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Iowa football Game Report: Hawkeyes 45, Illinois 16

PLAY OF THE GAME The Setup — Players don’t get “days” until well after their helmets are centerpieces in dens/TV caves, but Saturday at Kinnick Stadium was unofficially “Brandon Snyder Day.” Illinois didn’t exactly want to go along with this, but eventually got the email. Saturday’s game was Snyder’s first of the season and first since he suffered a torn ACL near the end of April...
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10 days ago

Iowa 45, Illinois 16 — A little exorcism, a lot of execution

IOWA CITY — If you believe in this sort of thing, sure, maybe the Hawkeyes needed a bit of an exorcism going into Saturday. Your head would probably be spinning, too, if you lost the last two weeks the way Iowa did. It was oh so close to magic against No. 4 Penn State. It was out-grunted at Michigan State last week and that left a pit of doubt and an 0-2 Big Ten divot that the Hawkeyes...
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10 days ago

Hlas: Brandon Snyder leaves darkness of torn ACL, leads Iowa Hawkeyes to light

IOWA CITY — You can’t play football less than six months after tearing an anterior cruciate ligament. You can’t intercept a pass, return it 89 yards for a touchdown, and give your team the spark to turn a white-knuckler of a game against Illinois into a rosy 45-16 romp less than six months after tearing an ACL. Except “can’t” isn’t part of Iowa junior safety Brandon Snyder, who...
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10 days ago

Iowa's special teams trickeration shows degree of confidence

IOWA CITY — Miguel Recinos hasn’t been asked to run the ball. Not yet anyway. But maybe after the Hawkeyes pulled off an onside kick and a fake punt during their 45-16 victory Saturday over Illinois, his time is coming. Recinos laughed. We should throw in here that he’s the kicker. We also should throw in that the Hawkeyes ran a successful fake field goal at Michigan State last...
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10 days ago

Iowa's big plays sink Illinois

IOWA CITY — The first half on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium was essentially even. The Iowa football team led, 17-13, but Illinois had outgained the Hawkeyes, 252-248 and had converted on four of six third-down opportunities despite an interception and a lost fumble. Going into Saturday’s game, the Illini had averaged 267.2 yards per game — the entire game. Illinois scored just three...
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10 days ago

Iowa receivers give boost in multiple phases against Illinois

IOWA CITY — Nick Easley could only laugh when it was brought up to him after Iowa’s 45-16 win against Illinois on Saturday that the receiving corps wasn’t exactly given high marks coming into this season. No one in that unit plays to please or silence anyone outside their locker room, but his, Matt VandeBerg and Ihmir Smith-Marsette’s play through the first six weeks is probably...
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10 days ago

Watch: Kirk Ferentz, Iowa players talk win over Illinois

Hear from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz (above) and eight Iowa players (playlist below) after the Hawkeyes defeated Illinois 45-16 Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa is now 4-2 overall, 1-2 in the Big Ten heading into a bye week.
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10 days ago

Hlas: Iowa Hawkeyes need to rumble past fumbles

Iowa’s football team has three statistics pressing into its hip pads as it enters its game against Illinois Saturday. The first is the most-basic and most-urgent. The Hawkeyes have a 2-game losing streak. If that doesn’t get halted Saturday afternoon, we’ll hear about area hardware stores that had sudden runs on torches and pitchforks. The other two statistiques du jour are primary...
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11 days ago

As long as Iowa plays defense, 'put out the fire' will be a thing

IOWA CITY — Wind and fire work together. Probably a better word is “conspire.” Wind and fire conspire to destroy whatever is in their path. These elements are hard to predict. They literally swirl and dance. Football is a little like that, and the fight is similar. When a defense runs onto the field, it could be running into any situation. There are normal circumstances, like after...
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12 days ago

Hlastradamus: Taking the Hawkeyes and a big number

Hlastradamus is here to give you hope, as well as great college football picks. He sees the future and sees a world with decreasing violence and increasing enlightenment. OK, you won’t live long enough to see it. But it will happen and the heirs of your heirs’ heirs will be much better off for it. And now, for something completely different: Iowa -18.5 vs. Illinois Does it make...
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12 days ago

Iowa football #MusterOneUp Mailbag: Maybe Brandon Snyder tore his Austin City Limits?

Lots of clamoring for change with the Hawkeyes this week. Head coach Kirk Ferentz has been asked about punting during his last three news conferences. The offensive line is troubled, and so Ferentz was asked about true freshman Tristan Wirfs and sophomore Levi Paulsen. Depending on Manny Rugamba’s health, a corner position could change this week. And, hey, Brandon Snyder is back...
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12 days ago

5 Things: Predicting Iowa hoops 2017-18

Basketball is back — and not just in the headlines thanks to money and shoes. The Iowa men’s basketball team started official practice for the 2017-18 season Monday, as did the second year of the newest era of Hawkeyes under Coach Fran McCaffery. You’re going to hear a lot about potential and living up to it in the next few weeks, but until then, all we can do is wonder — and predict...
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13 days ago

Puerto Rico Classic moved to Fort Lauderdale

IOWA CITY — Due to the destruction in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, the Puerto Rico Classic — a women’s basketball event involving the University of Iowa — has been moved to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Games will be played at Dillard High School. The Hawkeyes will face Morgan State Nov. 22 at 12:30 p.m. (Iowa time), followed by contests with Charlotte (11 a.m., Nov. 23) and...
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13 days ago

How Iowa's offensive line got here

IOWA CITY — Set aside last week’s result for a moment and put yourself in Alaric Jackson’s shoes. OK, the redshirt freshman is 6-7, so put maybe your Volkswagen in one of his shoes and a canoe in the other. The 6-7, 320-pound left offensive tackle is from Detroit, Mich. He had 40 friends and family attend the Hawkeyes’ road trip to Michigan State last weekend. That was a good thing...
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14 days ago

Some pointed Iowa football observations from Kirk Ferentz

IOWA CITY — Iowa has arrived at the midpoint of the 2017 season. The Hawkeyes are 3-2 and 0-2 in the Big Ten. Close losses the last two weeks have left everyone frustrated. Everyone. Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz opened his Tuesday news conference with some criticisms of what he saw in last week’s 17-10 loss at Michigan State. He doesn’t usually do that. “As we turn our attention...
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14 days ago

Fun Facts: Illinois-Iowa

OK, I’m not going to try to sell you on Illinois-Iowa being a big game or anything else than a game that will be played Saturday in Iowa City. But it has Fun Facts, and here they are: 1. Iowa, 0-2 in the Big Ten, has not started a conference season with three losses since 2007. Illinois hasn’t had a winning Big Ten record since 2007. 2. Illinois leads the nation in blocked kicks...
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14 days ago

Complementary element not there for Iowa football

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Everyone is allowed to be frustrated. In back-to-back weeks, the Hawkeyes have lost on the final play and the final series. It’s easy to blow past the fact that Iowa (3-2, 0-2 Big Ten) faced the No. 4 team in the country one of those weeks and then traveled to a foe in which the deciding margin has always been not much more than a coin flip. Frustration does...
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16 days ago

Field position landed on the Hawkeyes

EAST LANSING, Mich. — You can tell when a coach is having fun in the postgame. Of course, the fun only happens after a victory. So, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was having a blast talking about his punter Jake Hartbarger after the Spartans’ 17-10 victory Saturday over the Hawkeyes. “I’ve been waiting for a couple years when he was a redshirt freshman and redshirt sophomore...
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17 days ago

Highlights: Michigan State Spartans 17, Iowa Hawkeyes 10

The Iowa Hawkeyes fell to 3-2 overall and 0-2 in the Big Ten with a 17-10 loss to Michigan State (3-1, 1-0) in East Lansing, Mich., Saturday. Here's a look at the scoring summary. MSU — Felton Davis 22 pass from Brian Lewerke; Matt Coghlin kick (7-0 MSU; 11:50 1st) MSU — Davis 6 pass from Lewerke; Coghlin kick (14-0 MSU; 2:11 1st) IOWA — Akrum Wadley 9 run; Miguel Recinos kick...
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17 days ago

Hlas: Whose line is it, anyway, Hawkeyes?

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Last December, Iowa’s offensive line was given the Joe Moore Award for what that award’s people calls college football’s Most Outstanding Offensive Line Unit. The Hawkeyes lost four games in the 2016 regular season, but no one was calling for the FBI to wiretap anybody because the trophy went to Iowa City. The O-line had a good season, and Iowa’s program understandably...
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17 days ago
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