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I am in Iowa City today for Missouri State Coach Terry Allen's return to the state. If you remember Allen was the coach at Northern Iowa nearly two decades ago.

Both teams are coming in at 0-1 with home losses to start the season. Missouri State lost 23-17 to Northwestern State last week, while Iowa lost to Northern Illinois 30-27.

The weather today in eastern Iowa is scheduled to be hot today with a high in the upper 90s.

I thin it will be key for the Bears to get a fast start to stay in this game. They will need to win the turnover battle and get some breaks to pull off Missouri Valley's third upset over a BCS conference team. Remember, North Dakota State (over Kansas State) and Northern Iowa (over Iowa State) were the two other victories last week.

I think Iowa will be able to handle the Bears, however, as Allen has not rekindled the magic he had with UNI while in Springfield. A win today though would go a long way towards getting back to that way.

We shall see and I hope for a competative game.

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  1. Kent's Avatar
    The Bears kickoff goes into the end zone but Iowa gets a big return by Cotton to their own 35.
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    1st & 10 at the IA 35. Weisman up the middle for 6.

    2nd & 4 at the IA 41. Weisman up the middle for 5 and MSU gets called for a face masking call for 15 more yards.

    1st & 10 at the MSU 39. Pass is overthrown to Ray Hamilton.

    2nd & 10 at the MSU 39. Bullock on the rush for three. Huge third down up coming here.

    3rd & 7 at the MSU 36. Martin-Manley catches the pass for 7 and a Hawkeye first down.
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    1st & 10 at the MSU 28. Weisman for three up the middle.

    2nd & 7 at the MSU 25. Weisman again, this time for 8.

    1st & 10 at the MSU 17. Weisman agin for just one this time.

    2nd & 9 at the MSU 16. Bullock on the sweep and nearly scores but goes down at the 2.
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    1st & goal at the MSU 2. Rudock on the statue of liberty play and keeps it for the Iowa touchdown.

    PAT is good.

    Iowa 28 Missouri State 14 with 9:57 left in the game.
  5. Kent's Avatar
    The Bears just couldn't handle the Hawkeyes on that drive. Now the offense must put up a drive here to stay in contention.
  6. Kent's Avatar
    The Iowa kickoff is returned by L. Stewart and returns to the 29 and gets hit out of bounds for 15 more for the Bears.

    1st & 10 at the MSU 43. Burton with a 6 yard catch.

    2nd & 10 at the MSU 49. P. Johnson for a 6 yard run.

    1st & 10 at the IA 45. Bufford with the catch for 8.

    2nd & 2 at the IA 37. P. Johnson on the run for the first down, gain of 4.
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    1st & 10 at the IA 33. Harris with the qb keeper for 9.

    2nd & 1 at the IA 24. P. Johnson with the run up the middle for the first down. gain of 10. Time out Iowa.
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    1st & 10 at the IA 14 with 7:01 left in the game. Pass to Bufford is just over his hands incomplete.

    2nd & 10 at the IA 14. Intercepted by Tanner Miller of Iowa in the end zone for a touch back.
  9. Kent's Avatar
    Just when the Bears offense comes to life, Harris throws that pick. Look for Iowa to pound the ball now to try to run the clock out.
  10. Kent's Avatar
    The Bears stop Weisman for just a short gain of four on two carries but Martin-Manley catches on third down to move the chains.
  11. Kent's Avatar
    The Bears get another third down play here after two short runs.

    3rd & 7 at the IA 38. Pass is overthrown and Iow will be forced to punt.
  12. Kent's Avatar
    Burton fumbles the punt return but gets it back after a three yard loss. MSU will start that their own 16. We have 4:04 left for the Bears to try to make the come back.
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    1st & 10 at the MSU 16. Burton on the catch for 2.

    2nd & 8 at the MSU 18. Harris scrambles for 4. Time out MSU with 2:47 left in the game.
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    3rd & 4 at the MSU 22. Pass goes incomplete.

    4th & 4 at the MSU 22. The Bears will punt. Not sure why???
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    1st & 10 at the IA 33. Weisman rush for a loss of one.

    2nd & 11 at the IA 32. Weisman rush up the middle for six. Final time out for the Bears.
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    3rd & 5 at the IA 38. Iowa calls their 2nd time out with 1:41 left in the game.
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    3rd & 5 at the IA 38. Rudock keeps the ball but there is a holding call down the field. 10 yard gain then a 10 yard penelty.

    3rd & 5 at the IA 38. Weisman rushes for 29.

    1st & 10 at the MSU 33. One kneel down and this game is over.
  18. Kent's Avatar
    FINAL IOWA 28 MISSOURI STATE 14.

    Good effort by the Bears today but just came up short.
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