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Stanzi, O’Keefe Feeling the Heat with Tough Hawkeyes Schedule Ahead

Article By on 19th June, 2009

... greatly as the season went on, the expectations are very high in Iowa City. Many Hawkeye fans see a Big Ten Championship caliber football team in 2009 and there is no doubt that this group has that kind of potential.

The problem that persists is the schedule, which has been the cause for concern for experts around the country. Iowa must visit Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Ohio State, a brutal away schedule that most teams would be happy to escape from 2-2.

Phil Steele points out the dilemma perfectly. He has the Hawkeyes ranked 16th in his power poll and points out that they are at least the 16th best team in the nation, but ranks them 20th in his actual top 40 poll because of the brutal schedule.

While most of the...

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