I don’t know about you, but I thought outside of the heat, that the Hawkeyes’ 31-14 opening victory over Illinois State was as good an opening game as Iowa has had in five years.
In 2011, Iowa beat Tennessee Tech, 34-7.
The Hawks opened the 2012 season with a 18-17 escape win over UNI.
2013 saw Iowa lose to Northern Illinois, 30-27, and last year the Hawks held off UNI again, 31-23.
As for the heat, I have been going to Iowa games since 1970 and that was the hottest game I’ve ever been to.