Sunday, November 21, 2010

A season not to be for the Iowa Hawkeyes

After a solid 11-2 season in 2009, prospects for the 2010 season were high in Iowa City, Hawkeye fans and many through college football. But, the Hawkeyes will head into the final game of the season at 7-3 and 4-3 in the Big Ten, after a disappointing 17-20 loss to #8 Ohio State at Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa witnessed 26 seniors take the field for the last time at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday vs. Ohio State. It was Senior Day and a tribute to our men and women in are Armed Services. As a Hawkeye fan, Hawki97 in Section 130 put on YouTube:

Iowa had opportunities, like each and every game, since 2008, but Ohio State finished strong to give Iowa their fourth loss of the 2010 season. Iowa has lost four games by a total of 15 points in 2010. The Hawkeyes lost four games by a total of 12 points in 2008. Iowa has not been defeated by more than 7 points, since the 2007 season.

Football Releases from the U of Iowa:


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Mike Daniels gets sack and forces IU to another field goal

Iowa 6, Indiana 6 in the middle part of the second quarter in Bloomington ...
  • Both QBs have thrown a interception
  • Iowa gives up nice KOR to near mid field
  • Iowa's passing game out of sync
  • Running game good with Coker and Rogers, but red zone plays don't use it
  • Iowa looks tentative at times on defense and defending KOR


Iowa takes early 6-3 lead in the Second Quarter @ IU in Bloomington

Iowa's placekicker Mike Meyer hits 27 yard field goal early in the second quarter to put up Iowa 6-3. Meyer, a true freshman, hit a 23 yard field goal on the first drive for Iowa.

Iowa's passing game in the red zone hasn't accomplished much, thus far, @ Indiana.


Iowa 3, Indiana 3, in Bloomington at the end of the first quarter

Iowa using freshmen running backs Marcus Coker and Brad Rogers, converted fullback, in replacement for injured sophomore RB Adam Robinson, in Bloomington.

Iowa has had some miscues early, including a INT of a Ricky Stanzi pass.

Iowa running game looks strong, but passing game doesn't look in sync yet.


Iowa ends IU's second drive with a INT on Ben Chappell

IU adds fire with late hit out of bounds, late in first quarter in Bloomington. Iowa will have ball for third drive of game, after INT of Ben Chappell pass.


Iowa throws INT with Ricky Stanzi making mistake at midfield

Ricky Stanzi throw number three of the season on second drive of game @ Indiana. IU has ball, in 3-3 game.


IU responds with a FG to tie game up 3-3 in the First quarter vs. Iowa

Iowa defense gives up two penalties, including a 15 yard pass interference, as Iowa forces IU to a FG. Iowa's linebackers and corners are going to be tested today in Bloomington ...

3-3, first quarter Iowa @ IU.

Up next, Hoosiers kick off.


Iowa takes 3-0 lead on first drive, when drive slows in Red Zone

Nice drive running the ball for the Hawkeyes. Three pass plays, with two misses in the end zone slow Ricky Stanzi and the Hawkeyes. Nice running by true freshman #34 Marcus Coker for Iowa. Iowa true freshman Mike Meyers with short FG for 3-0 lead.

Iowa up 3-0 over IU, as Iowa will kickoff to IU for first time, early in the 1st quarter.


First Saturday of November will shake up things a bit in College Football

Iowa and UNI play in Indiana on Saturday, while Iowa State hosts Nebraska for the final time in Big 12 play. How will the State of Iowa's three regent institutions open November?

You have Joe Paterno going for win 400 at Penn State, while Iowa's Kirk Ferentz and IU's Bill Lynch battle head to head for win 100.

Saturday, November 6th (times are Central Time)
  • Air Force at Army 11:00 a.m. CBSC (HD)
  • Illinois at Michigan 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD)
  • Iowa at Indiana 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
  • Louisville at Syracuse 11:00 a.m. MASN / SNY / ESPN-GP / ERTV (cable)
  • Maryland at Miami (FL) 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD)
  • Minnesota at Michigan State 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
  • North Carolina State at Clemson 11:00 a.m. ESPN-GP *2 / ACC Network
  • Wisconsin at Purdue 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
  • Florida at Vanderbilt 11:21 a.m. SEC Network / ESPN-GP
  • Baylor at Oklahoma State 11:30 a.m. FSN (HD) (affiliates)
  • Idaho State at Georgia 11:30 a.m. ESPN-GP *2 / WSB Atlanta
  • UT-Chattanooga at Auburn 12:00 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / PPV (AL & TN) *8
  • UNLV at BYU 1:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
  • Alabama at LSU 2:30 p.m. CBS (HD) /
  • Hawaii at Boise State 2:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD) / ESPN 3D
  • Navy at East Carolina 2:30 p.m. MASN (HD)
  • Nebraska at Iowa State 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN-GP *2
  • North Carolina at Florida State 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN-GP *2
  • Northwestern at Penn State 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 or ESPN2 *7
  • TCU at Utah 2:30 p.m. CBSC (HD)
  • Washington at Oregon 2:30 p.m. ABC *1 / ESPN2 *7 / ESPN-GP *2
  • California at Washington State 3:00 p.m. FSNW / CSCA / FCS Pacific (cable)
  • Fresno State at Louisiana Tech 3:00 p.m. ESPN-GP / WSN (cable)
  • Nevada at Idaho 4:00 p.m. ESPN-GP / CSCA / (cable)
  • Wyoming at New Mexico 5:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
  • Arkansas at South Carolina 6:00 p.m. ESPN (HD)
  • Louisiana-Lafayette at Ole Miss 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
  • Oklahoma at Texas A&M 6:00 p.m. FSN (HD)
  • Oregon State at UCLA 6:00 p.m. Versus (HD)
  • Louisiana-Monroe at Florida International 6:30 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / (CSS & CST) (cable)
  • Arizona at Stanford 7:00 p.m. ABC *1 (HD) or ESPN-GP *2
  • Missouri at Texas Tech 7:00 p.m. ABC *1 (HD) or ESPN-GP *2
  • Tennessee at Memphis 7:00 p.m. CBSC (HD)
  • Texas at Kansas State 7:00 p.m. ESPN2 (HD)
  • Colorado State at San Diego State 9:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
  • Arizona State at USC 9:30 p.m. FSN (HD)

Games not selected for nationally available networks.

  • Akron at Ball State 12:00 p.m.
  • Boston College at Wake Forest 2:30 p.m.
  • Colorado at Kansas 1:00 p.m.
  • Florida Atlantic at Western Kentucky 3:30 p.m.
  • Marshall at UAB 3:00 p.m. CSS (cable)
  • New Mexico State at Utah State 2:00 p.m. CW30 (cable)
  • Rice at Tulsa 1:00 p.m.
  • SMU at UTEP 8:00 p.m.
  • Southern Miss at Tulane 2:30 p.m.
  • Temple at Kent State 1:00 p.m.
  • Troy at North Texas 6:00 p.m.
  • Virginia at Duke 11:00 a.m.
  • Northern Iowa at Indiana State, 2:00 p.m.


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