2012 Gamewatch #10: Iowa vs. Purdue

Recap of Last Week: The game was delayed 60 minutes due to lightning but the Hawkeyes started fast scoring two touchdowns within 12 seconds to take a 14 – 0 first quarter lead.  It was downhill from there.  Indiana’s passing attack, led by wide receiver Cody Latimer, moved the ball with consistency and dropped the Hawkeyes 24 to 21.  The loss dropped the Hawks to 4 – 5 overall and 2 – 3 in B1G 10 play. Worse, the Hawkeyes now need to win 2 of their final 3 games to be bowl eligible.

This week. Family Week in I.C.! Last week’s loss changed the outlook for the season dramatically.  As mentioned, the Hawks need to win 2 of their final 3 games to get to 6 wins and become bowl eligible.  It certainly won’t be easy but with Michigan and Nebraska looming there is a great opportunity to play “the spoiler”.  This week should be another interesting contest as the Hawks host the Purdue Boilermakers.  Purdue comes in losers of their last 5 consecutive games.  Last week they were dumped by Penn State in a similar fashion as we were. Don’t look for them to run the ball though.  Purdue threw the ball 62 times in last week’s loss, the most passing attempts by a B1G 10 team this season.  With Purdue’s recent struggles it should be a good opportunity to get back in the WIN column and end this season on a positive note.  This week is “black-out” week at Kinnick.  Dawn your (mostly) Black N Gold and find your way to your favorite Barney’s location to cheer on our Hawkeyes!

We look forward to seeing everyone.  GO HAWKS!!!

The Deal: Enjoy 35% off food and 50% off beverages for all who wear Iowa Gear (offer valid during the game only).  Please be courteous and gratuitous to Barney’s Staff.

-LA Iowa Board of Directors

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