December 29, 2011

The Eternal Season - Insight Bowl Game Notes


Iowa’s Record: 7-5, 4-4 Big Ten, 2-3 B1G Legends
Iowa’s Rankings
AP:
USA Today:
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State Loss 13-3
10/15/11 Northwestern WIN 41-31
10/22/11 Indiana WIN 45-24
10/29/11 @ Minnesota Loss 22-21
11/05/11 Michigan WIN 24-16
11/12/11 Michigan State Loss 37-21
11/19/11 @ Purdue WIN 31-21
11/25/11 @ Nebraska Loss 20-7


12/30/11 2011 Insight Bowl Iowa v. Oklahoma, 10:05 pm, ESPN
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December 30th, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes v. #14 BCS, #19 AP/USA Today Oklahoma Sooners, 9-3, 6-3 Big 12
Prior Games: 1, Oklahoma leads 1-0
Last Game: 1979, Iowa 6, Oklahoma 21

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +2
Big Ten #6, NCAA #42

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 8

Current Line: Iowa +14

2011 Key Stats  - Final Regular Season
Scoring Defense 23.3, Pass Def 228.1 Rush Def 159.5, Pics 9, Total Def 387.6
Ranks
Big Ten                 #8                      #12                         #7              #7 tie                  #8
NCAA                   #42                    #69                         #64            #68 tie                #67

Scoring Offense 28.7, Pass Offense 236.3, Rush Offense 142.8, Total Off 379.2
Ranks
Big Ten                #6                             #3                                #12                        #6
NCAA                  #53                          #57                               #77                       #70

Depth Chart for this week:
http://www.hawkeyesports.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/iowa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/depth-chart
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December 17, 2011

The Eternal Season - Saturday December 17th

Hello Again Friends!

Time is a wasting for that holiday shopping, which means your scribe has been working night and day helping folks make those purchase decisions.  But not tonight, where all my current teams are in action.

Alas, the only one I can actually see is the Hawks v. Drake game, on the BTN, at 9:00 eastern.  The Cowboys and Bucks kick off at 8:20 pm, but we still don't get the NFL Network on our crappy Time Warner Cable. 

At the same time as the Hawkeye Hoops game, the Caps visit Denver to face the Avs - also a game I won't be getting - so I'll be following along with the gamecast, as with the football game, while watching the basketball game.  Sports multitasking.

I have been starting to put the Insight Bowl game notes together in my head, the actual typing starts on Monday.  Word broke just after my last update that our defense will be losing our leader after the game - Norm Parker will be retiring.  In light of his recent health issues, a wise choice. The great seasons that the Hawks have had under Kirk have all had one thing on common - a great defense.  I expect we might see some strategy changes with the new hire, but we won't soon forget the contribution Norm has made to Iowa Football.

The Hawks don't face the Sooners until the 30th, but the bowl season is now here.  Check out the listings below for the game specifics, all 35 of them.  Yup. would trade a bunch of those for a Div. 1 playoff!

Worked an extra long shift on what should have been my day off, so now I must grab some grub, and settle in for a little Hawkeye Hoops to wrap up the night.  Hope your weekend is off to a great start - the last weekend before the Holidays, and then, the new year!

Where To Find Live Sports On TV:
http://www.tvguide.com/sports/listings/

NCAA Basketball Scores:
http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/scoreboard

NCAA Football Scores:
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/schedule

NFL Scores:
http://www.nfl.com/scores

NHL Scores:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/scores.htm#?navid=nav-scr-main


Soccer aka Football:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/scores

Tennis:
http://www.tennis.com/livescores

Golf:
http://sports.espn.go.com/golf

The love of sports is shared across the generations, and there are few things as fun as debating the merits of certain players, strategies, and team histories with other, opposing sports nuts. If you are an all around sports fan, feel free to join the ride, and please comment/vent whenever you feel you need to.

December 11, 2011

The Eternal Season - Sunday December 11th

And we're back!

Yes, the holidays are a bit crazy when you work for the flagship Apple store!  Will have a bit more time to blog post holiday - obviously the Insight Bowl Game Notes will be taking up most of my typing time over the next couple weeks.

I hope you are all well, not feeling the effects of the changing season as I have, and enjoying the sporting events as the calendar turns toward winter.  Here at TES, we have been working so much that even we haven't had much time to sit down in front of the tv, but we'll have the key days off we need to watch the major events that are coming up.

That means the Insight Bowl, 10:00 pm on December 30th, as the Hawks finally face Oklahoma, and their very-heavy Iowa alumni coaching staff.  The Hawks aren't given much of a chance to win this one - but that's ok.  The Iowa coaches have shown that with a month to prepare, they can have the team ready.  Much more to come the week of the game.

November 29, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday November 29th

Hello again TES Friends!

The Eternal Season keeps right on rolling along - just hours now from December, the Holidays are here, and despite the record high in NYC yesterday, the Earth keeps getting a bit further from the sun, and the result - winter.

But for now, we are enjoying the 65 degree temps - and though cloudy, even the rain has stepped away for a bit.

So, what has been going on out there since the Hawks sleepwalked their way through the Nebraska game?  A lot.

Let's start with the in-season sports - like hoops.  The NBA is back, not that many folks seemed to notice it was gone.  Word broke over the weekend of yet another off-the-field scandal, this time at Syracuse, where Associate Basketball Coach Bernie Fine was fired Sunday amidst allegations that he has engaged in sexual abuse of children over many years - and like at Penn State, there was evidence several years ago of this, but at best it was mishandled,  worst, swept under the rug.  So far, it has not cost Jim Boeheim his job - but it sure appears tenuous.

Onto teams we care about, the Hawks play tonight against Clemson in the Big Ten/ACC Shootout - the game is in Iowa City, on ESPNU, at 9:15 eastern.  This will be the first live Hawkeye game that TES has gotten to see this season - really looking forward to it.  Go Hawks!

November 24, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 13 Hawkeye Game Notes


Iowa’s Record: 7-4, 4-3 Big Ten, 2-2 B1G Legends
Iowa’s Rankings
AP:
USA Today:
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State Loss 13-3
10/15/11 Northwestern WIN 41-31
10/22/11 Indiana WIN 45-24
10/29/11 @ Minnesota Loss 22-21
11/05/11 Michigan WIN 24-16
11/12/11 Michigan State Loss 37-21
11/19/11 @ Purdue WIN 31-21
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
Bowl Game TBD
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November 25th, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes @ #21 Nebraska Cornhuskers, 8-3, 4-3 Big Ten
Prior Games: 41, Nebraska leads 26-12-3
Last Game: 2000, Iowa 13 Nebraska 42

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +4
Big Ten #5, NCAA #32

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 8

Current Line: Iowa +9.5

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 23.5, Pass Def 234.0 Rush Def 153.8, Picks 9, Total Def 387.8
Ranks
Big Ten                 #7                      #12                    #7                  #6 tie                    #8
NCAA                   #45                    #69                    #63                #68 tie                 #67

Scoring Offense 30.6, Pass Offense 247.3, Rush Offense 147.8, Total Off 389.1
Ranks
Big Ten                #4                             #3                                #11                             #5
NCAA                  #41                          #50                               #69                            #60

Depth Chart for this week:
http://www.hawkeyesports.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/iowa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/depth-chart

November 22, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday November 22nd

Hello Again TES Friends!

6:30 pm on the east coast, meaning that the last full work day of Thanksgiving week is done, and we are just hours now from the official start to the Holiday season.  If you are hitting the road soon, safe travels to you!  And be sure to enjoy that home cooking!

Spent the day off here working on the last regular season Hawkeye Game Notes, which will be out late Thursday night, with no more days to kill before the showdown against Nebraska at noon on Friday.  So glad that this epic battle will end the season - where the Hawks may have had some trouble getting up for the Rodents of late, there will be no such issues come Friday.

And that will wrap up the college regular season (in Big Ten land), with the title game to come a week later from Indy.  Not much longer after that, the bowl season begins, and that takes us to the conference part of the college hoops season, as The Eternal Season rolls on.

November 18, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 12 Hawkeye Game Notes

Only one more day til kickoff!


Iowa’s Record: 6-4, 3-3 Big Ten, 2-2 B1G Legends
Iowa’s Rankings
AP:
USA Today:
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State Loss 13-3
10/15/11 Northwestern WIN 41-31
10/22/11 Indiana WIN 45-24
10/29/11 @ Minnesota Loss 22-21
11/05/11 Michigan WIN 24-16
11/12/11 Michigan State Loss 37-21
11/19/11 @ Purdue 12:00 pm, BTN
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
November 19th: Nebraska @ Michigan, 12:00 pm, ESPN
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November 19th, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Purdue Boilermakers, 5-5, 3-3 Big Ten
Prior Games: 81, Purdue leads 45-32-3
Last Game: 2008.  Purdue 17, Iowa 22
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Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +2
Big Ten #5, NCAA #46

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 6

Current Line: Iowa -3

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 23.8, Pass Def 239.3 Rush Def 159.1, Picks 7, Total Def 398.4
Ranks
Big Ten                 #8                      #12                    #7               #8 tie                      #9
NCAA                   #48                    #82                   #65             #84 tie                    #72

Scoring Offense 30.6, Pass Offense 238.1, Rush Offense 149.1, Total Off 387.2
Ranks
Big Ten                #5                             #4                                #10                        #5
NCAA                  #45                          #56                               #71                       #63

Depth Chart for this week:



November 15, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday November 15th

Hello Again TES Friends!

I hope that all is well wherever TES finds you.  We shall be back to our more regular updates once the Iowa football season comes to a close, and my Notes retire for another offseason.

And wow - in my last update, I wondered just how warm things were going to get for Paterno with the growing Penn State scandal.  And within hours, word broke that he and the PSU AD were both dismissed by the PSU Regents.  If, as it appears, they knew at least something about the abuse going on, and didn't report it to the authorities, it is entirely fitting that they were shown the door.  And then, we were witness to extreme ugliness by select Penn State students, who rioted, apparently oblivious to the message they were sending to the world.  That their football team was more important than young victims of sexual abuse.  I assume most of them are regretting their actions now.

Then of course, came the first game without Paterno, and the Lions had a good effort, but fell, to Nebraska.  This going on, while the Hawks were completely falling apart in the final game in Kinnick for 2011.  Two road games left - both tough, but both also winnable - we'll see if the Hawks can get up off the mat to finish like we know they can.

November 10, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 11 Hawkeye Game Notes


Iowa’s Record: 6-3, 3-2 Big Ten, 2-1 B1G Legends
Iowa’s Rankings
AP: 4 votes
USA Today: 8 votes
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State Loss 13-3
10/15/11 Northwestern WIN 41-31
10/22/11 Indiana WIN 45-24
10/29/11 @ Minnesota Loss 22-21
11/05/11 Michigan WIN 24-16
11/12/11 Michigan State 12:01 pm, ESPN2
11/19/11 @ Purdue 12:00 pm, BTN
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
November 12th: Ohio State @ Purdue, 12:00 pm, BTN
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November 12th, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes v. #13 Michigan State Spartans, 7-2, 4-1 Big Ten
Prior Games: 42, Iowa leads 22-18-2
Last Game: 2010.  Michigan State 6, Iowa 37

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +5
Big Ten #3, NCAA #27

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 6

Current Line: Iowa +3

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 22.3, Pass Def 233.9 Rush Def 159.6, Picks 7, Total Def 393.4
Ranks
Big Ten                 #7                      #10                         #7              #8 tie                    #8
NCAA                   #34                    #70                         #63            #74 tie                 #72

Scoring Offense 31.7, Pass Offense 235.4, Rush Offense 156.0, Total Off 391.4
Ranks
Big Ten                #4                             #4                                #10                             #6
NCAA                  #41                          #59                               #64                             #61

November 7, 2011

The Eternal Season - Monday Novmeber 7th

Hello Again TES Friends!

And voila - the Monday is done with!  Banished for 6 more days.  Monday night brings us a great MNF matchup at the bottom of the hour, Bears at Eagles, on ESPN of course.  That will wrap up week 9 in the NFL, and the division races really begin to heat up from this point on.

And what a football weekend it was, with the Hawks rebounding from the heartbreak of a week before to down the Wolverines for the 3rd time in a row, that the first time in school history.  And the road to the Legends Division title and Big Ten title game appearance is still open - much more in the game notes that will be out Thursday night.

Monday also brings us a new chapter in the Eternal Season - the return of NCAA Hoops!  3 games tonight, the most noteworthy Valpo at Arizona at 9:00 on ESPNU.  Then Wednesday brings us 4 more games, and then on Friday - 125 of them!  That will include the Hawks who open against Chicago State - no, I don't know the mascot - at 7:00 pm. Not sure of tv coverage other than pay-for streaming at the Big Ten Network website, but if there is some, we'll have an update later in the week.  Hoops season, along with hockey, take us back to baseball season - and the cycle goes on for another year!

November 3, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 10 Hawkeye Game Notes


Iowa’s Record: 5-3, 2-2 Big Ten, 1-1 B1G Legends
Iowa’s Rankings
AP:
USA Today:
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State Loss 13-3
10/15/11 Northwestern WIN 41-31
10/22/11 Indiana WIN 45-24
10/29/11 @ Minnesota 3:42 pm, BTN
11/05/11 Michigan 12:01 pm, ESPN
11/12/11 Michigan State TBD
11/19/11 @ Purdue TBD
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
November 5th: Minnesota @ Michigan State, 12:00 pm, BTN
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November 5th , 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Michigan Wolverines, 7-1, 3-1 Big Ten
Prior Games: 56, Michigan leads 40-12-4
Last Game: 2010.  Iowa 38, Michigan 28

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +3
Big Ten #6, NCAA #40

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 5

Current Line: Iowa +4

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 23.1, Pass Def 238.6 Rush Def 163.6, Picks 6, Total Defense 402.3
Ranks
Big Ten                 #9                      #12                    #8                  #8 tie                         #9
NCAA                   #40                    #81                    #69                #83 tie                       #76

Scoring Offense 32.6, Pass Offense 243.5, Rush Offense 159.1, Total Offense 402.6
Ranks
Big Ten                #4                             #3                                #10                                  #5
NCAA                  #36                          #50                               #60                                 #57

Depth Chart for this week:
http://www.hawkeyesports.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/iowa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/depth-chart
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November 1, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday November 1st

Hello Again TES Friends,

And just like that, the month of November has arrived, which means the final month of regular season play for college football is here (well, for the Big Ten).  After the way October ended, hoping the Hawks can wake up this Saturday when Michigan comes to town.  More about that game in a few days, of course.

The changing of the month also means that basketball is almost here.  College, at least, which is what we here at TES care about.  10 days from tonight for the Hawkeye opener, picked 10th by the media, but I think we are going to catch a few people by surprise this season.  So many close losses last year, with a very thin bench - which is now full, with some great shooters and more size available for the rugged style of Big Ten play.  Overlook the Hawkeyes at your own risk!

November also brings us weather that makes it feel like it should be hockey season.  The Caps 7 game winning streak to start the season ended with two losses on the west coast, but they return home tonight to face the Ducks, a team who now has to deal with the time zone shock.  That game is on Versus at 7:30, so we'll be getting our hockey fix tonight. 

October 28, 2011

The Eternal Season - Friday Ocotber 28th

Hello again TES Friends!

Mobile blogging from my wine spot tonight, wanted a low key place to watch Game 7, and this is it.  One of the greatest spectacles in sports, we can only hope it has the drama of game 6.  People who think baseball is boring should be forced to watch that game over and over.

And its a great leadoff to the sports weekend.  The Hawks go Rodent hunting at 3:30 on the BTN, but there are good games on at noon and the nighttime. Get your fix! 

Well, the Caps were not going to go undefeated, so a one goal loss on the other coast is no cause for concern.  Another steak begins!  Go Caps!

Still more chaos on the conference front, but we shall have more to say as things clear up in the coming days, and we are at a regualr keyboard. 

Tonight brings the baseball season to an end. But in The Eternal Season, we have football, hockey,  and in two weeks, college hoops. And when the March Madness ends, baseball will be here again.  So goes The Eternal Season - on and on. We will see you again on Sunday night!  Until then, enjoy the baseball and football filled weekend!

Where To Find Live Sports On TV:
http://www.tvguide.com/sports/listings/

NCAA Football Scores:
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/schedule

NFL Scores:
http://www.nfl.com/scores

NHL Scores:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/scores.htm#?navid=nav-scr-main

MLB Games - Postseason:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/scoreboard

Soccer aka Football:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/scores

Tennis:
http://www.tennis.com/livescores

Golf:
http://sports.espn.go.com/golf

The love of sports is shared across the generations, and there are few things as fun as debating the merits of certain players, strategies, and team histories with other, opposing sports nuts. If you are an all around sports fan, feel free to join the ride, and please comment/vent whenever you feel you need to.

October 27, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 9 Hawkeye Game Notes


Iowa’s Record: 5-2, 2-1 Big Ten, 1-0 B1G Legends
Iowa’s Rankings
AP:
USA Today: 14 votes <--- we’re back!
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State Loss 13-3
10/15/11 Northwestern WIN 41-31
10/22/11 Indiana WIN 45-24
10/29/11 @ Minnesota 3:42 pm, BTN
11/05/11 Michigan 12:01 pm, ESPN
11/12/11 Michigan State TBD
11/19/11 @ Purdue TBD
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
October 29th: Purdue @ Michigan, 12:00 pm, ESPN2
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October 29th , 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Minnesota Golden Gophers, 1-6, 0-3 Big Ten
Prior Games: 104, Minnesota leads 60-42-2
Last Game: 2010.  Iowa 24, Minnesota 27

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +3
Big Ten #6, NCAA #38

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 5

Current Line: Iowa -15

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 23.2, Pass Def 245.1 Rush Def 16.1, Picks 6, Total Def 406.7
Ranks
Big Ten            #8                      #11                     #8                  #7                       #9
NCAA             #43                    #90                     #68                #65 tie                 #78

Scoring Offense 34.3, Pass Offense 253.0, Rush Offense 143.4, Total Off 396.4
Ranks
Big Ten                #4                             #2                                #10                         #6
NCAA                  #28                          #40                               #69                        #58

Depth Chart for this week:
http://www.hawkeyesports.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/iowa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/depth-chart
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October 23, 2011

The Eternal Season - Sunday Ocotber 23rd

Hello Again TES Friends!

A real quick TES tonight, as I have come down with something cold/allergy related, and my head needs to rest.  A very successful weekend for we here at TES, with the Hawks winning big, the Caps going to 7-0-0, and today, the Cowboys did not find a way to blow the game!  On top of this has been an exciting World Series, where the Rangers are currently up 1-0 in the 5th of game 4 - with the RedBirds leading 2-1.  This after Albert's historic night last night, 5 of 6, 3 homers, and 6 rbis.  So far, cooler tonight.

And with that, my head is saying enough, and off to lie down I go.  Remember, 24 hours from now, the Monday will be over and done with, again.  So hang in there, we'll get to the end soon enough!  Now, your listings - have a good night!

Where To Find Live Sports On TV:
http://www.tvguide.com/sports/listings/

NCAA Football Scores:
http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/schedule

NFL Scores:
http://www.nfl.com/scores

NHL Scores:
http://www.nhl.com/ice/scores.htm#?navid=nav-scr-main

MLB Games - Postseason:
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/scoreboard

Soccer aka Football:
http://soccernet.espn.go.com/scores

Tennis:
http://www.tennis.com/livescores

Golf:
http://sports.espn.go.com/golf

The love of sports is shared across the generations, and there are few things as fun as debating the merits of certain players, strategies, and team histories with other, opposing sports nuts. If you are an all around sports fan, feel free to join the ride, and please comment/vent whenever you feel you need to.

October 20, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 8 Hawkeye Game Notes


Iowa’s Record: 4-2, 1-1 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP:
USA Today:
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State Loss 13-3
10/15/11 Northwestern WIN 41-31
10/22/11 Indiana 12:00 pm, BTN
10/29/11 @ Minnesota 3:30 pm, BTN
11/05/11 Michigan TBD
11/12/11 Michigan State TBD
11/19/11 @ Purdue TBD
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
October 22nd: Nebraska @ Minnesota, 3:30 pm, ABC


October 22nd, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Indiana Hoosiers, 1-6, 0-3 Big Ten
Prior Games: 72, Iowa leads 41-27-4
Last Game: 2010.  Iowa 18, Indiana 13

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +3
Big Ten #6, NCAA #36

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 5

Current Line: Iowa -23

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 23.2, Pass Def 253.2 Rush Def 152.3, Interceptions 6, Total D 405.5
Ranks
Big Ten                 #8                      #11                         #7                  #7                           #9
NCAA                   #43                    #97                         #61                #49 tie                    #79

Scoring Offense 32.5, Pass Offense 253.0, Rush Offense 133.5, Total O 386.5
Ranks
Big Ten                #4                             #2                                #11                         #8
NCAA                  #35                          #38                               #77                        #67

October 18, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday October 18th

Hello TES Friends!
Half a day from being over the hump!  Hope your week is off to a good start.  Mobile Blogging tonight, had to swing into Opal to pick up our HawkPod.  In our Saturday jubuliations, we forgot to grab it.

Have a little Tuesday night college football on the screens, but the news of the day was again off the field, as the Paper Tigers seem headed to the SEC, while the Big East is making plans to target 12 teams.  That would involve a lot of movement, as they will be down to six football schools once Pitt and Cuse bolt for the ACC.  The conference shuffle is once again in full swing.  No word on if the Big Ten will step on the dance floor - yet.

The Fall Classic gets underway tomorrow night at 8:00 eastern, as the Red Birds take on the Rangers.  Should be a good series, which will pave the way for a very interesting offseason, with plenty of big names in the free agent pool.   Fox for your TV coverage. For no Joe Buck, try ESPN radio.

Of course, the World Series means that college hoops is just around the corner!  In fact, teams started practice at midnight last Saturday, or that afternoon in the case of the Hawks.  So begins the season where we begin the climb the ladder! 

On the ice the Caps have just wrapped up a 3-0 pasting of Florida to move to 5-0-0 on the season.  Keep it going boys!!!

Now, if the Cowboys could just finish a game...

Ok friends, wrapping things up here, I hope you have a wonderful night, and remember, at this time tomorrow, the weekend starts to come into view! 

October 16, 2011

The Eternal Season - Sunday Ocotber 16th

Good Evening TES Friends,

Well, what had been a great weekend for we here at TES (as of Saturday) took a major dive today, and it's not that the Cowboys blew another game at the end.  Tragic news from the IndyCar Las Vegas 300, where a 15 car crash killed two time Indy 500 champion Dan Wheldon.  Video of the crash is on the front page of ESPN.com, should you wish to see it.  Another stark example of the times that life can intercede in the hallowed arenas, or racetracks, of sport - where we go to escape life for a few precious hours. 

It certainly puts the highs of Saturday - the dramatic Hawkeye win over Northwestern, the Caps winning to move to 4-0-0, and a good time had with friends celebrating the Iowa victory - into perspective.  These are, after all, games.  We love them, and base some of our identity on the teams we love, but in the bigger picture of life, they are just sporting events. 

October 13, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 7 Hawkeye Game Notes


Iowa’s Record: 3-2, 0-1 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings
AP:
USA Today:
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State Loss 13-3
10/15/11 Northwestern 7:00 pm, BTN
10/22/11 Indiana 12:00 pm, BTN
10/29/11 @ Minnesota TBD
11/05/11 Michigan TBD
11/12/11 Michigan State TBD
11/19/11 @ Purdue TBD
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
October 15th: Indiana @ Wisconsin, 12:00 pm, ESPN2

October 15th, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Northwestern Wildcats, 2-3, 0-2 Big Ten
Prior Games: 72, Iowa leads 46-23-3
Last Game: 2010.  Iowa 17, Northwestern 21

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +2
Big Ten #8, NCAA #43

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 4

Current Line: Iowa -6.5

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 21.6, Pass Def 235.4 Rush Def 152.2, Picks 5, Total Defense 387.6
Ranks
Big Ten                 #8                      #10                         #6           #6 tie                         #9
NCAA                   #39                    #80                         #52         #55 tie                       #66

Scoring Offense 30.8, Pass Offense 258.8, Rush Offense 129.2, Total Offense 388.0
Ranks
Big Ten                #6                             #3                                #10                                  #7
NCAA                  #51                          #40                               #78                                 #70

October 11, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday October 11th

Good Evening TES Friends!

Sorry I have been so silent of late, been very, very busy at work as we prep for the arrival of the iPhone 4S on Friday (our doors open at 8:00 am if you wish to join the masses - look for me, I'll be stocking the floor with all those new iPhones!).  That, and we here at TES have been in the dumps since our dismal performance at Happy Valley on Saturday, put us in a mood where watching sports was not high on our list.  Dexter was - go figure.

Anyway, there will be more about Iowa Football coming up later this week, in the meantime, the sporting calendar continues to roll on, as the MLB League Championship series are under way, and the NHL regular season is now upon us.

October 6, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 6 Hawkeye Game Notes

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Iowa’s Record: 3-1
Iowa’s Rankings
AP:
USA Today: 5 votes
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe WIN 45-17
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State 3:30 pm, ABC/ESPN*
10/15/11 Northwestern 7:00 pm, BTN
10/22/11 Indiana 12:00 pm, TBD
10/29/11 @ Minnesota TBD
11/05/11 Michigan TBD
11/12/11 Michigan State TBD
11/19/11 @ Purdue TBD
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
October 8th: Michigan @ Northwestern, 7:00 pm, BTN

*Coverage Maps for this week:
http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/page/coveragemaps2011/week-6
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October 8th, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes @ Penn State Nittany Lions, 4-1, 0-0 Big Ten
Prior Games: 23, Iowa leads 12-11-0
Last Game: 2010.  Penn State 3, Iowa 24

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +4
Big Ten #2, NCAA #16

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 3

Current Line: Iowa +4

2011 Key Stats  (keep in mind most teams have played 5 games)
Scoring Defense 23.8, Pass Def 253.3 Rush Def 132.5, Interceptions 4, Total Def 385.8
Ranks
Big Ten                 #8                      #11                         #6                  #6 tie                         #9
NCAA                   #53                    #89                         #52                #56 tie                       #73

Scoring Offense 37.8, Pass Offense 281.3, Rush Offense 140.5, Total Offense 421.8
Rank
Big Ten                #3                             #1                                #10                                  #5
NCAA                  #21                          #28                               #69                                 #45

Depth Chart for this week:
http://www.hawkeyesports.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/iowa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/depth-chart
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Last Week – ULM Warhawks:

Hello again my Hawkeye friends!

I hope the week off treated you well, that you were not like some of us who were lost and confused all day Saturday with no Hawkeye game.  Had to fill the void with some rather unexciting games, score wise, but the time off should be good for the players as we now begin the Big Ten grind.

As this game was over a week ago, easy, by recent standards, and I have been very busy over the past week in training for my new gig, I won’t be drive-detailing the win over the Warhawks.  Enough with the non-conference season; bring on the big boys, where the fine detail will resume next week, after the win over Penn State.

Not that there won’t be any Notes over the week 4 win.  The Hawks came out firing again, with a no huddle, 9 play, 74 yard drive that ended with – type it with me now – our pro style QB once again running the ball in with a QB sneak.  At 3:21 off the clock, slow by the 4th quarter standards of the Pitt game, but still exciting to see KOK learn something from the week before.  7-0 Hawks, the Iowa offense was off and running!

The Iowa defense wasn’t able to get the desired 3 and out, but the ULM 14 play, 57-yard drive that ended in a field goal was textbook Hawkeye bend-don’t-break defense.  7-3, and that would be it for Warhawk 1st half scoring.

In a sign that the Iowa offense came to play, we responded with an 8 play, 60 yard drive, that ended with a perfect fade pass from James to Marvin and we were up 14-3.  Your scribe, running from back bar to front to play the fight song, again.  And ok with it!

The next drive started with ULM completing a pass for 11 yards, but then they quickly faced a 3rd and 9, the Hawks responded with a legit 3-4 – three down linemen, 4 linebackers, and the 4 defensive backs.  No worry; even short a man, Lebron got in there and caused the pass to be thrown away.  The punt landed at the 33 and rolled 10 yards further – Iowa ball at the 23, 5 seconds left in the 1st.

The next Iowa drive didn’t result in any points – it starts with the late hit on James that brings the quarter to an end with an un-timed play, and ended 4 plays later with Jordan (Bernstine) diving at the punted ball to throw it back out of the end zone, where the Hawkeyes downed it at the 3 yard line.  Jordan, once again making a difference.

And he would very soon again.  On the subsequent 3rd and 11, the ULM pass is broken up by Nielsen, as Jordan flies in to drill the receiver and make sure the ball falls to the turf.  Just seconds later, the punt came from the ULM 13, and it was caught by Hyde at the Iowa 40 – he heads for the far side, and as he gets to the corner, it’s sealed by Jordan laying a classic de-cleater on the Warhawk defender trying to cut the corner.  Micah zoomed by and wasn’t downed until hitting the ULM 29!

Lucky for the Warhawks, Jordan returned to the bench as the Iowa offense took the field, but unlucky for them, Coker would run it in from 4 yards out 6 plays later.  21-3 Hawks, just as a lethal offense should do, making them pay for failing to execute a good punt.

ULM would soon be doing it again – they get two 1st downs, but then their 3rd and 7 pass is hurried by a Hawkeye blitz, and this time they get the punt downed at the Iowa 8. 

This drive starts with promise, but it soon ends with Bullock hopping and spinning for extra yards, only to lose the ball, which the Warhawks recover, at the Iowa 26.  Defense, make your stand!

This drive was key, so we get the details.  A handoff, 2 yards.  On 2nd down, the QB is pressured and pulls it down, where Morris clobbers him, 3rd and 4 at the Iowa 20.

The Warhawks are in an empty backfield, 5 wide formation, and the quick pass over the middle is right in the receiver’s hands (Leonard) only to have him drop it.  They go for it, and on 4th down, he once again is targeted – and once again, has the ball hit his fingers and then the dirt – this time in the right flat.

The Hawks make them pay, and pay quickly.  An  8 play, 80 yard drive, that culminates with James again feeding a perfect fade to Marvin – on the other side – and the ball calmly settles into his arms, touchdown Iowa, 28-3, the pass from 17 yards out.  Marvin, one shy of the Iowa td record, and two from owning it.

The Warhawks go 4 and out, thanks in large part to Daniels blasting the ULM QB for a 6 yard sack.  The punt comes two plays later, and the Hawks had the ball at their 26 with 45 seconds left.

Predictably, this starts with a Coker run, but he shakes and bakes his way through a couple tackles to pick up 13 yards.  After that, James attacks by trying Marvin deep down the near side – and he is behind the coverage…but the pass is just a bit too long.  The half ends 3 plays later, and Hawk fans are feeling very good about the way things have gone in the first 30 minutes.

We do get halftime stats on the BTN, and Iowa has racked up 96 on the ground, and 198 in the air, while converting 5 of 8 3rd downs.  An efficient, dominating half.  Now, let’s seal it up and get on to the bye week boys. 

When having a commanding lead at the break, you want your defense to come out and slap a 3 and out on the opposition immediately.  But that did not happen, as ULM went on another methodical drive, 13 plays over 71 yards, to score on a QB keeper from 4 yards out.  28-10 Hawks, the offense needed to respond.

And so, they did. It helped when Jordan took the kickoff back to the Iowa 40.  It took the Hawks just 6 plays and 2:48 to get the ball to the Warhawk 2 (thanks to a pass interference call on a toss to Marvin). From there, Coker strolled in to the right – it looked like he lost the ball, but it had already crossed the goal line, 35-10 Hawks, sorry ULM, there will be no comeback. 

But, they made the Iowa defense work again.  Another long drive, this one, 10 plays, after a near turnover when the Warhawk QB lost the snap – but he got it back and fired a 1st down pass.  Kirk and the Iowa bench are not happy – mainly as the officials clearly miss that all the ULM lineman are downfield far ahead of the pass.  4 plays later, they score, and it was 35-17. 

Fine, now they try an onside kick, and the ball floats right into our hands at the Warhawk 41.  Finish them!

Three plays later, Davis is standing at the front of the end zone, waiting for the floated pass from James to drop before the defender arrives – and it does.  Touchdown Iowa, 42-17, the drive, 1:17. 

ULM, 3 and out, and the 4th quarter begins with their punt sailing to the Iowa 30 – where Hyde catches it and returns it 13 yards.

This drive starts with Bullock heading left for 4 yards, but a short time later, it was Canzeri in the backfield, and his first Iowa carry nets 13 as he runs right through a tackle at the line.  Two plays later he gets the ball and explodes through the hole, to the tune of 12 more.  Kinnick approves, as the Iowa tailbacks are now 3 deep.  This drive dies at the ULM 5, so Meyer comes in to boot the 23 yarder, 45-17 Hawks, and that would be it for the scoring.

After that, it was heading on down into and below the 2 deep.  Note, the only penalty on Iowa for the day was in the next offensive drive, a holding call, on the O line.  Derby the Younger got in for a series, but as of yesterday, he won’t be the backup this week or next – busted, public intox, at age 20.  See, I told you a Saturday without Iowa games causes confusion.  Let’s hope the lesson is learned.

The game soon ended and the Beer Song began.  A satisfying win, to be sure, but we can nitpick a bit about the long 3rd quarter drives that the defense allowed, the lack of turnovers forced, and well, that’s about it.  Lucky for us, the bye week allowed extra time to work on those things, and to get guys who were a bit nicked up time to recover.  And so, we will ride into Happy Valley this week refreshed and ready to stake our claim to Kinnick East.  Again.

THIS WEEK: Penn State

The Lions are off to a 4-1 start, and their one loss was a home defeat to Alabama, 27-11.  That sounds good.  But the way they have won two of their four games shows that this is a team with a lot of work to do.  Week 1 was no problem, 41-7 over Indiana State.  The Bama loss was in week 2, and then they very nearly lost to Temple – yes, the Owls, the next week.  Penn State had to score a td with about 2 minutes left to escape with the win.  In week 3, they handled Eastern Michigan 34-6, but then last week, they struggled to put away the terrible Indiana Hoosiers, 16-10.  And Indiana had a very good shot to win that game at the buzzer.  For the record, the Hoosiers are 1-4 with losses to the powers of Ball State, Virginia, and North Texas. 

So, when you consider that the Hawkeyes are in the heads of the Lions on any normal year, then you have to figure the close shaves have got Penn State plenty worried about our arrival on Saturday.

Defensively, the Lions are actually pretty good.  2nd in the Big Ten and 5th nationally at just over 250 yards per game allowed.  But, know this – even Alabama doesn’t have a passing QB like we do in Vandenberg.  So we’ll see what he can do against their 155 yards per game allowed, which is #6 in the NCAA. 

The Lions give up about 95 yards per game on the ground, but Alabama was able to rack up 196 – and that was in a game in which the Tide completed 19 passes for 163 yards – 5.3 per pass.  So it seems a few medium to long completions to the likes of Marvin or Keenan will have the State defense dropping back, and our now 3 headed rushing attack should be able to stay fresh, and find holes.  Which opens up the passing game in return.

But their real problem is when they have the ball.  State is still using the two-headed QB attack, which only means the coaches can’t settle on who is the better player – if there is one.

Starting the Hoosier game was sophomore Rob Bolden – and in that one, he went 6-14 with 67 yards.  Season to date, he has completed just 45.9% of his passes, for 5.35 per catch, with 1 td and 4 interceptions.  And he is not a real threat to run; his long carry to date is 11 yards.

Then they put in junior Matt McGloin –the way it’s supposed to work is one quarter for Bolden, one for McGloin, and the 2nd half for whoever is doing better.  He is better on the stat line, completing 57.9% of his passes, with 4 tds and no picks.  Although against a good defense (Alabama) he was 1 for 10 for 10 yards.  Both, very susceptible to bad passes that are likely to hit the turf – or when playing a team like Iowa, going the other way.  The total passing stat says they are #66 nationally – but when all the other factors are added in, their passing efficiency plummets to #103.  

With the questionable QB play, expect the Lions to try and run the ball.  To date, they are just above us at 148 yards per game, with junior Redd accounting for most of them, 432 yards at 4.7 per carry.  It’s obvious, but I’ll type it anyway – against a suspect passing attack, killing the running game will be the top priority. 

The erratic State offense has also lost 6 fumbles – and you know how these Big Ten road games can turn on a sudden change of possession.

How are their special teams?  Well, let’s talk Penn State punting first.  Their net, almost 10 yards less than ours – ours being #4 nationally, State’s being #94. And they still use the same three-man back formation that Clayborn beat in 2009.  The punter is also doing the kicks, and the expected result is right where the stats lie on field goals – 6 for 12, 50%.  The real problem is anything longer than 29 yards – where they are 3 for 9.  In other words, anything but a chip shot is a major gamble.  Major advantage Iowa on the special teams.

When it comes to returning, State is pretty average on both kickoff and punt returns, not a threat on either according to the numbers.  In light of how the specials teams so often play a role in our wins over Penn State, this might be the week we see Jordan break one of those kick returns.

What about the intangibles?  Well, we had one penalty last week, and that was with the 2nd and 3rd team in the game.  If we can play the same way this week, we won’t be giving State extra chances and the fans reason to be into the game.  The recent success we have had with our quick strike offense has to be giving the State coaches and players plenty of worry, wondering if their anemic offense can keep up.  And if that Iowa offense can strike in the early going, the 106,000+ fans will shut up, and that doubt that losing 3 straight, and 8 of 9, will set in, once again.  And our little sliver of yellow up in the corner will again be chanting, ‘We Own Penn State.”

It’s October – the Hawks have had a week to rest and prepare, and with our young team, that week was key.  We are still an improving team on many fronts, but now that a quarter of the season is done with, the young players are growing up, and ready for the next phase – one where the run to the Big Ten West title begins, and one that looks certainly attainable after the way Nebraska was bushwhacked at Wisconsin last week.  We are getting better each and every week – and Penn State has not.  Iowa 34, Penn State, 13.

GO HAWKS!!!

Sedge






October 4, 2011

The Eternal Season - Tuesday October 4th

Good Morning Friends!

Make that Tuesday morning!  Adios, Monday!

A real quick TES today, as we are soon off to work, and have to work on the Penn State game notes when we return tonight.  Now that MNF has ended with another Colts loss, the focus returns to the diamond, where today we get Rangers at Rays, 2:07 pm on TBS - Texas up 2-1.  Then Phillies at Redbirds, 5:07 on TNT, series 1 all.  Next, Yankees at Tigers, 8:37 pm, TBS.  Detroit up 2-1 and looking to knock New York out tonight.  The nightcap, Brewcrew at DBacks. 9:37, TNT - Milwaukee going for the sweep.

So after tonight we could have 2 of the final four set, and then by the time football returns Thursday, perhaps all will be settled.  The next round will start, but we've got football on the mind.

October 2, 2011

The Eternal Season - Sunday October 2nd

Good Afternoon TES Friends!

I hope your weekend has been going well to this point!  Kind of a lost weekend without Iowa Football - wandering around on Saturday, confused, disoriented, nothing to do.  At least the Sunday routine is here for clarity.

Spent all day Saturday watching football of course.  Texas put a beat down on the Clones as payback for last year, the Badgers were very rude hosts to the Huskers, and Florida had a lead on Bama before reality set in and the Tide swamped the Gators. 

The big boys are now playing, and we are hosting my roommate's fantasy league, as they all host a Giants or Jets game watch on a rotating basis during the season.  Football with good friends - or in this case, friends who are also competitors, in the high stakes game that is fantasy.  Me, I just watch the games.

September 28, 2011

The Eternal Season - Wednesday September 28th

Good Evening TES Friends!

Wednesday evening, meaning the Hump has been crossed, and the weekend is now rounding into view!  Welcome to a special edition of TES on a Wednesday, as we are normally off tonight prepping the Hawkeye Football Game Notes.  But, no game this week, so no Notes to send out Thursday night. 

And with no Notes to work on tonight, the focus can be on baseball, and what a night it is for the National Pastime.  After 161 games, the Wild Card in both the American and National leagues is yet to be determined.  In the Senior Circuit, the Braves and Cardinals are both 89-72 with tonight's games getting under way now.  Atlanta hosts Philly at 7:00 on ESPN2, while St. Louis visits Houston, at 8:00 pm - also on ESPN2, regional coverage.  In the Junior Circuit, it's the Red Sox and Rays battling for the final spot, both teams at 90-71.  Tampa hosts the Yankees, at 7:00 on YES, while the Red Sox finish up in Baltimore, that game starting now on ESPN.  For live look-ins of all games, tune to the MLB Network.

September 26, 2011

The Eternal Season - Monday September 26th

Hello Again TES Friends!

And voila - Monday is over for another week!

Started training for my new gig today, so between that and the soon to start game, a short and sweet TES tonight.  That game, of course, Skins at Cowboys on MNF, 8:30, on ESPN.  Romo is going with a flak type jacket - getting that ball out quickly will be key tonight.  And if the Skins try to target Romo as they have talked, then the Boys defense will be doing the same to Grossman.  Be careful what you wish for Skins.  Go Cowboys!

Still relishing the Hawkeyes 45-17 dismantling of ULM - where we opened the game in the no huddle and marched right down the field to make it 7-0.  So that old dog KOK can learn new tricks.  Much more about the game in the Notes, which will not be out this week as the Hawks are on the bye.  They will return next week to preview the Penn State game.

It's down to the final series for baseball, the Dodgers need one win to clinch the .500 finish, which would be noteworthy for the distracted season of 2011.  Kershaw has all but cemented the the NL Cy Young, and Matt Kemp is flirting with the first National League Triple Crown since 1937.  About the time my maternal grandparents were dating in Iowa City.

As promised, that is it, get thyself in front of the tv to finish off your Monday with a classic NFL rivalry.  And a new line added to the listings tonight!

September 22, 2011

The Eternal Season - Week 4 Hawkeye Game Notes



Iowa’s Record: 2-1
Iowa’s Rankings
AP:
USA Today:
BCS:

2011 Iowa Football Schedule (times eastern)

9/03/11 Tennessee Tech WIN 34-7
9/10/11 @ Iowa State Loss 44-41 3OT
9/17/11 Pittsburgh WIN 31-27
9/24/11 Louisiana-Monroe 12:00 pm, BTN
10/01/11 Bye Week
10/08/11 @ Penn State TBD
10/15/11 Northwestern 7:00 pm, BTN
10/22/11 Indiana 12:00 pm, TBD
10/29/11 @ Minnesota TBD
11/05/11 Michigan TBD
11/12/11 Michigan State TBD
11/19/11 @ Purdue TBD
11/25/11 @ Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

Scouting Next Opponent:
Sep. 24 Eastern Michigan @ Penn State, 12:00 pm ESPN2
Oct. 1 Penn State @ Indiana, 12:00 pm ESPNU

September 24th, 2011: Iowa Hawkeyes v. Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks 1-2, 0-0 Sun Belt
Prior Games: 0
Last Game:

Hawkeye Stat Pack:

Turnover Margin: +5
Big Ten #1, NCAA #8

Interception Battle:
Linebackers: 1
Secondary: 3

Current Line: Iowa -17.5

2011 Key Stats
Scoring Defense 26.0, Pass Def 240.0, Rush Def 157.0, Interceptions 4, Total Defense 397.0.5
Ranks
Big Ten                 #10                     #11                         #9                  #2 tie                         #11
NCAA                   #72                     #82                         #76                #18 tie                       #88

Scoring Offense 35.3, Pass Offense 284.0, Rush Offense 127.3, Total Offense 411.3
Rank
Big Ten                #4 tie                       #1                                #11                                  #6
NCAA                  #40                          #29                               #82                                #59

Depth Chart for this week:
http://www.hawkeyesports.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/iowa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/depth-chart
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Last Week – Pitt:

Hello again Hawkeye friends!  After watching football for as many years as I have, you tend to find yourself thinking you have seen just about everything.  That after seeing a game for a couple hours, you know how it will end.  It’s a good thing this is college football, with new players every year, players wanting to make their memories when their moment arrives.  So it was, after about 47 minutes of game action last week.