Iowa 2024 Football Schedule: List of Hawkeyes Opponents Ahead of Conference Expansion

Conference expansion is changing the Big Ten schedules around. How does this impact the Iowa 2024 football schedule?

With the Big Ten expanding and adding four new teams — Oregon, UCLA, USC, and Washington — the conference has shifted away from divisions and created a new scheduling format. How does that change the Iowa Hawkeyes‘ 2024 football schedule?

Full list of the Iowa Hawkeyes schedule below:

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Iowa 2024 Football Schedule

  • vs. Illinois State Redbirds
    Saturday, August 31, 2024
  • vs. Iowa State Cyclones
    Saturday, September 7, 2024
  • vs. Troy Trojans
    Saturday, September 14, 2024
  • at Minnesota Golden Gophers
    Saturday, September 21, 2024
  • OFF
    Saturday, September 28, 2024
  • at Ohio State Buckeyes
    Saturday, October 5, 2024
  • vs. Washington Huskies
    Saturday, October 12, 2024
  • at Michigan State Spartans
    Saturday, October 19, 2024
  • vs. Northwestern Wildcats
    Saturday, October 26, 2024
  • vs. Wisconsin Badgers
    Saturday, November 2, 2024
  • at UCLA Bruins
    Saturday, November 9, 2024
  • OFF
    Saturday, November 16, 2024
  • at Maryland Terrapins
    Saturday, November 23, 2024
  • vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
    Friday, November 29, 2024

The 2024 Big Ten football season will feature a combination of protected opponents and rotating opponents for each university. Each member institution will continue to play nine intraconference games per season, and teams will play every other at least twice — once home and once away — and will play rotating opponents no more than three times in a five-year period.

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Conference schedules will include 12 protected matchups that will continue to be played annually and feature a combination of historic and geographic rivalries, as well as trophy games. These matchups were finalized in conjunction with all 18 member institutions to ensure the traditions of the Big Ten Conference remain strong as the conference evolves.

Iowa gets three annually protected matchups. The Hawkeyes are guaranteed games against the Minnesota Golden Gophers, the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and the Wisconsin Badgers.

The Hawkeyes draw two of the Big Ten’s new expansion teams in 2024, facing off against the Washington Huskies at home and traveling to Los Angeles to take on the UCLA Bruins.