Crazy Ending for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Two Blocked field goals within 10 seconds. Â Give the University of Northern Iowa credit they are a solid team and they will make the Playoffs. Â I am torn since I am a fan of both programs, but this is exactly what both teams needed for success, although I would have liked to see Iowa win by more. Â I was hoping that UNI would keep it close, so they get some momentum going, and that the Hawkeyes get the win so they don’t blow their season. Â Hopefully Iowa can figure it out so they don’t screwup vs Iowa State next week.
My Excuses for Iowa
Iowa lost their starting running back, Jewel Hampton, earlier this week. Â They didn’t really know who would rise to the top. Â But Paki O’Meara wasn’t the answer, 9 rushes for 16 yards isn’t going to cut it, he has some more work to do. Â Adam Robinson did a good job coming in and taking over for now. Â I still would like to see how the Freshman RB’s Jeff Brinson and Brandon Wegher will do. Â I’m not too worried, someone will come out on top.
The starting offensive line was not playing against UNI. Kyle Calloway was serving a one-game suspension for operating a vehicle while intoxicated (drunk on a Moped, (barely 1.06) but he wasn’t on the road he was driving through a barricaded area), and the Julian Vandervelde is still recovering from offseason surgery. Â When Iowa gets the starting Line in tact it will boost the Running game. Â I think next game they will get things together and find a good rhythm.
Iowa probably overlooked UNI, they have a tough schedule and it would be easy to overlook a FCS team. Â But UNI isn’t a pushover, and is a very successful team that cantorment BCS teams (Iowa State).
First game Jitters?
Alright so I am a little worried about Iowa, but I think once the line is in tact, and the running game is established Iowa will be fine. Â Iowa State should be a good enough Guinea Pig to figure out all the kinks.