Iowa Hawkeyes Football Preview: Q&A with Black Heart Gold Pants

It’s Friday and we’ve come to the final day in our “Iowa Week.” How do you finish off a week full of talking Hawkeyes football? By finally talking to the people most closely watching and reporting on the team. So, this week we’re talking to the great RossWB of BHGP (Black Heart Gold Pants), a Hawkeyes blog on the SB Nation network. Let’s see what RossWB has to say about...
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May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa Hawkeyes 2015 Football Preview: Mediocrity reigns following 2014 season

If one is to try to get familiar with the Big Ten conference from the outside and asks what mediocrity looks like in the conference, one could easily answer with the name of the Iowa Hawkeyes. As much as that has been a long-term trend, the 2014 season may have been the ultimate microcosm of why the Hawkeyes are the Mendoza line of Big Ten football. The Hawkeyes finished the 2014...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

tBBC Bowl Preview: Taxslayer Bowl- Iowa vs. Tennessee

Sure, you’ve still got a New Year’s/Sugar Bowl hangover by the time this game kicks off, but you’ve got to watch! It’s one of your New Year’s Resolutions! Fun facts- If you say TaxSlayer really fast, it sounds like someone who has a very strange relational preferences. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. How To Avoid Your Family And Watch:  The game is on ESPN...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

TaxSlayer Bowl 2014: Iowa vs. Tennessee Preview

When: Jan. 2; 3:20pm ESTWhere: Jacksonville, FL; EverBank Field (67,164)TV: ESPNSpread: Tennessee – 3.5 (via Series: Tied 1-1Last Meeting: Tennessee Win, 23-22 (1987) Gift Bag: Panasonic gift suite; Fossil watch (courtesy Statistical Breakdown: Offense: Defense: *courtesy Preview: (by Dave Fitzgerald) After the...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa Football: Keys to beat Nebraska

Mark Weisman will hope to play as well as he did last year in Lincoln as the Hawks won that game 38-17. The (7-3) Iowa Hawkeyes play their last regular season game at home in Iowa City against the (8-3) Nebraska Cornhuskers at 11 a.m. The game will be televised on ABC. Keys to Win the Game: Iowa needs to play like they did the 2nd half against Wisconsin The Iowa Hawkeyes lost a...
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes have faced no defense like Wisconsin’s

IOWA CITY — You’ll probably have been Melvin Gordon-ed to tears by the time Saturday’s Wisconsin-Iowa football game arrives, but an equally fearsome force awaits the Hawkeyes.There can be just one No. 1 defense in the country, and Wisconsin’s is it at 244 yards allowed per game. The swiftness with which the Badgers’ defense got the Cornhuskers’ offense off the field surely...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 18, 2014

Iowa Keeps Slim West Title Hopes Alive With 30-14 Win Over Illinois

Iowa Hawkeye quarterback Jake Rudock threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Iowa racked up 587 offensive yards in their 30-14 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini, (4-6, 1-5).The Hawkeyes, (7-3, 4-2), were desperate for a good showing after last weeks blowout loss to Minnesota.Coach Kirk Ferentz knew the importance of getting that win, "We just needed a win today. You...
Via Football Nation
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hlas: All Hawkeyes needed to do was start finishing

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Just when all evidence pointed to Iowa’s football team plotting to drive its coaches and fans stark raving mad, it instead shifted all torment to its helpless opponent.What the Hawkeyes did in putting its followers through an emotional ringer was nothing compared to its physical cruelty toward the Fighting Illini of Illinois Saturday at Memorial Stadium. The...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 15, 2014

Iowa batters Illinois with run game, 30-14

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Running back Mark Weisman ran for 134 yards and Iowa battered Illinois with 587 yards of offense Saturday in a 30-14 win. The Hawkeyes (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) ran for a season-high 304 yards. Quarterback Jake Rudock was 14-21 for 210 yards and two touchdowns before leaving in the fourth quarter with the game in hand. Early on, Iowa had to scrounge for points. The...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Fun Facts: Iowa-Illinois

The weather has turned wicked in the Midwest, Iowa’s football team hit the skids at Minnesota last Saturday — let’s face it, you need some fun. So here are some Fun Facts for the Iowa-Illinois game.1. Iowa’s Mark Weisman is three rushing touchdowns from tying Sedrick Shaw and Tavian Banks as the Hawkeyes’ all-time leader. Shaw had 33 rushing TDs in 46 games, Banks 33 in...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 14, 2014

Tyler Mason's Nov. 12 Gophers mailbag

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Gophers got the pig back. Floyd of Rosedale is back in Dinkytown after Minnesota trounced rival Iowa by a 51-14 final on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. Now comes the stiffest test of the season for the Gophers as they prepare to host an Ohio State Buckeyes team that is the fourth-highest scoring offense in the nation. Thanks to those who submitted questions to this...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes struggle to find consistency

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) One week, Iowa looks like it can't be stopped. Then, the Hawkeyes look like they can't stop anyone. The inconsistency is as puzzling as it troubling. The Hawkeyes (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten) will head to Illinois (4-5, 1-4) on Saturday in hopes of halting one of the most up-and-down stretches they've experienced in 16 years under coach Kirk Ferentz. Iowa sandwiched a...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Dominant in all phases over Hawkeyes

MINNEAPOLIS -- The pig is back. Minnesota dismantled Iowa 51-14 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium to reclaim the Floyd of Rosedale trophy. The Gophers now have possession of Floyd and the Little Brown Jug for the first time since 1967. Minnesota passed each category with flying colors this weekend as the Gophers turned in their most dominating Big Ten performance in recent memory....
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Notebook: TE Williams key in Minnesota's blowout win

MINNEAPOLIS -- Gophers tight end Maxx Williams has made some highlight-reel catches during his two years at Minnesota, but one his grabs Saturday against Iowa is going to be pretty hard to top. With the Gophers leading 14-7 in the second quarter, Minnesota had the ball on 3rd-and-7 from Iowa's 48-yard line. Quarterback Mitch Leidner saw Williams break toward the far sideline and...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers brush aside Iowa, 51-14

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maxx Williams caught three of Mitch Leidner's four touchdown passes, and Minnesota ran for 291 yards in a romp past Iowa 51-14 on Saturday afternoon to retake the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after a two-year absence. The Gophers (7-2, 4-1) smothered the Hawkeyes for a season-low 84 yards rushing and swarmed the visitor sideline when it was over to hoist the heavy...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gophers brush aside Iowa, 51-14

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Maxx Williams caught three of Mitch Leidner's four touchdown passes, and Minnesota ran for 291 yards in a romp past Iowa 51-14 on Saturday afternoon to retake the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after a two-year absence. The Gophers (7-2, 4-1) smothered the Hawkeyes for a season-low 84 yards rushing and swarmed the visitor sideline when it was over to hoist the heavy...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Williams, Minnesota rip Iowa 51-14, to reclaim pig

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Maxx Williams caught three of Mitch Leidner's four touchdown passes, and Minnesota ran for 291 yards in a romp past Iowa 51-14 on Saturday afternoon to retake the Floyd of Rosedale trophy after a two-year absence. The Gophers (7-2, 4-1) smothered the Hawkeyes for a season-low 84 yards rushing and swarmed the visitor sideline when it was over to hoist the heavy bronze...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

5 things to watch: Gophers vs. Hawkeyes

MINNEAPOLIS -- The University of Minnesota football team is back in action Saturday after a bye week. The Gophers are hoping to bounce back after losing to Illinois on the road two weeks ago to fall to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big Ten. Minnesota's schedule now hits its toughest stretch of the year, and it starts by hosting rival Iowa on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium. The Hawkeyes...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wadley provides spark for Iowa's run game

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa has received subpar production from experienced running backs for much of the season. Now an unknown freshman is providing a spark for the Hawkeyes. Akrum Wadley turned the first 15 carries of his college career into 106 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 48-7 victory over Northwestern. It was the first 100-yard rushing game for an Iowa player this season...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawkeyes add zest to the plot of their 2014 story

A script-flipper.That’s how you could describe Iowa’s 48-7 win over Northwestern Saturday. But you could say that repeatedly with lots of college football teams, starting with the Hawkeyes.The story of a team’s season often has more rewrites than a screenplay by an author with multiple personality disorder. Or your average knee-jerk sportswriter.But tell me the perception of...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
November 02, 2014

Iowa Hawkeyes Start Fast and Dominate Northwestern Wildcats 48-7

Like last game the Iowa Hawkeyes started out fast. Unlike last game Iowa won, scoring 24 first quarter points en route to a season high 48 points, in a 48-7 stomping of the Northwestern Wildcats at Nile Kinnick Stadium Saturday."I thought this would be a really even football game, they got a good football team," Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said after playing Northwestern.The game was...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Northwestern overwhelmed by Iowa, 48-7

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Northwestern never recovered from a lopsided first quarter. The Wildcats fell behind 24-0 and finished with a season-low 180 yards in a 48-7 loss at Iowa on Saturday. The Hawkeyes scored their most points in a Big Ten game in almost nine years. ''It just looked like we got down and then, all of a sudden, we tried to make too many things out of one play,'' Northwestern...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Weisman leads Iowa past Northwestern 48-7

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Mark Weisman and Akrum Wadley combined for 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns, leading Iowa to a 48-7 win over Northwestern on Saturday. The Hawkeyes (6-2, 3-1 Big Ten) raced to a 24-0 lead in the first quarter and held the Wildcats to a season-low 180 yards of offense. Northwestern (3-5, 2-3) dropped its third straight game. Weisman rushed for 94 yards and...
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November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Iowa football: Mid season report card offense edition

Mark Weisman hasn’t been amazing this season, but he isn’t the only reason why the offense is struggling. Ok, so it’s a little past the middle of the season, but I can still give out grades. I’m probably going to be a little harsh because that loss to Maryland is still leaving a bad taste in my mouth. I’m separating the team in their respected positions and will go from...
October 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hlas: Hawkeyes came a long way not to be themselves

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — Why didn’t Iowa’s football team just bring Maryland a nice welcome-to-the-Big Ten gift before the game and be done with it?An espresso machine, maybe. Cheese boards or champagne glasses or candle holders.But the Hawkeyes went overboard and helped the Terrapins to a 38-31 football victory. Maryland’s players leapt into the Byrd Stadium’s student section...
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
October 18, 2014
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