September 17, 2005

TES - 2005 Hawkeye Football Game Notes - Week 3

Iowa’s Record 1-1, 0-0 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: #22
USA Today: #21
ESPN Power 16: Out
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 LOSS 23-3
9/17/05 Iowa v. Northern Iowa 3:35 PM, ESPN+/ESPNU
9/24/05 Iowa @ Ohio State 12:05 PM, ABC
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
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

September 17th 2005 – Iowa Hawkeyes v. Northern Iowa Panthers 2-0, 0-0 Gateway
#9 USA Today Div. 1-AA Poll
Prior Games: 13, Iowa leads 12-1
Last Game: 1997 Hawks 66, Panthers 0

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: Iowa State

Ok…the Hawks pulled out the Dr. Jekyll Saturday and handed the game to the Clones.  Note – Iowa State did not dominate/handcuff/etc. the Hawks.  Yes, they played well enough to win, but only thanks to the 5 turnovers that led to all 23 of their points (Iowa actually outgained the Clones in total yardage).  Were the Hawks somehow rattled in Jack Trice?  I think not – as most of the offensive weapons started games in Michigan and Penn State last year, with their 100K plus crowds.  No, they just seemed to be off somehow.  It may have something to do with the fact the offensive starters only played 18 minutes last week.  Rest assured they will play most of the game Saturday, regardless of the score. Should we be concerned about the rest of the season based on this game?  No – here is why: