Oct. 15, 2010
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The bye week is behind Kirk Ferentz and his 2010 Iowa Hawkeyes. It was replaced with “Michigan Week” which culminates with the guys in black and gold travelling to Ann Arbor, Mich., for a 2:30 p.m. Iowa time date with the Michigan Wolverines inside Michigan Stadium.
“we’ve got a big challenge ahead of us right now, travel up to Michigan, play an excellent football team, 5-1 record right now,” Ferentz told the local, regional and national media assembled for his weekly Tuesday chat.
“Like any Michigan team, they’ve got an awful lot of good players, and I think the other part about it is unlike a year ago maybe where they were still to me probably in a transition mode, I think they’ve clearly transitioned right now, and it looks like everybody is a lot more comfortable with what’s being asked of them.
“Like any Michigan team, they’ve got an awful lot of good players, and I think the other part about it is unlike a year ago maybe where they were still to me probably in a transition mode, I think they’ve clearly transitioned right now, and it looks like everybody is a lot more comfortable with what’s being asked of them.”
“They’ve got a very good football team,” he continued. “Present a lot of challenges to us, and traveling on the road makes it a little bit more of a challenge, as well.”
The game pits one of the nation’s most explosive and productive offenses – Michigan’s – against one of the nation’s most defensive defensive unit – Iowa’s. The Hawkeyes’ defensive unit is the only one in the country to have not yet allowed a rushing touchdown in 2010.
Iowa is also on a roll in the win-loss column, having won 19 of its last 22 games, and 22 of its last 25. The No. 1 challenge for the UI is UM quarterback Denard Robinson.
“He’s an excellent football player, and I’m guessing what they hoped to get from him when they recruited him is what they’ve seen happen this year. He’s a very dynamic football player, very explosive player, and with that offense that they give you, it presents an awful lot of challenges,” Ferentz offered earlier in the week. “They try to spread the field and basically have an extra man on the field because they’ve got a guy that can not only throw it but he can run the ball. He’s very dangerous. It really makes it a challenge for you defensively when you play a team like this, and that’s kind of what we’re looking at here.”
Michigan holds a 40-11-4 advantage in the series that began with a 28-5 Iowa win in 1900. The first meeting between the two teams was played in Detroit and the second in Chicago. Iowa won 30-28 in Iowa City a year ago to stop a three-game losing streak in the series. Three of the last five games have been decided by three points or less. Iowa and Michigan did not play in 2007 and 2008. The Wolverines hold a 24-6-3 advantage in games played in Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 20-6 in 2006 and 30-17 in 2004 after Iowa won 34-9 in 2002 for its most recent win in Ann Arbor. Iowa’s win in 2002 also marks the last time Iowa was the Wolverine homecoming opponent. Michigan snapped Iowa’s school-record 22-game home winning streak with a 23-20 overtime victory in Kinnick Stadium on Oct. 22, 2005.
IOWA at MICHIGAN
Saturday, Oct. 16 (2:30 p.m. Iowa time)
The game is being televised live to a regional audience by ABC. Where the gameis not available on ABC, it is available on ESPN HD. Please note: If the game is not available on ESPN HD, check you ESPN SD channel.
Hawkeye Radio Network
The game — and all games of the 2010 Iowa Hawkeyes — will be broadcast live on the Hawkeye Radio Network with Gary Dolphin, Ed Podolak and Rob Brooks calling the action. The pre-game show begins two hours before kickoff. For the list of Hawkeye Radio Network affiliates, click HERE.
The broadcast is also available exclusively online inside Hawkeye All-Access, the multi-media portal of hawkeyesports.com, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes. Subscribers to Hawkeye All-Access can also watch live and exclusive coverage of Kirk Ferentz’s post-game media conference. To subscribe to Hawkeye All-Access, click HERE. To review the offerings inside Hawkeye All-Access, click HERE.
The broadcast is also available on satellite radio compliments of Sirius and XM. For more information, click HERE.
Official Game Day Blog
Fans of the Hawkeyes are also invited to register to participate in the very popular Official Iowa Football Game Day Blog. To learn more about the blog and to register to participate, click HERE.
Need the most up-to-date game statistics and play-by-play? No one is faster and more accurate than the GameTracker service inside hawkeyesports.com. To access GameTracker, click HERE, then just click on the GameTracker link to the right of the Hawkeyes’ 2010 schedule.
Next Week for Iowa
The Hawkeyes return to historic Kinnick Stadium for a 2:30 p.m. Iowa time date with the Wisconsin Badgers in the annual battle for the Heartland Trophy. The Hawkeyes are also home the following Saturday, Oct. 30, when Michigan State visits Kinnick. That game is the fifth annual “Blackout Saturday” event and all fans attending the game are invited to show their support for the 2010 Hawkeyes by wearing black. Here’s a link to the official t-shirt for this year’s “Blackout” event in the event your building a collection: 2010 Blackout t-shirt.