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Timeless moments: This week in Hawkeye History

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 12, 2010 7:20 AM

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Nov. 8, 2008 — Coming off a heartbreaking 27-24 loss to Illinois, the Hawkeyes gave Kirk Ferentz one of the signature wins of his career — a 24-23 victory over No. 3 Penn State. It was the first of 13-consecutive victories for Iowa over the next two seasons.

Nov. 8, 1902 — Iowa lost, 107-0, to Michigan, marking the largest deficit in program history. Second place on that list is an 80-0 loss to Illinois, which also occurred in 1902. Not surprisingly, it was head coach Alden Knipe's last season.

Nov. 9, 1935 — The Floyd of Rosedale was born. On the morning of the game, Minnesota Gov. Floyd Olson sent a telegram that read, "I will bet you a Minnesota prize hog against an Iowa prize hog that Minnesota wins." Iowa lost, 10-6, and an award-winning pig was sent from Fort Dodge by Adam Loomis, the owner of Rosedale Farms.

Nov. 10, 1990 — Ohio State scored on a last-second touchdown to beat the Hawkeyes at home. A win would have made Hayden Fry's squad 8-1. Iowa wasn't easily derailed from its special season; it played in the Rose Bowl against Washington.

Nov. 12, 1960 — Legendary Iowa coach Forest Evashevski coached his last home game against Ohio State. The Hawkeyes sent Evy out on top with back-to-back wins against Ohio State and Notre Dame. He ranks third on the program's all-time victory list.


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