September 23, 2006

TES - 2006 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 4

Iowa’s Record:  3-0. 0-0 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: #14 (831 votes)
USA Today: #14 (781 votes)
ESPN Power 16: #14
ESPNU Allstate: #14

2006 Iowa Football Schedule
September 2nd – Iowa v. Montana WIN 41-7
September 9th – Iowa @ Syracuse WIN 20-13 2OT
September 16th – Iowa v. Iowa State WIN 27-17
September 23rd - Iowa @ Illinois 12:05 PM ESPN+
September 30th – Iowa v. Ohio State, 8:05 PM, ABC
October 7th – Iowa v. Purdue (Homecoming), 12:05 PM TBD
October 14th – Iowa @ Indiana TBD
October 21st – Iowa @ Michigan  TDB
October 28th – Iowa v. Northern Illinois TBD
November 4th – Iowa v. Northwestern (Family Weekend) TBD
November 11th – Iowa v. Wisconsin (Senior Day) TBD
November 18th – Iowa @ Minnesota TBD

September 23rd, 2006: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Illinois Fighting Illini 1-2, 0-0 Big Ten
Prior Games: 66, Illinois leads 37-27-2
Last Game: 2005. Iowa 37, Illinois 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.  We will not always have Hawkeye audio on the restaurant side.

PLEASE NOTE – Blondies opens at 11:30 – do not expect to be let into the bar before then!

As of Wednesday morning, there are still 20,000 seats available.  Little faith, Illini fans?

Last Week: Iowa State
Truth be told, I am glad the game was competitive and the Hawks had to do a gut check to pull out the win.  That will do them better in the long run than had they blown the Clones out, especially considering the cake walk coming up this week. Still, it was a bit disappointing to see the Hawks come out kind of flat, as they did, and let the Clones run up and down the field with particular ease for most of the first half. Even worse, my Clone brother (Jon, he is the Assistant Equipment Manager for Army
Sports up at West Point, so football is his life) was able to watch the first half of the game and kept texting me every time the Clones made a big play.  I assured him that the Iowa coaches would make halftime adjustments and things would be different.