November 19, 2005

TES - 2005 Hawkeye Football Game Notes - Week 12

Iowa’s Record 6-4, 4-3 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 WIN 20-10
11/19/05 Iowa v. Minnesota 12:05 PM ESPN2

November 19th 2005: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Minnesota Golden Gophers 7-3, 4-3 Big 10
Prior Games: 98, Minnesota leads 58-38-2
Last Game: Iowa 29, Minnesota 27

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: Wisconsin
Finally.  It seems Norm flipped a switch at the end of 1st quarter and his defensive line awakened to bring the Hawks the pressure we have been so lacking through the first nine games.  6 sacks.  19 total yards rushing for the Badgers.  4th leading back in the country Calhoun carried 15 times for an abysmal 18 yards.  The Badgers had 8 straight possessions end with punts.  Until their final futile drive the Badger offense had only managed 26 yards in the second half.  Complete defensive domination.  And on the flip slide, the Hawk offense rewrote the recent game script and started slow then found their groove.  Albert Young now ranks 5th nationally with 119.7 yards per game and the Iowa offense was able to pick up third downs and chew up large chunks of clock in the 4th quarter to keep the Badger offense on the bench.  If not for Young’s fumble at the 2-yard line, the margin would have been 17 points.  Yes – the Hawks finally put it all together on both sides of the ball and played for the entire 60 minutes.  Time to do it one more time, and then get ready to head off and play in our 5th straight bowl game.  Oh yeah – one of those d-line freshmen, Mitch King is your Big 10 Defensive Player of the Week!