November 28, 2013

TES - 2013 IOWA FOOTBALL - WEEK 14: IOWA @ NEBRASKA

Sedge’s Hawkeye Game Notes - 2013 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 7-4, 4-3 Big Ten, 3-1 B1G Legends
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP:
USA Today:
BCS:
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2013 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*

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, loss 28-9
November 9th @ Purdue, WIN 38-14
November 16th - Bye Week #2
November 23rd v. •Michigan, WIN 24-21
November 29th @ •Nebraska, 12:06 pm, ABC - Friday!

•Big Ten Legends Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting Next Opponent: Bowl Game and opponent TBD

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November 29th, 2013.  Iowa @ Nebraska Cornhuskers, 8-3, 5-2 Big Ten, 2-2 B1G Legends
Previous Meetings: 43, Nebraska leads 28-12-3
Last Meeting: 2012, Nebraska 13, Iowa 7

Current Line: Iowa +3

Turnover Margin: -2,  B1G #8, FBS #74

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack 
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Offense
Total   398.7  Pass  207.2  Rush 191.5  Scoring 26.4
B1G    #7              #7               #5                  #10
FBS    #72            #86             #43                #78
Defense  
Total   304.5  Pass  180.9  Rush 123.6   Scoring 18.9
B1G    #3            #3                 #5                   #4
FBS    #10          #10               #20                 #13 
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Week 13: Michigan

As soon as your scribe got the Notes sent out last week, he had to pack - for a very chilly weekend in Iowa City.

Ok, living on the east coast all these years has made me kind of soft.  It would be cold, very cold in Kinnick.

So cold, in fact, that as far as anyone can tell, the coldest Iowa home football game - ever.

So I had to pack all the heaviest black gear I had, which fortunately, meant a lot of cold weather Iowa gear.  Emboldened by my middle Iowa upbringing, I agreed to start the tailgating at 8:00 am - 3 hours before kickoff.   

I think I spent about 2 of those hours warming up in our ever-running van.  

Anyway, we made our way into the stadium (the club seats - outdoor, yes, but out of the wind, and we can go inside the press box whenever we want), a few minutes before kickoff, just in time to take off our hats for the national anthem.  Brrrrr….

And now the captains are at midfield, and the Hawks have again won the toss - and deferred.  Either Kirk is open to trying new things - or the players brains were frozen and they answered the question incorrectly.