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The Hawkeye head coach said his team is 8-for-8 in preparation during the season, including the bye week. The Hawkeyes improved to 6-1 Saturday. Chad Leistikow, Hawk Central

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The sold-out Kinnick Stadium crowd of 69,250 saw Iowa's now-18th-ranked football team mash its way to 6-1 with a 23-0 shutout of Maryland on homecoming weekend last Saturday.

The effort was darn impressive, the Hawkeyes' most complete of the season.

But was the best image of the day from something before kickoff?

That's for you to decide, once you've seen the view that members of the Air Force's 22nd Air Refueling Wing had when they flew over the stadium in Iowa City before the 11 a.m. kickoff.

Pilots from McConnell Air Force Base outside of Wichita, Kansas, were commissioned to fly over Kinnick Stadium as part of the flag and colors presentation. The 22nd commands KC-135R Stratotanker aircraft as part of its role as a supertanker wing and a refueling squadron.

They are able to snap a quick peek on a windswept, but sunny day.

Thousands of fans can still be seen lining multiple entrances to the stadium. The image is simply something you don't get to see every day.

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