Iowa Football

Highlights: Iowa Hawkeyes 33, Northern Illinois Huskies 7

Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

Iowa football kicked off its 2018 season Saturday at Kinnick Stadium with a 33-7 win over Northern Illinois, making Kirk Ferentz the winningest coach in program history.

It was Ferentz's 144th victory, breaking a tie with predecessor Hayden Fry.

The Hawkeyes led just 3-0 at halftime, but scored 30 unanswered points to start the second half and cruised to a 1-0 start.

Iowa hosts Iowa State next week at 4 p.m.

Scoring summary

IOWA — Miguel Recinos 33 field goal | 3-0, 12:20 2nd

IOWA — Noah Fant 1 pass from Nate Stanley; Recinos kick | 10-0, 7:20 3rd

IOWA — Ivory Kelly-Martin 2 run; Recinos kick | 17-0, 2:41 3rd

IOWA — Toren Young 6 run; Recinos kick | 24-0, 13:02 4th

IOWA — Safety | 26-0, 7:59 4th

IOWA — Peyton Mansell 1 run; Recinos kick | 33-0, 6:52 4th

NIU — Jauan Wesley 10 pass from Marcus Childers; Andrew Gantz kick | 33-7, 2:12 4th

Postgame coverage

• Iowa 33, Northern Illinois 7: Everything held up

• Kirk Ferentz alone at Iowa's top, but not alone in enjoying it

• Game Report: Numbers, notes, grades and more

• Gallery: 100 photos from Iowa vs. Northern Illinois

• Iowa's inexperienced linebacking corps survives and thrives in first test

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• Kirk Ferentz becomes Iowa's all-time winningest coach

• Watch: The Kinnick Wave returns in 2018

• Kirk Ferentz's 144 wins as Iowa head coach in chronological order

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