A win on Saturday, back to work on Monday.
Here is today’s Hawkeye 10@10:
1. While Iowa enjoyed its most productive offensive game since 2010 on Saturday, piling up 489 yards against Missouri State, the Hawkeyes struggled to score the football especially during a sluggish first half.
“That’s on me,’’ quarterback Jake Rudock said. “They did a good job defensively but it is still my responsibility to get us into the end zone and we didn’t get that done the way we need to.’’
2. Iowa running back Mark Weisman reached the end zone twice as part of a 180-yard rushing performance against the Bears.
The junior averaged six yards per carry on his 30 carries against Missouri State and after gaining 280 yards in the Hawkeyes’ first two games, he is four yards shy of leading the Big Ten in rushing.
“He’s just keeps going,’’ Rudock said. “I tell him ‘I’m going to keep going to you’ and he’s like ‘OK’ and he goes out and makes plays.’’
3. Iowa’s 11 penalties for 100 yards against the Bears were the most for the Hawkeyes since they were flagged that many times in the 2007 season opener against Northern Illinois.
The issues are concerning to coach Kirk Ferentz.
“I think all but one, we intentionally took a delay, it was a mixed bag but they all come at bad times, right down to the last one, a holding penalty after it looked like had converted the first down,’’ Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.
“We reached our objective there, and then you end up back in a third-and-five again. You’re not going to win consistently doing that. We have to get that. That’s concentration and just knowing the situation.’’
4. Iowa State is working toward Saturday’s game without its starting center.
Tom Farniok, a junior who has started 27 consecutive games for the Cyclones, suffered an MCL sprain in ISU’s season-opening loss to Northern Iowa and coach Paul Rhoads has said he will miss the Iowa game with the knee injury.
An honorable mention all-Big 12 selection, Farniok could return as early as Iowa State’s game on Sept. 26 at Tulsa.
5. Missouri State defensive back Calel Schaffitzel told the Springfield News-Leader following Saturday’s game that the Bears’ effort against Iowa left his team with hope.
“It still hurts (to lose), but it is encouraging to see we can hang with any team,’’ Schaffitzel said.
The 14-point loss was the closest Missouri State had played a team from the Football Bowl Subdivision since 2001 when it lost 24-10 at Kansas. In the 13 losses the Bears have to FBS teams since, the average margin of defeat has been 38.1 points.
6. The strong side of Iowa State’s offensive line on Saturday against Iowa will have a Quad-Cities flair.
Ethan Tuftee of Davenport Assumption returns to the lineup at guard, while Bettendorf’s Kyle Lichtenberg will continue to start for ISU at a tackle position according to a depth chart released this morning.
7. Eight Big Ten teams received votes in this week’s college football polls.
Ohio State continues to rank in the top 5 in both the Associated Press and the USA Today coaches polls, while Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin and Nebraska are rated in the top 20 in at least one of the two polls.
Michigan State and Penn State are receiving votes in at least one poll, while Illinois’ 2-0 start including Saturday’s win over Cincinnati led the Illini to receive votes in both polls for the first time since Oct. 24, 2011.
8. Sunday was a big day for former Hawkeye tight ends in the NFL, where Brandon Myers and Dallas Clark each caught seven passes. Scott Chandler had four receptions, while Allen Reisner recorded three.
9. A last-minute reminder that Gary Dolphin will be the featured speaker today at the first luncheon of the Davenport Grid Club.
The 16th-year play-by-play voice on the Hawkeye Radio Network will join Quad-City area college and Mississippi Athletic Conference high school coaches in speaking at the noon luncheon at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1111 W. 35th St., Davenport.
The event is open to the public and the $9 cost includes a buffet luncheon.
10. Finally, a pleasant Saturday is currently in the forecast.
After two weeks of toasty tailgating, the current National Weather Service forecast for Ames and the Iowa-Iowa State game calls for a high temperature of 74 degrees under sunny skies.
There is 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms on Saturday night, with a low of 58.