Archive | August, 2014

Goodwin Column: Hawkeyes should work to establish one guy as a featured running back

Five  Iowa running backs carried the ball in the Aug. 30 game. That’s not ideal if the Hawkeyes are going to have a solid, consistent rushing attack this season. Iowa’s first rushing attempt of the season, predictably, went to Mark Weisman. It was a 2-yard gain. Two plays later, LeShun Daniels Jr. ran in the season’s […]

Five things we learned from Iowa-Northern Iowa

It wasn’t pretty, but Iowa football rarely is. And at the end of the day, a win is a win. Iowa’s 31-23 win over Northern Iowa was probably too close for comfort for a lot of fans, but it did teach us a lot about this year’s football squad — things the Hawkeyes need to work on, […]

Football: Short gains lead to big plays for Iowa against Northern Iowa

The use of short plays early in Saturday’s game helped Iowa set up bigger, more explosive players later on. There was frustration throughout the Iowa fan base during the second quarter of Iowa’s 31-23 win over Northern Iowa on Aug. 30. Jake Rudock would drop back, look downfield, check down, and throw the ball into the […]

Football: Greg Mabin called his mother the night before the UNI game to calm his nerves

Before Greg Mabin made the game-sealing interception on Aug. 30 in Iowa’s 31-23 win over Northern Iowa, he was (understandably) nervous. In the week before the Hawkeyes’ first game of the 2014 season, sophomore Mabin was named Iowa’s starting left cornerback, opposite Desmond King. Head coach Kirk Ferentz discussed  Mabin’s development on Aug. 26 during his weekly press conference; he said […]