2012 Gamewatch #9: Iowa vs. Indiana

Recap of Last Week: Last Saturday looked very similar to the Saturday before that…horrible with not much to cheer about.  This is not a good trend.  The Hawkeyes surrendered 349 rushing yards in last week’s disappointing loss (28 to 17) at Northwestern.  The score wasn’t that close and Iowa has allowed 564 yards on the ground the last two weeks.  Both sides of the ball will need to play better moving forward.  According to ESPN the Hawkeyes are ranked 10th (out of 12) in the B1G 10 – not good.

Now to this week…The Hawkeyes find themselves at 4 – 4 overall and 2 – 2 in the B1G 10.  This week’s game at Indiana is a pivotal game.  With a loss it would appear to be a bowl-less season but a win makes the remainder of the season interesting and an opportunity to play spoiler to Michigan and move up in the bowl picture.  Indiana comes into the game at 3 – 5 overall and 1 – 3 in the B1G 10.  It should be a very close game.  Indiana has lost four games this season by four points or less (combined 10 points) and Iowa has lost two games by three points or less (combined four points).  Indiana’s pass offense is the best in the B1G 10 which could mean serious problems for our reeling defense.  If the defense can overcome Indiana’s charge and Iowa’s offense can get running back Damon Bullock on track we should find success.  Iowa holds a 42 – 27 advantage in the series dating back to 1912 and we should expect to continue our dominance.  Iowa is a 1.5 underdog and the thought of losing to measly Indiana should be more than enough motivation.  Noon game this week so no excuses.  Get out to your favorite Barney’s location to cheer on our Hawkeyes!

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

 

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