Fresh off the bye week, the Hawkeyes are back in action this Saturday hosting the Indiana Hoosiers. It’s homecoming week for Iowa, as they try to improve on their 4-1 start to the season.
CJ Beathard notched his first win two weeks ago against Purdue. A solid performance, not spectacular; but remember this was CJ’s first start, and he didn’t see the field much in 2013. This week Coach Ferentz declared that both CJ and Jake Rudock will see playing time against the Hoosiers. It will be interesting to see how this plays out on the field, but it certainly gives both players the chance to take the reins for the remainder of the season. There’s still much to be desired from the offense as a whole, but give credit where credit is due; they’ve taken more chances down field and Ferentz has been more aggressive taking chances on 4th downs.
For one week, we were all Hoosier fans; as Indiana took down Missouri from the “mighty SEC”. An instant BIG 10 East contender, Indiana hasn’t been able to live up to the hype, and the offense and defense both have their share of the blame. This very fact is what makes Indiana a scary opponent. Iowa has had a bad case of allowing struggling quarterbacks to look All-Conference. This Hoosiers team knows it’s more than capable of pulling off the upset, and last week’s win could get them rolling.
For the sake of televisions all around the world, Iowa needs to come out swinging hard, and both quarterbacks have to show they can move the chains; and most importantly put up points. The defense should expect an air assault, and will be tested down the field. The potential for a special season is still here, so let’s get it done; one game at a time.
Please join us at one of the THREE official gamewatch Barney’s locations and enjoy 40% off food and beverages to any Iowa fan who wears something with Iowa on it (offer valid during the game only).
This week’s halftime raffle will be at SANTA MONICA. Make sure to check in with one of the hosts for your 1st FREE raffle ticket for some great Iowa gear. Highlights of the raffle include: A men’s football jersey, 1 Hawkeye and 1 BTN t-shirt, among other items. Don’t worry, additional raffle tickets may be purchased at the rate of 2 tickets for $1 on up to as many tickets as you would like!
If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to order your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. They can be purchased at your favorite gamewatch location for $15. Please find your Gamewatch coordinator for details. Limited supplies are left.
Santa Monica: 1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
(Gamewatch host Justin Drake, Isaiah Scales, and Jake Krengel)
Pasadena: 99 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
(Gamewatch hosts Patrick Carberry and Randall Adams)
Redondo Beach: 100 Fisherman’s Wharf, Suite H, Redondo Beach, CA
(Gamewatch hosts Garrett Darland and Alvin Chang)
We look forward to seeing everyone. GO HAWKS!!!
LA Iowa Board of Directors