November 1, 2012


Sedge’s Hawkeye Game Notes - 2012 Edition

Iowa’s Record: 4-4, 2-2 Big Ten, 2-1 B1G Legends
Iowa’s Rankings:
USA Today:

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 Loss 28-17
November 3rd @ Indiana 3:42 pm, BTN
November 10th v. Purdue 12:00 pm, BTN
November 17th @ Michigan, TBD
November 23rd (Friday) v. Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

*Times Eastern

Scouting Next Opponent: Purdue @ Penn State, 3:30 pm, ESPNU
November 3rd, 2012.  Iowa @ Indiana Hoosiers, 3-5, 1-3 Big Ten
Previous Meetings: 73, Iowa leads 42-27-4
Last Meeting: 2011, Hoosiers 24, Hawkeyes 45

Current Line: Iowa +1.5

Turnover Margin: +8 B1G #1 FBS #13

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack (2012 season to date)
Total   325.8 Pass  192.1  Rush 133.8  Scoring 20.4
B1G    #11               #8             #10                  #10
FBS    #102             #98           #86                  #105
Total   355.0  Pass  196.5 Rush 158.5  Scoring 21.1 
B1G    #7                #5               #8                    #5
FBS    #39              #24             #61                  #30  
Week 9 Recap: Northwestern

This week, with all that is going on outside us here in NYC, we have good reason to forget about this game and move on to the next.  And so, we are all once again spared the mind numbing details.  Watching this game live, I was finding it very hard to figure out who we could beat down the stretch.  Seeing it again would only confirm those feelings, I’m afraid.

Consider - a game where Iowa was 9 plus minutes in the time of possession, and plus 2 on the turnover battle, and was never really in it after the 9 minute point of the 3rd quarter.  Yet it happened.

A game where the Iowa defense gave up just 84 passing yards - but somehow, allowed 349 rushing yards.  Rushing yards that simply deflated the defense, and everyone else who was watching it happen.

The Cats went with no QB shuffle as Colter started, and played almost the entire game, racking up 166 rushing yards, including almost all the yards in the opening drive - when he converted 3rd and 6 and 3rd and 9 plays by escaping the Iowa D and running for 1st downs.

A bit later, the Hawkeye defense had Northwestern in a 3rd and 1 from our 5, but once again, Colter escaped and the Cats lead 7-0.