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
USA Today:

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

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
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
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
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.