September 13, 2018

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2018 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 3: Northern Iowa @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2018 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 2-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 23 votes
Coaches: 15 votes 
College Football Playoff:
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2018 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 1st, Northern Illinois, WIN 33-7
September 8th, Iowa State, WIN 13-3
September 15th, Northern Iowa, 7:30 pm,  BTN
September 22nd, •Wisconsin, 8:30 pm, FOX
October 6th, @ •Minnesota, 3:30 or 4:00 pm, TBD
October 13th, @ Indiana, 12:00 pm, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2
October 20th, Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD Homecoming
October 27th, @ Penn State, TBD
November 3rd, @ •Purdue, TBD
November 10th, •Northwestern, TBD
November 17th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 23rd (Friday), •Nebraska, 12:00 pm, FOX

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 1st, 2018
2018 Big Ten Title Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent
September 15th, BYU @ Wisconsin, 3:30 pm, ABC

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 15th, #21 FCS Northern Iowa, 0-1, 0-0 Missouri Valley
Previous Meetings: 17, Iowa leads 16-1
Last Meeting: 2014, Panthers 23 Hawkeyes 31

Kinnick Color of the Week: None - go with Black

Current Line: Iowa (no line for FBS v FCS)

Stanley Passing TD Count (record 27) 1

Turnover Margin: +2,  B1G #3 FBS #29

Interceptions: 1, B1G #10, FBS #74

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2018 season to date
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Offense
Total   311.5  Pass 154.5  Rush 157.0  Scoring 23.0
B1G    #13           #13                #11              #11
FBS    #112       #111               #81              #94
Defense  
Total   199.5  Pass 139.5 Rush 60.0     Scoring 5.0
B1G    #1             #4              #3                  #1
FBS    #5             #17            #4                  #2
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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
Northwestern   1-1, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Nebraska             0-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue             0-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West

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WEEK 2: Iowa State

This week, we lead off with the Hawkeye defense.  After two weeks, it is looking like this is the kind of Iowa defense that could give the Hawks a chance to win - every game.

After the Clones got a 1st and goal at the Iowa 3 on their first possession, the Hawkeye defense employed the classic bend but don’t break, and when the Clones faced a 4th and goal from the 1, the Kinnick fans made so much noise that ISU had a false start, and had to take the chip shot field goal.  I suppose they thought there would be more scoring done by their offense in this one.

September 6, 2018

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2018 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 2: Iowa State @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2018 Edition
Iowa’s Record: 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 2 votes
Coaches: 8 votes 
College Football Playoff:
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2018 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 1st, Northern Illinois, WIN 33-7
September 8th, Iowa State, 5:05 pm, FOX
September 15th, Northern Iowa, 7:30 pm,  BTN
September 22nd, •Wisconsin, TBD
October 6th, @ •Minnesota, 3:30 or 4:00 pm, TBD
October 13th, @ Indiana, 12:00 pm, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2
October 20th, Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD Homecoming
October 27th, @ Penn State, TBD
November 3rd, @ •Purdue, TBD
November 10th, •Northwestern, TBD
November 17th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 23rd (Friday), •Nebraska, 12:00 pm, FOX

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 1st, 2018
2018 Big Ten Title Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent
September 8th, Northern Iowa bye week

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 8th, Iowa State, 0-0,  0-0 Big 12, 0-0 Big 12 North
Previous Meetings: 65, Iowa leads 43-22
Last Meeting: 2017 Hawkeyes 44 Cyclones 41, OT

Kinnick Color of the Week: None - go with Black

Current Line: Iowa -3.5

Stanley Passing TD Count (record 27) 1

Turnover Margin: +1,  B1G #4 FBS #24

Interceptions: 1, B1G #5, FBS #28

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2017 season final
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Offense
Total   352.0  Pass 143.0  Rush 209.0  Scoring 33.0
B1G    #12           #13                #7                 #9
FBS    #91     #106              #52               #67
Defense  
Total   211.0  Pass 110.0 Rush 101.0     Scoring 7.0
B1G    #2             #2              #4                  #2
FBS    #13           #17            #32                #11
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Iowa                   1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   1-0, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Minnesota     1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois           1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska             0-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue             0-1, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West


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WEEK 1: Northern Illinois

Well, if that was not the most Kirk Ferentz type game to claim the record, I don’t know what would be!

Slow start, only a 3-0 lead at halftime, Hawk fans worried, but then, halftime adjustments, and the Hawks cruised to a 33-7 victory, giving Kirk win #144 in his Hawkeye career.

And while it was not the most pretty game to watch (aside from the slow start, at least 5 dropped passes that Nate had on target), it was a comfortable win for most of the second half, and we did not really show any kind of new wrinkles in the offense for the Clown coaches to game plan on.

August 30, 2018

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2018 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 1: Northern Illinois @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2018 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 0-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 
Coaches:
College Football Playoff:
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2018 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 1st, Northern Illinois, 3:30 pm, BTN
September 8th, Iowa State, 5:00 pm, FOX
September 15th, Northern Iowa, 7:30 pm,  BTN
September 22nd, •Wisconsin, TBD
October 6th, @ •Minnesota, 3:30 or 4:00 pm, TBD
October 13th, @ Indiana, 12:00 pm, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2
October 20th, Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD Homecoming
October 27th, @ Penn State, TBD
November 3rd, @ •Purdue, TBD
November 10th, •Northwestern, TBD
November 17th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 23rd (Friday), •Nebraska, 12:00 pm, FOX

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 1st, 2018
2018 Big Ten Title Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent
September 1st, South Dakota St @ Iowa State, 8:00 pm, Cyclones TV

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 1st, Northern Illinois Huskies, 0-0, 0-0 MAC West
Previous Meetings: 9, Iowa leads 8-1
Last Meeting: 2013, Northern Illinois 30, Iowa 27

Kinnick Color of the Week: Gold

Current Line: Iowa -10.5

Stanley Passing TD Count (record 27) 0

Turnover Margin: +/-,  B1G # FBS #

Interceptions: , B1G #, FBS #

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2017 season final
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Offense
Total   340.3  Pass 197.8  Rush 142.4  Scoring 28.3
B1G    #10           #8                #11                 #5
FBS    #107     #88              #92                 #68
Defense  
Total   355.3  Pass 213.3 Rush 142.1     Scoring 19.9
B1G    #8             #9              #8                  #6
FBS    #33           #48            #39                #19
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Iowa                   0-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   0-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   0-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue             0-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska             0-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota     0-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois             0-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West

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WEEK 1: Northern Illinois

This week, Sedge’s Game Notes are brought to you by the Iowa Soybean Association!

Actually, that would be the game is brought to you by them.  I always liked Corn better (week 2 sponsor).

As we begin the 2018 Notes, the Hawkeyes are nearly done with the 2nd week of fall camp, and with just two weeks left until Swarm 2018 takes the field.  Yeah, it’s 91 out there right now, but soon enough it will feel like football season.

July 24, 2018

The Eternal Season - Tuesday July 24th, 2018

Welcome to the Dog Days of summer.  Here in Gotham. a stretch of mid 80s days, all with a decent chance of storms and rain.  In fact, the bright sky begins to cloud up as I type these words.

But what a great summer it is!  It started with my Capitals claiming their first Stanley Cup in Vegas.  And while things that happen in Vegas are supposed to stay there, it has been great fun seeing each Cap spend their Day With the Cup, as it travels around the country (and world) to the hometowns of every player and staff member.  And based on the offseason moves, the Caps seem ready to make another run for Cup glory in 2018-19.

The Dodgers have reclaimed their place atop the NL West, with Arizona and Colorado hanging close here in late July.  They are Philly for a series to start the week, where Utley is getting huge ovations when he comes to the plate, in this his final season.

And of course, we are now 39 days from the start of Hawkeye Football.

Which leads us to the Big Ten Media Days, from Chicago, going on right now.  Kirk, in year 20, the dead of all FBS coaches.  The Hawks are getting ready to challenge the Badgers for West supremacy, and in fact they open the B1G slate against Wisconsin.  It all kicks off on September 1st.

If you want to have Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes sent to your email box every Thursday eve during the season, you can send me a email at icsedge1@yahoo.com.

Oh.  Yeah, September 1st also my birthday.  Alas.

Locally, NYC FC stands 4 points shy of Atlanta United for the lead in the Eastern Division of the MLS.  The only pro team born in New York City since I moved here, so my go to MLS team.  They just need their own soccer only stadium.  Yankee Stadium is not a soccer stadium. As of this writing there are no solutions for a stadium in place, but there seems to be growing momentum on the south Bronx.

Now time to jump back into the Week 1 Hawkeye Game Notes, with the new news coming out of the B1G Media Days.

Have a great day, and enjoy all the games!

Sedge






May 25, 2018

The Eternal Season - Friday May 25, 2018

Well we are quite giddy here at TES, where for the first time in 20 seasons, our Washington Capitals will head to the Stanley Cup final!  To date, they have paid back the former Rangers coach, the hated Penguins, and the Bolts for their sweep of us in 2011, now just the Cup left to claim.  It all starts on Monday night, 8:00 pm, on NBC, as the Caps head west to Las Vegas to face the Black Knights.

A 1974 expansion team meets a 2017 expansion team, and while the Knights seemed to kind of breeze their way through the West, the have not run into a Tom Wilson check or an Ovi one timer yet.  Or Burakovsky getting behind the defense.  The Caps have gotten production from all 4 lines this postseason, they will need to keep it going to bring home the best hardware in sports.