October 3, 2019

The Eternal Season - Sedge's 2019 Hawkeye Football Game Notes, Week 6: Iowa @ Michigan

Sedge's Hawkeye Football Game Notes - 2019 Edition
Iowa’s Record: 4-0, 1-0 Big Ten, 0-0 B1G West 
Iowa’s Rankings:
AP: votes #14, 731 points
Coaches:  #14, 790 points
College Football Playoff:
*Times Eastern

August 31st, Miami (Ohio) @ Iowa, WIN 38-14
September 7th, Rutgers @ Iowa, WIN 30-0
September 14th, Iowa @ Iowa State, WIN 18-17
September 21st, Bye Week #1
September 28th, Middle Tennessee State @ Iowa, WIN 48-3
October 5th, Iowa @ Michigan, 12:05 pm, FOX
October 12th, Penn State @ Iowa, 7:30 pm, ABC/FS1/BTN
October 19th, •Purdue @ Iowa, 12:00 pm, TBD
October 26th, Iowa @ •Northwestern, 12:00 pm, TBD
November 2nd, Bye Week #2
November 9th, Iowa @ •Wisconsin, TBD
November 16th, •Minnesota @ Iowa, TBD
November 23rd, •Illinois @ Iowa, TBD
November 29th (Friday), Iowa @ •Nebraska 2:30 pm, BTN

•Ten West Division Game

Scouting next opponent
Purdue @ Penn State, 12/5 12:00 pm, ESPN

*Wondering which BTN channel we are on? Click, enter, find.
 October 5th, Iowa Hawkeyes 4-0, 1-0 Big Ten, @ #19 Michigan Wolverines, 3-1, 1-1 Big Ten
Previous Meetings: 60, Michigan leads 41-15-4
Last Meeting: 2016, #2 Michigan 13, Iowa 14  (5 out of 6!)

Kinnick Color of the Week: road game, wear White. Or Gold.

Current Line: Iowa +3.5

Stanley Passing TD Count  8, (season record 27) 
Stanley Career Passing TD Count (record 74 Chuck Long), 
Stanley career to date 60

Turnover Margin: +8,  B1G #2 FBS #13

Interceptions:  3 B1G #7, FBS #66

Hawkeye Stat Pack - 2019 through week 5
Total   465.0 Pass 247.5  Rush 217.5  Scoring 33.5
B1G    #3             #8                  #4                 #7
FBS    #29       #60                #29               #46
Total   251.0  Pass 174.0 Rush 77.0     Scoring 8.5
B1G    #3             #5              #4                  #3
FBS    #5             #19            #10                #3

Wisconsin   4-0, 2-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West #8 AP
Iowa                          4-0, 1-0 B1G, 0-0 B1G West #14 AP
Minnesota     4-0, 1-0 B1G, 1-0 B1G West 
Nebraska              3-2, 1-1 B1G, 1-0 B1G West
Illinois               2-2, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Purdue               1-3, 0-1 B1G, 0-1 B1G West
Northwestern   1-3, 0-2 B1G, 0-1 B1G West

Week 5: Middle Tennessee 

Well, that was certainly the proper way to end the non-con portion of the season, with a clinical dispatch of an overmatched foe.  And in doing so, giving the next team we play a whole lot of things to think about.  Worry about.

Consider, 644 total yards for Iowa. That is the all time high under Kirk.  Hawks got there by rushing for 351 yards - that was Young, 11 for 131 (career high), and a long fo 52.  Goodson 12 for 97, a long a 27.  Sargent 14 for 91 a long of 18 and 1 TD.  ISM 2 for 28 and a TD, on the sweep to the far side for a 14 yard rushing TD for him.  Even the back up QB Petras scored his 1st Iowa TD but not via his arm, via the QB sneak.  He even competed 3 or 4 passes for 17 yards, playing most of the 4th, he got to run the regular offense, which will do him very well if needed in the games ahead.

The Hawkeye defense just gave up 80 on the ground and 136 in the air, but never near the goal line did the Raiders get.  

Nate, 17 for 25 for 276, and 2 TDS, both to Smith, who caught 6 passes total for 71 yards.  Tracy 3 snags for 85, ISM 4 for 60, Ragaini 2 for 39, Beyer 1 for 27 (lets target the tight ends more this week) and Martin 1 catch for 4, he still working his way up the depth chart, would be fun to see him score a TD or two this week!!!  Nate continue to spread the ball around, and use the play action to great effect when the Hawks are grounding and pounding the ball down the field.  

Iowa had to punt just once in the game, and was 10 for 16 on 3rd down (and 3 for 3 on 4th) which shows that Kirk 3.0 is alive and well in Kinnick.  

So Iowa just imposed will on Middle Tennessee, so that they could then turn their attention to the next game.  Hello Michigan.  We are bringing our defense.  

WEEK 6: Michigan

Harbaugh can’t beat Iowa!

In a rather strange note, both Iowa and Michigan have played two common opponents here in week 6.  Let’s take a look at the Wolverines season.

Michigan started by hosting Middle Tennessee.  Michigan was a bit listless in this one, but held on to beat the Raiders 40-21.  Course the Raiders got no TDs on the Iowa defense in week 5.  And the Raiders passed for 234 with 2 TDs against Michigan (ran for 67).  

In week 2, Army paid a visit to the Big House.  And this was a struggle for the entire 60 minutes.  In  fact, it went to double OT - where Michigan got a field goal, and Army was stuffed on 4th down (a fumble actually) so the Wolverines escaped 24-21.  That coming after the week 1 issues had many wondering how the Wolverines could be ranked 7th.

Of note in that game, Army rushed for 200 - Michigan just 108.

 In fact, the Wolverines would fall to 11th after that game.  They then had a bye week, and headed to Camp Randall.  

Let’s lead with the rushing yards in this one.  Badgers 359.  Wolverines.  40.  Badgers would score the first 4 TDs on the day and cruise to a 35-14 victory.   Wolverines also thru in 4 turnovers in that one, 2 lost fumbles and 2 pics.

After that loss they fell to 19th, and then had Rutgers.  Fortunately for Michigan, Rutgers had not showed they had learned anything after getting shut out at Iowa.  52-0 Wolverines.  Chris Ash, Iowa born/raised, was fired by Rutgers after that game.

But Michigan lost another fumble in that game.  In fact where the Hawks are +8 on the turnover margin, Michigan is just -2 - with a staggering 11 turnovers of their own so far.  Hawks have just 1.

The Wolverines are lead by senior QB Patterson.  #2.  He is 6’2 202, and is 63 for 133 (59.3 percent, not great) with 6 TDs and 2 interceptions.   He started at Ole Miss, and this is his second and final season at Michigan.   

As far as running the ball it’s a freshman Charbonnet who has 48 carries for 218, and average of 4.5,  and 3 TDs.   The next back it Turner, #3, a sophomore, who has 31 carries for 134, and 1 TD.  With Charbonnet TBD on this one, we may see more of him.  Regardless, Hawks need to stuff the Michigan running game and make the QB beat us.  

Now Michigan is running a more pro style offense, Patterson’s rushing numbers are  in the hole substantially from sacks.  It does appear like Iowa may be getting 2 or 3 of our (4) wondered secondary players back.  While the Iowa D line has not had the sack totals (yet), this could be a week where their decent pressure numbers could lead to turnovers.  Michigan is just sloppy with the ball.  Hawks are not.  Harbaugh can’t beat Iowa!

The line above has moved from Michigan as high as -9 to the current -3.5, which is the standard Vegas places on the home team in a game they see as a toss up.  But the Hawks have showed that they can keep long drives going, averaging a cool 36 minutes in possession so far on the year.  If Iowa can win the turnover battle, it bodes well.  

Hawkeye defense forces 4 Michigan turnovers and Iowa gets to 200 on the ground, as Hawks just pull away in the second half.  Harbaugh can’t beat Iowa.  Hawkeyes 31 Wolverines 16.

In other news, September has ended, and Carson King’s donation to the Stead Family Childrens Hospital ended at $2,959,336.  Simply amazing. You recall when Kirk and Mary donated 1 million to the hospital as it was being built.  This money will help cure kids from all over the world.  Thanks to King, Anheuser Busch and Venmo, as well as many Iowa companies that kicked in money.  Is this Heaven? Nope, better.  It’s Iowa.    

And one more - this is Michigan’s Homecoming game!  Iowa beat them in 2002 and 2010 when it was the Wolverines homecoming .  2002 the 34-9 final, the worst home loss for Michigan since 1968.  Stop scheduling Iowa for homecoming!  

Go Hawks!!!


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