Recap of Last Week: You know you want to shout it: Weisman for Heisman! Yes, our starting Fullback (yes I said fullback) – Mark Weisman, helped propel our Iowa Hawkeyes to a victory over UNI with 3 rushing TD’s! No, he isn’t the final answer to our problems on offense (or a Heisman candidate) but he does run with great determination and spirit that hopefully rubs off on the rest of the Hawkeyes offense! As for the defense, they played pretty well but need to start out the game the way they’ve played in the 2nd half of games this year. Especially, if we’re going to beat the other good teams in the Big Ten. Overall, it was nice to see our team score some TD’s and improve from the previous games. With the win, Iowa improves to 2-1 overall with 1 game left before Big Ten play.
Now to this week…I said it last week and I’ll say it again – THIS SEASON IS FAR FROM OVER! 🙂 The Hawks are now 2-1 on the season and starting to show some life as we’ve gotten better in each of the 3 games we’ve had. Saturday, we play the Central Michigan Chippewas who are 1-1 on the young season. This game will be a good test to see how we compare with another Big Ten opponent – Michigan State, as they played the Chippewas already this season with Michigan State coming out on top 41-7! I expect no less from our Hawkeyes playing in the friendly confines of Kinnick Stadium and look for our team to have a break-out game on offense. On defense, we need to shut down their run game which is ranked nationally, and get some key turnovers! My prediction is Iowa on top: 45-10!
Well, for those of you heading to Iowa for the game I hope you get yourself a “Big Ass Turkey Leg” and sit back to watch a fun football game! And for all the rest of you LA Hawkeyes we hope to see everyone at your favorite Barney’s location this Saturday! GO HAWKS!!!
Raffle Location: at Santa Monica
The Barney’s Beanery 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.
-LA Iowa Board of Directors