1. Iowa Football: Hawkeyes Feel Loss of Adam Robinson As They Squeak By Indiana

    Before the Indiana game, the Hawkeyes had been averaging 405.4 yards of offense per game. Against the Hoosiers, they tallied 445. They had been averaging 159.5 rushing yards per game...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 732 reads 10 comments

  2. Iowa-Indiana: 10 Key Matchups When the Hawkeyes Meet the Hoosiers

    Iowa's all-time record against Indiana is 40-27-4 for a .592 winning percentage. That is actually pretty depressing when you consider that Indiana's all-time football record is 444-610-44...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about over 3 years ago 1,984 reads 4 comments

  3. Iowa Crushes Michigan State: Coach Ferentz Learns From Past Mistakes

    Iowa was up 23-0 with 2:41 remaining in the second quarter. They had just gotten the ball back at their own 30-yard line...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 584 reads 19 comments

  4. Iowa vs. Michigan State: 10 Key Matchups in This Last Chance To Smell the Roses

    With the Hawkeyes' loss to Wisconsin last week, things definitely took a turn for the worse in Iowa City. What began as a season replete with dreams of Roses and National Championships ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 2,970 reads 15 comments

  5. Iowa Hawkeye Football: Time To Go Back To the Drawing Board After Wisconsin Loss

    When it comes to football losses, I am a firm believer in two things. Firstly, I don't buy the argument that the other team didn't "deserve the win." Whoever got the win deserved it, and that is that...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 2,437 reads 14 comments

  6. Big Ten Trench Warfare: 10 Key Battles When Iowa Plays Wisconsin

    This year will mark the end of the annual meeting of border rivals Iowa and Wisconsin. Since the beginning of the 20th century, the two teams have met 84 times, with the Hawkeyes posting a record of 42-40-2...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 2,923 reads 19 comments

  7. Iowa Football: Reevaluating the Hawkeyes' BCS Bowl Hopes

    With Iowa's 38-28 win over the Michigan Wolverines Saturday, the Hawkeyes find themselves in the driver's seat to win the Big Ten title as well as gaining a BCS bowl bid...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 2,592 reads 27 comments

  8. Iowa vs Michigan: What The Hawkeyes Must Do on Offense

    Unlike when Michigan has the ball, which is a decidedly strength-on-strength matchup, the Iowa O vs the Michigan D leaves a bit more to the imagination. Obviously, Michigan's defensive woes have been well-covered...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 821 reads 4 comments

  9. Iowa vs. Michigan: What the Hawkeyes Must Do When Michigan Has the Ball

    We know Iowa has a great defense. We also know Michigan has a great offense. Furthermore, contrary to what a number of people have said, Denard Robinson is not the only quality player on the Michigan offense...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 1,634 reads 19 comments

  10. Big Ten Football: Midseason All-Big Ten Special Teams

    I can't even begin to count the games that I have witnessed that have been won and lost on special teams. Yet, so many football fans still treat them somewhat casually. In the end, I think special teams performers are like firefighters...

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  11. Big Ten Football: Midseason All-Big Ten Defense

    Defense is kind of like offensive line. While there are statistics, by themselves they only mean so much. The overall team statistics are so much more valuable than any individual players' numbers...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 1,467 reads 3 comments

  12. Big Ten Football: Midseason All-Big Ten Offense

    For most Big Ten teams, the season is half over. And as in so many things, to the victors go the spoils...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 3,517 reads 40 comments

  13. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking the Conference Defenses Going Into Week 6

    I think by this point in the season, we have a clear picture regarding team dynamics and, specifically, how good (or bad) each defensive unit is...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 1,631 reads 13 comments

  14. We Own Penn State: What We Learned From Iowa's 24-3 Win Over The Lions.

    For the eighth time in the last nine meetings, Iowa beat Penn State. The score was 24-3. That score would not only indicate a substantial degree of dominance, but it was also the same ...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 3,148 reads 51 comments

  15. Iowa Vs. Penn State: 10 Key Battles To Watch

    This Saturday, Iowa will be hosting the Penn State Nittany Lions at Kinnick Stadium. Right now, both teams are 3-1. Both have won three relative cupcake games, and both have lost games to Top 25 teams...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 1,617 reads 10 comments

  16. Big Ten Football: Who Are the Non-Conference Defensive MVPs?

    Defense is a little bit more difficult to assess than offense, where it regards value to a team.After all, one could simply say the top five tacklers in the conference are the five best defensive players...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 489 reads 0 comments

  17. Big Ten Football: Who Are the Non-Conference Offensive MVPs?

    We have now completed four weeks of college football. All but two of the Big Ten teams have completed their out-of-conference slate...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 1,109 reads 36 comments

  18. Iowa Hawkeyes Destroy Ball State 45-0: What Have We Learned?

    On Saturday, Iowa obliterated the Ball State Cardinals 45-0.Not to be a downer, but I'm not sure if that means that much. After all, we already knew the Hawkeyes could dominate an overmatched team...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 804 reads 8 comments

  19. Big Ten Football: Power Ranking The Conference Defenses Going Into Week 4

    After three games for most teams, the Big Ten scoring defenses are ranked as follows:1. NorthwesternT-2. Ohio State/ Penn State3. Illinois4. Iowa5. Wisconsin6. Purdue7. Indiana (two games)8...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 1,587 reads 6 comments

  20. Shades of 2004? Iowa Running Back Jewel Hampton Done for Year With Torn ACL

    Iowa Hawkeye blog Blackheartgoldpants, coined a term called the "Angry Iowa Running Back Hating God," or AIRBHG for short. I can't remember when this deity first came up...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 2,177 reads 10 comments

  21. Iowa Football: Don't Blame The Defense For Loss To Arizona

    I am not the kind of person that is always looking for the silver lining in the gray cloud. I'm not a pessimist, but I'm also not somebody that desperately needs to grab onto some random bit of sunshine in order to make myself feel better...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 1,969 reads 27 comments

  22. College Football: Power Ranking The AP Top 25 Defenses Going Into Week 3

    What does every national champion going back to 1999 have in common?I'll save you the suspense, and say that every single national champion dating back to the 1999 Florida State Seminoles had a scoring defense ranked in the top 20...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 6,110 reads 17 comments

  23. Ten Key Battles To Watch When Iowa Plays Arizona

    The Iowa schedule has gradually increased in difficulty as the season has gone on.Despite the Hawks' near debacle last year against UNI, most fans had to view the first game of the season against Eastern Illinois as a glorified scrimmage...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 2,685 reads 14 comments

  24. Iowa Hawkeyes' Offense Has Unlimited Potential

    In this age of the spread offense, when eight of the soon-to-be 12 teams in the historically conservative Big Ten run some variation on the spread, Iowa has remained true to the Big Ten ethos of "three yards and a cloud of dust...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 2,764 reads 21 comments

  25. Iowa Hawkeye Chalk Talk For Week 2: Iowa State

    2010 will be the 53rd meeting between the Hawks and the Clones. It will also be the 34th meeting in which the Cy-Hawk trophy will be at stake...

    David Fidler Written by David Fidler about almost 4 years ago 2,286 reads 9 comments