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Hawkeyes to wear 1920s throwbacks vs. ISU

Posted on 20. Apr, 2012 by in Iowa Football

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By Brendan Stiles

HawkeyeDrive.com

The Iowa Hawkeyes will wear throwback uniforms honoring the 1921 and 1922 squads on Sept. 8 when they play their home opener against Iowa State. The announcement of this came Friday afternoon. Iowa went a combined 14-0 during those two seasons en route to consecutive Big Ten titles.

This marks the third time the Hawkeyes have worn throwback uniforms for a game, with the other two occurrences coming in 2004 against Kent State and more recently during a game against Ball State in 2010. Unlike those two throwback games however, the uniform design for this occasion is one that consists of a blend of black and gold in the jerseys to go along with gold helmets and pants. The numbers will be in white and there won’t be any player names on the uniforms.

The last time throwback uniforms were used during an Iowa-Iowa State football contest was in 2007, when the Cyclones wore throwbacks honoring the 1977 season in which the intrastate rivalry resumed. Iowa State won that contest, 15-13.

Iowa’s game against Iowa State will be the first of a four straight games played inside Kinnick Stadium after the Hawkeyes open their 2012 season in Chicago on Sept. 1 against Northern Illinois.

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