Let's go Hawks!
What sort of backwards fucking pageantry is that?
I despise Nebraska. That is all
Will twerk for food
Predictable playcall for the first drive. Good thing Hock is awesome
Okay, that was surprisingly good
Now that is Good Stanley.
And competent running game, as well
Let's go D! Put A-minus on his ass.
This one may be a shootout
Blitzes are coming untouched but not under control.
One of those will land eventually. I don’t think we will overpursue past the second quarter on those blitzes
Oh Naaaaaaate you gotta hit him buddy
The ball control offense isn’t a bad idea to counter Nebraska’s faster paced offense. Would love to see one of those passes on target, but as long as we keep moving the ball, s’all good.
Agreed. It's not like they're stopping the run up front and we need to loosen up the defense.
I’m digging the crossing routes
Run it down their stupid throats
Alright, AJE strip sack time!
Yeah, our defense is having some problems with them
Come on defense, you have got to play better than this!
This is going to be a fucking shootout if our defense doesn't settle down and take care of business.
Time to get some more, offense!
Holding them to a FG feels like a win
I mean, there’s just a bit of overpursuit. I’m hoping this is just nerves and it’ll fade in the second half
Epenesa lost contain and made a poor tackle attempt on A-Mart.
Parker Hesse came over from the weak-side, making the tackle needed to force UNL to kick a field goal.
Are there any Hawkeye fans still complaining about Hesse starting over AJ?
CAUTION: May go on prolonged rants about Gary Barta and Bruce Harreld without warning.
That was Nelson on the contain
Eppy still missed the tackle. Still has work to do in the run game.
So we’ve been establishing the run game and quite well and we decide to abandon it?
I'll bet it surprised Nebraska's defense at least!
Didn't run the football one time on that series which resulted in a 3 and out. I hope the defense has settled down by now.
Punting is winning???
Well this isn’t good
Dumb set of plays.
Still waiting for 2nd FB NC.
Shit, come on defense. Please step up here!
AJE with a timely sack again!
Let's hope he gets his fill today!
Nelson hungry too!
Now that's the Hawkeye defense we expect!
It's about time defense!
Now that's some Iowa defense!
Okay, let’s go back to that balanced offense. Do not overcompensate with three straight zone runs, please.
Adjust that, Nebby
Okay, Brian. Run the ball please!
I don't get how playing a game on black Friday at 11 AM gets you anymore eyes than playing on Saturday at 11 AM.
Plus my office doesn't close on black Friday.
It's unfortunate you have to work Black Friday; however, most people don't.
I’d imagine those that work in retail have to work Black Friday
True, but he said something about working in an office. Not sure of the percentages, but I'm guessing retail doesn't make up more than 50 percent of the workforce. I could be wrong.
Yep I know I'm not in the majority. Not retail. But 11 AM still seems like not much different than Saturday at 11. If it was an afternoon start then having it on Black Friday makes more sense to me. It just feels like a midweek MACtion attempt at getting on a non cable network.
Playing on Black Friday is a Nebraska tradition.
So was losing four games in a season. They now choose to double that tradition
Come on offense. Get it done boys!
Stanley can run!
Oh fuck these refs
Now throw one to Fant so he can run through that guy
We need to run a counter or some type of misdirection as their d-line is slanting to stop the stetch play.
Couldn’t tell if that was overthrown intentionally. Smith did not have space
I was thinking the same thing.
Come on Stanley. Make an accurate throw and we've got this game!
Young limping off the field is not good
Nope, looks like we may be down to one RB.
Why not run it on 3rd down if you're going for it on 4th anyway arghasdgasgahsfgasdfasdfh come on
I mean yay they got it but
MS CAME TO PLAY!
Amazing what happens when you allow a guy to get some rhythm in the run game...
I'll take 21 to 10 going into the half.
Half's not here yet
I was hoping 45 seconds would keep them from scoring. Looking like I may be wrong.
Never underestimate Iowa’s ability to keep games close against inferior opponents
Please do not remind me!
The half isn’t over
Come on defense, make a play!
A pick 6 would certainly be nice here!
That's my favorite defensive play! I thought it was a good play call and even better execution when we ran it last year against tOSU.
Okay Hawks, make them pay here if they try anything fishy!
I love icing the kicker at the half. Ferentz’s are just laughing on the sideline
Yeah great job
Are you fucking kidding me? Fucking bullshit.
Who is next in line at RB if Young can't play in the 2nd half?
Henry Gail who I believe is taking a redshirt?
Great so nobody with any game experience. That new redshirt rule will be helpful today then.
Hopefully Young is okay and Sargent is ready to carry the load if he isn't. If not, we may see Gail.
Simply cannot make that type of a mistake in that situation. He cost his team 3 points with that mistake.
Hopefully we play better defense during the second half.
Does Matt Leinart spend every TV appearance hoping people don't remember his pro career?
What pro career?
The "QB" in his Twitter handle is a real gem.
You mean the guy that pushed Reggie Bush into the end zone for a game winning touchdown? Huh. Didn't know he was a pro.
SECOND HALF GAME THREAD