Iowa Hawkeyes’ season opener versus South Dakota State joins the 2022 home sellout list

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Iowa fans can’t wait to watch their squad heading into the 2022 season. The Hawkeye faithful keep snatching up home tickets and now the UI Athletics Department is reporting a sixth home sellout.

The season opener at 11 a.m. CST on Sept. 3 versus the South Dakota State Jackrabbits from inside Kinnick Stadium is the latest home sellout. Now, only the regular season finale versus Nebraska for Senior Day still has tickets for sale. Early on Monday, just a little more than 600 tickets remained for that final home date versus the Huskers.

All of the other home dates are also sold out. That includes the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series versus Iowa State on Sept. 10 at 3 p.m., Nevada for the “Gold Game and Family Weekend” at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, Michigan on Oct. 1 for the “ANF Black and Gold Spirit Game,” Northwestern at 2 p.m. for homecoming on Oct. 29, Wisconsin on Nov. 12 for the “Military Appreciation Black Out Game” and Nebraska on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. for the “Heroes Game” and Senior Day.

After a Big Ten West championship in 2021, it makes sense why Iowa fans can’t wait to see the encore act from these Hawkeyes. There’s all sorts of preseason thoughts about Iowa out there, but the prevailing consensus seems to be that Iowa will once again be one of the primary challengers in the Big Ten West.

In the preseason Big Ten media poll, Iowa was picked second in the West. According to Phil Steele, Iowa enters 2022 as the nation’s No. 20 team. The Hawkeyes should once again feature one of the country’s best defenses. College Football News pegged it as the No. 6 defensive group nationally.

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