September 6, 2012

2012 Iowa Football - Week 2: Iowa State @ Iowa

Sedge’s Hawkeye Game Notes - 2012 Edition
Iowa’s Record: 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings:
USA Today:

September 1st @ Northern Illinois WIN 18-17
September 8th v. Iowa State 3:30 pm, BTN
September 15th v. Northern Iowa 3:30 pm, BTN
September 22nd v. Central Michigan TBD
September 29th v. Minnesota 12:00 pm, BTN/ESPN/ESPN2
October 13th @ Michigan State 12:00 pm, BTN/ESPN/ESPN2
October 20th v. Penn State 8:00 pm, BTN
October 27th @ Northwestern 12:00 pm, BTN/ESPN/ESPN2
November 3rd @ Indiana TBD
November 10th v. Purdue TBD - Silver Pro Combat Unis
November 17th @ Michigan, TBD
November 23rd (Friday) v. Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

*Times Eastern

Scouting Next Opponent: Central State @ Northern Iowa, 7:00 pm (local tv only)
September 8th, 2012.  Iowa v. Iowa State Cyclones, 1-0, 0-0 Big 12
Previous Meetings: 59, Iowa leads 39-20
Last Meeting: 2011, at Iowa State, loss 44-41, 3OT

Current Line: Iowa -5

Turnover Margin: +1

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack (2012 season to date)
Total   268.0 Pass  129.0  Rush 139.0  Scoring 18.0
B1G    #11               #12             #8                   #9
FBS    #93               #98             #70                  #79  
Total   201.0  Pass  54.0 Rush 147.0  Scoring 17.0 
B1G    #2                #1               #7                    #5
FBS    #11               #3              #59                  #36  

Week 1 Recap: Northern Illinois

It was an overcast sky as the Hawks and Huskies took the field, as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac loomed to bring rain and possibly t-storms through the heart of Big Ten football.  But the players really only had to deal what was below them, not above, as Soldier has a long history of having the worst surface in the NFL.  

The Huskies won the toss and deferred, and of course, the Hawkeyes took the ball.  In Soldier, and all over the country, Hawk fans wondered what changes we would see.  And rejoiced at the return of college football, as the kick settled down into the arms of Greg Garmen, who knelt down in the end zone, and the game was on.