Iowa Football: 5 Keys to a Successful Second Half of the Season

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Iowa Football: 5 Keys to a Successful Second Half of the Season
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The first half of Iowa's 2012 campaign is in the books. It wasn't all pretty. Okay, most of it wasn't pretty.

However, in their last two games, they've turned much of their woes around and look capable of putting together a strong second half. They're still undefeated in conference play, have identified some strengths they can build around and have put at least one big hurdle (MSU) behind them.

There are reasons to be optimistic. There are also reasons to be very, very cautious. The meat of their Big Ten schedule looms before them and it starts this Saturday with a showdown in Kinnick Stadium against resurgent Penn State.

The passing game hasn't been as good as hoped. The running game has arguably been better than expected. The defense has been hot and cold, but is getting awfully hot and staying there.

Special teams have been a very pleasant surprise. The coaching has been...well...at times brilliant and at others maddening.

What will it take for the Hawkeyes to put together a strong conference showing through the second half of the season?

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