November 15, 2012

2012 IOWA FOOTBALL - WEEK 12: IOWA @ MICHIGAN


Sedge’s Hawkeye Game Notes - 2012 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 4-6, 2-4 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 Loss 27-24
November 17th @ Michigan, 12:00 pm, ESPN
November 23rd (Friday) v. Nebraska 12:00 pm, ABC

*Times Eastern

Scouting Next Opponent: Minnesota @ Nebraska, 3:30 pm, BTN
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November 17th, 2012.  Iowa @ #21 Michigan Wolverines, 7-3, 5-1 Big Ten
Previous Meetings: 57, Michigan leads 40-13-4
Last Meeting: 2011, Wolverines 16, Hawkeyes 24

Current Line: Iowa +20

Turnover Margin: +11 B1G #1 FBS #12

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack (2012 season to date)
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Offense
Total   321.6 Pass  197.6  Rush 124.0  Scoring 20.8
B1G    #12               #6             #11                  #10
FBS    #115             #94            #98                  #102
Defense  
Total   380.3  Pass  225.7 Rush 154.6  Scoring 22.0
B1G    #8               #10               #7                    #5
FBS    #51             #50               #60                  #29  
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Week 11 Recap: Purdue 

The Fence.

Tis been about, 6 years since I had to use this.  I.E the last time it was pretty obvious our season was ending in November.

The back story.  Back in junior high and high school, my friends and I bowled quite often.  Way back in the day that this was, we didn’t have nifty auto scorecards as they do now - we had to do it manually.  After walking 3 miles uphill to the bowling alley.

From time to time, we would be in a rut - a few frames of 5, 3, 4.  To combat this, we would draw a fence on the scorecard between the last bad frame and the next, empty one.  Sometimes this would actually work.  

And so, as the Hawkeyes have now gone a calendar month without a win, we get, a fence.

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Week 12 Preview: Michigan

Michigan.  A team that we have topped 3 times in a row - a streak unequaled in the Iowa-Michigan history.  Three straight wins for us, that is.

Michigan, a team that probably thought they would cake walk their way to the B1G title game and beyond, even after they got thumped handily by Alabama to open the season.