November 12, 2005

TES - 2005 Hawkeye Football Game Notes - Week 11

Iowa’s Record 5-4, 3-3 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
USA Today:
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 LOSS 28-27
11/12/05 Iowa @ Wisconsin 3:35 PM ESPN
11/19/05 Iowa v. Minnesota 12:05 PM ESPN2

November 12th 2005: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Wisconsin Badgers 8-2, 5-2 Big 10 #19 AP & USA Today polls.
Prior Games: 80, tied 39-39-2
Last Game: Iowa 30, Wisconsin 7

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: Northwestern
If this was not the most painful loss in the Ferentz era, I’m not sure what game supplants it. Imagine – the Hawks had no turnovers and picked off two Wildcat passes.  Young ran for a career best 202 yards and Tate passed for 276, and for 55 minutes the game was securely in hand.  Yet when the recap of this season is written it will again center on our failure to get 1st downs when needing to run out the clock, ultimately costly field goal misses, and our inability to get the defensive stops that we have made game in and game out back to 2002 that have doomed us to a mid Big 10 finish.  If we can somehow win the last two games we might – might avoid bowling in Detroit and get to take a trip to sunnier Texas.  But as we now know there are no gimmies anywhere to be found on the 2005 schedule, and the hype the Hawks run into this weekend will be substantial.