Multiple kickoff times for Iowa Hawkeyes’ 2023 football season revealed

Pieces of the Iowa Hawkeyes‘ 2023 college football schedule are coming into focus.

In conjunction with the Big Ten and its television partners, start times for several of Iowa’s games were revealed today.

The rest of Iowa’s kickoff times will be selected during the in-season 12-/6-day selection process per the media rights agreements between the Big Ten and its television partners.

In the meantime, here’s a look at everything we know so far, including kickoff times and TV networks.

Sept. 2, vs. Utah State

TV Network: FS1

Kickoff time: 11 a.m.

Thoughts: The Hawkeyes’ home and season opener against Utah State will boot off bright and early on Sept. 2 at 11 a.m. on FS1. It’s the first meeting between the two dating back to the 2002 season when Iowa topped Utah State, 48-7. Iowa also beat Utah State 70-14 in 1957 and leads the all-time series, 2-0.

Sept. 9, at Iowa State

TV Network: FOX

Kickoff time: 2:30 p.m.

Thoughts: Iowa’s second contest of the season has a kickoff time of 2:30 p.m. on FOX. The Hawkeyes will look to avenge a 10-7 loss from last year against the Cyclones. Prior to last season, Iowa had won six straight in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series and still leads the all-time series, 46-23.

Sept. 16, vs. Western Michigan

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Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

TV Network: Big Ten Network

Kickoff time: 2:30 p.m.

Thoughts: The last time these two played was a decade ago. Iowa won that contest going away, 59-3. The Hawkeyes’ Kevonte Martin-Manley returned back-to-back punts for touchdowns in that game and B.J. Lowery also returned a pair of interceptions for scores.

Before that, though, Iowa actually lost each of the first two in the all-time series. The Broncos beat Iowa 27-21 in the 2000 season and 28-19 in the 2007 season. Iowa looks to even up a series that Western Michigan leads, 2-1.

Sept. 23, at Penn State

TV Network: CBS

Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m.

Thoughts: Previously announced as a 7 p.m. kick, this massive, early-season road test will go a long way toward determining how serious of a player Iowa is both within the Big Ten and nationally. It still earns the primetime billing with CBS. Iowa at Penn State from Happy Valley is going to be an absolute treat.

Oct. 7, vs. Purdue Boilermakers

TV Network: TBD

Kickoff time: 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., or 6:30 p.m.

Thoughts: One of Iowa’s best offensive quarters came in West Lafayette, Ind., last season against Purdue. The Hawkeyes used Sam LaPorta and Nico Ragaini receiving touchdowns to build a 17-0 halftime lead.

Kaleb Johnson went ahead and put the bow tie on the W with a 75-yard rushing score to bring the final to 24-3. Now, the Hawkeyes third Big Ten contest in 2023 comes against the Boilermakers.

Nov. 24, at Nebraska

TV Network: CBS

Kickoff time: 11 a.m.

Thoughts: Iowa-Nebraska just feels like the type of rivalry game tailor-made for CBS doesn’t it? The day after Thanksgiving and it’s the Hawkeyes versus the Cornhuskers. Eat your leftovers and flip on the Hawks exacting revenge on the Huskers for last season’s dud of a regular season finale.

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