The college football season is back and this week the Hawkeyes take on the Cyclones in Iowa City. This game will serve as a great litmus test for both teams, with Iowa looking to improve after losing their opener against Michigan State.
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We’ve only been together for two weeks and already we’ve made history.
We’re seeing the greatest Cy-Hawk fight in history. When the rivals meet in Ames for the first time in the 67-game history of the series, both the Iowa Hawkeyes and Iowa State Cyclones will be ranked (4:30 ET, ABC). What’s better? Both are in the top ten: After defeating Indiana 34-6, the Hawkeyes moved two places to No. 10 this week, while the Cyclones fell two spots to No. 9 after edging Northern Iowa 16-10.
The game will be a litmus test for how far Iowa State has progressed under Matt Campbell’s leadership. The Cyclones are just the second team in history to be rated in this rivalry game (the other time was in 1978). Campbell has never defeated Iowa, despite his.556 winning %, which is the highest in school history among coaches who have coached at least 50 games. He has, however, bridged the gap: Campbell and Iowa State were defeated 42-3 in Year 1 of the 2016 season. Since then, the team has lost three games by a total of 14 points, including a thrilling 18-17 defeat in 2019. Last season, the game was not played.
The Cyclones will take on an Iowa squad that has won 12 consecutive nonconference games and four consecutive games against ranked opponents. While Iowa State’s Breece Hall is one of the NCAA’s most prolific running backs, the Hawkeyes have allowed just 2.8 yards per carry since the start of the 2020 season, which is the third best in the country.
The stakes are high, and they’ve just become greater with the possibility of realignment affecting the Big 12 and the Big Ten as members of the Pac-12-ACC alliance. There’s no assurance that the game will continue until things settle down.
So, just like the winner will embrace the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk trophy, embrace this. There has never been a larger corn-sponsored sporting event.
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A dedication to service
On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Army and Air Force will meet on Saturday.
The Navy will commemorate the event by donning unique Marine Corps football outfits inspired by the Marines’ “Dress Blue A” uniform, which has white gloves, black cleats, red trim, and royal blue trousers. According to the Navy website, “the actual outfit worn by a Marine is the only uniform within the United States Military authorized to contain this red, white, and blue color pattern.”
OORAH!! #BeatAirForce pic.twitter.com/W5NKCdPpTO #GoNavy
August 16, 2021 — Navy Football (@NavyFB)
The helmets have “OO-RAH” on the front, “Semper Fi” on the back, and the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor emblem on the sides, as well as the player nameplates.
The Air Force will wear its yearly “Air Power Legacy” alternative uniforms, with the B-52 Stratofortress being honored this year.
The picture of America’s sky heavyweight. twitter.com/KNxmQSrH9D
August 19, 2021 — Air Force Football (@AF Football)
The Pitt Script and Johnny Majors
Pitt and Tennessee will commemorate great coach Johnny Majors, who coached at both institutions, when they play on Saturday (noon ET, ESPN). Jackie Sherrill, a former Majors assistant who replaced him at Pitt, will act as the Panthers’ honorary captain.
Majors clearly had a huge effect on the field. But, last year, we talked with Sherrill about one of Majors’ most fascinating contributions to collegiate football: the Pitt Script.
Majors made it obvious right away when he arrived at Pitt in 1973 that he was a stickler for minutiae. He threw the Panthers’ jerseys in the trash bin at his first team meeting, claiming that proud teams performed better, which included looking nice. The helmets with no logo were no longer in use. The Panthers’ blue and gold looked very similar to Notre Dame’s colors.
Sherrill, who was a 30-year-old defensive coordinator for Majors when they came, told ESPN that “Coach Majors was the greatest PR person ever” in the coaching business. “He took PR courses at Carnegie Mellon University. Coach put in a lot of time studying.”
Majors commissioned a Pitt logo and selected more distinguishing colors. Unlike today, when shoe firms typically create uniforms based on a template, he was engaged in every element of the design, down to the location and width of stripes on the jerseys and where they’d go.
“I went back to Tennessee on vacation with Coach and his family,” Sherrill said. “On that trip, we were still working on the uniform. I recall going around to helmet manufacturers to see if they could produce that color because he wanted it implanted in the plastic rather than painted.”
For six months, Sherrill had to model prototypes on the field as Majors contemplated the combinations from the stands. He eventually decided on the famous Pitt Script, which graced helmets as part of one of college football’s best outfits. It was the Panthers’ national championship emblem in 1976, and Tony Dorsett and Dan Marino wore it when they became legends. After an ill-advised redesign in 1996, Pitt returned to it in 2015.
Sherrill said, “The Pitt Script was sort of like the Nike swoosh or the Adidas stripes, like the Texas Longhorn or the Alabama A.” “It’s a classic. It was a symbol of one of the greatest football teams in the nation during that time.”
“At Pitt, he built a fantastic program.”
Jackie Sherrill, a former Pitt coach, came in to Packer & Durham this morning to talk about Johnny Majors’ enormous influence on Pitt football history. @ACCNetwork’s #H2P pic.twitter.com/LCyiSnuJzL
September 8, 2021 — Pitt Football (@Pitt FB)
What else is there to see this weekend?
Ohio State vs. Oregon, C.J. Stroud and Ohio State (noon ET, Fox) Stroud had a strong debut against Minnesota, completing 13 of 22 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns while throwing one interception. However, there was a clear trend that Oregon might attempt to exploit.
When throwing to his left, Stroud was at his finest by a long shot. When throwing to his left, Stroud was 7-of-9 for 204 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions, but when throwing anyplace else, he was just 55 percent of the time for 90 yards, one score, and one interception.
Given the uncertainty surrounding Kayvon Thibodeaux’s health, don’t be shocked if Oregon tries to see if Stroud can defeat the Ducks by going anywhere except left.
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Washington takes on Michigan in a redemption game (8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN App). Washington is coming off one of its worst Week 1 defeats. After leading 7-3 after one quarter, the Huskies let Montana to score 10 consecutive points in the fourth quarter, allowing the Grizzlies to win 13-7.
Jimmy Lake, the head coach of the Washington Huskies, stated on Monday, “We should not have played the way we did on Saturday night, and it’s for this reason that I feel so sorry for our fans and supporters. They have every right to be upset. They should be enraged in the same way that we are. All we have to do now is go on and make apologies. That’s exactly what we’re aiming for.”
There aren’t many games that Lake could ask for as a greater chance to make apologies than a Saturday night matchup with Michigan in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines aren’t the powerhouse that many predicted, but a victory would still be a nice win.
If Washington loses, it would be the first time the Huskies have started the season 0-2 since going 0-12.
It will not be a simple job. If Washington couldn’t bully its way past Montana based only on ability and skill, the Huskies won’t be able to do so against Michigan. Lake believes Washington can improve in this area.
“We need to be better prepared,” Lake said. “We need to have a better strategy, and we didn’t execute a solid plan.” “It all begins with coaching, and it all begins with me.”
Georgia Tech vs. Kennesaw State (and the turnover plank!) (noon ET, ESPN3) On Saturday, Georgia Tech hosts Kennesaw State at Bobby Dodd Stadium, which would be a great upset if the Owls could pull it off for a number of reasons.
The first is the physical place. Kennesaw State University is located north of Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta metropolitan region. The Owls have only been a member of the Big South Conference since 2015, but they have rapidly established themselves as one of the best FCS teams.
Kennesaw State’s turnover plank, a piece of wood with two eyes and a mouth that the team uses to celebrate turnovers, is the second and more significant component of this. Plank is a character from Cartoon Network’s “Ed, Edd n Eddy,” and he has no connections to Kennesaw in particular. Tanner Jones, a multi-position player for the Owls, tracked down Plank over spring break in 2015, drove him home, and then presented him to the squad in 2017.
Yesterday’s turnovers matched for the most in a game in program history.
It’s a good thing we came upon Plank! pic.twitter.com/3RpwxDUl6h
November 17, 2019 — Kennesaw State Football (@kennesawstfb)
We’d definitely get a lot more glances at Plank if the Owls upset the Bees.
BYU vs. No. 21 Utah (10:15 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN App) In Week 2, Utah will play BYU in Provo in the second-biggest rivalry game of the season. The Cougars are coming off a 24-16 victory over Arizona, and this will be the second of three straight Pac-12 games on their schedule.
After sweeping over Weber State 40-17 in Week 1, Utah moves up three places in the AP poll to No. 21.
Gunner Romney, a wide receiver for BYU, is unlikely to play against Utah, which would be a significant loss for the Cougars. However, brothers Samson (who formerly played for Utah) and Puka Nacua are likely to participate in what could be an entertaining battle between rivals who can’t agree on the date of their first game or the series’ overall record.
Texas against Arkansas (7 p.m. ET on ESPN/ESPN App) is the No. 15 team in the country. This is one ancient rivalry we’re eager to rekindle, after a divorce in the Southwest Conference and a potential remarriage in the Southeastern Conference. This is the 79th meeting between the two teams, making it Arkansas’ most-played rivalry. However, since the Razorbacks departed the SWC in 1992, only five of those games have been played. While Texas leads the series 56-22, Arkansas is 3-2 in nonconference games versus Texas.
Where it counts most, the neighborhood BBQ restaurants, the trash talk has already begun.
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September 8, 2021 — Pinkerton’s Barbecue (@PinkertonsBBQ)
By any other name, it’s a bye week.
No. 1 Alabama at Mercer (4 p.m., SEC Network): Alabama should target someone of its own size, such as… we’re not sure. At Bama, Nick Saban is 10-0 against FCS opponents, winning by an average of 44.2 points per game. The Tide would win for the 99th time in a row against unranked opponents if they won here. Just don’t tell Nick Saban that this one is going to be simple.
7 p.m. ET, Western Carolina at No. 2 Oklahoma: For the low, low price of $54.99, this is available on pay-per-view. Consider the following if you need any assistance getting over the hump to press the “purchase” button: Oklahoma is 8-0 against FCS opponents, averaging 52.6 points per game.
South Carolina State is ranked No. 6 in the country. Clemson (5 p.m. ET, ACC Network): Is there a solution for Clemson’s offense, which was limited to just three points last week in a defeat to Georgia? The Bulldogs of Orangeburg, South Carolina, would be the opponents. Clemson has played South Carolina State four times since 2008. The average score is 60-5, with a 73-3 victory in 2014. Clemson has a 35-0 record versus FCS opponents.
More corn-related news
Iowans, pardon us. However, an essential historical footnote must be included. This year commemorates the tenth anniversary of the much-maligned “pewter family” trophy, which was created for the competition in 2011 and quickly became the target of ridicule.
The trophy, which showed a man kneeling before a bushel of corn with his family and a towering cornstalk, was widely ridiculed and soon discarded. It was never given out, and it was never seen again.
However, it continues to exist in a loving manner. Families in Polk City, Iowa, were able to recreate the trophy on a picture stage this week. That’s what I’m talking about when I say “entertainment
During the period of “Name, Image, and Likeness,”
Pewter Family is a name given to a group of people that are known for Former Rivalry Trophy image (shortlived) It’s your likeness!
RVTV September 6th, 2021, Polk City, Iowa pic.twitter.com/8ULbKBvcvx
August 25, 2021 — Mike Hurt (@Hurtstown)
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