September 1, 2016

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2016 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 1: Miami (Ohio) @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2016 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 0-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 17th (474 points)
Coaches: 15th (579 points)
College Football Playoff:
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2016 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 3rd, v. Miami (Ohio), 3:32 pm, ESPNU
September 10th, v. Iowa State, 7:30 pm, BTN
September 17th, v. North Dakota State, 12:00 pm, ESPN2
September 24th, @ Rutgers, TBD
October 1st, v. •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 15th, @ •Purdue, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 22nd, v. •Wisconsin, TBD
October 29th, Bye Week
November 5th, @ Penn State, 7:30 pm, BTN
November 12th, v. Michigan, 8:00 pm, ABC/ESPN2
November 19th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 25th, v. •Nebraska, TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 3rd, Big Ten Title Game, 8:00 pm, FOX


Scouting next opponent: Week 1
Iowa State Cyclones v. Northern Iowa Panthers, 8:00 pm, Cyclones TV

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 3rd, 2016  Iowa v. Miami (Ohio) RedHawks, 0-0, 0-0 Mac, 0-0 Mac East
Previous Meetings: 3, Iowa leads 3-0
Last Meeting: 2003, RedHawks 3 Hawkeyes 21

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa -27

Turnover Margin: +,  B1G #, FBS #

Interceptions: , B1G #, FBS #

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2015 Regular Season Final
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Offense
Total   404.3  Pass 200.6  Rush 203.7  Scoring 33.7
B1G    #4              #11                #3                    #3
FBS    #63            #92               #32                  #41
Defense  
Total   331.7  Pass 221.7  Rush 110.0    Scoring 18.7
B1G    #6              #8                 #2                   #5
FBS    #21            #63               #6                   #15
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Big Ten West Standings: Final 2015
Iowa *                12-0, 8-0 B1G, 6-0 B1G West
Northwestern   10-2, 6-2 B1G, 5-1 B1G West
Wisconsin   9-3, 6-2 B1G, 4-2 B1G West
Nebraska             5-7, 3-5 B1G, 1-5 B1G West
Illinois             5-7, 2-6 B1G, 2-4 B1G West
Minnesota     5-7, 2-6 B1G, 2-4 B1G West
Purdue            2-10, 1-7 B1G, 1-5 B1G West


* Clinched Big Ten West 
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2016 Week 1: Miami of Ohio

You might think, with the team off their first 12-0 regular season ever, with the schedule once again lining up for the main division rivals having to come to Kinnick,  with the best cornerback in the country, possibly one of the best QBs in the country, playing behind one of the top 5 offensive lines in the country - that the Hawkeye Football Bandwagon would be standing room only today.  

But no, if you are watching the talking heads on tv and reading some of the preseason write ups, you get the feeling that the Hawks may be less of a favorite to win the Big Ten West than they were just a couple months ago.