Recap of Last Week Whew, that was a scary start. Last week the Hawkeyes got all they could handle from Northern Illinois, the reigning Mid-American Conference champions. Northern Illinois’ quarterback kept the Hawkeye defense on edge with his running/scrambling ability. The Hawkeye offense consistently failed to put points on the board after crossing mid-field 8 times in 9 possessions. The Hawkeyes trailed most of the game but, finally, late in the 4th quarter Iowa running back Damon Bullock found the end zone on a 23-yard run. This touchdown gave the Hawkeyes an 18 – 17 lead and the defense was able to secure the victory. It was close and the Hawkeyes have a lot to work on but 1 – 0 is 1 – 0.
Now to this week… There isn’t much to say going into the game against our most bitter rivals from Ames, IA. This is a big game for our team and our fans and the Hawkeyes have a lot of pay-back after last year (I won’t discuss that here). Iowa State returns with an explosive offense led by quarterback Steele Jantz. The key to success will be to slow-down Jantz and the Hawkeyes’ offense will have to be much better than last week. To heck with the matchups and/or stats…If you aren’t pumped up for this game you probably aren’t a Hawkeye. Throw on your Black N Gold, get to your favorite Barney’s Beanery location early and get ready for battle!!! Gametime is 12:30pm sharp!
Raffle Location: @SANTA MONICA. We will again be offering additional tickets for sale. The proceeds from all ticket sales will be used by the L.A. Iowa Club, a California non-profit organization, for scholarships and other opportunities for club members.
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 – they will be very busy this week. We look forward to seeing everyone. GO HAWKS!!!
-LA Iowa Board of Directors