October 7, 2006

TES - 2006 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 6

Iowa’s Record:  4-1, 1-1 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: #19 (444 votes)
USA Today: #19 (418 votes)
ESPN Power 16:
ESPNU Allstate: #18

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 WIN 24-7
September 30th – Iowa v. Ohio State Loss 38-17
October 7th – Iowa v. Purdue (Homecoming) 12:05 PM, ESPNU
October 14th – Iowa @ Indiana 12:03 PM, ESPN2
October 21st – Iowa @ Michigan TBD
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

October 7th, 2006: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Purdue Boilermakers 4-1, 1-0, Big Ten
Prior Games: 78, Purdue leads 44-31-3
Last Game: 2005. Iowa 34, Purdue 17

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!

Last Week: Ohio State
I guess you could say that it was easier to watch the Hawks lose a game in which they didn’t play very well as opposed to falling at the end of a close, bitter struggle.  Yes, it was disappointing to see the Hawks play that way in front of a national audience and with all the Game Day hype that was town.  Still it could be said the game really turned on just a few play and if the Hawks had made them, who knows what would have happened.

After the Hawks scored the td to make it 14-10 in the second quarter, the defense came out and stuffed the Buckeyes into a 3 and out.  The Ohio State punter shanked it and here were the Hawks, about 2 minutes after stuffing a rushing td down the Buckeyes’ throat (1st time this year), with the ball at midfield and momentum clearly swinging our way.   We were about 20 yards from a field goal and a one point deficit and 50 yards from the 17-14 lead and the doubt that could start to enter the Buckeye heads.  Well, we had our own 3 and out, gaining nary a yard in the process, and punted the ball back. Smith then led the Buckeyes on a cool 85 yard drive and the 21-10 lead.  Right there, that might have been the game.