November 15, 2008

TES - 2008 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 12

Iowa’s Record:  6-4, 3-3 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: 5 votes
USA Today: 6 votes
ESPN Power 16: 
ESPNU Allstate: 
HARRIS: 5 votes

2008 Iowa Football Schedule
August 30th Iowa v. Maine WIN 46-3
September 6th Iowa v. Florida International WIN 42-0
September 13th Iowa v. Iowa State WIN 17-5
September 20th Iowa @ Pittsburgh Loss 21-20
September 27th Iowa v. Northwestern Loss 22-17
October 4th Iowa @ Michigan State Loss 16-13
October 11th Iowa @ Indiana WIN 45-9
October 18th Iowa v. Wisconsin WIN 38-16
October 25th Bye Week
November 1st Iowa @ Illinois Loss 27-24
November 8th Iowa v. Penn State WIN 24-23
November 15th Iowa v. Purdue 12:05 PM, BTN
November 22nd Iowa @ Minnesota 7:05 PM, BTN
November 15th, 2008: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Purdue Boilermakers 3-7, 1-5 Big Ten
Prior Games: 80, Purdue leads 45-32-3
Last Game: 2007, Purdue 31 Iowa 6

Current Line: Iowa -15.5

Current Turnover Margin: +3

Depth Chart for this week:

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.

 Last Week: Penn State
The weight – is over.

The weight, that is, of our depressing streak of 9 straight losses in games decided by 3 points or less.  And the three season long wait that we have endured, hoping the Hawks could get a signature win that would propel us back toward our place at the top of the Big Ten and the Top 10 in the polls.

If this win will indeed do that is to be seen, but I like our chances.  That the Hawks could play a considerably less than perfect game yet come out with the victory could mean that we have finally turned that corner.