Saturday, November 6, 2010

Battle for 100: Kirk Ferentz vs. Bill Lynch, as #14 Iowa @ IU

The Iowa Hawkeyes (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) face the Indiana Hoosiers (4-4, 0-4 Big Ten) in Bloomington on Saturday at 11 a.m. Both head coaches are going for 100Th win as head coaches. Kirk Ferentz is in his 15Th season, 12Th at Iowa, while Bill Lynch is in his 18Th season and fourth season at IU.

Further, it is Senior Day in Bloomington, since IU's final Big Ten home game will be played at FedEx Field vs. Penn State later this month, on November 20Th.

The Hawkeyes are two games away from being perfect. In those two losses, @ Arizona and vs. Wisconsin, special teams woes and miscues cost Iowa dearly. The key on the road in Bloomington will likely be special teams and turnovers.

Iowa will be without sophomore running back Adam Robinson, due to a concussion in last week's Michigan State game. Iowa is banged up this season at two key positions: running back and linebacker. Two true freshmen will start for Iowa in key positions: RB Marcus Coker and MLB James Morris. Iowa is without three key players in the LB position that started the season, including a fourth player in the middle.

The Hawkeyes need to play sound football. IU will likely look to get into a shootout in Bloomington. IU is very dangerous in a shootout, as last year's game turned out to be for three quarters.

Iowa shutdown Michigan State last Saturday, with outstanding defense. Iowa would do well to beat IU with defense on Saturday. Iowa has an offense that should get some points over IU.


#14 Iowa 24
IU 7


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