IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Entering 2018, Iowa looks like it usually does in August: a decent team with a chance to be a special one.
The Hawkeyes should know by the end of September which outcome they are destined for.
Iowa, which went 8-5 last year, won't get to ease into the season even though they won't leave home until October. The Hawkeyes open on Sept. 1 against Northern Illinois without either one of their starting offensive tackles. They then host resurgent Iowa State in perhaps the most highly anticipated matchup in that rivalry in years.