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2015 News and Notes
Needs: SS, MLB
16 seniors + 1 = 17 scholarships
1. Clint Horne - RB - 6'0, 215 lbs - Austintown, OH
2. Tony Walker - WR - 6'1, 182 lbs - Castlewood, CO
3. John Watkins - DE - 6'4, 262 lbs - Tuckahoe, VA
4. Johnny Timmons - ATH - 6'2, 235 lbs - Sunbury, PA
5. Blake Sellers - HB - 6'1, 215 lbs - Encinitas, CA
6. Jeff Williams - HB - 5'10, 199 lbs - Lafayette, IN
7. Corey Hustin - DE - 6'3, 252 lbs - Nichols Hills, OK
8. Fred Woodward - ATH - 6'3, 212 lbs - Fountain Valley, CA
9. Ryan Clark - DE - 6'5, 242 lbs - American Falls, ID
10. A.J. Barrett - CB - 5'11, 170 lbs - Plymouth, MI
11. Lonnie Campbell - FS - 6'0, 204 lbs - Nashville, AR
12. Josh Harvey - MLB - 6'1, 247 lbs - Waverly, MI
13. Derrick Hardy - ATH - 5'11, 211 lbs - Niles, IL
14. Carl Hill - SS - 6'4, 202 lbs - Storm Lake, IA
2015 Iowa Hawkeyes Schedule (8-4)
@ Florida (L 27-38)
vs #22 Iowa State (L 23-28)
@ Missouri (L 13-21)
vs Pittsburgh (W 56-20)
vs Minnesota (W 31-10)
@ Michigan State (W 31-14)
@ Northwestern (W 28-7)
vs Purdue (W 35-17)
vs Wisconsin (W 21-7)
@ Illinois (W 28-18)
@ #11 Michigan (L 17-20)
vs #9 Nebraska (W 28-7)
Bowl vs South Carolina
Sorry.. Moved this to the appropriate forum.
Weisman for Heisman!
Seriously I hope he doesn't completely run me over next week. Gotta get my front 7 all coached up!
Turnovers Doom Hawkeyes in the Swamp
Week 1 -- GAINESVILLE, FL
There aren't many good things to be said about this one. Thanks to 6 turnovers, including an interception by a jumping lineman and an option pitch being picked off by a linebacker who was being blocked, the Gators used scoring drives of 41, 8, 26, 30, 24, and 24 yards to coast to a 37-21 win in the season opener.
"Ridiculous. Simply ridiculous," said a visibly frustrated coach Selvy. "Driskel throws into triple coverage and our guys play volleyball. Meanwhile they got gorilla glue on their gloves. At some point, you realize it's not your day and try to forget about it as quick as you can." When asked about who would start at QB for the Iowa State game, Selvy, at least verbally, appeared committed to Sokol. "Look, he had a good first half. And it's not like Rudock came in and lit it up, he completed more passes to their guys then ours. We aren't throwing the baby out after 2 (expletive deleted) quarters."
Iowa Can't Stop Cyclones
Week 3 -- IOWA CITY, IA
Iowa State used a brutally effective run game to wear down the Hawkeyes defense, and a late comeback came up one onside kick short as Iowa fell to 0-2 on the year. Possessions were hard to come by, and the Cyclones scored TDs on their first 4 possessions in building a 14-3 halftime lead. A switch at QB gave Iowa a spark, but it would be the Cylcones scoring first in the 2nd half to put the game virtually out of reach at 21-3. Jake Rudock came in and was lights out, and gave the Hawks some life with a quick TD drive just before the 3rd quarter ended, but ISU would score early in the 4th to appear to seal the outcome. Iowa didn't throw in the towel, though, as Rudock again took his team down the field quickly for a TD to bring the score to 28-17 with just under 2 minutes left. A failed onside kick once again seemed to seal it, but the Hawkeyes got their first (and only) stop of the game and got the ball back with under a minute to go. Rudock did it again, and brought the Hawks back to within one score, but a second failed onside kick finally and officially sealed the 28-23 win for ISU.
"Trying to find positives in this one," said Selvy in the post game presser. "We're still 0-0 in the Big 10. We found our quarterback. Rudock obviously earned his job back today (12\13, 186 yards, 3 TDs). I take full responsibility for this start. I misused the talent we had. Again, trying to find positives, we found our identity before conference play began."
Iowa actually has two more non conference games to try and get their game plan together before the Big 10 opener in week 6.
Hawkeyes Drop to 0-3 After Mistakes Doom Iowa at Mizzou
Week 4 - COLUMBIA, MO
Iowa has no one to blame but themselves after the 21-13 loss to the Missouri Tigers. Iowa's offense moved the ball well, but came away with just 10 points from 4 red zone trips, including a Jake Rudock fumble as he was being tackled into the end zone. Iowa's defense held the Tigers to just 224 yards and 8 first downs, but one blown coverage (I pressed the interception hawk ball button thing and my safety stopped...) in the 1st quarter led to Mizzou's 1st TD. Missouri WR Green Beckham then broke 4 consecutive attempted tackles en route to a 48 yard 3rd quarter TD (while my defense adjustment was set to conservative tackles). The decisive TD came late in the 3rd quarter, as the Tigers got a fat guy TD off of another Rudock fumble.
Coach Selvy could not be reached for comment after the game.
Offense Finally Clicks in 56-20 Rout of Pittsburgh
Week 5 - IOWA CITY, IA
Mark Weisman scored a record 7 TDs on the ground to go with 138 rushing yards, and Jake Rudock threw for 372 yards and a score as Iowa finally gets its first win of the season.
"It's nice to see we still have that in us," said a relieved looking coach Selvy. "The defense still has some work to do, we gave up way too many big plays. But yea, it's a good feeling to get that W."
A lot of big plays to WRs, Rudock was putting it on a dime, but my guys couldn't break away for the score. Rudock had almost 400 passing yards but only 1 TD, so I had a lot of 1st and goals. His TD runs were 0, 1, 8, 1, 4, and 2 yards, lol (plus a late 25 yarder on a wide open read option).
Floyd Stays; Hawkeyes Cruise Past Gophers
Week 6 -- IOWA CITY
After a both teams slugged it out in the first half, only Iowa had enough left to keep swinging in the second. The two teams traded field goals through the first two quarters, but Iowa opened the 3rd quarter with a physical, grueling 11 play, 4+ minute drive capped off by a Mark Weisman TD run to give the Hawkeyes a 10-3 lead. The very next play from scrimmage, CB Sean Draper jumped a screen pass and coasted in for the pick 6 and a 17-3 lead. Minnesota, whose ground game was so effective in the 1st half, was forced to turn things over to QB Philip Nelson. The Hawkeyes defense keyed off, and Nelson never found a rhythm, finishing with an under 50% completion percentage and 3 INTs. Weisman put things out of reach with his 2nd TD run early in the 4th.
"Good ol' fashioned Big 10 game, and we're 1-0 in conference. That's huge. We were just able to wear them down, and that's a big credit to our offensive line."
Hawks Shock Sparty
Coming in at 5-1, Michigan State got caught looking past the lowly 2-3 Hawkeyes. What the Spartans didn't count on was Mark Weisman. The senior RB carried the rock 33 times, going for 159 yards and 3 TDs. Meanwhile, the Hawkeyes defense stood strong, limiting Michigan State 190 total yards of offense, with 61 of those coming on one play. Iowa held the ball for an incredible 22 minutes, compared with Michigan State's 6 minutes of possession.
"It's nice to see the guys finally buying in to the system," coach Selvy said. "It was a brutal start to the year and I take responsibility for a large part of that. But all that matters now is we're 2-0 in conference and getting better every week."
Iowa Defense Shuts Down Northwestern
31 passing yards. 70 rushing yards. 5:18 of possession. That's all the Wildcats could muster on offense against an Iowa defense that has come to life in conference play. Jake Rudock was efficient if nothing else for the offense, completing 18 of his 22 pass attempts for a respectable 232 yards through the air. It was clear from the opening play that Northwestern was not going to let Mark Weisman beat them, so Rudock took control and played a very well managed game, holding the ball for a season high 22+ minutes.
"We've gotten better every game. That's what matters. 3 straight conference wins is good, and we'll need all the confidence we can get going forward."
Hawkeyes Roll to 4th Straight Win
It was a dogfight early, but the Iowa's physical nature wore down Purdue en route to a comfortable 35-17 win that pushed the Hawks to 5-0 in the Big 10. Rudock did his part managing the game, completing 11 of 13 for 208 yards and a score, but the star once again was Mark Weisman, going for 156 yards and 3 TDs on 27 carries. That pushes his season total to 18 on the season.
"Our success begins and ends with him, there's no doubt. Kid's a horse, he deserves a lot more attention then he's been getting.." -Coach Selvy on whether Mark Weisman deserves to be in the Heisman conversation.
Iowa Grinds Out 21-7 Win Over Wisconsin
In a good ol' fashioned Big 10 showdown, Iowa's ground and pound finally won out. Neither quarterback was able to establish much rhythm, and both ended with 0 touchdowns and 2 INTs. So it was left to the ground games, and heisman hopeful Mark Weisman continued his stellar season. Weisman scored all 3 of Iowa's touchdowns, and ran for 129 yards on 29 carries.
"It's not pretty, but at this point in the season we can't be concerned about style points. All that matters is staying unbeaten in conference. We've got 2 big road games coming up, so I think we're peaking at the perfect point in the season."
Hawkeyes Run Streak to 7 Straight With Win Over Illinois
The Mark Weisman Show made a stop in Champaign and did not fail to impress. 3 more touchdowns and 139 more rushing yards for the big man as the Hawkeyes ran away from the Fighting Illini 28-18.
"This was a must win for us. With the trip to Ann Arbor coming next week, we had to build as much confidence as we could."
Mental errors cost Iowa a chance at upset in Ann Arbor.
Iowa traveled north knowing it wasn't just a top 5 team awaiting them in the Big House, but also a Big 10 title game spot on the line. Michigan came out firing and took the opening kickoff down the field with a couple of quick pass plays. But Iowa would create the first of many momentum swings, picking off the Michigan QB deep in Hawkeye territory. Iowa would try to establish their power run game, but Michigan was strong up front. Jake Rudock's 2nd pass attempt on the day was intercepted, and "mo" went back to the Wolverines.
Michigan wouldn't misfire this time, opening a 7-0 lead with a 5 yard TD run. Iowa's run game continued to sputter, but the defense was able to stand up and keep things tight. UM added a late FG before halftime.
Iowa received the 2nd half kick and slowly but surely found their footing, and would cap the drive with a big time 27 yard TD laser to Tevaun Smith. With momentum creeping back towards Iowa, the Hawks took full advantage with another interception and another TD drive to take the 14-10 lead. The Hawks defense kept things going, creating another turnover. That's when coach Selvy started to let the pressure get to him.
Iowa started to turtle. Inside Michigan's 20 and looking for the knockout punch, the Hawks ran 3 straight runs that produced nothing and settled for a FG and a 7 point lead. Michigan punished the Hawks immediately with a 75 yard TD run to tie the game. Iowa looked shell shocked and was forced to punt. As Michigan was marching towards a lead, Iowa's defense created one last chance for the Hawks with a fumble recovery. With under 2 minutes to go, Iowa looked ready to take the lead with a 1st and goal from the 4. But Mark Weisman failed to get in on 1st and 2nd down, and on 3rd down came a play that will haunt Selvy's dreams for years. Selvy again played it safe, calling a run, knowing points would be vital... except he called a run away from the middle of the field. And not only did he run away from the middle of the field, Weisman ran out of bounds! Michigan saved its time out, saved time on the clock, and now Iowa was forced to try a FG from a horrible angle. Missed.
At that point, the outcome seemed inevitable. Michigan, with all 3 time outs, marched the length of the field, and as time expired, kicked the game winner. 20-17.
Probably the funnest game Ive ever played. Hell of a game. Thought the Hawks would pull it off
Sounded like a hell of a game. Wish they had spectator modes for NCAA.
Iowa Coasts To Regular Season Finale Victory
After the heart wrenching loss suffered last week, ending any hopes of a Big 10 title, no one would have blamed the Hawkeyes for coming out a little flat against #13 Nebraska. But this Iowa squad showed its character, right from the opening kick. The Hawks used TD drives of 14 plays, 12 plays, 13 plays, and 10 plays to grind away at the Cornhusker defense. Jake Rudock led the way, completing 21 of 25 attempts to 8 different receivers for 256 yards and 2 scores. Mark Weisman added 2 more TDs in his final game at Kinnick Stadium, bringing his season total to a NCAA leading 28.
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