October 20, 2007

TES - 2007 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 8

Iowa’s Record:  3-4, 1-3 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
USA Today:
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 Loss 38-20
October 6th Iowa @ Penn State Loss 27-7
October 13th Iowa v. Illinois WIN 10-6
October 20th Iowa @ Purdue 12:05 PM, ESPN2
October 27th Iowa v. Michigan State (Family Weekend) 12:05 PM, ESPN2
November 3rd Iowa @ Northwestern TBD
November 10th Iowa v. Minnesota TBD
November 17th Iowa v. Western Michigan TBD

October 20th 2007: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Purdue Boilermakers 5-2, 1-2 Big Ten
Prior Games: 79, Purdue leads 44-32-3
Last Game: 2006, Iowa 47, Purdue 17

Current Turnover Margin: +9

Depth Chart for this week:

Use above in conjunction with –

Iowa City PD Arrest Blotter:

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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: Illinois
With a little execution, some luck, and a healthy does of Zook coaching, the Beer Song did indeed appear, and I even caught a fair number of Wildcat fans singing right along!

First, the defense.  Illinois came in averaging 30 points per and could just manage 2 field goals.  Humpal is your Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his 18 tackle, 2.5 tackles for a loss, and recovered fumble effort (and now FWAA National Defensive Player of the Week as well).  The Illini rushed for 137 yards but that was about half what they had been getting so far this year.  Juice could only pass for 98 yards and rush for 41, and in one of the Zook mind benders, benched him after his early 4th quarter fumble.  Yup, the Hawks (Shada) got lucky on that long td bomb – I believe it was the same tight end call that took the td to Chandler off the board in the Texas game. Yet it was a penalty and the Hawk defense has now completed four games without giving up a td.