September 25, 2014

The Eternal Season - 9/25/14 - Sedge's 2014 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 5: Iowa @ Purdue

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2014 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 3-1, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP:
USA Today:
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2014 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*

August 30th v. Northern Iowa, 12:01 pm, WIN 31-23
September 6th v. Ball State, WIN 17-13
September 13th v. Iowa State, Loss 20-17
September 20th @ Pittsburg, WIN 24-20
September 27th @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, BTN
October 11th v. Indiana, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 18th @ Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 1st v. •Northwestern, TBD
November 8th, @ •Minnesota, TBD
November 15th @ •Illinois, TBD
November 22nd v. •Wisconsin, TBD
November 28th v. •Nebraska (Black Friday), TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting next opponent:
Maryland @ Indiana, 1:30 pm, BTN

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September 27th, 2014.  Iowa @ Purdue Boilermakers, 2-2. 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Previous Meetings: 84, Purdue leads 46-35-3
Last Meeting: 2013, Hawkeyes 38, Boilermakers 14

Current Line: Iowa -9

Turnover Margin: -1,  B1G #9, FBS #72

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2014
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Offense
Total   377.0  Pass  229.0  Rush 131.5  Scoring 22.3
B1G    #11            #8                #11                  #13
FBS    #97            #72              #93                  #95
Defense  
Total   349.0  Pass  253.5  Rush 95.5    Scoring 19.0
B1G    #7              #9                  #5                   #4
FBS    #40            #84                #17                 #26 
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The New Big Ten:
West                             East
Iowa                              Michigan
Nebraska                      Michigan State
Minnesota                     Ohio State
Wisconsin                     Penn State
Illinois                           Indiana
Northwestern               Maryland
Purdue                         Rutgers

Big Ten West Standings:
Nebraska 4-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Iowa  3-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois  3-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota  3-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin  2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue  2-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern  1-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West

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Week 4 Recap: Pitt

As we leave the booth and move into Heinz Field, we see a tight shot of the Pitt fans, and then the Hawkeye fans, probably strategic as to not show all the empty seats.  A 3-0 team in a major conference with a major conference visitor, and they still can’t sell it out.  Oh to be a college team in a pro town.

We then get a highlight package of Conner’s exploits so far, and why not, it’s a record season in the making for the sophomore.  Hawk fans are waiting to see if we can slow him down.

Then we head to the field, the players are ready, and per usual, Iowa is on the receiving end.  The Pitt kick lands about 7 yards deep in the end zone and rolls out of the back, a touchback, Iowa ball at the 25 to begin the game.

And soon learn that the former Pitt player who is the color man coached Jake in high school.  

Iowa opens with the three tight end heavy set, Jordan alone behind Jake, KMM alone on the near side.  It goes to Canzeri, he tries the left side, runs into some traffic and then tries to hop over the pile, but it consumes him so he goes down after a gain of 3.  2nd and 7.

But then Jordan is kind of hopping as he gets up, and then he turns an heads off to the sideline.  Not what Hawk fans want to see to start the game.

Iowa to the I formation with a wideout on the low side, right on the nearside hash.  The ball goes to Mark, he plows straight ahead and gets 5, so that brings up 3rd and a long 2.

Mark departs as Jake goes to the gun with Damon to his right, and three wideouts in the triangle formation on the far side.  Jake looks over the field and then steps up to the line to change the play, Jake steps back, then snaps it, looks, then quickly fires it far side, KMM, caught, he finds the sticks and dives out of bounds, and that is an Iowa 1st down at the 36.

September 18, 2014

The Eternal Season - 9/18/14 - Sedge's 2014 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 4: Iowa @ Pitt

Sedge’s Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2014 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 2-1, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: hope to return
USA Today: soon
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2014 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*

August 30th v. Northern Iowa, 12:01 pm, WIN 31-23
September 6th v. Ball State, WIN 17-13
September 13th v. Iowa State, Loss 20-17
September 20th @ Pittsburg, 12:00 pm, ESPNU
September 27th @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 11th v. Indiana, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 18th @ Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 1st v. •Northwestern, TBD
November 8th, @ •Minnesota, TBD
November 15th @ •Illinois, TBD
November 22nd v. •Wisconsin, TBD
November 28th v. •Nebraska (Black Friday), TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting next opponent:
Southern Illinois @ Purdue, 12:00 pm, BTN

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September 20th, 2014.  Iowa @ Pittsburg Panthers, 3-0. 0-0 ACC
Previous Meetings 5, Pitt leads 3-2
Last Meeting: 2011 Panthers 27, Iowa 31

Current Line: Iowa +4

Turnover Margin: 0,  B1G #6, FBS #75

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2014
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Offense
Total   377.0  Pass  246.0  Rush 131.0  Scoring 21.7
B1G    #11            #8                #11                  #12
FBS    #89            #61              #92                  #99
Defense  
Total   320.3  Pass  254.7  Rush 65.7    Scoring 18.7
B1G    #6              #9                  #2                   #6
FBS    #27            #82                #7                   #30 
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The New Big Ten:
West                             East
Iowa                              Michigan
Nebraska                      Michigan State
Minnesota                     Ohio State
Wisconsin                     Penn State
Illinois                           Indiana
Northwestern               Maryland
Purdue                         Rutgers

Big Ten West Standings:
Nebraska 3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Iowa  2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois  2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota  2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin  1-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue  1-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern  0-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West

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Week 3 Recap: Iowa State

Lucky for you and your scribe, we have been too busy this week to recap this heartbreak play by play, so you will be spared from reading it.  I could have done the 1st half, with us leading 14-3, but more than one half a game makes.  And Iowa let us down big time in the 2nd.

So then, as we are now one quarter of the way through the 2014 season, we shall spend the time recapping the team’s performance through the first three games of 2014.  And hope that this is one of those Iowa teams that rebounds from a September loss, and gets stronger through October, and then shows no mercy in November.  

We will start, with the offense.

September 11, 2014

The Eternal Season - 9/11/14 - Sedge's 2014 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 3: Iowa State @ Iowa

Sedge’s Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2014 Edition

Iowa’s Record: 2-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP:  10 votes
USA Today: 9 votes
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2014 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*

August 30th v. Northern Iowa, 12:01 pm, WIN 31-23
September 6th v. Ball State, WIN 17-13
September 13th v. Iowa State, 3:30 pm, ESPN
September 20th @ Pittsburg, 12:00 pm, ESPN/ESPNU
September 27th @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 11th v. Indiana, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 18th @ Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 1st v. •Northwestern, TBD
November 8th, @ •Minnesota, TBD
November 15th @ •Illinois, TBD
November 22nd v. •Wisconsin, TBD
November 28th v. •Nebraska (Black Friday), TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting next opponent:
Pitt 2-0 @ FIU 1-1, 12:00 pm, FS1

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September 13th, 2014.  Iowa v. Iowa State Cyclones, 0-2, 0-1 Big 12
Previous Meetings 61, Iowa leads 40-21
Last Meeting: 2013 Hawkeyes 27, Cyclones 21

Current Line: Iowa -11

Turnover Margin: 0,  B1G #4, FBS #55

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2014
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Offense
Total   428.0  Pass  296.0  Rush 132.0  Scoring 24.0
B1G    #10            #4                #11                  #12
FBS    #70            #34              #94                  #94
Defense  
Total   312.0  Pass  254.5  Rush 57.5    Scoring 18.0
B1G    #7              #11                 #3                   #6
FBS    #40            #92                 #9                   #42 

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The New Big Ten:
West                             East
Iowa                              Michigan
Nebraska                      Michigan State
Minnesota                     Ohio State
Wisconsin                     Penn State
Illinois                           Indiana
Northwestern               Maryland
Purdue                         Rutgers

Big Ten West Standings:
Iowa 2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska 2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois  2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota  2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue  1-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin  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 Recap: Ball State

As we leave the studio and head into Kinnick, we hear the team of Beth Mowins and Joey Galloway, universally known as about the worst team that ESPN has for college football.  They would not disappoint.

The Hawks win the coin toss, and per usual, opt for the ball.  For the first of what seems like 38 times, we hear of the Hawks trouble with MAC teams of late.  We then see the final from Ames - Kansas State 32, Iowa State 28.  More on that game later. 

BSU’s kick lands at the Iowa 5. were Parker makes the catch, and he starts up the far hash but then cuts it to the outside, and he gets it out to the 28.  The Iowa offense takes the field.

September 4, 2014

The Eternal Season - 9/4/14 - Sedge's 2014 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 2: Ball State @ Iowa, 9/6/14

Sedge’s Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2014 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 18 votes
USA Today: 49 votes
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2014 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*

August 30th v. Northern Iowa, 12:01 pm, WIN 31-23
September 6th v. Ball State, 3:35 pm, ESPN2
September 13th v. Iowa State, 3:30 pm, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
September 20th @ Pittsburg, TBD
September 27th @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 11th v. Indiana, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 18th @ Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 1st v. •Northwestern, TBD
November 8th, @ •Minnesota, TBD
November 15th @ •Illinois, TBD
November 22nd v. •Wisconsin, TBD
November 28th v. •Nebraska (Black Friday), TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting next opponent:
Iowa State 0-1 @ Kansas State 1-0, 12:00 pm, FS1

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September 6th, 2014.  Iowa v. Ball State Cardinals, 1-0, 0-0 MAC 
Previous Meetings: 2, Iowa leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2010. Ball State 0, Iowa 45

Current Line: Iowa -17

Turnover Margin: +1,  B1G #4, FBS #21

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2014
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Offense
Total   401.0  Pass  250.0  Rush 151.0  Scoring 31.0
B1G    #10            #6                #11                  #9
FBS    #70            #57              #73                  #60
Defense  
Total   405.0  Pass  380.0  Rush 25.0    Scoring 23.0
B1G    #10            #13                 #4                   #9
FBS    #76            #108               #7                   #64 
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The New Big Ten:
West                             East
Iowa                              Michigan
Nebraska                      Michigan State
Minnesota                     Ohio State
Wisconsin                     Penn State
Illinois                           Indiana
Northwestern               Maryland
Purdue                         Rutgers

Big Ten West Standings:
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
Illinois  1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue  1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   0-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   0-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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Week 1 Recap: Northern Iowa 

As we wound down some Back In Black, followed up by the Iowa Fight Song, we saw Chuck Long in the booth pointing out the Iowa keys to the game.  Execute short yardage better, more red zone touchdown conversions, and taking more shots down the field in the passing game.  

We also hear that stopping Panther tailback Johnson will be high priority.  We were half successful in that quest.  

Then we see the weather graphic, and yup, it’s football in Iowa in August.  Only 72 degrees, but with 87% humidity.  We would see if that would be a factor as the game went on.

August 28, 2014

The Eternal Season - 8/28/14 - Sedge's 2014 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 1. Northern Iowa @ Iowa

Sedge’s Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2014 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 0-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 68 votes
USA Today: 49 votes
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2014 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*

August 30th v. Northern Iowa, 12:01 pm, BTN, 382 on TWC NYC, 610 DTV
September 6th v. Ball State, 3:30 pm, ESPN2
September 13th v. Iowa State, 3:30 pm, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
September 20th @ Pittsburg, TBD
September 27th @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 11th v. Indiana, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 18th @ Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 1st v. •Northwestern, TBD
November 8th, @ •Minnesota, TBD
November 15th @ •Illinois, TBD
November 22nd v. •Wisconsin, TBD
November 28th v. •Nebraska (Black Friday), TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting next opponent:
Colgate @ Ball State, 2:00 pm, ESPN3

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August 30th, 2014.  Iowa v. Northern Iowa Panthers, 0-0, 0-0 Missouri Valley
Previous Meetings: 16, Iowa leads 15-1
Last Meeting:  2012, Panthers 16, Hawkeyes 27

Current Line: no line for FCS teams.

Turnover Margin: ,  B1G #, FBS #

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2014
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Offense
Total   000.0  Pass  000.0  Rush 000.0  Scoring 00.0
B1G    #             #                #                  #
FBS    #             #                #                  #
Defense  
Total   000.0  Pass  000.0  Rush 000.0   Scoring 00.0
B1G    #            #                 #                   #
FBS    #            #                 #                   # 
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The New Big Ten:
West                             East
Iowa                              Michigan
Nebraska                      Michigan State
Minnesota                     Ohio State
Wisconsin                     Penn State
Illinois                           Indiana
Northwestern               Maryland
Purdue                         Rutgers

Big Ten West Standings:
Iowa, 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
Wisconsin 0-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois 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
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Week 1:  Northern Iowa

Welcome Hawkeye friends, to year 10 of Sedge’s Hawkeye Football Game Notes, and year 125 of Hawkeye Football.  

Also, year 16 of the Kirk Ferentz era.

And last - the 75th anniversary of the Hawkeye Ironmen.  Yes, Nile Kinnick, the Heisman Trophy winner in 1939, was one of them.