September 29, 2007

TES - 2007 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 5

Iowa’s Record: 2-2, 0-1 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
USA Today: 3 votes!
ESPN Power 16:
ESPNU Allstate:

2007 Iowa Football Schedule
September 1st Iowa @ Northern Illinois WIN 16-3
September 8th Iowa v. Syracuse WIN 35-0
September 15th Iowa @ Iowa State Loss 15-13
September 22nd Iowa @ Wisconsin Loss 17-13
September 29th Iowa v. Indiana (Homecoming) 12:05 PM, BTN
October 6th Iowa @ Penn State 3:35 PM, ABC or ESPN2
October 14th Iowa v. Illinois TBD
October 20th Iowa @ Purdue TBD
October 27th Iowa v. Michigan State (Family Weekend) TBD
November 3rd Iowa @ Northwestern TBD
November 10th Iowa v. Minnesota TBD

November 17th Iowa v. Western Michigan TBD

September 29th 2007: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Indiana Hoosiers 3-1, 0-1 Big Ten
Prior Games: 68, Iowa Leads 38-26-4
Last Game: 2006 – Indiana 31, Iowa 28

Current Turnover Margin: +5

Depth Chart for this week:

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Iowa City PD Arrest Blotter:

Game Watch: ‘The Best Game Watch Outside Of Kinnick.’
BLONDIES SPORTS 212 West 79th, (Broadway/Amsterdam).

1 train to 79th street, then 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.  Call the bar at 212 362-4360 to reserve table space. We will not always have Hawkeye audio on the restaurant side, however.

Last Week: Wisconsin
All right my friends. As tough a loss as that was, at least we saw things to make us think better days are ahead for Iowa football. Yeah, we love shoot outs, but for us old timers it was nice to see a good old fashioned, war of attrition, Big Ten football game.

And what a battle it was.  30 first downs, with 18 punts.  10 of those punts were ours, and in a sign that maybe the punt team is channeling last year’s, the Badgers could only manage -2 yards returning one of them.  An up and down day for the special teams as a unit – DJK nearly returned (just one man he could not beat) the kickoff after Wisconsin took the 14-10 lead, Murray hitting two pressure packed field goals in his first college start, but again, another blocked field goal that played a major part in the outcome.  As things are not going as we would like on the offensive side of the ball we have to have zero gaffs in the special teams.  Or more precisely – they need to kick in some points.  And I don’t mean field goals.