Sunday, October 24, 2010

Iowa Hawkeyes lose Heartland Trophy for at least a couple of years, after 30-31 loss to Wisconsin on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium

The Iowa Hawkeyes (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) and Wisconsin Badgers (7-1, 3-1 Big Ten) will not play football again, until after the 2012 season. Next season, the Big Ten will add Nebraska, as the 12Th member, and break up into to separate divisions costing the annual series between the Hawkeyes and Badgers. Off course, if both are successful in winning their division they can

Iowa 30, Wisconsin 31 - as the Hawkeyes lose for the third time, since 2002 in the series and the series is now knotted up 42-42-2 throughout the years.

Saturday of Week 8 was an interesting day in College Football, with the #1 team in the BCS Poll falling in Missouri. Other teams, like Texas, Iowa and West Virginia fell at home. Iowa State knocked off Texas 28-21 in Austin, while Syracuse beat West Virginia 19-14 in Morgantown.

Football Releases from the University of Iowa:

It wasn't a good Saturday for Iowa, as penalties and special teams cost Iowa dearly. Wisconsin played a solid game. Iowa had an early extra point blocked, a field goal attempt was blown and penalties hurt special teams.

"The real things that hurt us were the special team's gaffes. There's a
lot of football left. We have a good team, but we have to play better and play
cleaner. There are still five games left; this game is going to hurt awhile, for
good reason, then we'll have to move on."
- Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz

No question, failure to call a "safe punt" defense on the final drive by Wisconsin was key to Iowa's loss at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa will have to regroup and get ready fast, since the Big Ten's top team, Michigan State (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) will come to Kinnick Stadium this Saturday.


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