Friday, August 29, 2008

FOOTBALL: 2008 Week One - Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Maine Black Bears Preview VS.

GAME INFO: Sat., Aug. 30th, 2008 - 11:03 AM CST - Kinnick Stadium - Iowa City, IA
IOWA: 0-0 (0-0) NR / MAINE: 0-0 (0-0) NR

TV COVERAGE: Big Ten Network - DirecTV (Channel 618 or 618-1 [HD]) / DISH Network (channel 5441 or 9502 [HD])
LINE - No line available.

I think that I have the right logo for Maine... I think.

Maine's offense was abysmal last year, but as an Iowa fan that surely is calling the kettle black. As little as I know about Maine, I do know that they aren't Appalachian State - they really should not give Iowa that big of a test. One thing I see happening is some hard-nose defense from the Hawkeyes. Iowa's front 4 will have their way throughout the game. Look for the offensive line to bully, as well. Iowa should have a big game on the ground between Greene, O'Meara, and Hampton. It will interesting to see how the QBs perform, as well.

KCRG has a great video on the Kirk Ferentz - Maine connection. (Thanks, mikeshea)

Offensive Player of the Game: Shonne Greene
Defensive Player of the Game: Adrian Clayborn

Iowa - 41
Maine - 9

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