November 6, 2010

TES - 2010 Hawkeye Football Game Notes Week 9

Iowa’s Record:  6-2, 3-1 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: #15 (700 votes)
USA Today: #16 (647 votes)
BCS: #16

2010 Iowa Football Schedule (times Eastern)

9/04/10 Eastern Illinois WIN 37-7
9/11/10 Iowa State WIN 35-7
9/18/10 @ Arizona Loss 34-27
9/25/10 Ball State WIN 45-0
10/02/10 Penn State WIN 24-3
10/09/10 Bye Week
10/16/10 @ Michigan WIN 38-28
10/23/10 Wisconsin Loss 31-30
10/30/10 Michigan State WIN 37-6
11/06/10 @ Indiana 12:00 PM, BTN
11/13/10 @ Northwestern 12:00 PM, ESPN/ESPN2
11/20/10 Ohio State TBD
11/27/10 @ Minnesota TBD

November 6th, 2010: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Indiana Hoosiers 4-4, 0-4 Big Ten
Prior Games: 71, Iowa leads 40-27-4
Last Game: 2009: Indiana 24, Iowa 42

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +12
Big Ten #1, NCAA #2

Current Line: Iowa -17.0

Scoring Defense 14.5, Pass Def 207.8, Rush Def 84.5, Interceptions 13, Total Defense 292.3
Big Ten                 #2                       #5                          #2                          #2                               #2
NCAA                   #8                      #55                         #5                          #9 tie                          #12

Scoring Offense 34.1, Pass Offense 245.9, Rush Offense 159.5, Total Offense 405.9
Big Ten                #4                            #4                                 #7                                #7
NCAA                  #26                          #39                               #48                              #46
 Depth Chart for this week:
Game Watch: ‘The Best Game Watch Outside Of Kinnick.’
Opal Bar & Restaurant, 251 East 52nd St. Corner of 52nd and 2nd, 212 593-4321

Getting There:
6/E (no V on weekends) trains to 51st/Lexington Ave. Walk 2 blocks east, 1 block north to the bar.
M15 Bus – downtown on 2nd Ave, uptown on 1st Ave.
M50 Bus from the west side.
Several parking garages are in the area, but we strongly encourage you to take cabs or mass transit to our game watches!

Last Week: Michigan State

Hello again to my Hawkeye friends, near and far.  Suffice to say, I did not quite see that coming, but the Notes were out before final word that Norm would be in the stadium on Saturday.  Once it was certain that morning, I revised my own pick to Hawks 35-13.  The boys were fired up enough to do even better than that.

Yes, they did play with 60 minutes of nearly flawless execution, and it was especially nice to see the team take care of business with all their first half opportunities.  We even got some young guys some very valuable minutes – but as I must gripe about something, we could have done even more on that front.

What a beautiful day it was as the cameras opened up on Kinnick – 62 degrees, sunny, but a stiff wind coming in from the open end of the stadium.  The Blackout participation was – not so good, especially in light of the striping effort.  But the place was full and rocking, and sure enough, I think they did cause some fits for the Spartans, who had yet to really face a road crowd.

The Hawks won the toss and as sure as the sun rising in the east, took the ball first.  DJK didn’t get a chance to run, as the Spartan kickoff sailed deep into the end zone.

Adam to start, but State knew that was coming so he only gains 3 feet.  Fine, they want to crowd the line, so KOK dials up an end around to DJK, moving from right to left, and he gets the corner turned for 17 yards and a Hawkeye 1st down.  ARob then, a 3 yard carry up the middle, then one more for just a yard.  Facing a 3rd and 6, Ricky drops back, and quickly finds Reisner on the far hash, a quick stop route, that’s good for 8 and another 1st down, at the MSU 49.

From here, Ricky attacks, and floats a pass from the far hash over to the near sideline, targeting Marvin, who gets completely turned around, but then sticks out one arm to snag the ball (over his shoulder) and pull it into his chest, and yes, get both feet in (ready for the next level), that goes for 17 yards.  Visions of Willy Mays flash through sports fans heads, made all the more surreal by the fact that catch was in game 1 of the 1954 World Series  - the last time the (New York Baseball) Giants had won the thing - until Monday.

Hawks now at the 32, and the Spartans guess pass and blitz, but the line gives Ricky enough time to find Reisner over the middle, the dump off goes for 9.  Adam cleans up the 1st down with 3 yards, and then he gets it again, going right, and spins out of a tackle at the line to gain 7 more.  Once again, but this time off tackle left, ARob blowing through tacklers at the line to advance it 7 yards again, first and goal Iowa from the MSU 6.  Spartans call timeout, seems their defense is gassed already.  If they only knew…

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