December 31, 2014

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2014 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, The 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl, Iowa v. Tennessee

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2014 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 7-5, 4-4 Big Ten, 3-3 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 
USA Today: 
College Football Playoff:
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2014 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*

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, WIN 45-29
October 18th @ Maryland, Loss 38-31
November 1st v. •Northwestern, WIN 48-7
November 8th, @ •Minnesota, Loss 51-14
November 15th @ •Illinois, WIN 30-14
November 22nd v. •Wisconsin, Loss 26-24
November 28th v. •Nebraska (Black Friday), Loss 37-34, OT

•Big Ten West Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting next opponent: returns next August

2015 TaxSlayer Bowl v. Tennessee, January 2nd, 2015, 3:20 PM - ESPN

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January 2nd, 2015.  Iowa v. Tennessee Volunteers, 6-6. 3-5 SEC East (4th)
Previous Meetings: 2, series tied 1-1
Last Meeting: 1987 Kickoff Classic, Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ, Vols 23 Hawks 22

Current Line: Iowa +3.5

Turnover Margin: -5,  B1G #11, FBS #99

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2014 - Regular season
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Offense
Total   398.3  Pass 242.0 Rush 156.3  Scoring 28.3
B1G    #6             #4               #10                  #7
FBS    #65           #53             #71                  #67
Defense  
Total   334.5  Pass 175.8  Rush 158.8    Scoring 24.0
B1G    #6              #2                #6                   #7
FBS    #21            #8                #55                 #35 
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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:
Wisconsin 10-2, 7-1 B1G, 5-1 B1G West
Nebraska           9-3, 5-3 B1G, 4-2 B1G West
Minnesota   8-4, 5-3 B1G, 4-2 B1G West
Iowa                  7-5, 4-4 B1G, 3-3 B1G West
Illinois           6-6, 3-5 B1G, 2-4 B1G West
Northwestern   5-7, 3-5 B1G, 2-4 B1G West
Purdue           3-9, 1-7 B1G, 1-5 B1G West
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2015 TaxSlayer Bowl

Well friends, when the season ended and we had time to think about what had happened, it seemed many Iowa fans considered this the biggest disappointment of the Kirk Ferentz era.  Sure, there have been teams with fewer wins and more losses, one just two seasons ago.  But when we looked at what we had in August, and how the schedule laid out in front of us…