September 4, 2014

The Eternal Season - 9/4/14 - Sedge's 2014 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 2: Ball State @ Iowa, 9/6/14

Sedge’s Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2014 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 1-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 18 votes
USA Today: 49 votes
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2014 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*

August 30th v. Northern Iowa, 12:01 pm, WIN 31-23
September 6th v. Ball State, 3:35 pm, ESPN2
September 13th v. Iowa State, 3:30 pm, ABC/ESPN/ESPN2
September 20th @ Pittsburg, TBD
September 27th @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 11th v. Indiana, 12:00 pm, TBD
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:
Iowa State 0-1 @ Kansas State 1-0, 12:00 pm, FS1

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September 6th, 2014.  Iowa v. Ball State Cardinals, 1-0, 0-0 MAC 
Previous Meetings: 2, Iowa leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 2010. Ball State 0, Iowa 45

Current Line: Iowa -17

Turnover Margin: +1,  B1G #4, FBS #21

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2014
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Offense
Total   401.0  Pass  250.0  Rush 151.0  Scoring 31.0
B1G    #10            #6                #11                  #9
FBS    #70            #57              #73                  #60
Defense  
Total   405.0  Pass  380.0  Rush 25.0    Scoring 23.0
B1G    #10            #13                 #4                   #9
FBS    #76            #108               #7                   #64 
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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:
Iowa 1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska 1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota  1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois  1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue  1-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   0-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   0-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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Week 1 Recap: Northern Iowa 

As we wound down some Back In Black, followed up by the Iowa Fight Song, we saw Chuck Long in the booth pointing out the Iowa keys to the game.  Execute short yardage better, more red zone touchdown conversions, and taking more shots down the field in the passing game.  

We also hear that stopping Panther tailback Johnson will be high priority.  We were half successful in that quest.  

Then we see the weather graphic, and yup, it’s football in Iowa in August.  Only 72 degrees, but with 87% humidity.  We would see if that would be a factor as the game went on.