August 31, 2017

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2017 Hawkeye Football Game Notes. Week 1: Wyoming @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2017 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 0-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 
Coaches: 5 votes
College Football Playoff:
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2017 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 2nd, v. Wyoming, 12:00 pm, BTN
September 11th, @ Iowa State, 12:00 pm, ESPN/ESPN2
September 16th, v. North Texas, 3:30 pm, ESPN2
September 23rd, v. Penn State, TBD
September 30th,  @ Michigan State, TBD
October 7th, v. •Illinois, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 15th, Bye Week
October 21st, @ •Northwestern, TBD
October 28th, v. •Minnesota, TBD
November 4th, v. Ohio State, TBD
November 11th, @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 18th, v. •Purdue, TBD
November 24th, @ •Nebraska, 4:00 pm, FS1 Black Friday

•Big Ten West Division Game
December 2nd, Big Ten Championship Game
Lucas Oil Arena, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent: 
September 2nd, Northern Iowa @ Iowa State, 8:00 pm, Cyclones TV

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 2nd, 2017, Iowa v. Wyoming Cowboys, 0-0,  0-0 Mountain West
Previous Meetings: 2, Iowa leads 2-0
Last Meeting: 1987 Holiday Bowl, Hawks 20, Cowboys 19

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa -11.5

Turnover Margin: +,  B1G #, FBS #

Interceptions: , B1G #, FBS #

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2016 Final
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Offense
Total   333.3  Pass 161.2  Rush 171.9  Scoring 26.8
B1G    #12           #13               #8                    #6
FBS    #120    #114             #69                  #76
Defense  
Total   352.8  Pass 199.7 Rush 153.2    Scoring 17.9
B1G    #7               #6              #8                    #4
FBS    #24             #27            #48                  #9
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B1G WEST STANDINGS, Final 2016
Wisconsin  10–3, 7-2 B1G, 6-0 B1G West
Iowa                 8-4, 6-3 B1G, 4-2 B1G West
Nebraska     9-3, 6-2 B1G, 4-2 B1G West
Minnesota   8-4, 6-3 B1G, 4-2 B1G West
Northwestern   6-6, 5-4 B1G, 3-3 B1G West
Illinois     3-9, 2-7 B1G, 0-6 B1G West
Purdue     3-9, 1-8 B1G, 1-5 B1G West
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2017 OUTLOOK:

First, there is a new turf at Kinnick Stadium!

For the first time since 1980 (when there had been a Hawkeye ‘I’ for several years), Kinnick will now have a Tiger Hawk at midfield!  But as of this typing - still a plain boring white water tower just outside the stadium

This is the first phase of the $90 million project that will tear down and replace the South end zone, to be completed by the start of the 2019 season.  You can see how this will look here:


As I begin these notes, it’s mid July, and there are some things we know about the 2017 Hawkeye Football team, and some things we don’t  Such as it is with college sports, guys graduate, and move on.  We are still a couple weeks from camp opening up, so we are going to be guessing our way on some of the positions until the puck drops on September 2nd.