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(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Nearly everyone assumed Iowa would lean on senior quarterback James Vandenberg until the rest of the offense found its footing under new coordinator Greg Davis
One week into the season and the Hawkeyes' stagnant passing game is a major concern with Iowa State (1-0) visiting Kinnick Stadium on Saturday.
Iowa (1-0) survived a fierce test from Northern Illinois last weekend, beating the Huskies 18-17 on running back Damon Bullock's 23-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Bullock rushed for 150 yards, easing concerns about who would handle the bulk of the carries for the depth-challenged Hawkeyes.
The passing attack that many thought would blossom under Davis' leadership simply wasn't there in the opener.
Vandenberg threw for just 129 yards - averaging less than 4 yards an attempt - and was sacked six times. Though Vandenberg completed 21 of his 33 tries, none went for scores.
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Nothing gets the Internet excited like a grandma putting her lips around a plastic hose and bonging 24 oz. or so of domestic beer. So, let’s get to the action. Here is white hair hanging out of her granny van and pounding some suds on the way out of the Soldier Field parking lot after the Iowa Hawkeyes squeaked by Northern Illinois, 18-17. Prepare to get famous, grandma.
Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz met with the media on Tuesday as his team prepared for this weekend's rivalry game with Iowa State. Here is a complete transcript from the main press conference.
You can decide whether or not the photos below classify as bulletin board material. I'll just call it a friendly reminder. After three straight Hawkeye victories in the Cy-Hawk Series, Iowa State knocked off Iowa last year in triple overtime to claim the newly designed (several times) Cy-Hawk trophy.
This Saturday in Chicago, the Iowa Hawkeyes edged out the Northern Illinois Huskies, 18-17, but the real story was after the game.
To celebrate the Hawkeyes narrow victory of a MAC team, a real achievement, a grandma Iowa fan did a beer bong after some students stopped her minivan. She agreed to do the beer bong and completed it rather well.
Who says old people are no fun? Party hard, Iowa.
After his main press conference, Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz hosts a "on the side" session just off the podium. Here's a transcript of Tuesday's gathering.