October 5, 2017

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2017 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 6: Illinois @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2017 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 3-2, 0-2 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 0 votes
Coaches: 0 votes
College Football Playoff:
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2017 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 2nd, v. Wyoming, WIN 24-3
September 9th, @ Iowa State, WIN 44-41 OT
September 16th, v. North Texas, WIN 31-14
September 23rd, v. Penn State, Loss 21-19
September 30th,  @ Michigan State, Loss 17-10
October 7th, v. •Illinois, 12:01 pm, BTN
October 15th, Bye Week
October 21st, @ •Northwestern, TBD
October 28th, v. •Minnesota, TBD
November 4th, v. Ohio State, TBD
November 11th, @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 18th, v. •Purdue, TBD
November 24th, @ •Nebraska, 4:00 pm, FS1 Black Friday

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 2nd, Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Arena, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent
October 14th - Northwestern @ Maryland, 3:30 pm, ESPN2

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October 7th, 2017: Iowa v Illinois Fighting Illini, 2-2, 0-1 Big Ten, 0-1 B1G West
Previous Meetings: 72, Illinois leads 38-32-2
Last Meeting: 2016, Hawkeyes Hawkeyes 28, Illini 0

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa -18

Turnover Margin: -2,  B1G #10 FBS #87

Interceptions: 5, B1G #5, FBS #35

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2017 Through Week 3
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Offense
Total   339.8  Pass 211.6  Rush 128.2  Scoring 25.6
B1G    #12           #10               #12                 #11
FBS    #102       #80              #94                 #86
Defense  
Total   376.8  Pass 242.0 Rush 134.8     Scoring 19.2
B1G    #9                #10            #10                #7
FBS    #65               #85            #57                #30
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Nebraska     3-2, 2-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   4-0, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Minnesota   3-1, 0-1 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue     2-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois     2-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Northwestern   2-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Iowa                 3-2, 0-2 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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WEEK 5  Michigan State

Well this one simply came down to turnovers - Nate’s fumble/interception from inside the MSU 10 yard line, Smith’s fumble after a 3 yard catch was inside Recinos’ field goal range. One td there, one field goal, Iowa wins 20-17.  This one, not on the Iowa defense.

September 28, 2017

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2017 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 5: Iowa @ Michigan State

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2017 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 3-1, 0-1 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 16 votes
Coaches: 9 votes
College Football Playoff:
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2017 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 2nd, v. Wyoming, WIN 24-3
September 9th, @ Iowa State, WIN 44-41 OT
September 16th, v. North Texas, WIN 31-14
September 23rd, v. Penn State, Loss 21-19
September 30th,  @ Michigan State, 4:12 pm, FOX
October 7th, v. •Illinois, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 15th, Bye Week
October 21st, @ •Northwestern, TBD
October 28th, v. •Minnesota, TBD
November 4th, v. Ohio State, TBD
November 11th, @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 18th, v. •Purdue, TBD
November 24th, @ •Nebraska, 4:00 pm, FS1 Black Friday

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 2nd, Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Arena, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent: 
Friday September 29th, Nebraska @ Illinois, 8:00 pm, FS1

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September 30th, 2017: Iowa @ Michigan State Spartans, 2-1, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G East
Previous Meetings: 46, Iowa leads 23-21-2
Last Meeting: 2015 Big Ten Title Game, Hawkeyes 13 Spartans 16 

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa +3

Turnover Margin: 0,  B1G #7 FBS #59

Interceptions: 5, B1G #2, FBS #26

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2017 Through Week 3
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Offense
Total   367.0  Pass 211.5  Rush 155.5  Scoring 29.5
B1G    #12           #10               #10                 #10
FBS    #93     #80              #77                 #73
Defense  
Total   396.0  Pass 249.4 Rush 146.5     Scoring 19.8
B1G    #10               #10            #10                #6
FBS    #78               #84            #69                #37
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Nebraska     2-2, 1-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota   3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois     2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Iowa                 3-1, 0-1 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue     2-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-0 B1G West

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WEEK 4  Penn State

Well, that had to be about the most gut-checking loss of the last several years of Hawkeye Football (due to work schedule and massive allergy attack, no play by play this week).

Just wish Iowa had tried to open things up, offense wise, before the final possession of the first half, when on 1st down Nate found Easley on that 21 yard strike after the Penn State turnover, giving Iowa a 7-5 lead at halftime.  But for too much of the 1st and 2nd quarters, Iowa was trying to run Wadley right into the Penn State D Line, and they were devoting 8 (sometimes 9) guys to stop him.  In his first 10 carries of the game, he had 0 net yards.  When Nate was obviously calling audibles at the line, it was always a running play - granted, just his 4th start - but still, we needed to take the top off of the Penn State defense sooner, and the Hawks could have won this game with some mild comfort.

September 21, 2017

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2017 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 4: Penn State @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2017 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 3-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 2 votes
Coaches: 6 votes
College Football Playoff:
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2017 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 2nd, v. Wyoming, WIN 24-3
September 9th, @ Iowa State, WIN 44-41 OT
September 16th, v. North Texas, WIN 31-14
September 23rd, v. Penn State, 7:42 pm, ABC/ESPN
September 30th,  @ Michigan State, 4:00 pm, FOX
October 7th, v. •Illinois, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 15th, Bye Week
October 21st, @ •Northwestern, TBD
October 28th, v. •Minnesota, TBD
November 4th, v. Ohio State, TBD
November 11th, @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 18th, v. •Purdue, TBD
November 24th, @ •Nebraska, 4:00 pm, FS1 Black Friday

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 2nd, Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Arena, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent: 
September 23rd, Notre Dame @ Michigan State, 8:00 pm, Fox

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September 23rd, 2017: Iowa v #4 Penn State Nittany Lions, 3-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G East
Previous Meetings: 26 , Lions lead 14-12 
Last Meeting: 2016, Hawkeyes 14 Nittany Lions 41

Kinnick Color of the Week: Stripes

Current Line: Iowa +13.5

Turnover Margin: -1,  B1G #10 FBS #78

Interceptions: 4, B1G #3, FBS #19

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2017 Through Week 3
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Offense
Total   398.3  Pass 218.3  Rush 180.0  Scoring 33.0
B1G    #10           #8                #9                    #6
FBS    #78    #74              #59                  #54
Defense  
Total   335.0  Pass 238.0 Rush 97.0     Scoring 19.3
B1G    #7               #7              #6                    #7
FBS    #41             #74            #23                  #40
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Iowa                 3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota   3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois     2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue     2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska     1-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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WEEK 3  North Texas

This was another game where the Hawks started a bit slowly (well, the first drive ended on that fumble out of the end zone, though no video we ever saw clearly showed the ball out before it crossed the goal line).  But after trailing 14-10 at the half, the Hawks retooled at halftime, and shut out the Mean Green in the 2nd half, while the Hawks pulled away to a 31-14 win - that was almost 38-14, but Iowa sat on the ball for the final minute from inside the 2 yard line, typical Kirk not rubbing it in on a vanquished opponent

Some notes from this game - Nate now has 10 td passes in his first 3 starts, the last time an Iowa QB had 10 in 3 games, 1987 (Hartlieb), before that, Long in 1985.  So the young Stanley is continuing to find Iowa record books in his sights.  

Nate was 16 for 27 for 197 yards, with those two touchdowns, and one more lost fumble - but no interceptions again, just 1 on the season so far. 

September 14, 2017

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2017 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 3: North Texas @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2017 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 2-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 2 votes
Coaches: 4 votes
College Football Playoff:
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2017 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 2nd, v. Wyoming, WIN 24-3
September 9th, @ Iowa State, WIN 44-41 OT
September 16th, v. North Texas, 3:30 pm, ESPN2
September 23rd, v. Penn State, 8:00 pm, ABC/ESPN
September 30th,  @ Michigan State, TBD
October 7th, v. •Illinois, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 15th, Bye Week
October 21st, @ •Northwestern, TBD
October 28th, v. •Minnesota, TBD
November 4th, v. Ohio State, TBD
November 11th, @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 18th, v. •Purdue, TBD
November 24th, @ •Nebraska, 4:00 pm, FS1 Black Friday

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 2nd, Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Arena, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent: 
September 16th, Georgia State @ Penn State. 7;30 pm, BTN

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September 16th, 2017: Iowa v North Texas Mean Green, 1-1, 0-0 Conference USA
Previous Meetings: 1, Iowa leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2015 Mean Green 16 Hawkeyes 62

Kinnick Color of the Week: Gold

Current Line: Iowa -21.5

Turnover Margin: -1,  B1G #10 FBS #80

Interceptions: 3, B1G #1, FBS #10

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2017 Through Week 2
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Offense
Total   380.0  Pass 229.0  Rush 151.0  Scoring 34.0
B1G    #10           #7                #10                  #7
FBS    #84    #66              #77                  #53
Defense  
Total   350.0  Pass 260.5 Rush 89.5     Scoring 22.0
B1G    #7               #8              #5                    #7
FBS    #60             #87            #29                  #57
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Iowa                 2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota   2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois     2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska     1-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   1-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue     1-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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WEEK 2 Iowa State

As the game week went on, the line for the contest moved up to 3.5 by the morning of kickoff.  Wonder what the gamblers knew….

We see a box on the screen, over the last 10, 6 up 4 down for the Hawks.  But when the Hawks win, it’s by 21.8 points.  When the Clones win, 2.8.

Trice is of course a sell out for this one, the sun is shining, and the players take the field.  The Clones have won the toss and taken the ball, a trick out of Iowa’s playbook.  

Recinos kickoff lands one yard deep in the end zone, and the Clone return man brings it out - across the near hash at the 10, he tries to cut it more up the middle, but the Hawks drop him at the 18 yard line.  

September 7, 2017

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2017 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 2: Iowa @ Iowa State

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2017 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 3 votes
Coaches: 8 votes
College Football Playoff:
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2017 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 2nd, v. Wyoming, WIN 24-3
September 9th, @ Iowa State, 12:01 pm, ESPN2
September 16th, v. North Texas, 3:30 pm, ESPN2
September 23rd, v. Penn State, TBD
September 30th,  @ Michigan State, TBD
October 7th, v. •Illinois, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 15th, Bye Week
October 21st, @ •Northwestern, TBD
October 28th, v. •Minnesota, TBD
November 4th, v. Ohio State, TBD
November 11th, @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 18th, v. •Purdue, TBD
November 24th, @ •Nebraska, 4:00 pm, FS1 Black Friday

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 2nd, Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Arena, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent: 
September 9th, North Texas @ SMU, 7:00 pm, ESPN3

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September 9th, 2017, Iowa @ Iowa State Cyclones, 1-0, 0-0 Big 12
Previous Meetings: 64, Iowa leads 42-22
Last Meeting: 2016 Cyclones 3 Hawkeyes 42

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa -2.5

Turnover Margin: -2,  B1G #11, FBS #105

Interceptions: 2, B1G #2, FBS #9

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2017 Through Week 1
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Offense
Total   263.0  Pass 125.0  Rush 138.0  Scoring 24.0
B1G    #13           #14               #10                  #10
FBS    #110     #113             #82                  #89
Defense  
Total   233.0  Pass 174.0 Rush 59.0     Scoring 3.0
B1G    #4               #3              #4                    #2
FBS    #25             #45            #22                  #9
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Wisconsin   1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Iowa                 1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska     1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota   1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois     1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue     0-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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WEEK 1 Wyoming:

Like it was in Gotham, the game started with a bit of a chill in the air, perfect for football games.  It was sunny and Kinnick was almost entirely full (67,000) as the Hawks took the field to accept the kickoff (Wyoming won the toss and deferred).  The kick lands at the goal line, and Wadley brings it out to the 31, and Stanley takes the field for his first start.

The Hawks start with Nate in the gun, Butler to his left, and Wadley lined up in the slot on the near side - Wadley goes into motion toward the line, and Stanley snaps it, hands it to Wadley, a strange, shotgun jet sweep, Wadley sprints for the far side, but as he gets to the corner, he is tripped up, and the play goes for a loss of 1 yard.

He would get 5+ on a traditional carry to bring up a 3rd and a long 5, but Nate’s pass over the middle is no good, and the Hawks start 3 and out.  Rastetter’s punt is downed at the Cowboy 30, a net of 35, but we would have liked that ball inside the 20.