first_imgKirk Ferentz waits with his team before game.MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Kirk Ferentz of the Iowa Hawkeyes waits with his team prior to a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)The Iowa football program is looking strong after a 9-4 season that included an Outback Bowl upset win over Mississippi State. While head coach Kirk Ferentz is undoubtedly hard at work preparing for the 2019 season, we now have some insight as to what the future holds for the Hawkeyes.On Friday, Blair Sanderson of Rivals revealed the 2023 schedule for the Iowa Hawkeyes.The slate opens with three non-conference games against Western Michigan (MAC), Iowa State (Big 12), and Utah State (MWC).Iowa has an annual rivalry with Iowa State, but last played Western Michigan and Utah State in 2013 and 2002 respectively.Iowa completes 2023 schedule9/2 Western Michigan9/9 at Iowa State9/16 Utah State9/23 Purdue (FW)9/30 at Wisconsin10/7 Rutgers (HC)10/14 at Northwestern10/21 Michigan State10/28 at Penn State11/4 Minnesota11/11 Open11/18 Illinois11/24 at Nebraska— Blair Sanderson (@BlairRIVALS) January 11, 2019The Hawkeyes’ Big Ten conference schedule will begin on September 23 at home against Purdue, followed by a road game against Wisconsin.Iowa’s homecoming game will be on October 7 against Rutgers, and will be followed by games against Northwestern, Michigan State, Penn State, and Minnesota.November 11 will be an open week.Iowa’s final home game of the season will be against Illinois, while the season finale will be played on the road against Nebraska.last_img