January 2, 2006

TES - 2005 Hawkeye Football Game Notes - Outback Bowl Special Edition

Iowa’s Record 7-4, 5-3 Big Ten (4 way tie for 3rd)
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: #25
USA Today: #25
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 WIN 52-28

January 2nd, 2006. Iowa Hawkeyes @ (#16 AP, #18 USA Today) Florida Gators 8-3, 5-3 SEC (2nd place SEC East).  11:00 AM Eastern, ESPN
Prior Games: 2, series tied 1-1
Last Game: Iowa 37, Florida 17, 2004 Outback Bowl

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.

Way Back In The Middle Of November: Minnesota
Ah yes.  The explosive offense.  Check.  The dominant defense.  Check.  11 weeks after we would have loved to see it.  Check.  Oh well, what matters most is that it finally all came together at the expense of the Golden Rodents.  After two (ok…3 or 4) drinks we’re up 35-0.  The vaunted Gopher running game – snuffed.  Eddie ‘Highlight Film’ Hinkel ends his Kinnick Stadium career with 7 catches for 154 yards and a Kinnick record 4 touchdowns – one tossed by fellow wideout Solomon.  Young and Sims both top 100 yards the Hawks out rush the Gophers 236 to 129. Complete domination on both sides of the ball.  Sadly, the Rodents got those three 4th quarter touchdowns to make the game seem slightly competitive – but it wasn’t.  Had we been able to put this together all year…well, we’d probably be the 2004 Auburn Tigers – unbeaten and not playing for the title.