College Football Preview: #23 Utah Utes

Klein are expected to start on the outside, while a junior college transfer will fill the middle linebacker position. Anything other than 4-0 is going to get serious attention. But just how far away are the Hawks from being respectable again?
Winning the first two games 12-7 and 15-14, Northwestern salvaged the final game at home Sunday, winning 11-3 at Sharon J. Drysdale Field in Evanston, Ill. The 11-3 win by the Wildcats also ended in five innings.

Iowa came close to finishing the game off in the fifth, before Northwestern plated six runs in the bottom half to cut the Hawkeyes’ advantage to 10-7.

In my opinion, tailgating can always improve and Iowa St. is no different, though it’s not far from perfect. Hundreds of people play ladder golf, bean bag toss, and other tailgate games. Visitors are usually welcome to participate with the locals. As you would imagine, there was tons of food and beer on hand. Jack Trice Stadium sits on 30-acres of land so there is a ridiculous amount of space to set up shop; this played a big role when I ranked it near the top of my tailgate list.

“I liked our grit and determination on Friday and Saturday,” said UI head coach Marla Looper. “We lacked that today, and that is why we were unable to complete the series sweep. It is not easy to get a sweep in this conference. Northwestern is a quality club, but I am very confident in our club.

It is hard to say that Hoiberg is better than McCaffery when Hoiberg has only coached one senior at the collegiate level. And most Iowa State basketball fans feel like the team was disappointing in Big 12 play after a promising start in the non-conference season.

Week 11 finds the Texas A&M Aggies facing the Kansas State Wildcats. This Aggies Wildcats contest falls on Saturday of week 11. If you wanted a conference showdown, this week 10 you got it. So, the Texas A&M Aggies allowed 21.9 points per game while the Sooners scored 37.2 per game. I got the Sooners in this game. 12 – 2 was the tally last year for the Sooners. In 2010, the Oklahoma Sooners came in ranked 3rd in passing, 83rd in rushing, and 14th in total scoring.

Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery is adamant that his Hawkeyes are not far off. He trusts his style of play, he trusts what he is teaching and he trusts that his way will work in Iowa City. Iowa fans also are trusting in Fran’s ability.

Percy Gibson was one of the leading big guys in Michigan last season, averaging 21.2 points and 12 rebounds for each game. Booker was a top-50 player coming out of high school, but only averaged 6.4 points and 4.1 rebounds when he was a freshman for Southern Illinois.

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