November 18, 2006

TES - 2006 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 12

Iowa’s Record:  6-5, 2-5 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 WIN 24-14
November 4th – Iowa v. Northwestern Loss 21-7
November 11th – Iowa v. Wisconsin Loss 24-21
November 18th – Iowa @ Minnesota 12:10 PM, ESPN+

November 18th, 2006: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Minnesota Golden Gophers 5-6, 2-5 Big Ten
Prior Games: 99, Minnesota leads 58-39-2
Last Game: 2005, Hawks 52, Gophers 28

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: Wisconsin
Ok, well, all the problems the Hawks have had during the 2006 season were neatly encapsulated in this game, so that in the future anyone can just watch this one to understand what happened to the Hawkeyes in 2006.

Let’s see…Wisconsin’s QB Donovan is forced to make his first start, on the road, in a ‘hostile’ Kinnick Stadium, but it was not the Badger quarterback who looked like he was playing his first college game.  Due once again to no real defensive pressure at any point of the game, he completed 17 of 24 (70.8%) passes for 228 yards and 2 tds. And when the Hawks got within a few feet of him he just took off down the field, racking up 61 rushing yards, often securing 1st downs while doing so.  His excellent command of the game netted the Badgers 38:48 of ball possession to the Hawks meager 21:12.