October 25, 2012

2012 IOWA FOOTBALL - WEEK 9: IOWA @ NORTHWESTERN


Sedge’s Hawkeye Game Notes - 2012 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 4-3, 2-1 Big Ten, 2-0 B1G Legends
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 WIN 27-16
September 22nd v. Central Michigan Loss 32-21
September 29th v. Minnesota WIN 31-13
October 13th @ Michigan State WIN 19-16 2OT
October 20th v. Penn State Loss 38-14
October 27th @ Northwestern 12:00 pm, ESPN2
November 3rd @ Indiana TBD, BTN
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: Indiana @ Illinois, Noon, BTN
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October 27th, 2012.  Iowa @ Northwestern Wildcats, 6-2, 2-2 Big Ten, 1-1 B1G Ledgends
Previous Meetings: 73, Iowa leads 47-23-3
Last Meeting: 2011, Wildcats 31, Hawkeyes 41

Current Line: Iowa +6

Turnover Margin: +6 B1G #3 FBS #25

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack (2012 season to date)
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Offense
Total   324.4 Pass  189.0  Rush 135.4  Scoring 20.9
B1G    #11               #8             #11                  #10
FBS    #105             #101         #88                  #101
Defense  
Total   343.7  Pass  212.8 Rush 132.0  Scoring 20.1 
B1G    #6                #8               #6                    #5
FBS    #33              #44             #39                  #28 
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Week 8 Recap: Penn State

First, let’s start with the good news:  You often hear football coaches say that you can’t allow a football team to beat you twice.  That is, you have to flush it from your memory and move on.  And so, you don’t want to read about it, I don’t want to re-watch it - so the play by play takes a week off. 

Second, as bad as that game was - it was not a Legends division game.  So we remain 2-0 and in control of our fate on our side of the Big Ten bracket.  I know, if we play like we did last week, that point is moot going forward.

But I really don’t think we will have a game quite like that - that is, such a complete meltdown from all sides - offense, defense, special teams, at any point left this season.  The Hawks know that they could lose all the rest of the games, and because they do, I think they will play better and with more urgency.

Let’s start with the offense.  He didn’t start, and it was obvious that Weisman was not 100% from his first carry.  He was not hitting the holes with his usual gusto, and then the first hit would bring him down.  He would only have 5 carries, 9 total yards - so never the chance to wear down the opposition.   Garmon, who got the start, 8 for 27 - just a plane bad day for the Hawks on the ground.