October 9, 2014

The Eternal Season - 10/9/14 - Sedge's 2014 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 7: Indiana @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2014 Edition
Iowa’s Record: 4-1, 1-0 Big Ten, 1-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
USA Today: 6 votes

August 30th v. Northern Iowa,  WIN 31-23
September 6th v. Ball State, WIN 17-13
September 13th v. Iowa State, Loss 20-17
September 20th @ Pittsburg, WIN 24-20
September 27th @ •Purdue, WIN 24-10
October 11th v. Indiana, 12:00 pm, ESPNU
October 18th @ Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 1st v. •Northwestern, TBD
November 8th, @ •Minnesota, TBD
November 15th @ •Illinois, TBD
November 22nd v. •Wisconsin, TBD
November 28th v. •Nebraska (Black Friday), TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting next opponent:
Maryland is on a bye week, Mildcats @ Golden Rodents, 12:00 pm, BTN

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October 11th, 2014.  Iowa v. Indiana Hoosiers, 3-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G East
Previous Meetings: 74, Iowa leads 42-28-4
Last Meeting: 2012, Hawkeyes 21, Hoosiers 24

Current Line: Iowa -3.5

Turnover Margin: 0,  B1G #5, FBS #65

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2014
Total   372.4  Pass  232.2  Rush 140.2  Scoring 22.6
B1G    #10            #7                #11                  #12
FBS    #91            #65              #88                  #97
Total   310.4  Pass  217.2  Rush 93.2    Scoring 17.2
B1G    #4              #4                  #3                   #4
FBS    #15            #40                #8                  #16 
The New Big Ten:
West                             East
Iowa                              Michigan
Nebraska                      Michigan State
Minnesota                     Ohio State
Wisconsin                     Penn State
Illinois                           Indiana
Northwestern               Maryland
Purdue                         Rutgers

Big Ten West Standings:
Nebraska        5-1, 1-1 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Iowa                4-1, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Northwestern  3-2, 2-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Purdue         3-3, 1-1 B1G, 1-1 B1G West
Minnesota 4-1, 1-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin 3-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Illinois         3-3, 0-2 B1G, 0-2 B1G West

Week 5 Recap: Purdue

No play by play this week, as with the bye week, it’s in the past.

Oh, and my TWC dvr only recorded the first 73 minutes of the game.  

And I was up too late watching my Dodgers blow my baseball dreams for another season.  

C.J. got his first career start, and he was 17 for 37 for 245 yards, but there were at least 6 drops that hurt his cause.  We learned during the game that the sabotage at O’Hare that snarled midwest air travel had caused the Hawks to bus to Purdue.  And that seemed to have them rather sleepy in the 1st quarter.

Before it would end, C.J. would throw his first pick-six, and the Hawkeye defense would allow Purdue to gain 74 yards.

After Purdue got the lead to 10-0 with an early 2nd quarter field goal - the Iowa defense woke up.

And the Boilermakers would only gain 82 yards the rest of the way.

C.J. did get a touchdown pass, the 23 yard, tiptoeing on the sideline catch by KMM that would give the Hawks the 17-10 lead at the :45 second mark of the 3rd, and from there, it was the second rushing TD from Mark that gave the Hawks the final 24-10 margin.

The Hawkeyes would rush for 175 on the day, an improvement, but still can do better.  The week off to recover and game plan may just do it. 

Week 7 Preview: Indiana

The Hoosiers are off to a 3-2 start, but they have been a rather Jekyll and Hyde team from week to week.  

They started out with a 28-10 win over Indiana State. but then they went on the road to Bowling Green in week 2, and their more typical good offense bad defense was on display.  So bad, they allowed Bowling Green to score a TD with 9 seconds left to stun Indiana 45-42.  

Bowling Green would lose 68-17 to the Badgers the next week.

In that next week, Indiana went on the road to face the 18th ranked Paper Tigers, and here, Indiana would score with 22 seconds left to shock Missouri 31-27.  The Hoosiers were feeling good about themselves.

Entering the Big Ten slate, Indiana hosted Maryland, and the Hoosiers were generous hosts, allowing Maryland to win their first ever Big Ten game, and rather easily, 37-15.

Last week, Indiana went back out of conference to host North Texas.  Here they were able to rack up 593 total yards en route to a 49-24 win.

Hence, the up and down nature of Indiana up to this point. 

The Hoosiers are lead by junior QB Sudfeld, #7.  To date he is 97 out of 158 for 1066 yards, with 5 tds, and two interceptions.  He has also been sacked 7 times.  He is not really a threat to run via designated play, but he is able to escape some pressure to pick up a bit of ground on his feet.

His top receivers are Wynn, #1, a senior, with 26 catches for 362 yards and two tds, and Stoner (dude), #14, and also a senior.  He has 16 catches for 167 yards.  

Overall the passing offense just nets 213 yards per game, so not exactly prolific for the supposed high power Indiana offense.

However, the rushing attack is pretty good.

Of note, Coleman, #6, and a junior.  105 carries for 841 yards, with 8 rushing tds.  He also has 13 catches for 127 yards, so he is a threat on those out-of-the-backfield patterns.  You can to the math on that rushing average.

The second tailback is Roberts, #20, a senior.  He has 72 carries for 359 yards - 5.0 per, with 5 rushing touchdowns.  

Add it all up, and Indiana is rushing for 300 yards a game, good for #9 in the nation.

But Maryland held them to 206 rushing yards in their win, and Maryland’s season to date rushing defense stats?  212.0 - 13th in the Big Ten - and 105th overall.

Iowa’s rush defense - much, much better.

Sudfeld is a decent QB when he can stand in the pocket, but when under pressure or fleeing for his life he can be very erratic and prone to mistakes.  If Iowa can shut down the Indiana running game, they will be able to tee off on the QB. 

Meanwhile, everything that the Iowa coaches have been saying during both the bye week and this week, is that both our QBs are going to play.

So, how this is going to play out, is really anyone’s guess.  You know Kirk is not going to want to run a two QB offense for a prolonged period, so it would seem that each drive is going to be a test for Jake and C.J., and whoever moves the ball better will get the bulk of the snaps.

No matter which QB will be behind center, Iowa will look to use the off week to establish a ground and pound offense.  The best way to combat a decent offense, is to possess the ball and keep them off the field.  

And Parker The Younger has shown a willingness to go into the 2 deep and beyond for his defense, so that bodes well for our ability to take apart this Indiana offense from the start.  That will be very important this week, as Indiana will look to push the pace of the game with quick snaps.  

I am expecting like the Purdue game, Indiana may be able to have some offensive success in the first couple possessions.  But then once Parker has made his adjustments - things will be different.

The rested and healthy Iowa tailbacks finally top the 200 yard mark, while the Iowa QB’s combine for 275 passing yards with 3 passing tds, to go with 2 rushing.  Iowa gets revenge for the 2012 debacle, and makes the Homecoming crowd happy with the 38-17 win.

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