On at least three occasions this week, Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz has compared the challenge of facing Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen to the tests that Ben Roethlisberger provided the Hawkeyes during his career at Miami (Ohio).
It came in the 1987 Holiday Bowl, when the Hawkeye defense and special teams accounted for two touchdowns before fullback David Hudson scored on a short run in the fourth quarter to rally Iowa for a 20-19 win over the Cowboys.
Graduate transfer Jonathan Parker is now playing cornerback at Northern Illinois, which opens its season at home tonight in DeKalb against Boston College.
Honorees will be honored at Saturday’s football game against Wyoming in addition to being inducted during a ceremony tonight at the Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
Leaving from a station south of U.S. 6 and across from Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, the train shuttles fans to a stairway near the southwest gates at Kinnick Stadium beginning at 8 a.m.
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