November 5, 2005

TES - 2005 Hawkeye Football Game Notes - Week 10

Iowa’s Record 5-3, 3-2 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: Votes - barely.
USA Today: Votes - barely.
ESPN Power 16:

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 WIN 45-21
9/24/05 Iowa @ Ohio State LOSS 31-6
10/1/05 Iowa v. Illinois WIN 35-7
10/8/05 Iowa @ Purdue WIN 34-17
10/15/05 Iowa v. Indiana WIN 38-21
10/22/05 Iowa v. Michigan LOSS 23-20 OT
10/29/05 Bye Week
11/5/05 Iowa @ Northwestern 12:05 PM ESPN
11/12/05 Iowa @ Wisconsin 3:35 PM ESPN
11/19/05 Iowa v. Minnesota TBD

November 5th 2005: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Northwestern Wildcats 5-3, 3-2 Big 10
Prior Games: 66, Iowa leads 45-18-3
Last Game: 2002 – Iowa 62, Northwestern 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: Michigan
At least we had a good time going out in Iowa City on Friday and Saturday nights.  The game – well, considering that we played well below our abilities, and had to battle both the Wolverines and the officials during the first half, losing the game on one play in OT was not so bad.  It’s a good thing Iowa has a school policy not to show ‘controversial’ replays on the big screen, as those officials had to enter and exit the field right below the student section.  It was quite funny that the students had been given gold hankies to wave in unison as the Hawks took the field, as many of those found their way onto the heads of the zebras as they headed to the locker room at halftime.  How the least-penalized team in the country and home team no less, could be flagged 11 times while Michigan drew only 3 penalties is perplexing, to be sure.  Still, if the Hawks had been able to hold onto the ball (Solomon’s tipped catch resulted in an interception, and he dropped a couple of very catchable balls, including what would have been a 1st and goal in overtime), and had we (again) been able to get a little more pressure from the d-line, the game would have been won in regulation.  We made those plays last year.  As we enter the home stretch, let’s hope the bye week allowed the team to find what it needs to make those plays to close out the season on a high note.