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!
LA Iowa Board of Directors