September 21, 2017

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2017 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 4: Penn State @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2017 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 3-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 2 votes
Coaches: 6 votes
College Football Playoff:
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2017 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 2nd, v. Wyoming, WIN 24-3
September 9th, @ Iowa State, WIN 44-41 OT
September 16th, v. North Texas, WIN 31-14
September 23rd, v. Penn State, 7:42 pm, ABC/ESPN
September 30th,  @ Michigan State, 4:00 pm, FOX
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 23rd, Notre Dame @ Michigan State, 8:00 pm, Fox

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 23rd, 2017: Iowa v #4 Penn State Nittany Lions, 3-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G East
Previous Meetings: 26 , Lions lead 14-12 
Last Meeting: 2016, Hawkeyes 14 Nittany Lions 41

Kinnick Color of the Week: Stripes

Current Line: Iowa +13.5

Turnover Margin: -1,  B1G #10 FBS #78

Interceptions: 4, B1G #3, FBS #19

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2017 Through Week 3
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Offense
Total   398.3  Pass 218.3  Rush 180.0  Scoring 33.0
B1G    #10           #8                #9                    #6
FBS    #78    #74              #59                  #54
Defense  
Total   335.0  Pass 238.0 Rush 97.0     Scoring 19.3
B1G    #7               #7              #6                    #7
FBS    #41             #74            #23                  #40
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Iowa                 3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota   3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois     2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue     2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska     1-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
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WEEK 3  North Texas

This was another game where the Hawks started a bit slowly (well, the first drive ended on that fumble out of the end zone, though no video we ever saw clearly showed the ball out before it crossed the goal line).  But after trailing 14-10 at the half, the Hawks retooled at halftime, and shut out the Mean Green in the 2nd half, while the Hawks pulled away to a 31-14 win - that was almost 38-14, but Iowa sat on the ball for the final minute from inside the 2 yard line, typical Kirk not rubbing it in on a vanquished opponent

Some notes from this game - Nate now has 10 td passes in his first 3 starts, the last time an Iowa QB had 10 in 3 games, 1987 (Hartlieb), before that, Long in 1985.  So the young Stanley is continuing to find Iowa record books in his sights.  

Nate was 16 for 27 for 197 yards, with those two touchdowns, and one more lost fumble - but no interceptions again, just 1 on the season so far.