October 8, 2015

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2015 Hawkeye Football Game Notes - Week 6: Illinois @ Iowa 10/8/15

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2015 Edition
Iowa’s Record: 5-0, 1-0 Big Ten, 1-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 22nd
USA Today: 23rd
College Football Playoff:

September 5th, v. Illinois State WIN 31-14
September 12th, @ Iowa State, WIN 31-17
September 19th, v. Pittsburgh, WIN 27-24
September 26th, v. North Texas, WIN 62-16
October 3rd, @ •Wisconsin, WIN 10-6
October 10th, v. •Illinois, 12:00 pm, ESPN2* (changed from ESPNU)
October 17th, @ •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 31st, v. Maryland, TBD
November 7th, @ Indiana,TBD
November 14th, v. •Minnesota, 8:00 pm, BTN
November 21st, v. •Purdue, TBD
November 27th, @ •Nebraska, TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

*Times Eastern

Scouting next opponent:  Northwestern @ Michigan,  3:30 pm, 

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
October 10th, 2015  Iowa v Illinois Fighting Illini 4-1, 1-0 Big Ten, 1-0 B1G West
Previous Meetings: 70, Illinois leads 38-30-2
Last Meeting: 2014, Hawkeyes 30, Illini 14

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa -11

Turnover Margin: +3,  B1G #6, FBS #37

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2015 
Total   395.6  Pass 209.9  Rush 185.8  Scoring 32.2
B1G    #7              #8                #7                    #3
FBS    #72            #82              #54                  #49
Total   299.8  Pass 215.4  Rush 84.4    Scoring 15.4
B1G    #6              #8                 #2                   #5
FBS    #19            #63               #11                 #15
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                5-0, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Northwestern  5-0, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Illinois        4-1, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Wisconsin       3-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Minnesota       3-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Nebraska         2-3, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Purdue         1-4, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Week 5: Wisconsin

The DVR starts up with Corso in a green suit, dancing the Irish jig along with the Notre Dame mascot in a soggy Clemson, South Carolina.  But the Irish would go on lose to Clemson Saturday night, which brought and end to a good day of football.

And now onto Camp Randall, where the Badger fans are almost all in red, and the end zone that houses the student seating is mostly empty, here about 90 seconds before kickoff.

The temps are in the the 50s which is ideal for football, but wind gusts up into the 20s may play a factor on both teams.

The booth points out that things are pretty wide open in the Big Ten west, but by the time the afternoon was over, that picture began to come into focus.

And now the Hawks are lining up to kick, the Badgers won the toss and took the ball.  

Koehn has to have a holder for the ball, and he boots the kick down to the 8 yard line, where the Badger return team has to run up to catch the ball, he can’t, it falls to the turf, and it bounces forward, where he has to dive on it just before the Hawks arrive.  Badger ball, 1st and 10 from the 16.