September 10, 2005

TES - 2005 Hawkeye Football Game Notes - Week 2

Iowa’s Record 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: #8
USA Today: #8
ESPN Power 16: #7
HARRIS: First poll 9/25
BCS: First poll 10/17

2005 Iowa Football Schedule
9/3/05 Iowa v. Ball State WIN 56-0
9/10/05 Iowa @ Iowa State 3:35 PM, ABC
9/17/05 Iowa v. Northern Iowa 3:35 PM, ESPN+/ESPNU
9/24/05 Iowa @ Ohio State TBD
10/1/05 Iowa v. Illinois TBD
10/8/05 Iowa @ Purdue 4:35 PM, ESPN
10/15/05 Iowa v. Indiana TBD
10/22/05 Iowa v. Michigan TBD
10/29/05 Bye Week
11/5/05 Iowa @ Northwestern TBD
11/12/05 Iowa @ Wisconsin TBD
11/19/05 Iowa v. Minnesota TBD
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1/2/06 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 4:30 PM ABC
1/2/06 Nokia Sugar Bowl 8:30 PM ABC
1/3/06 FedEx Orange Bowl 8:00 PM ABC
1/4/06 Rose Bowl – 2006 BCS Title Game 8:00 PM ABC
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September 10th 2005 – Iowa Hawkeyes @ Iowa State Cyclones 1-0, 0-0 Big 12
Prior Games: 52, Iowa leads 35-17
Last Game: Hawks 17, Clones 10

Game Watch: ‘The Best Game Watch Outside Of Kinnick.’
BLONDIES SPORTS 212 West 79th, (Broadway/Amsterdam).
1 train to 79th street, half a block east.  Several parking garages are nearby.
NOTE: If sitting on bar stools/standing for 3 hours is not ideal for you, we will be reserving a couple tables on the restaurant side of Blondies.  I cannot guarantee that you will have Iowa audio on that side, however - especially once the Big 10 season starts.

Last Week: Ball State
As expected, it is a wee bit difficult to tell where the Hawks stand after week one.  Yes, the running game and d-line looked great – but against an overmatched team missing seven suspended starters.  What does it all mean? I’m not sure…but it was nice to see the starting offense put up 35 points in 18 minutes, and the defense pitch its first shutout since 2001.  Not to mention that the Top 10 teams of the mid-80’s beat up on the non-conference teams by 40 to 50 points.  Here is the ESPN recap of the game:

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=252462294&confId=null <http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/recap?gameId=252462294&amp;confId=null>

That takes us to this week, and what should be a considerably tougher challenge, the Cyclones in Ames.  Except…