Iowa Shows Signs of Progress With ISU Up Next

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September 6th, 2011 by Jim Field

     IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa’s coaching staff spent eight months wondering what the rebuilt Hawkeyes would look like.  Last week’s 34-7 win over Tennessee Tech didn’t shed a ton of light on Iowa’s prospects for 2011, thanks to terrible conditions and an overmatched opponent.  That should change this weekend, when the Hawkeyes play at rival Iowa State. Iowa (1-0) has won three straight over the Cyclones (1-0), but coach Kirk Ferentz is still just 6-6 against Iowa State in his 12 years in Iowa City.  Iowa State opened the year with a 20-19 win over Northern Iowa.