September 22, 2016

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2016 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 4: Iowa @ Rutgers

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2016 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 2-1, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP:  (47 points)
Coaches: 25th (140 points)
College Football Playoff:
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2016 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 3rd, v. Miami (Ohio), WIN 45-21
September 10th, v. Iowa State, WIN 42-3
September 17th, v. North Dakota State, Loss 23-21
September 24th, @ Rutgers, 12:00 pm, ESPN2
October 1st, v. •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, ESPNU
October 8th, @ Minnesota, TBD
October 15th, @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 22nd, v. •Wisconsin, TBD
October 29th, Bye Week
November 5th, @ Penn State, 7:30 pm, BTN
November 12th, v. Michigan, 8:00 pm, ABC/ESPN2
November 19th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 25th, v. •Nebraska, TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 3rd, Big Ten Title Game, 8:00 pm, FOX


Scouting next opponent: Week 4
Nebraska @ Mildcats, 7:30 pm, BTN

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 24th, 2016  Iowa @ Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 2-1, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G East
Previous Meetings:  0
Last Meeting:

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa -13.5

Turnover Margin: +4,  B1G #5, FBS #13

Interceptions: 2, B1G #9, FBS #62

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2016
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Offense
Total   356.7  Pass 208.7  Rush 148.0  Scoring 36.0
B1G    #13           #12               #12                   #6
FBS    #98           #82               #90                  #46
Defense  
Total   359.3  Pass 185.0  Rush 174.3    Scoring 15.7
B1G    #10             #5                  #11                 #5
FBS    #56             #35                #91                 #19
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Big Ten West Standings: 
Wisconsin   3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska     3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota   2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Iowa                 2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois     1-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue     1-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   1-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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 Week 3: North Dakota State

Well, that was most disappointing.  From the failure of the offense to run the ball, the failure of the defense to stop the run, and failure of the coaching staff to call plays to get a 1st down when we needed one.  And even the fans in Kinnick, who grew quieter during the 4th quarter as the Bison went on that long drive that made the score 21-20.  

But there is some good news.  Iowa can still play for a Big Ten title.

September 15, 2016

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2016 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 3: NDSU @ IOWA

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2016 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 2-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 13th (694 points)
Coaches: 11th (875 points)
College Football Playoff:
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2016 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 3rd, v. Miami (Ohio), WIN 45-21
September 10th, v. Iowa State, WIN 42-3
September 17th, v. North Dakota State, 12:00 pm, ESPN2
September 24th, @ Rutgers, 12:00 pm, ABC/ESPN2 Regional
October 1st, v. •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 8th, @ Minnesota, TBD
October 15th, @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 22nd, v. •Wisconsin, TBD
October 29th, Bye Week
November 5th, @ Penn State, 7:30 pm, BTN
November 12th, v. Michigan, 8:00 pm, ABC/ESPN2
November 19th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 25th, v. •Nebraska, TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 3rd, Big Ten Title Game, 8:00 pm, FOX


Scouting next opponent: Week 3
New Mexico @ Rutgers, 12:00 pm, ESPN News

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 17th, 2016  Iowa v. North Dakota State Bison, 2-0, 0-0 Missouri Valley
Previous Meetings:  2, Iowa leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 1947, Bison 0, Hawkeyes 59

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: no line for FBS/FCS

Turnover Margin: +4,  B1G #4, FBS #10

Interceptions: 1, B1G #11, FBS #66

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2016
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Offense
Total   419.5  Pass 214.5  Rush 205.0  Scoring 43.5
B1G    #9              #10               #10                   #6
FBS    #63           #76               #52                  #27
Defense  
Total   357.5  Pass 215.5  Rush 142.0    Scoring 12.0
B1G    #12             #8                  #11                 #3
FBS    #66             #65                #69                 #14
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Big Ten West Standings: 
Iowa                         2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska                 2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota                2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois                     1-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue                    1-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern           0-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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 Week 2: Iowa State

No play by play this week, due to dvr issues at the old homestead.  But the BTN has been showing enhanced versions of this game in 60, so you can catch the quick recap with 2.5 hours to spare if you like.

So, I guess that Hayden statue in Iowa City (or Coralville) did have some magic to it.  New statue, old fashion woodshed taking to Iowa State.  

As the cameras panned into Kinnick, we once again applauded for the well done striping of the field.  And it was loud in there.  

September 8, 2016

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2016 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 2: Iowa State @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2016 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 16th (588 points)
Coaches: 10th (797 points)
College Football Playoff:
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2016 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 3rd, v. Miami (Ohio), WIN 45-21
September 10th, v. Iowa State, 7:30 pm, BTN
September 17th, v. North Dakota State, 12:00 pm, ESPN2
September 24th, @ Rutgers, TBD
October 1st, v. •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 15th, @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 22nd, v. •Wisconsin, TBD
October 29th, Bye Week
November 5th, @ Penn State, 7:30 pm, BTN
November 12th, v. Michigan, 8:00 pm, ABC/ESPN2
November 19th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 25th, v. •Nebraska, TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 3rd, Big Ten Title Game, 8:00 pm, FOX


Scouting next opponent: Week 2
Eastern Washington @ North Dakota State, 3:30 pm, NBC ND, ESPN3

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 10th, 2016  Iowa v. Iowa State Cyclones, 0-1, 0-0 Big 12
Previous Meetings:  64, Iowa leads 41-22
Last Meeting: 2015,  Hawkeyes 31 Cyclones 17

Kinnick Color of the Week: Striped

Current Line: Iowa -15

Turnover Margin: +3,  B1G #1, FBS #2

Interceptions: , B1G #, FBS #

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2016
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Offense
Total   404.0  Pass 192.0  Rush 212.0  Scoring 45.0
B1G    #8              #10                #8                    #5
FBS    #70            #85               #46                  #35
Defense  
Total   424.0  Pass 266.0  Rush 158.0    Scoring 21.0
B1G    #14             #12                #12                 #10
FBS    #93             #94                #84                 #65
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Big Ten West Standings: 
Iowa                         1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska             1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois             1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota     1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue             1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   0-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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 Week 1: Miami of Ohio

It looks like a perfect day for football as the ESPNU cameras move into Kinnick. as the Hawkeye faithful ramp up the noise to kick off the 2016 football season.

And things are different right from the start, as Miami wins the toss and takes the ball, so Iowa lines up to kick.  It’s the other #16 doing the kickoff, Ron Coluzzi, a senior, (graduate transfer) and he boots the ball 8 yards deep in the end zone for a touchback.

Miami lines up with Bahl in the gun, with twin wideouts on each side. He snaps it, looks left, and quickly fires it to the far hash, caught and dropped at the 32, 7 yards, 2nd and 3.

Back to the gun again, a tailback moves into position behind Bahl, he read/options it and does hand the ball to Smith, he goes straight ahead for about 4 yards, and that is enough for a 1st down at the  36.

September 1, 2016

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2016 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 1: Miami (Ohio) @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2016 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 0-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 17th (474 points)
Coaches: 15th (579 points)
College Football Playoff:
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2016 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 3rd, v. Miami (Ohio), 3:32 pm, ESPNU
September 10th, v. Iowa State, 7:30 pm, BTN
September 17th, v. North Dakota State, 12:00 pm, ESPN2
September 24th, @ Rutgers, TBD
October 1st, v. •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 15th, @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 22nd, v. •Wisconsin, TBD
October 29th, Bye Week
November 5th, @ Penn State, 7:30 pm, BTN
November 12th, v. Michigan, 8:00 pm, ABC/ESPN2
November 19th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 25th, v. •Nebraska, TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 3rd, Big Ten Title Game, 8:00 pm, FOX


Scouting next opponent: Week 1
Iowa State Cyclones v. Northern Iowa Panthers, 8:00 pm, Cyclones TV

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 3rd, 2016  Iowa v. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks, 0-0, 0-0 Mac, 0-0 Mac East
Previous Meetings: 3, Iowa leads 3-0
Last Meeting: 2003, RedHawks 3 Hawkeyes 21

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa -27

Turnover Margin: +,  B1G #, FBS #

Interceptions: , B1G #, FBS #

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2015 Regular Season Final
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Offense
Total   404.3  Pass 200.6  Rush 203.7  Scoring 33.7
B1G    #4              #11                #3                    #3
FBS    #63            #92               #32                  #41
Defense  
Total   331.7  Pass 221.7  Rush 110.0    Scoring 18.7
B1G    #6              #8                 #2                   #5
FBS    #21            #63               #6                   #15
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Big Ten West Standings: Final 2015
Iowa *                12-0, 8-0 B1G, 6-0 B1G West
Northwestern   10-2, 6-2 B1G, 5-1 B1G West
Wisconsin   9-3, 6-2 B1G, 4-2 B1G West
Nebraska             5-7, 3-5 B1G, 1-5 B1G West
Illinois             5-7, 2-6 B1G, 2-4 B1G West
Minnesota     5-7, 2-6 B1G, 2-4 B1G West
Purdue            2-10, 1-7 B1G, 1-5 B1G West


* Clinched Big Ten West 
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2016 Week 1: Miami of Ohio

You might think, with the team off their first 12-0 regular season ever, with the schedule once again lining up for the main division rivals having to come to Kinnick,  with the best cornerback in the country, possibly one of the best QBs in the country, playing behind one of the top 5 offensive lines in the country - that the Hawkeye Football Bandwagon would be standing room only today.  

But no, if you are watching the talking heads on tv and reading some of the preseason write ups, you get the feeling that the Hawks may be less of a favorite to win the Big Ten West than they were just a couple months ago.

August 1, 2016

The Eternal Season - Monday August 1st 2016

Report football players!   

The dog days of summer have arrived, which means that NFL camps are open, and the Hawkeyes and the rest of college  teams get going this week.  Football arrives next month!  The college season again kicks off on Thursday night September 1st, which happens to be our birthday here at TES, so our Iowa Football week one game notes will arrive that afternoon. Must be ready to do nothing but watch college football from Thursday night through Monday night that first weekend.  Iowa v Miami (Ohio) at 3:30 pm eastern on Saturday the 3rd.  For our local Hawkeyes our new home is at the Playwright Irish Pub on 35th street between 5th and 6th.  

August 1st finds our Dodgers en route to Denver for a 3 game set against the Rockies.  That kicks off tomorow night.  The Dodgers sit 2 back of the Giants in the NL West.  Going to Denver could be good for a few of the Bums who are not swinging well at the moment.  Let's sweep those Rockies!  

In other news, football is followed soon by hockey. Will this be the year for our Capitals? 

But football is here first.  We will be spending August crafting our 2016 week 1 Game Notes, it is not long now!