November 8, 2012

2012 IOWA FOOTBALL - WEEK 11: PURDUE @ IOWA


Sedge’s Hawkeye Game Notes - 2012 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 4-5, 2-3 Big Ten, 2-1 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 Loss 28-17
November 3rd @ Indiana Loss 24-21
November 10th v. Purdue 12:00 pm, BTN
November 17th @ Michigan, 12:00 pm, ESPN/2
November 23rd (Friday) v. Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

*Times Eastern

Scouting Next Opponent: Northwestern @ Michigan 12:00 pm, ESPN
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November 10th, 2012.  Iowa v. Purdue Boilermakers, 3-6, 0-5 Big Ten
Previous Meetings: 82, Purdue leads 45-34-3
Last Meeting: 2011, Hawkeyes 31, Boilermakers 21

Current Line: Iowa -4.5

Turnover Margin: +8 B1G #2 FBS #17

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack (2012 season to date)
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Offense
Total   328.0 Pass  198.4  Rush 129.6  Scoring 20.4
B1G    #11               #7             #11                  #10
FBS    #104             #95           #95                  #103
Defense  
Total   366.0  Pass  219.8 Rush 148.3  Scoring 21.4 
B1G    #78               #9               #5                    #5
FBS    #41              #47             #50                  #29  
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Week 10 Recap: Indiana

Let’s start with the good news: as the disappointing football season winds down, (over in 3 weeks), the Iowa Basketball seasons are just starting to get underway.  And while the football team should be better in the years ahead, we are primed to see major improvement now in our basketball teams.  And that should take some of the pain from this football season away.

Of course, it was just a less than stellar football season.  If the seniors move on to more school or promising careers, then the student athlete model is not as broken as some would claim. 

Once again, a game lost because of the contributions of the all.  Poor execution from the offense, down moments from the defense, and yes, coaching decisions that seemed to once again be made in the case of not losing, as opposed as playing to win.