September 13, 2012

2012 IOWA FOOTBALL - WEEK 3: NORTHERN IOWA @ IOWA


Sedge’s Hawkeye Game Notes - 2012 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 1-1, 0-0 Big Ten
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP:
USA Today:
BCS:
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2012 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*

September 1st @ Northern Illinois WIN 18-17
September 8th v. Iowa State Loss 9-6
September 15th v. Northern Iowa 3:30 pm, BTN
September 22nd v. Central Michigan 12:00 pm, BTN
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 Michigan - Bye Week
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September 15th, 2012.  Iowa v. Northern Iowa Panthers, 1-1, 0-0 MVC
Previous Meetings: 15, Iowa leads 14-1
Last Meeting: 2009, at Iowa, Hawks 17 Panthers 16

Current Line:

Turnover Margin: +3

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack (2012 season to date)
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Offense
Total   286.0 Pass  182.5.0  Rush 103.5  Scoring 12.0
B1G    #12               #10             #11                   #12
FBS    #112              #97             #102                #111  
Defense 
Total   271.5  Pass  147.5 Rush 124.0  Scoring 13.0 
B1G    #3                #2               #9                    #3
FBS    #20              #14             #54                  #25  
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Week 2 Recap: Iowa State

All right Hawk fans, let’s start with the good news - the defense is playing better than many thought it would.  Usually.  The Clones looked like they were going to bury us for much of the 1st half, but that old Hawkeye Bend Don’t Break defense only allowed 9 points.  I think if anyone had told us ISU would have 9 points at halftime, we would have been ok with that.

But 9 points at the end - and the offense couldn’t muster even that - well, things have to improve in a hurry.  For the record - the last time the Hawks lost a game in which the defense allowed single digits - October 4th, 1980, in Kinnick, to Arizona.  The score - Wildcats 5, Hawkeyes 3.