On Saturday, September 3, the Iowa Hawkeyes beat the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, 34-7, in what could best be described as a weird and upsetting game.
First of all, the upsetting—true freshman Mika'il McCall was lighting the Golden Eagles up. Yes, it was the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles, but he looked like a natural out there and I don't say that lightly.
Then he was tackled and his knee buckled and, according to Kirk Ferentz, he is likely done for the year. That was quite the buzz-kill when compounded with Marcus Coker's issues.
There is just something about Iowa running backs. If the Hawks weren't my team, I would be forced to laugh at it.
Due to the lack of continuity, the weather and the poor play of the Golden Eagles, I know only slightly more about the 2011 Hawks than I did before the game.
Nevertheless, there are some things one can garner from the win. The following slideshow will look at 10 of them.