November 17, 2016

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2016 Iowa Football Game Notes, Week 12: Hawkeyes @ Fighting Illini

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2016 Edition

Iowa’s Record: 6-4, 4-3 Big Ten, 2-2 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
College Football Playoff:
*Times Eastern

September 3rd, v. Miami (Ohio), WIN 45-21
September 10th, v. Iowa State, WIN 42-3
September 17th, v. North Dakota State, Loss 23-21
September 24th, @ Rutgers, WIN 14-7
October 1st, v. •Northwestern, Loss 38-31
October 8th, @ Minnesota, WIN 14-7
October 15th, @ •Purdue, WIN 49-35
October 22nd, v. •Wisconsin, Loss 17-9
October 29th, Bye Week
November 5th, @ Penn State, Loss 41-13
November 12th, v. Michigan, WIN 14-13
November 19th, @ •Illinois, 12:00 pm, BTN
November 25th, v. •Nebraska, TBD

•Big Ten West Division Game

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

Scouting next opponent: Week 12
Maryland @ Nebraska, 12:00 pm, ESPNNews

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
November 19th, 2016, Iowa @ Illinois Fighting Illini, 3-7, 2-5 Big Ten, 0-4 B1G West
Previous Meetings: 71, Illinois leads 38-31-2
Last Meeting: 2015, Illini 20, Hawkeyes 29

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa -10

Turnover Margin: +7,  B1G #4, FBS #18

Interceptions: 6, B1G #12, FBS #99

Current Week 2 Deep:

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2016
Total   324.9  Pass 171.2  Rush 153.7  Scoring 25.3
B1G    #12           #12               #12                  #10
FBS    #120     #111             #92                  #89
Total   381.9  Pass 213.2 Rush 168,7    Scoring 20.5
B1G    #8               #8              #10               #4
FBS    #45             #46            #68              #18

Wisconsin            8-2, 5-2 B1G, 4-0 B1G West
Nebraska             8-2, 5-2 B1G, 4-1 B1G West
Minnesota            7-3, 4-3 B1G, 2-2 B1G West
Iowa                     6-4, 4-3 B1G, 2-2 B1G West
Northwestern       5-5, 4-3 B1G, 2-2 B1G West
Illinois                  3-7, 2-5 B1G, 0-4 B1G West
Purdue                3-7, 1-6 B1G, 1-4 B1G West

 Week 11: Michigan

As ABC takes us into Kinnick, we see the fans all in black, but the team is not wearing the all-black uniforms first worn for the Rodent night game last year.  Maybe for the Huskers to wrap up the season?

The lead - Iowa Michigan, 1985.  QB Harbaugh, then we see Hayden calling the timeout, then Houghtlin cements his place in Hawkeye lore with the kick to give #1 Iowa the 12-10 win over #2 Michigan.  

Now back to the present,  it’s a cool night in Iowa City, perfect for the players.  The booth points out that Michigan starts seniors almost all over the lineup, and then we see Harbaugh out there, bundled up, throwing the ball to someone off camera.  

We hear how the Hawks were embarrassed the week before at Happy Valley, and the booth does wonder if this might be a trap game, with the Ohio State game looming for Michigan.  The booth also points out that Clemson was dropped by Pitt (on a field goal with about 8 seconds left), and in fact I tweet ‘number 2 goes down, is that foreshadowing for tonight’s games?’  We would learn in a few hours!

And then back to the studio (ABC, kick not until 8:12 pm), we see again the Pitt kick to sink Clemson, and they say that Michigan is ‘on notice.’  Now back to Kinnick.

On the field, the big American flag is out there, and for this weekend, we get to hear the Iowa Marching Band play the National Anthem.  It’s Veterans weekend, or Armistice Day, if you are on the other side of the big pond.