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Iowa Gamewatch #8: October 26, 2013 Iowa vs Northwestern at 9:00 A.M. – No Raffle

 

Is there such a thing as a good loss?  If there is, Iowa was a prime example of that; after coming up short against the 4th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes 34-24.  It’s hard to argue that the Hawks didn’t surprise most of the country (including us Hawkeye fans) by hanging in tough against a very talented Buckeye squad late into the 4th quarter.  A loss is a loss none the less, which leaves Iowa at 4-3 on the season; needing two more wins to become bowl eligible.

The Hawks are looking to pick up where they left off, returning home to face Northwestern.  The Wildcats have owned the Hawks in recent years, but this year injuries have plagued the Northwestern offense.

A Hawkeye win will rest on the shoulders of the coaches to keep the team at the same level of play as last week. The offense showed what it’s capable of, consistency will be the key. The defense has had trouble maintaining mobile quarterbacks, but is still improving.  Get the secondary up to speed, and this defense could far exceed expectations.

Please join us at either one of the two official game watch Barney’s locations and enjoy 35% of food and 50% of beverages to any Iowa fan who wears something with Iowa on it (offer valid during the game only).

If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to order your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica and Pasadena Barney’s Beanery locations! They can be purchased for $15.

Santa Monica: 1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
(Game watch host Justin Drake, Alvin Chang, Jessica Scales, Isaiah Scales and Jake Krengel)

Pasadena: 99 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
(Game watch host Patrick Carberry)

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

LA Iowa Board of Directors

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Iowa Gamewatch #7: October 19, 2013 Iowa vs Ohio St. at 12:30 P.M. – Santa Monica Raffle

The Hawkeyes head to the bye week mulling over fundamental mistakes made in last week’s loss to Michigan State.  Mistakes so frustrating, that even keeled Coach Ferentz made headlines this week, vowing that Iowa would never punt return again.

Whether coach was just blowing off steam, or is dead serious; clearly Iowa needs to take this week to re-address the basic fundamentals of football…you know; tackling, blocking, making sure punters actually kick the ball.

Next week Iowa faces a huge roadblock heading to Columbus, Ohio to take on top ranked Ohio State.  Most pundits will write off Iowa’s chances, but has anyone else noticed the Hawks tend to play better on the road than at home?  Will it be enough to knock off the Buckeyes?

Please join us at either one of the two official game watch Barney’s locations and enjoy 35% of food and 50% of 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.  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. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica and Pasadena Barney’s Beanery locations! They can be purchased for $15.

All money from T-shirt and raffle ticket purchases go directly to the LA Iowa Club to help pay for costs associated with the Club as well as provide funds to support scholarships and other events.  Without your support, we would not be able to realize these goals.

Santa Monica: 1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA

(Game watch host Justin Drake, Alvin Chang, Jessica Scales, Isaiah Scales and Jake Krengel)

Pasadena: 99 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA

(Game watch host Patrick Carberry)

For a safe ride home, try Uber!
The LA Iowa Club is partnering up with Uber, the luxury taxi company. First time users get $20 off their ride when they use the promo code: LAHawkeye. Have you already used Uber? Share the invite code through the app to give your friends $10 off and you’ll get $10 off as well! For details click here!

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

LA Iowa Board of Directors

 

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No Iowa Game Today (Oct 12)

We will resume our Gamewatches next week (Oct 19) vs. Ohio State. Go Hawks!

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Iowa Gamewatch #6: October 05, 2013 Iowa vs Michigan St. at 9:00 A.M. – No Raffle

Floyd of Rosedale stays in Iowa City for another year, after the Hawkeyes stormed into Minnesota; coming away with a convincing win against the Gophers.

The Michigan State Spartans enter the pink locker room of Kinnick Stadium with a 3-1 record. The Spartans boast one of the best defenses in the nation; particularly great at stopping the run.

Iowa is suddenly becoming a dark horse in the wide open race for the Legends division. Many expected Iowa to struggle out the gate, but the solid play from quarterback Jake Rudock and running back Mark Weisman have given Iowa’s offense an identity sorely missing last season.
This will be hard nose Big Ten Football. Hawk fans will forever remember “Stanzi to McNutt…Touchdown Iowa!” But rest assured, Michigan State fans remember as well.

Please join us at either one of the two official game watch Barney’s locations and enjoy 35% of food and 50% of beverages to any Iowa fan who wears something with Iowa on it (offer valid during the game only). There will be no Raffle this weekend.

If you would like to show your LA Hawkeye pride, then don’t forget to order your LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica and Pasadena Barney’s Beanery locations! They can be purchased for $15.

Santa Monica: 1351 3rd St. Promenade, Santa Monica, CA
(Game watch host Justin Drake, Alvin Chang, Jessica Scales, Isaiah Scales and Jake Krengel)

Pasadena: 99 E Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA
(Game watch host Patrick Carberry)

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

LA Iowa Board of Directors

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Iowa Gamewatch #5: September 28, 2013 Iowa vs Minnesota at 12:30 P.M. – Pasadena Raffle

Iowa closed out their non-conference schedule with an impressive 59-3 victory over the Western Michigan Broncos. Last week’s record setting win, is great way to go into the Big Ten schedule which all starts this Saturday on the road where Iowa will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in Minneapolis. Floyd of Rosedale and conference supremacy are on the line as these two long-time rivals square off in what looks to be a good old fashioned smash mouth football game.

The Gophers come into the game with a 4-0 non-conference record having piled up 1,129 yards and 16 touchdowns on the ground. Minnesota’s rushing totals rank 13th nationally, averaging 282.3 yards per game. Compare that with the Iowa defense which gives up just 91.5 yards per game on the ground and has yet to give up a rushing touchdown.

The key factor in this game will be how well each respective Quarterback can play and which team can generate more big plays in the passing game. Minnesota’s defense gives up an average of 11 yards per passing play. This is an area that a very efficient Jake Rudock will have to take advantage of to keep Floyd of Rosedale in Iowa City for another year.

Please join us at either one of the two official game watch Barney’s locations and enjoy 35% OFF of food and 50% OFF of 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 PASADENA for the first time this year! Make sure to check in with one of the hosts for your 1st FREE raffle ticket for some great Iowa gear. We’ll raffle off Hawkeye alumni t-shirts and Barney’s goodies, and much more! This year we’ve already given away LA Kings hockey tickets, movie passes, and other Hawkeye merchandise. 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 official LA IOWA Club t-shirt. T-shirts are now in stock and available at the Santa Monica and Pasadena Barney’s Beanery locations or online at our homepage! They can be purchased for only $15.
All money from T-shirt and raffle ticket purchases go directly to the LA Iowa Club to help pay for costs associated with the Club as well as provide funds to support scholarships and other events. Without your support, we would not be able to realize these goals.

Remember, since it’s an afternoon game, Barney’s will be busy with their lunch rush, so make sure to arrive early so we can have a good Hawkeye contingent and Iowa area!

Also, this week is the BIG TEN CLUB NETWORKING MIXER HAPPY HOUR at Rush Street bar (9546 W Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232) on Friday, Sept. 27 at 5 pm. Learn more about the Big Ten club and how you can get access to Rose Bowl and BCS National Championship game tickets this season at face value! We hope to see you there too!

Go HAWKS!!!

LA Iowa Board of Directors

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