5 Things Iowa Hawkeyes Must Improve on for Missouri State Bears

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5 Things Iowa Hawkeyes Must Improve on for Missouri State Bears
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The Iowa Hawkeyes showed some flashes in their opener that didn't exist in 2012, but there were enough deficiencies to produce a 30-27 loss to the Northern Illinois Huskies.

After a slow start that included four empty-handed drives, Christian Kirksey jump-started Iowa's momentum by leveling Luke Eakes, forcing a fumble and returning it for a touchdown. The offense came alive, racked up over 300 yards in the first half and took a 24-17 lead into halftime. 

Then everything slowly went south. The Hawkeyes had too many defensive breakdowns, couldn't muster enough points and made the crucial mistakes.

Even though the Hawkeyes will have a larger margin of error, being 24.5-point favorites against the Missouri State Bears per Vegas Insider, there are plenty of things Iowa can improve on to ensure the team gets its first win of the season. They come offensively, defensively and on special teams.

 

 

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