October 10, 2019

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2019 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 7: Penn State @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2019 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 4-1, 1-1 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: votes #17, 454 points
Coaches:  #18, 441 points
College Football Playoff:
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2019 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

August 31st, Miami (Ohio) @ Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 7th, Rutgers @ Iowa, WIN 30-0
September 14th, Iowa @ Iowa State, WIN 18-17
September 21st, Bye Week #1
September 28th, Middle Tennessee State @ Iowa, WIN 48-3
October 5th, Iowa @ Michigan, Loss 10-3
October 12th, Penn State @ Iowa, 7:44 pm, ABC
October 19th, •Purdue @ Iowa, 12:00 pm, ESPN2
October 26th, Iowa @ •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 2nd, Bye Week #2
November 9th, Iowa @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 16th, •Minnesota @ Iowa, TBD
November 23rd, •Illinois @ Iowa, TBD
November 29th (Friday), Iowa @ •Nebraska 2:30 pm, BTN

•Ten West Division Game


Scouting next opponent
Maryland @ Purdue 12:00 pm, BTN

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 October 12th, #10 Penn State Nittany Lions, 5-0, 2-0 Big 10 East
Previous Meetings: 28, Penn State leads 16-12
Last Meeting: 2019 Penn State 30 Iowa 24

Kinnick Color of the Week: It’s a Gold Out!

Current Line: Iowa +2.5

Stanley Passing TD Count  8, (season record 27) 
Stanley Career Passing TD Count (record 74 Chuck Long), 
Stanley career to date 60

Turnover Margin: +2,  B1G #6 FBS #43

Interceptions:  4 B1G #8, FBS #66

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2019 through week 5
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Offense
Total   424.2 Pass 250.0  Rush 194.2  Scoring 27.4
B1G    #5             #5                  #6                 #11
FBS    #62     #57                #54               #81
Defense  
Total   254.2  Pass 168.6 Rush 85.6     Scoring 8.8
B1G    #4             #4              #4                  #3
FBS    #5             #12            #11                 #3
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Wisconsin   5-0, 2-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West #8 AP
Minnesota     5-0, 2-0 B1G, 2-0 B1G West 
Nebraska             4-2, 2-1 B1G, 2-0 B1G West
Iowa                         4-1, 1-1 B1G, 0-0 B1G West #17 AP
Illinois              2-3, 0-2 B1G, 0-2 B1G West
Purdue              1-4, 0-2 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Northwestern   1-4, 0-3 B1G, 0-2 B1G West
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Week 6: Michigan

Well, that was sure a frustrating game.  The defense, it played well enough to win.  The offense, and the coaching, however, left much to be desired.  

From the first snap of the game, the Sargent lost fumble, the Hawks were behind the 8 ball.  But the defense held, holding Michigan to a field goal.

On the next Michigan possession that had that 51 yard pass (only threw for 140 on the day) that lead to the 2 yard rushing TD, and the Hawks were down 10-0 midway thru the 1st.  But the Iowa defense would not allow Michigan one more point.  

Nate, 3 interceptions - one a great play by a D back, the others, not the best place to put the ball.  Pair that with the lost fumble and Iowa had 4 turnovers, only getting 1 from Michigan on the pick by Stone. Sadly he could not take that back for the tying TD.

October 3, 2019

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2019 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 6: Iowa @ Michigan

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2019 Edition
Iowa’s Record: 4-0, 1-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: votes #14, 731 points
Coaches:  #14, 790 points
College Football Playoff:
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2019 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

August 31st, Miami (Ohio) @ Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 7th, Rutgers @ Iowa, WIN 30-0
September 14th, Iowa @ Iowa State, WIN 18-17
September 21st, Bye Week #1
September 28th, Middle Tennessee State @ Iowa, WIN 48-3
October 5th, Iowa @ Michigan, 12:05 pm, FOX
October 12th, Penn State @ Iowa, 7:30 pm, ABC/FS1/BTN
October 19th, •Purdue @ Iowa, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 26th, Iowa @ •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 2nd, Bye Week #2
November 9th, Iowa @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 16th, •Minnesota @ Iowa, TBD
November 23rd, •Illinois @ Iowa, TBD
November 29th (Friday), Iowa @ •Nebraska 2:30 pm, BTN

•Ten West Division Game


Scouting next opponent
Purdue @ Penn State, 12/5 12:00 pm, ESPN

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 October 5th, Iowa Hawkeyes 4-0, 1-0 Big Ten, @ #19 Michigan Wolverines, 3-1, 1-1 Big Ten
Previous Meetings: 60, Michigan leads 41-15-4
Last Meeting: 2016, #2 Michigan 13, Iowa 14  (5 out of 6!)

Kinnick Color of the Week: road game, wear White. Or Gold.

Current Line: Iowa +3.5

Stanley Passing TD Count  8, (season record 27) 
Stanley Career Passing TD Count (record 74 Chuck Long), 
Stanley career to date 60

Turnover Margin: +8,  B1G #2 FBS #13

Interceptions:  3 B1G #7, FBS #66

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2019 through week 5
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Offense
Total   465.0 Pass 247.5  Rush 217.5  Scoring 33.5
B1G    #3             #8                  #4                 #7
FBS    #29       #60                #29               #46
Defense  
Total   251.0  Pass 174.0 Rush 77.0     Scoring 8.5
B1G    #3             #5              #4                  #3
FBS    #5             #19            #10                #3
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Wisconsin   4-0, 2-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West #8 AP
Iowa                          4-0, 1-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West #14 AP
Minnesota     4-0, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West 
Nebraska              3-2, 1-1 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Illinois               2-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Purdue               1-3, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Northwestern   1-3, 0-2 B1G, 0-1 B1G West

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Week 5: Middle Tennessee 

Well, that was certainly the proper way to end the non-con portion of the season, with a clinical dispatch of an overmatched foe.  And in doing so, giving the next team we play a whole lot of things to think about.  Worry about.


Consider, 644 total yards for Iowa. That is the all time high under Kirk.  Hawks got there by rushing for 351 yards - that was Young, 11 for 131 (career high), and a long fo 52.  Goodson 12 for 97, a long a 27.  Sargent 14 for 91 a long of 18 and 1 TD.  ISM 2 for 28 and a TD, on the sweep to the far side for a 14 yard rushing TD for him.  Even the back up QB Petras scored his 1st Iowa TD but not via his arm, via the QB sneak.  He even competed 3 or 4 passes for 17 yards, playing most of the 4th, he got to run the regular offense, which will do him very well if needed in the games ahead.

The Hawkeye defense just gave up 80 on the ground and 136 in the air, but never near the goal line did the Raiders get.  

September 26, 2019

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2019 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 5: Middle Tennessee @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2019 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 3-0, 1-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: votes #14, 714 points
Coaches:  #14, 778 points
College Football Playoff:
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2019 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

August 31st, Miami (Ohio) @ Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 7th, Rutgers @ Iowa, WIN 30-0
September 14th, Iowa @ Iowa State, WIN 18-17
September 21st, Bye Week #1
September 28th, Middle Tennessee State @ Iowa, 12:05 pm, ESPN2
October 5th, Iowa @ Michigan, 12:00 pm, FOX
October 12th, Penn State @ Iowa, TBD
October 19th, •Purdue @ Iowa, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 26th, Iowa @ •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 2nd, Bye Week #2
November 9th, Iowa @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 16th, •Minnesota @ Iowa, TBD
November 23rd, •Illinois @ Iowa, TBD
November 29th (Friday), Iowa @ •Nebraska 2:30 pm, BTN

•Ten West Division Game


Scouting next opponent
Rutgers @ Michigan, 9/28, 12:00 pm, BTN

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 September 28h, Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders, 1-2, 0-0 Conference USA East. @ Iowa Hawkeyes, 3-0, 1-0 Big 10 West 
Previous Meetings: 0
Last Meeting: Never

Kinnick Color of the Week: Home, go with black.

Current Line: Iowa -24.5

Stanley Passing TD Count  6, (season record 27) 
Stanley Career Passing TD Count (record 74 Chuck Long), 
Stanley career to date 58

Turnover Margin: +5,  B1G #1 FBS #7

Interceptions:  3 B1G #2, FBS #25

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2019 through week 3
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Offense
Total   405.3 Pass 232.3  Rush 173.0  Scoring 28.7
B1G    #10            #10                #6                 #10
FBS    #73        #74                #65               #73
Defense  
Total   262.7  Pass 186.7 Rush 76.0     Scoring 10.
B1G    #4             #6              #6                  #3
FBS    #17           #42            #15                #10
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Iowa                          3-0, 1-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West #14 AP
Wisconsin     3-0, 1-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West #8 AP
Minnesota     3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West 
Nebraska              3-1, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Illinois               2-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Purdue               1-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   1-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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Week 3: Iowa State

As the game begins, we see the coaches and players talking about the CyHawks series, and then Kirk answers a few questions.  We get some more FS1 pregame, and then finally get to the field, and the booth says that there will be some showers moving in.  Indeed.  It is very overcast as ISU kicks off.

And ISU is kicking from the open end of the wind tunnel that is Jack Trice, and the kickoff sails out bounds behind the end zone.  Iowa starts from the 25.

The booth points out that ISU issuing a 3-3-5 defensive formation, as Iowa starts with Nate in the gun, and he snaps the ball, and quickly tries the far side, the quick out pattern to his tight end Weiting but and ISU defender knocks the ball away, 2nd and 10.

Nate to the gun again with IKM next to him, and 3 wideouts on the near side, 1 on the far.  He runs the read/option, it goes to IKM, he tries the middle but gets only 1.  3rd and 9 from the 26.

Nate has the team in the same look, after the snap, the pocket begins to close, but Nate fires a rope down the far hash, ISM, caught, and downed but that is an Iowa 1st down at the 37!

September 12, 2019

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2019 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 3: Iowa @ Iowa State

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2019 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 2-0, 1-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: votes #19, 473 points
Coaches:  #18, 496 points
College Football Playoff:
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2019 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

August 31st, Miami (Ohio) @ Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 7th, Rutgers @ Iowa, WIN 30-0
September 14th, Iowa @ Iowa State, 4:00 pm, FS1
September 21st, Bye Week #1
September 28th, Middle Tennessee State @ Iowa, TBD
October 5th, Iowa @ Michigan, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 12th, Penn State @ Iowa, TBD
October 19th, •Purdue @ Iowa, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 26th, Iowa @ •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 2nd, Bye Week #2
November 9th, Iowa @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 16th, •Minnesota @ Iowa, TBD
November 23rd, •Illinois @ Iowa, TBD
November 29th (Friday), Iowa @ •Nebraska 2:30 pm, BTN

•Ten West Division Game


Scouting next opponent
Iowa State bye week

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 September 14th, Iowa Hawkeyes, 2-0, 1-0 Big Ten East @ Iowa State Cyclones, 1-0, 0-0 Big 12 North 
Previous Meetings: 66, Iowa leads 44-22
Last Meeting: 2018 Cyclones 3 Hawkeyes 13

Kinnick Color of the Week: Road, wear whatever Iowa colors

Current Line: Iowa -2.5

Stanley Passing TD Count  6, (season record 27) 
Stanley Career Passing TD Count (record 70 Chuck Long), 
Stanley career to date 58

Turnover Margin: +4,  B1G #2 FBS #12

Interceptions:  3 B1G #2, FBS #9

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2019 through week 1
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Offense
Total   451.5 Pass 248.0  Rush 203.5  Scoring 34.0
B1G    #7            #7                #5                 #9
FBS    #52     #56              #43               #55
Defense  
Total   185.0  Pass 113.5 Rush 71.5     Scoring 7.0
B1G    #2             #2              #6                  #2
FBS    #4             #8              #17                #5
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Iowa                         2-0, 1-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West  #19 AP
Wisconsin   2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West # 14 AP
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
Purdue             1-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   0-1, 0.0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West

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Week 2: Rutgers

Well when I wrote that the Hawkeye defense would give up 165 yards to Rutgers, I was being generous! As the Iowa D smothered them to a grand total of 125.  Just 47 in the air (Rutgers benched the senior QB at half and put in a redshift freshman, same result) and just 78 on the ground, the longest run by Rutgers was 10 yards.  Just 10 of 27 passes competed, with two of them picked off, one from each QB.  

September 5, 2019

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2019 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 2: Rutgers @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2019 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: votes #20, 351 points
Coaches:  #19, 395 points
College Football Playoff:
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2019 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

August 31st, Miami (Ohio) @ Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 7th, Rutgers @ Iowa, 12:05 pm, FS1
September 14th, Iowa @ Iowa State, 4:00 pm, FS1
September 21st, Bye Week #1
September 28th, Middle Tennessee State @ Iowa, TBD
October 5th, Iowa @ Michigan, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 12th, Penn State @ Iowa, TBD
October 19th, •Purdue @ Iowa, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 26th, Iowa @ •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 2nd, Bye Week #2
November 9th, Iowa @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 16th, •Minnesota @ Iowa, TBD
November 23rd, •Illinois @ Iowa, TBD
November 29th (Friday), Iowa @ •Nebraska 2:30 pm, BTN

•Ten West Division Game


Scouting next opponent
Iowa State bye week

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 September 7th, Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten East @ Iowa Hawkeyes, 1-0, 0-0 B1G West 
Previous Meetings: 1, Iowa leads 1-0
Last Meeting: 2016 Hawkeyes 14 Rutgers 7

Kinnick Color of the Week: Black and Gold

Current Line: Iowa -20.5

Stanley Passing TD Count  3, (season record 27) 
Stanley Career Passing TD Count (record 70 Chuck Long), 
Stanley career to date 55

Turnover Margin: 0,  B1G #7 FBS #51

Interceptions:  1 B1G #4, FBS #33

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2019 through week 1
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Offense
Total   465.0 Pass 252.0  Rush 213.0  Scoring 38.0
B1G    #7            #6                #6                 #8
FBS    #50      #53               #42               #38
Defense  
Total   245.0  Pass 186.0 Rush 59.0     Scoring 14.0
B1G    #7             #7              #6                  #6
FBS    #33           #52            #22                #36
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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
Minnesota     1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois             1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska             1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   0-1, 0.0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue             0-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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Week 1: Miami (Ohio)

After the Hawkeyes got thru a rather snoozing first half (leading 10-7), form returned in the second as the Hawks wore down the RedHawks to a tune of 213 rushing yards, and a comfortable 21 for 30 for Stanley, for 252 and 3 td passes.  Including the first of Oliver Martin’s Iowa career.  On that ground attack it was Sargent with 14 tugs for 91, Young 9 for 48, each with a rushing TD.  And then a true freshman Goodson #15, who had 9 tugs for 36 yards.  ISM had 1 for 16 and Stanley thru in 5 runs/scrambles for 20 yards.  

Which leads us to one new wrinkle the Iowa offense showed on Saturday.  That was, the read/option.  Stanley in the shotgun, with a running back to his side, then snapping the ball, pausing for a brief second, then handing it off.  Of course Nate is not a running QB so the threat of him pulling it down from the tailback is practically nil, but of note, he could fake the handoff then fire away down the field if the defensive backfield has surged forward thinking the handoff was there.  So we may see more of this in the weeks ahead.  Iowa did run well out of this formation, which I guess you could really call more of a draw since Nate is more likely to throw the ball than run with it.