Gazette/KCRG/KGYM football top 10: Week 4 fared

How the Gazette/KCRG/KGYM ranked football teams fared in Week 4:


1. West Des Moines Dowling (3-1) lost to No. 7 West Des Moines Valley, 24-21.

2. Bettendorf (4-0) beat Davenport Central, 47-14.

3. Ced [...]

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Every man in for Iowa’s defense

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Greg Mabin’s day started with pregame sprints under the watchful eye of Iowa strength coach Chris Doyle.

That’s usually the international sign, at least by Iowa’s “international,&#x [...]

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Final: Hawkeyes rally to beat Pittsburgh, 24-20

PITTSBURGH -- Quarterback C.J. Beathard led the Iowa football team on three second-half scoring drives, and the Hawkeyes beat Pittsburgh, 24-20, on Saturday.

The Hawkeyes trailed 17-7 at halftime in Heinz Field, and didn’t look to ha [...]

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The Walk Through: New starter at CB?

Hello from Pittsburgh. We’re about 45 minutes from kick.

— Cornerback Greg Mabin worked out with strength coach Chris Doyle in the pregame warmups. That usually means that player is questionable at the very least. I talk [...]

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Area football standings, through Week 4

Prep football standings, through Week 4 (Sept. 19)


Cedar Falls 0-0 3-1

Linn-Mar 0-0 3-1

Cedar Rapids Jefferson 0-0 2-2

Waterloo West 0-0 1-3

Cedar Rapids Kennedy 0-0 0-4

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Iowa 24, Pitt 20: Beathard, defense spark an Iowa 180

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The last time Iowa stopped in at Heinz Field, coach Kirk Ferentz used the term “gut thing” to describe quarterback substitutions.

This time, the word was a “strain.” Not so much the [...]

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Panthers get needed boost from run game

CEDAR FALLS – Home openers almost always carry with them a little extra emphasis for college football teams, and Saturday was no different for Northern Iowa.

After losses to Iowa and Hawaii on the road in the opening weeks, and [...]

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Video Sessions Part 2


Video No. 1 — Sorry about the super close up on Greg Mabin's neck. The camera was in super close up from the Ferentz interview. Mabin started the day strength coach Chris Doyle and sprints. That's usually the international sign, at [...]

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Halftime thoughts: Pittsburgh 17, Iowa 7


PITTSBURGH — It's no mystery what Iowa has to do to win this game, or have a chance to win it.

Either it contains Pitt's rushing game much better than it has in the first half, or it goes home with a bruising loss.


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Beathard gets the call, goes out and balls

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — C.J. Beathard is from Nashville and has the kind of laid-back drawl you’d expect. When he got the call at halftime Saturday that he was going in, that’s kind of how he jumped in.

Totally laid bac [...]

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Video Sessions Part 1


Video No. 1 — Here's Kirk Ferentz's entire postgame Saturday. Some of you are up in arms because he didn't come out and name C.J. Beathard the starting quarterback for next week's game at Purdue.

Couple of thoughts there: R [...]

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Williams a disruptive, dominant force in Panthers’ win

CEDAR FALLS — Like Northern Iowa’s star running back, the Panthers’ star pass rusher didn’t quite get to show what he was really made of in the first two games this season.

The biggest part of that was who [...]

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Video Sessions Part 3


Video No. 1 — Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff seemed pretty happy after this one. The Iowa running game had a decent-sized say and kind of got off the schneid with Saturday's performance.

Video No. 2 — Ditto for [...]

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Complete Coverage: Friday Night Lights Week 4

Check out our Friday Night Lights page for complete coverage of all the Week 4 prep football action in Eastern Iowa. We have highlights, stats, photos and more from West’s win in the Battle fo [...]

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Role reversal for Coe

CEDAR RAPIDS – This was a reverse.

Not in the fool-the-defense, have-your-receiver-run-for-a-touchdown reverse way. For the Coe Kohawks, Saturday was the exact opposite of the way their first two football gam [...]

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