October 18, 2018

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2018 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 8: Maryland @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2018 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 5-1, 2-1 Big Ten, 1-1 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 19th (266 votes)
Coaches: 22nd (218 votes)
College Football Playoff:
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2018 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 1st, Northern Illinois, WIN 33-7
September 8th, Iowa State, WIN 13-3
September 15th, Northern Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 22nd, •Wisconsin, Loss 28-17
October 6th, @ •Minnesota, WIN 48-31
October 13th, @ Indiana, WIN 42-16
October 20th, Maryland, 12:01 pm, ESPN2, Homecoming
October 27th, @ Penn State, 3::30 pm, ABC/ESPN
November 3rd, @ •Purdue, TBD
November 10th, •Northwestern, TBD
November 17th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 23rd (Friday), •Nebraska, 12:00 pm, FOX

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 1st, 2018
2018 Big Ten Title Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent
Penn State @ Indiana, 3:30 pm, ABC

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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 October 20th, v Maryland Terrapins 4-2,  2-1 Big 10, 1-1 B1G East
Previous Meetings: 2, series tied 1-1
Last Meeting: 2015, Terrapins 15 Hawkeyes 31

Kinnick Color of the Week:

Current Line: Iowa -12

Stanley Passing TD Count (record 27) 15

Turnover Margin: +2,  B1G #6 FBS #45

Interceptions: 8, B1G #4, FBS #18

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2018 season to date
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Offense
Total   411.8 Pass 256.2  Rush 155.7  Scoring 31.8
B1G    #7            #5                #9                #5
FBS    #61     #44              #86              #53
Defense  
Total   282.0  Pass 200.5 Rush 81.5     Scoring 16.5
B1G    #2             #4              #2                  #2
FBS    #5             #37            #3                  #13
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Wisconsin   4-2, 2-1 B1G, 2-0 B1G West
Northwestern   3-3, 3-1 B1G, 2-0 B1G West
Iowa                         5-1, 2-1 B1G, 1-1 B1G West
Purdue             3-3, 2-1 B1G, 2-1 B1G West
Minnesota     3-3, 0-3 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Illinois             3-3, 1-2 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Nebraska             0-6, 0-4 B1G, 0-3 B1G West
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WEEK 7: Hoosiers

Well teams might want to quit scheduling the Hawks for the homecoming games!  Back to back road wins, back to back sad Homecoming fans.

When we wrote that Indiana had not faced any good tight ends in practice, we did not quite think the Iowa tight ends would slice and dice the Hoosier defense as they did.  Fant, 4 for 102, with a long of 58, and 1 TD, and Hockenson 4 for for 197, a long a 58, and 2 TDS.  Of those 8 tight end catches, 3 touchdowns (to outscore Indiana), and the other 5 catches netted Hawkeye 1st downs.  Feel free to keep that up boys.

Those were just (just) half of the passing TDs that Nate would have on the day.  

October 11, 2018

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2018 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 7: Iowa @ Indiana

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2018 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 4-1, 1-1 Big Ten, 1-1 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 87 votes (26th!)
Coaches: 89 votes (27th!)
College Football Playoff:
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2018 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 1st, Northern Illinois, WIN 33-7
September 8th, Iowa State, WIN 13-3
September 15th, Northern Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 22nd, •Wisconsin, Loss 28-17
October 6th, @ •Minnesota, WIN 48-31
October 13th, @ Indiana, 12:00 pm, ESPN2
October 20th, Maryland, 12:00 pm, ESPN2 Homecoming
October 27th, @ Penn State, TBD
November 3rd, @ •Purdue, TBD
November 10th, •Northwestern, TBD
November 17th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 23rd (Friday), •Nebraska, 12:00 pm, FOX

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 1st, 2018
2018 Big Ten Title Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent
Rutgers @ Maryland, 12:00 pm, BTN

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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 October 13th, @ Indiana Hoosiers, 4-2, 1-2 Big 10, 1-2 B1G East
Previous Meetings: 76, Iowa leads 44-28-4
Last Meeting: 2015 Hawkeyes 35 Hoosiers 27

Kinnick Color of the Week: Road, wear Hawkeye colors

Current Line: Iowa -6

Stanley Passing TD Count (record 27) 9

Turnover Margin: +1,  B1G #6 FBS #50

Interceptions: 6, B1G #6, FBS #29

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2018 season to date
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Offense
Total   398.4 Pass 243.4  Rush 155.0  Scoring 29.8
B1G    #9            #8                #10              #7
FBS    #76     #63              #87              #69
Defense  
Total   272.4  Pass 188.0 Rush 84.4     Scoring 16.6
B1G    #2             #2              #2                  #3
FBS    #4             #30            #5                  #13
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Wisconsin   4-1, 2-0 B1G, 2-0 B1G West
Northwestern   2-3, 2-1 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Iowa                         4-1, 1-1 B1G, 1-1 B1G West
Purdue             2-3, 1-1 B1G, 1-1 B1G West
Minnesota     3-2, 0-2 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Illinois             3-2, 1-1 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Nebraska             0-5, 0-3 B1G, 0-2 B1G West
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WEEK 6: Rodents

Ah yes, Floyd is resting the the comfortable climate of Iowa City and not the frozen tundra of the Twin Cities, for the 4th year in a row.  Hawks in the process of claiming the Rodents outdoor stadium as Kinnick North - Outdoor.  Rest easy for 12 months Floyd.

As Saturday morning turned to afternoon, a rather alarming update came from the Iowa media - the Hawks would be starting two true freshman in the secondary (Ojemudia and Hankins had been dinged up, were in uniform, but held out one more week), as Moss #33, a 6’0 195 freshman out of Ankeny, and Brents, #20, a 6’2, 180 freshman out of Indianapolis, would be starting at both corner spots.  The last time the Hawks started two freshman in the secondary?  2000.  They, Benny Sapp, and some guy named Bob Sanders.

October 4, 2018

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2018 Hawkeye Football Game Notes - Week 6: Iowa @ Minnesota, Go Home Floyd

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2018 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 3-1, 0-1 Big Ten, 0-1 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 34 votes
Coaches: 23 votes 
College Football Playoff:
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2018 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 1st, Northern Illinois, WIN 33-7
September 8th, Iowa State, WIN 13-3
September 15th, Northern Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 22nd, •Wisconsin, Loss 28-17
October 6th, @ •Minnesota, 3:30 pm, BTN
October 13th, @ Indiana, 12:00 pm, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2
October 20th, Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD Homecoming
October 27th, @ Penn State, TBD
November 3rd, @ •Purdue, TBD
November 10th, •Northwestern, TBD
November 17th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 23rd (Friday), •Nebraska, 12:00 pm, FOX

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 1st, 2018
2018 Big Ten Title Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent
October 6th, Indiana @ Ohio State. 4:00 pm, FOX

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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 October 6th, Minnesota Golden Rodents,  3-1, 0-1 B1G 10, 0-0 B1G West
Previous Meetings: 112, Rodents lead 62-47-2
Last Meeting: 2017 Rodents 10 Hawkeyes 17

Kinnick Color of the Week: Road, wear Hawkeye colors

Current Line: Iowa -6

Stanley Passing TD Count (record 27) 5

Turnover Margin: -1,  B1G #9 FBS #84

Interceptions: 2, B1G #13, FBS #98

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2018 season to date
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Offense
Total   393.0 Pass 225.8  Rush 167.3  Scoring 25.3
B1G    #10           #7                #10              #11
FBS    #82       #72              #78              #94
Defense  
Total   260.5  Pass 176.5 Rush 84.0     Scoring 13.0
B1G    #2             #5              #2                  #1
FBS    #3             #27            #4                  #5
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Wisconsin   3-1, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Northwestern   1-3, 1-1 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Purdue             2-3, 1-1 B1G, 1-1 B1G West
Minnesota     3-1, 0-1 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois             2-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Iowa                         3-1, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Nebraska             0-4, 0-2 B1G, 0-1 B1G West

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WEEK 4: Badgers

Well, kind of glad the Hawks had the bye week to get over yet another heartbreak against the Badgers.  Yes, the conventional wisdoms says you want to get right back out there, but after the usual slug fest that game entails, probably best for a week of rest and recovery before the 8 week run into Turkey Weekend.

Yes the special teams were the obvious problem in this game, the two turnovers on punts, one giving the Badgers a TD, and one denying the Iowa offense the ball inside the Badger side of the 50.

But also the offense had two 1st and goals from inside the Badger 10 and got only 3 points out of them.

September 20, 2018

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2018 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 4: Badgers @ Hawkeyes

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2018 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 3-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 64 votes (26th!)
Coaches: 36 votes 
College Football Playoff:
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2018 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 1st, Northern Illinois, WIN 33-7
September 8th, Iowa State, WIN 13-3
September 15th, Northern Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 22nd, •Wisconsin, 8:35 pm, FOX
October 6th, @ •Minnesota, 3:30 or 4:00 pm, TBD
October 13th, @ Indiana, 12:00 pm, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2
October 20th, Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD Homecoming
October 27th, @ Penn State, TBD
November 3rd, @ •Purdue, TBD
November 10th, •Northwestern, TBD
November 17th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 23rd (Friday), •Nebraska, 12:00 pm, FOX

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 1st, 2018
2018 Big Ten Title Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent
September 22nd, Minnesota @ Maryland, 12:00 pm, BTN

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 22nd, #18 Wisconsin Badgers, 2-1, 0-0 B1G 10, 0-0 B1G West
Previous Meetings: 91, Badgers lead 46-43-2
Last Meeting: 2017 Hawkeyes 14 Badgers 38

Kinnick Color of the Week: Striped

Current Line: Iowa +3

Stanley Passing TD Count (record 27) 3

Turnover Margin: +2,  B1G #3 FBS #29

Interceptions: 2, B1G #9, FBS #66

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2018 season to date
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Offense
Total   389.3 Pass 215.7  Rush 173.7  Scoring 28.0
B1G    #11           #6                #11              #8
FBS    #87     #79              #72              #82
Defense  
Total   209.0  Pass 167.0 Rush 42.0     Scoring 8.0
B1G    #1             #4              #2                  #1
FBS    #2             #23            #3                  #2
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Iowa                         3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota     3-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois             2-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   1-2, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Nebraska             0-2, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue             0-3, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West

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WEEK 3: UNI

As last week wore on, Iowa fans on the message boards and podcasts seemed to be worried that with the emotional win over ISU, and the looming showdown with the Badgers, that the Hawks would be at risk against the Panthers.

Based on our defense mainly, and the fact UNI has not beaten Iowa since 1898, I obviously did not agree with that, with my score prediction.

I knew the defense would give UNI problems, and boy did they.  Panthers, just 6, that is SIX, net rushing yards.  Yes they got one TD on our first team defense, but only due to a blown call on a great 3rd down play by Gervase (pass interference), that allowed UNI to score the one TD on the first team.  The second TD came on the reserves.

September 13, 2018

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2018 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 3: Northern Iowa @ Iowa

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2018 Edition
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Iowa’s Record: 2-0, 0-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: 23 votes
Coaches: 15 votes 
College Football Playoff:
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2018 IOWA FOOTBALL SCHEDULE*
*Times Eastern

September 1st, Northern Illinois, WIN 33-7
September 8th, Iowa State, WIN 13-3
September 15th, Northern Iowa, 7:30 pm,  BTN
September 22nd, •Wisconsin, 8:30 pm, FOX
October 6th, @ •Minnesota, 3:30 or 4:00 pm, TBD
October 13th, @ Indiana, 12:00 pm, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2
October 20th, Maryland, 12:00 pm, TBD Homecoming
October 27th, @ Penn State, TBD
November 3rd, @ •Purdue, TBD
November 10th, •Northwestern, TBD
November 17th, @ •Illinois, TBD
November 23rd (Friday), •Nebraska, 12:00 pm, FOX

•Big Ten West Division Game

December 1st, 2018
2018 Big Ten Title Game
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis  


Scouting next opponent
September 15th, BYU @ Wisconsin, 3:30 pm, ABC

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
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September 15th, #21 FCS Northern Iowa, 0-1, 0-0 Missouri Valley
Previous Meetings: 17, Iowa leads 16-1
Last Meeting: 2014, Panthers 23 Hawkeyes 31

Kinnick Color of the Week: None - go with Black

Current Line: Iowa (no line for FBS v FCS)

Stanley Passing TD Count (record 27) 1

Turnover Margin: +2,  B1G #3 FBS #29

Interceptions: 1, B1G #10, FBS #74

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2018 season to date
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Offense
Total   311.5  Pass 154.5  Rush 157.0  Scoring 23.0
B1G    #13           #13                #11              #11
FBS    #112       #111               #81              #94
Defense  
Total   199.5  Pass 139.5 Rush 60.0     Scoring 5.0
B1G    #1             #4              #3                  #1
FBS    #5             #17            #4                  #2
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B1G WEST STANDINGS
Iowa                   2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Wisconsin   2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Minnesota     2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Illinois            2-0, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Northwestern   1-1, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Nebraska             0-1, 0-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West
Purdue             0-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West

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WEEK 2: Iowa State

This week, we lead off with the Hawkeye defense.  After two weeks, it is looking like this is the kind of Iowa defense that could give the Hawks a chance to win - every game.

After the Clones got a 1st and goal at the Iowa 3 on their first possession, the Hawkeye defense employed the classic bend but don’t break, and when the Clones faced a 4th and goal from the 1, the Kinnick fans made so much noise that ISU had a false start, and had to take the chip shot field goal.  I suppose they thought there would be more scoring done by their offense in this one.