October 31, 2013


Sedge’s Hawkeye Game Notes - 2013 Edition
Iowa’s Record: 5-3, 2-2 Big Ten, 2-1 B1G Legends
Iowa’s Rankings:
USA Today:

August 31st v. Northern Illinois, loss 30-27
September 7th v. Missouri State, WIN 28-14
September 14th @ Iowa State, WIN 27-21
September 21st v. Western Michigan, WIN 59-3
September 28th, @ •Minnesota, WIN 23-7
October 5th v. •Michigan State, loss 26-14
October 12th - Bye Week #1
October 19th @ Ohio State, loss 34-24
October 26th v. •Northwestern, WIN 17-10 OT
November 2nd v. Wisconsin, 12:00 pm, ABC/ESPN2 - ABC in NYC
November 9th @ Purdue, TBD
November 16th - Bye Week #2
November 23rd v. •Michigan, TBD
November 29th @ •Nebraska, 12:05 pm, ABC

•Big Ten Legends Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting Next Opponent: Ohio State @ Purdue, Noon, BTN

November 2nd, 2013.  Iowa v. #24 Wisconsin Badgers, 5-2, 3-1 Big Ten, 2-1 B1G Leaders
Previous Meetings: 86, Tied 42-42-2
Last Meeting:  2010, Iowa 30, Wisconsin 31

Current Line: Iowa +7

Turnover Margin: +2,  B1G #7, FBS #52

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack 
Total   397.6  Pass  208.8  Rush 188.9  Scoring 27.4
B1G    #9              #8               #6                  #11
FBS    #74            #86             #47                #79
Total   320.5  Pass  191.9  Rush 128.6   Scoring 18.1
B1G    #3            #2                 #5                   #3
FBS    #12          #14               #24                 #12 

Week 9: Northwestern

As the week begin, the line for the game was set at about -3.5 for Iowa, which is basically the points the home teams gets for what’s considered a push.  Then early in the week it inched up to over 5, as word seemed to indicate Colter would not be ready to go.  But then by Thursday it seemed like he would, and so the line came back down to where it started.

The game, of course, would be a push, through regulation.  But Hawk fans were hoping it would be nowhere near that close.

And hoping that the Iowa offense would not be asleep after halftime.  

As the cameras came into Kinnick, it seemed a pretty typical Iowa October day - cool, cloudy, but not raining, and ideal for a football game.

The Cats won the toss but deferred, so the Hawks lined up to return the kick.

The kickoff landed at the 9, and it was Canzeri who caught it, and he took it up the middle to the 26.  The Iowa offense took the field, and away we went.