The Iowa Hawkeyes fell ten spots to 23rd in the latest coaches top 25. The Hawks fell to 5-2 on the season after an embarrassing 31-28 loss on the road to lowly Indiana on Saturday. The Hawkeyes had an early 21-7 lead but the Hoosiers turned the game in their favor by scoring the final ten points before the halftime break.
The Iowa defense could not stop the Hoosiers in the second half and The Hawkeyes dropped several passes in the second half and Indiana’s game sealing interception came after a drew Tate pass went through the hands of Andy Brodell. Damian Sims fumbled deep in Indiana territory and the Hawks were also penalized seven times for 80 yards. Coach Kirk Ferentz says concentrating more on the road was one of the focus points and it’s disappointing they didn’t play better.
Ferentz says they had seven penalties and didn’t make plays that were makeable. Ferentz says Indiana just outplay them. Things get even tougher for Iowa this week which is on the road to play third ranked Michigan Ohio state remains top ranked, USC is second after another narrow victory, this one over Arizona state and then the Wolverines, West Virginia, Texas and Louisville complete top top five.
Iowa state is 0-3 in the big-12 after a 34-9 loss at Oklahoma. The Sooners Adrian Peterson had 183 yards of rushing but his season came to an end on a 53 yard touchdown run with just over six minutes to play when he broke his collar bone after diving into the end zone. The Cyclones host Texas Tech this weekend. Texas Tech is 45-3 overall and this will be the second straight road game for the Red Raiders who lost at Colorado 39-6 as the Buffaloes ended their 10-game losing streak.