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2017 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule & Analysis

2017 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule & Analysis


Breaking down and analyzing the 2017 Iowa Hawkeyes football schedule


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2017 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule
Realistic Best Case Scenario

There aren’t any hiccups early on with a win over Josh Allen and Wyoming, a victory in Ames over Iowa State, and a blowout win over North Texas leading up to key Big Ten wins over Penn State and at Michigan State. The Hawkeyes beat Illinois, Northwestern and Minnesota for an 8-0 start and the attention of the college football world going into the Ohio State home game. They split games against the Buckeyes and at Wisconsin, and they beat Nebraska on Thanksgiving Friday on the road. Realistically, if everything goes perfectly and the planets align correctly, they go 10-2.

2017 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule
Realistic Worst Case Scenario

They’re not ready to roll on Day One and can’t handle Allen and the Wyoming offense. They lose the rivalry game to Iowa State, and they succumb to the Nittany Lions in the Big Ten opener. They lose at Michigan State and Northwestern, putting the pressure on the second half of the season, losing to Ohio State, at Wisconsin and at Nebraska. Realistically, the floor is 6-6 – they’ll win some of these tough games – but after the last few seasons, that would be a disappointment.

2017 Iowa Hawkeyes Football Schedule

Sept. 2: Wyoming

Sept. 9: at Iowa State

Sept. 16: North Texas

Sept. 23: Penn State

Sept. 30: at Michigan State

Oct. 7: Illinois

Oct. 14: OPEN DATE

Oct. 21: at Northwestern

Oct. 28: Minnesota

Nov. 4: Ohio State

Nov. 11: at Wisconsin

Nov. 18: Purdue

Nov. 24 (Friday): at Nebraska