Recap of Last Week: Last week the Hawkeyes lost to Purdue at home for the first time since 1992. In a tie game the Hawkeye’s gave Purdue the ball with just 16 seconds left to play. Purdue’s offense completed a 20-yard pass play to set-up a field goal opportunity with just a few ticks on the clock. Sure enough, Purdue’s kicker converted a 46-yard field goal as time expired to upend the Hawks 27 to 24. It was heartbreaking.
This week…The Hawkeyes have lost 4 straight Big 10 games and now face their first ranked opponent of the season. Michigan is 7 – 3 on the season and currently ranked #21 in the BCS. The good news is that it is still uncertain if Michigan’s star quarterback, Denard Robinson, will play Saturday. The bad news is that Robinson’s backup, Devin Gardner, has led Michigan to back-to-back victories and the offense is not missing a beat. Michigan’s defense is a different story. It allowed over 430 yards last week so it will be interesting to see if the Hawks can continue to control the football (#12 in the country in turnover margin) and put up some points. The Hawks have won the last three match-ups against Michigan. Michigan needs a win to stay alive in the Big 10 title hunt and the Hawks must win to have a shot at a bowl game. It should be a good one. Only two gamewatches left this year! Get out to your favorite Barney’s location to cheer on our Hawkeyes!
**Also, please remember to bring some non-perishable food items to the Santa Monica Barney’s Beanery for our Annual Food Drive to support local families who are hungry. Please see previous post for information on the food drive.
We look forward to seeing everyone. GO HAWKS!!!
Raffle Location: SANTA MONICA
Everyone in their black & gold will receive the first raffle ticket for FREE. Additional Raffle tickets can be purchased 2 for $1 for some great Hawkeye Prizes. All proceeds will go to the LA Iowa Club to help grow the club and provide scholarships for Los Angeles High School students to attend the University of Iowa.
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