Hawkeye Football

Depth Chart Monday

There is no depth chart today. For as much as we doubt and poke fun of the Depth Chart Monday (I interviewed it last week and it said it was taken out of context, to which I laughed and said no one has ever accused me of that, who do you th [...]

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Little strength so far in Hawkeyes’ strength-of-schedule

What is it about playing Iowa that seems to discombobulate football teams after they’ve done it?

A couple weeks ago, the consensus was that the Hawkeyes’ nonconference schedule wasn’t too bad after all, and maybe [...]

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Podcast: ‘On Iowa’ reviews Purdue win

CEDAR RAPIDS -- The 'On Iowa' podcast returns to break down Iowa's 24-10 win over Purdue.

The Gazette's Marc Morehouse and Scott Dochterman talk about the state of the quarterback competition between Jake Rudock and C.J. Beathard, and the [...]

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How Beathard, Hawkeyes got their mojo back

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Here’s how quickly judgment was rendered Saturday after C.J. Beathard threw a really bad pass really, really late that ended up picked and returned for a touchdown.

Seconds later, the ESPN Big Ten [...]

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Hawkeyes not humming, but their rattle has quieted

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — So, Iowa’s football team and all who pay attention to it can exhale this week.

It’s the Hawkeyes’ first of two bye weeks, and a 5-week stretch of tight games has ended. If I’d [...]

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Stat Pak: OK, back to QB

FIVE BULLET POINTS FROM THE PURDUE RESULT

1. All right, let’s get right into it — Last week, we covered the politics of this. I’m not [...]

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Final: Iowa beats Purdue, 24-10

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Iowa football team overcame a slow start and pulled away from Purdue for a 24-10 win on Saturday.

The Hawkeye offense struggled through a miserable first quarter. Iowa went three-and-out on its first possession. [...]

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Hlas: Sunshine all around for Hawkeyes

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Sunshine, indeed.

That was the byword of Iowa's football team after its 24-10 handling of Purdue here Saturday. The weather was warm and sunny, the visiting Iowa band was playing up a storm, and the f [...]

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The Walk Through

Really, where is the revolution for a Tiger Hawk on the water tower?

Don’t you guys get sick of the UI trolling you? You should.

Anyway, down to business.

— C.J. Beathard is starting today. He was told Thurs [...]

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Iowa 24, Purdue 10: A lap around the stadium

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Going into a bye week, the Hawkeyes kind of soaked this one in.

They finished off Purdue, 24-10, and strolled around Ross-Ade Stadium. starting with a clump of Hawkeyes fans in the north end zone. They th [...]

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Halftime thoughts: Iowa 10, Purdue 10

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Iowa should win this game. I think.

The Hawkeyes stumbled and bumbled and trailed 10-0, and it could have been worse. Then Iowa's defense went into lockdown, and Purdue quarterback Danny Etling didn't exactly look l [...]

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Video Sessions Part 2

Video 1 — I asked DE Drew Ott if the defense kind of saved the day (it did). He said, no, that the defense was just doing it’s job. Well, it did its job exceedingly well on Saturday. Like one of the best efforts of the Ferentz [...]

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Video Sessions Part 1

Video 1 — Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz isn’t going any farther than “we have two good quarterbacks” on the quarterbacks question. That’s his job. There’s no reason to take it any farther than that. Why k [...]

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Video Sessions Part 3

Video 1 — LB Quinton Alston seems like a proud father, with the Hawkeyes defense learning and maturing. Again, this week Iowa played 20 players. He talks bus ride here. He said the defense watched film and talked football the whole w [...]

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Hawkeye defense puts on a headlock

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Iowa players probably wouldn’t vote for this, but the five-or-so-hour bus ride Friday actually helped the defense. At least, that’s what linebacker Quinton Alston said.

“For the lineb [...]

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