October 14, 2006

TES - 2006 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 7

Iowa’s Record:  5-1, 2-1 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: #15 (661 votes)
USA Today: #13 (672 votes)
ESPN Power 16: #17 (first of ‘others receiving votes’)
ESPNU Allstate: #15

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) WIN 47-17
October 14th – Iowa @ Indiana 12:03 PM, ESPN2
October 21st – Iowa @ Michigan 3:35 PM, ABC
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 14th, 2006: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Indiana Hoosiers 3-3, 1-1 Big Ten
Prior Games: 67, Iowa leads 38-25-4
Last Game: 2005. Iowa 38, Indiana 21

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!  If you a couple of us in there earlier it’s so we can hang up the flags before the bar fills up.

Last Week: Purdue
When the Hawks were winning the Big Ten titles in 2002 and 2004, one thing was very evident.  As the season wore on, as the new players got 4, 5, 6 games of coaching under Ferentz, as Coach Doyle’s weight staff turned them from boys into men, the Hawks gelled.  As October dawned, the Hawks started winning, and in both years they ran the table to a Big Ten championship.

And so October 2006 begins with a 47-17 thumping of Purdue, in a game in which the experts thought the Hawks could come out flat and lose. Thank you Hawkeyes for putting up 539 yards and 47 points and making me look like I kind of know what I am talking about once in a while.  There really was not much to complain about in this game, except for the 3 fumbles lost, but at least we evened out the turnover margin by picking off 3 Boilermaker passes.  A season high 286 rushing yards (Sims 20-155, 2tds, and he will start again this week with Greene as the backup), Tate a very efficient 17-23 for 253 yards and 2 tds, no interceptions.  Freshman Douglass, 4 catches for 90 yards, a 22.5 yard average.  The disciplined Hawks did not pick up a flag until the third quarter.  They scored all 7 times they entered the Red Zone.  Yes, it took 5 games, but it seems that the Iowa offense has finally awakened.  One more game to tune up and then we shall see if the Hawks can get that 7-1 train a’ rolling with a win in the Big House.