October 27, 2007

TES - 2007 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 9

Iowa’s Record:  3-5, 1-4 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 Loss 31-6
October 27th Iowa v. Michigan State (Family Weekend) 12:05 PM, ESPN2
November 3rd Iowa @ Northwestern 12:05 PM Channel TBD
November 10th Iowa v. Minnesota TBD
November 17th Iowa v. Western Michigan TBD

October 27th 2007: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Michigan State Spartans 5-3, 1-3 Big Ten
Prior Games: 38, Iowa leads 19-17-2
Last Game: 2004, Iowa 38, Michigan State 16

Current Turnover Margin: +8

Depth Chart for this week:

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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: Purdue
It appears that indeed, it is a rebuilding season, and that’s too bad, as it sure would be nice to have a fluid offense to pair with our seasoned defense.  Once again, this loss was not the fault of the guys on that side of the line, but they did not have their best day either.

The stats are scary so I’ll be brief.  3-16 third down conversions.  18%.  Abysmal.  Jake 17-40, 177 yards.  Early on the receivers were giving him no help, dropping passes left and right.  It must have rattled him because for the rest of the game he was short, long, high and low way too often.  Guess when guys can’t hold onto passes that hit them in the hands a QB tends to ‘aim’ the ball as opposed to ‘throwing’ it and that’s what you get.  To make things worse Ferentz could not exactly bench anybody for dropping passes – due to late in the week injuries the Hawks only had 3 true wide receivers make the trip.  Young averaged a very good 6 yards plus on his 7 carriers but only played in bout half the game after he banged his knee up.  With him out the Hawks could only tack 77 rushing yards onto the passing total.  Given the ball inside the 50 four different times by the defense, the offense could only muster 6 points.