Kirk Ferentz hit another milestone against Indiana

Rick Brown
Iowa head football coach Kirk Ferentz reacts to a play against Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at Kinnick Stadium.

IOWA CITY, Ia. - The game ball that Coach Kirk Ferentz received for winning his 100th career game at Iowa in 2012 is in his office closet.

"It's like Mr. Peabody's closet in my office, and it's way at the bottom," Ferentz said.

After winning No. 100, in double overtime at Michigan State, the Hawkeyes lost the last six games of the 2012 season and their first of 2013.

"I've still got scar tissue from when I got 100," Ferentz said. "It's one of those days that is kind of stuck in my mind."

Last week's 45-29 victory against Indiana was victory No. 113 at Iowa for Ferentz. He joined former Michigan coach Fielding Yost (1901-26) for ninth on the Big Ten's list for most career victories at the same school.

"When you get old and retire, you can sit around and take a look at it," Ferentz said. "Oh, yeah, remember this game and that game. All that stuff. But right now, we better worry about Maryland."

Next on the list, at No. 8, is someone Ferentz is familiar with. He and Barry Alvarez, who won 118 games at Wisconsin, were assistants together at Iowa under Hayden Fry.

"I hope we get there this year," Ferentz said.