October 28, 2006

TES - 2006 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 9

Iowa’s Record:  5-3, 2-3 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: Out
USA Today: Out
ESPN Power 16: Out
ESPNU Allstate: Out
BCS: Out

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 Loss 31-28
October 21st – Iowa @ Michigan Loss 20-6
October 28th – Iowa v. Northern Illinois 12:03 PM, ESPNU
November 4th – Iowa v. Northwestern 12:10 PM, ESPN+
November 11th – Iowa v. Wisconsin (Senior Day) TBD
November 18th – Iowa @ Minnesota TBD

October 28th 2006: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Northern Illinois Huskies, 5-3, 3-2 MAC
Prior Games: 5, Iowa leads 5-0
Last Game: 1999, Iowa 24, NIU 0. Ferentz gets first win at Iowa.

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: Michigan
*so much for the ‘we don’t lose when we apartment-gate’ theory*

There are no moral victories in a 12 game football season, but one can find something positive in a game lost.  Namely, that the defense we have been waiting for finally awoke and gave Michigan far more than I am sure they expected for about 55 minutes.  They probably could have done even better if we had been able to sustain some more drives and keep them on the bench resting, but let’s face it, that was the top defense we will see all year.  We only gave the Wolverines 90 yards (net) rushing, just over 200 yards in the air, and Hart could only manage to gain 27 yards on the ground in the first half (he ended up at his average, but the sacks come out of rushing total). The defense kept the Hawks in it; all the way right up until the final score made it 20-6.  And that was without Iwebema, who did not make the trip, and Shada, who missed much of the game after injuring his ankle.  So all in all, a great effort on that side of the ball, and if they can keep it up over the next four weeks, the Hawks should have no problem finishing the season on a high note.