ten – Athlon Sports[16]
First-team all-Big Ten – Athlon Sports[16]
Second-team all-Big Ten – Rivals.com[14]
Second-team all-Big Ten – CFN.com[15]
Lott Trophy watch list[17]
Bednarik Award watch list[18]
Second-team all-Big Ten – Rivals.com[14]
Second-team all-Big Ten – CFN.com[15]
Second-team all-Big Ten – Athlon Sports[16]
Mackey Award watch list[19]
Albert Young lines up for a play against Montana in 2006.
Second-team all-Big Ten – CFN.com[15]
Second-team all-Big Ten – Athlon Sports[16]
Second-team all-Big Ten – Rivals.com[14]
Second-team all-Big Ten – Athlon Sports[16]
Second-team all-Big Ten – Athlon Sports[16]
Third-team all-Big Ten – Athlon Sports[16]
Rimington Trophy watch list[20]
Second-team all-Big Ten – Athlon Sports[16]
Third-team all-Big Ten – Athlon Sports[16]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 2:30 PM vs. Northern Illinois* Soldier FieldChicago, IL ESPNU W 16–3   61,500
September 8 7:00 PM Syracuse* Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA BTN W 35–0   70,585
September 15 12:30 PM at Iowa State* Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA (Battle for the Cy-Hawk Trophy) Versus L 15–13   49,516
September 22 7:00 PM at #7 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Battle for the Heartland Trophy) ABC L 17–13   82,630
September 29 11:00 AM Indianadagger Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA BTN L 38–20   70,585
October 6 2:30 PM at Penn State Beaver StadiumState College, PA ABC L 27–7   108,951
October 13 11:00 AM #19 Illinois Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA ESPN2 W 10–6   70,585
October 20 11:00 AM at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN2 L 31–6   58,123
October 27 11:00 AM Michigan State Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA ESPN2 W 34–27 2OT  70,585
November 3 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN2 W 28–17   30,173
November 10 11:00 AM Minnesota Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Battle for the Floyd of Rosedale) BTN W 21–16   70,585
November 17 2:30 PM Western Michigan* Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA BTN L 28–19   70,585
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Schedule notes[edit]

Due to the Big Ten's rotating schedule, Iowa will not play either Michigan or Ohio State in 2007. Instead, Iowa will play Michigan State and Penn State, two teams that the Hawkeyes have not played against since 2004.

Iowa's schedule was ranked as the 9th toughest (or 3rd easiest) in the Big Ten by SI.com.[21]

Players[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

This is the depth chart released by the University of Iowa on August 24, 2007.[22][23][24]

Defense[edit]

Defensively, the Hawkeyes return eight starters from 2006.[25]

FS
Devan Moylan
Brett Greenwood
WLB MLB SLB
Mike Humpal Mike Klinkenborg A.J. Edds
Bryon Gattas Pat Angerer Jeremiha Hunter
SS
Harold Dalton
Lance Tillison
Diauntae Morrow
CB
Adam Shada
Drew Gardner
Jordan Bernstine
DE DT DT DE
Kenny Iwebema Matt Kroul Mitch King Bryan Mattison
Adrian Clayborn Karl Klug Anton Narinskiy Chad Geary
CB
Charles Godfrey
Bradley Fletcher
Cedric Everson

Offense[edit]

On offense, the Hawkeyes return seven starters, two of which who are not currently listed on the two deeps.[22][25]

WR
Andy Brodell
James Cleveland
LT LG C RG RT
Kyle Calloway Andy Kuempel Rafael Eubanks Julian Vandervelde Seth Olsen
Bryan Bulaga Dan Doering Travis Meade Tyler Blum Wesley Aeschliman
TE
Tony Moeaki
Brandon Myers
WR
Trey Stross
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos
RB
Albert Young
Damian Sims
QB
Jake Christensen
Arvell Nelson
Ricky Stanzi
FB
Tom Busch
Jordan McLaughlin

Special teams[edit]

H
Ryan Donahue
LS
Daniel Olszta
Clint Huntrods
PK
Austin Signor
Daniel Murray
P
Ryan Donahue
Eric Guthrie
KR
Damian Sims
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos
PR
Andy Brodell

Note: Returning starters are shown in bold.

Roster[edit]

2007 Iowa Hawkeyes football roster

Quarterbacks

  • 6 Christensen, Jake – Sophomore
  • 7 McNutt, Marvin – Freshman
  • 8 Nelson, Arvell – Redshirt Freshman
  • 11 Farnsworth, Adam – Junior
  • 12 Stanzi, Ricky – Redshirt Freshman

Running Backs

  • 19 O'Meara, Paki – Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Young, Albert – Senior
  • 27 Pugh, Jevon – Freshman
  • 28 Sims, Damian – Senior
  • 29 Williams, Eddie – Junior
  • 31 Brown, Dana – Sophomore
  • 33 Mongongo, Brian – Redshirt Freshman
  • 35 Busch, Tom – Senior
  • 36 Morse, Brett – Redshirt Freshman
  • 38 McLaughlin, Jordan – Junior

Wide Receivers

  • 10 Evans, Ben – Redshirt Freshman
  • 15 Johnson-Koulianos, Derrell – Redshirt Freshman
  • 22 Sandeman, Colin – Freshman
  • 26 Chaney, Jr, Paul – Redshirt Freshman
  • 32 Nordmann, Don – Redshirt Freshman
  • 80 Brodell, Andy – Junior
  • 84 Bowman, Anthony – Sophomore
  • 86 Stross, Trey – Sophomore
  • 88 Douglas, Dominique – Sophomore
  • 89 Cleveland, James – Redshirt Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 30 Spading, Kyle – Sophomore
  • 81 Moeaki, Tony – Junior
  • 82 Reisner, Allen – Freshman
  • 83 Myers, Brandon – Junior
  • 85 Sabers, Michael – Junior
  • 87 Furlong, Zach – Freshman
  • 90 Gerstandt, Tyler – Sophomore

Long Snappers

  • 42 Murphy, Nick – Freshman
  • 65 Schulze, Andrew – Redshirt Freshman
  • 65 Olszta, Daniel – Senior
  • 67 Koeppel, Josh – Redshirt Freshman
  • 77 Huntrods, Clint – Senior
 

Offensive Line

  • 51 Blum, Tyler – Sophomore
  • 52 Eubanks, Rafael – Sophomore
  • 54 Amendola, Richie – Sophomore
  • 55 Aumaitre, Nyere – Junior
  • 56 Zusevics, Markus – Freshman
  • 58 Bruggeman, Rob – Junior
  • 59 Thilges, Ben – Freshman
  • 60 Detweiler, Tyrel – Freshman
  • 60 Calloway, Kyle – Sophomore
  • 61 Meade, Travis – Sophomore
  • 63 Vandervelde, Julian – Redshirt Freshman
  • 68 Kuempel, Andy – Sophomore
  • 69 Haganman, Kyle – Redshirt Freshman
  • 70 Postler, Austin – Junior
  • 71 Olsen, Seth – Junior
  • 73 Gettis, Adam – Freshman
  • 74 Doering, Dan – Sophomore
  • 75 Aeschliman, Wesley – Junior
  • 76 Kanellis, Alex – Junior
  • 78 Richardson, Dace – Junior
  • 79 Bulaga, Brian – Freshman

Defensive Line

  • 46 Ballard, Christian – Freshman
  • 47 King, Mitch – Junior
  • 53 Kroul, Matt – Junior
  • 56 Rashad, Dunn – Junior
  • 58 Oberland, Jared – Junior
  • 59 Narinskiy, Anton – Junior
  • 64 Hundertmark, Cody – Freshman
  • 72 Mahmens, Mark – Sophomore
  • 74 Brayton, Nick – Freshman
  • 87 Nardo, Thomas – Freshman
  • 90 McCracken, Grant – Junior
  • 91 Binns, Broderick – Freshman
  • 92 Iwebema, Kenny – Senior
  • 93 Daniels, Mike – Freshman
  • 94 Clayborn, Adrian – Redshirt Freshman
  • 95 Klug, Karl – Redshirt Freshman
  • 96 Daniel, Lebron – Freshman
  • 98 Geary, Chad – Sophomore
  • 99 Mattison, Bryan – Senior
 

Linebackers

  • 33 Tarpinian, Jeff – Redshirt Freshman
  • 37 McGrath, Gavin – Junior
  • 40 Klinkenborg, Mike – Senior
  • 41 Gattas, Bryon – Sophomore
  • 42 Hunter, Jeremiha – Redshirt Freshman
  • 43 Angerer, Pat – Sophomore
  • 44 Humpal, Mike – Senior
  • 45 Nielsen, Tyler – Freshman
  • 48 Johnson, Troy – Redshirt Freshman
  • 49 Edds, A.J. – Sophomore
  • 50 Petersen, Ross – Redshirt Freshman
  • 51 Moses, Dezman – Freshman
  • 55 Coleman, Jacody – Freshman
  • 57 Morio, Mike – Redshirt Freshman
  • 57 Davis, Bruce – Freshman

Defensive Backs

  • 1 Greiner, Justin – Redshirt Freshman
  • 2 Dalton, Harold – Junior
  • 3 Morrow, Diauntae – Freshman
  • 4 Bernstine, Jordan – Freshman
  • 9 Sash, TylerFreshman
  • 13 Godfrey, Charles – Senior
  • 14 Moylan, Devan – Senior
  • 16 Gardner, Drew – Junior
  • 17 Murphy, Jayme – Redshirt Freshman
  • 17 Satterfield, Abe – Freshman
  • 18 Tillison, Lance – Redshirt Freshman
  • 19 Shada, Adam – Senior
  • 20 Everson, Cedric – Freshman
  • 20 Kuchel, Nick – Redshirt Freshman
  • 29 Fletcher, Bradley – Junior
  • 30 Greenwood, Brett – Redshirt Freshman
  • 32 Smith Derrick – Redshirt Freshman
  • 34 Rowell, Chris – Sophomore
  • 36 Herbst, Taylor – Sophomore

Punters

  • 2 Guthrie, Eric – Freshman
  • 5 Donahue, Ryan – Redshirt Freshman

Kickers

  • 1 Murray, Daniel – Redshirt Freshman
  • 39 Signor, Austin – Sophomore

Redshirt – indicates redshirt (second-year freshman)

Coaches[edit]

Name Position Year at Iowa
Kirk Ferentz Head Coach 9th
Ken O'Keefe Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks 9th
Norm Parker Defensive Coordinator and Linebackers 9th
Chris Doyle Strength and Conditioning 9th
Lester Erb Receivers and Special Teams 8th
Carl Jackson Running Backs 22nd
Eric Johnson Recruiting Coordinator and Tight Ends 9th
Reese Morgan Offensive Line 8th
Rick Kaczenski Defensive Line 3rd
Phil Parker Defensive Backs 9th
Darrell Wilson Outside Linebackers and Special Teams 6th
Bill Dervrich Director of Football Operations 28th
James Dobson Strength and Conditioning Assistant 9th
Seth Wallace Defensive Graduate Assistant Coach 2nd
Ned Amendola Director, UI Sports Medicine Center 6th
Matthew Engelbert Video Coordinator 19th
Paul Federici Director of Athletic Training Services 4th
Bob Rahfeldt Assistant Video Coordinator 11th
Scott Southmayd Quality Control Director 6th
John Streif Assistant Athletic Trainer 35th

Game notes[edit]

Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 13 3 0 16
Northern Illinois 0 3 0 0 3

Playing in Soldier Field in Chicago, the Hawkeyes defeated the Northern Illinois Huskies 16–3. Albert Young ran for 144 yards and a touchdown as Iowa's defense kept the Huskies from scoring a touchdown. Damian Sims also made his mark by running for 110 yards. The Hawkeyes held Northern Illinois to 21 yards rushing, and Charles Godfrey intercepted two Dan Nicholson passes. Sophomore quarterback Jake Christensen opened the season with 133 yards and one touchdown.

Syracuse[edit]

Iowa's defense lines up against Syracuse on September 9, 2007.
1 2 3 4 Total
Syracuse 0 0 0 0 0
Iowa 14 14 7 0 35

Behind a strong defensive performance, the Hawkeyes shut out the Syracuse Orange at Kinnick Stadium. Rebounding from a shaky performance against Northern Illinois, Christensen threw for 278 yards and four touchdowns, three of them to tight end Tony Moeaki. On special teams, Kenny Iwebema blocked two field goals to help preserve the worst loss for Syracuse coach Greg Robinson in his tenure with the Orange. After the game, Syracuse running back Curtis Brinkley said:

We need to be a lot more fundamentally sound, there were a lot of missed assignments and there were a lot of people not hitting their targets. There's a little bit of everything we need to fix up.

The 35-point loss was Syracuse's most-lopsided since a 51–14 loss to Georgia Tech in the 2004 Champs Sports Bowl.

Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 10 3 13
Iowa St 6 6 0 3 15

Iowa State kicked its way to a 15–13 victory in Ames.

See also: Cy-Hawk Trophy


Wisconsin[edit]

Huddle before Wisconsin game
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 10 0 3 13
Wisconsin 0 7 0 10 17

Iowa's defense forced three Wisconsin turnovers, but could not hold off the Badgers' 4th quarter rally, losing 17–13.

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 7 14 7 10 38
Iowa 0 7 6 7 20
  • Date: Saturday, September 29
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa

Iowa was unable to contain a scoring explosion from Indiana, including three early touchdowns by Hoosier quarterback Kellen Lewis. Iowa added to its difficulties with penalties and breakdowns in pass protection. Although quarterback Jake Christensen passed for 308 yards and three touchdowns, he was sacked nine times, including four by Jammie Kirlew. The Hawkeyes also missed two field goals and an extra point.

Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 0 0 7 7
Penn St 0 13 7 7 27

Quarterback Jake Christensen was sacked twice, and the Hawkeyes were held scoreless until an interception near the Penn State end zone set up Trey Stross' 4th-quarter touchdown reception in a 27–7 blowout loss on the road at Penn State. Iowa was held to eight first downs while Penn State had 26.[26]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 3 0 3 0 6
Iowa 0 3 7 0 10
  • Date: Saturday, October 13
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa

Entering the game, Iowa had lost eight straight Big Ten games, with their last win a 47–17 decision over Purdue on October 7, 2006.[27] Illinois, however, entered the game ranked 18th in the country, and was looking to become bowl eligible with a win over the Hawkeyes.[27]

From the very beginning, the game was a defensive one. The Hawkeyes held Illinois running back Rashard Mendenhall to 67 yards, and slowed the nation's fifth-best rushing offense to 137 yards total.[28] But the Illinois defense remained strong against the run, and held the Hawkeyes to a three yards per rush average.[29]

Illinois did not trail until late in the third quarter, when Iowa quarterback Jake Christensen found tight end Brandon Myers down the middle for the touchdown.[28][29] With the score at 10–6 in favor of the Hawkeyes, the Illini made a switch to Eddie McGee at quarterback, after starter Isiah Williams had a fumble recovered by Iowa. With McGee in, the Illini appeared to have stunned the Kinnick Stadium crowd with an 83-yard touchdown pass, but it was called back due to an Illinois penalty.[28]

Despite the penalty, Illinois was not done. On Illinois' final drive, McGee drove the Illini down to the Iowa 12 with passes of 28 and 24 yards to Arrelious Benn. But with 1:12 left in the game, a McGee pass was intercepted at the goal line by Iowa's Brett Greenwood. The win was Iowa's first over a ranked team since 2005.[28]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 3 0 3 0 6
Purdue 7 7 7 10 31


Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Michigan St 7 10 0 3 7 0 27
Iowa 0 3 14 3 7 7 34
  • Date: Saturday, October 27
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Dave Pasch & Andre Ware


Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 0 7 7 14 28
Northwestern 14 0 3 0 17


Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 0 10 0 6 16
Iowa 14 7 0 0 21
  • Date: Saturday, November 10
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa


Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Western Michigan 12 7 6 3 28
Iowa 0 6 7 6 19
  • Date: Saturday, November 17
  • Location: Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, Iowa

Mid-American Conference member Western Michigan surprised the Hawkeyes, 28–19, in Iowa City.


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