Saturday, November 10, 2012

Thank You Veterans: Iowa vs. Purdue in a Black Out Day in honor of Veterans Day

In 1971, I attended my first college football game with my family in West Lafayette.  It was in the middle of the win-less streak between 1961-1980 that Iowa had in football and vs. the Boilermakers.  Today, Iowa vs. Purdue in Iowa City, as the winner will snap a losing streak of their own.  The Hawkeyes have lost three straight in the B1G, while Purdue has lost five straight and is 0-5 in '12 in Big Ten play.

Iowa and Purdue are both witnessing disappointing seasons.  Purdue hired Danny Hope for the '09 season and '12 was supposed to be his best season yet.  Iowa is in the 14th season under Kirk Ferentz and '12 was supposed to be a rebuilding year, but some fans may say there is a dismantling project going on?

Hawkeyes to Honor Vets, Play Veteran Purdue  Story Link
The Hawkeyes are 2-3 at Kinnick Stadium in '12, so Parents Day and a salute to our Veterans Day should provide some motivation for the Hawkeyes, who are not in sync or 100%.  Iowa is a young team, but not the youngest in the B1G.  Purdue is a veteran team, but not playing well.  A win today by either team will knock off track an ugly losing streak.

Some good College Football in the Big Ten, but the conference is outside the road in any BCS talk in '12.  Iowa is 1-0 vs. Danny Hope as a Purdue head coach.

Our Pick for Today's Game vs. Boilermakers:

Iowa 27, Purdue 21 at 11 a.m. on Big Ten Network (HD) / btn2go

Other Big Ten games in Week 11:

  • Northwestern @ Michigan, 11 a.m. on ESPN (HD) (3D) / espn3
  • Wisconsin @ Indiana, 11 a.m. on ESPN2 (HD) / espn3
  • Minnesota @ Illinois, 2:30 p.m. on Big Ten Network (HD) / btn2go
  • Penn State @ Nebraska, 2:30 p.m. on ABC/ESPN2 (HD)
Bye week for Michigan State and Ohio State

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