Iowa City (KWWL) -- On a day when the hawkeyes were heavy favorites they were able to escape the potential trap game against arkansas state with a win for the first 5-0 start since 1995.
A.J. Edds Says, "down the road in big ten play that will help. We'll have our backs against the wall the next seven games in hostile environments and knowing we've played complete games should work to our advantage."
Getting health was brian bulaga who was cleared to play seeing game action for the first time in three weeks. Still bothered by his hamstring was darell johnson-koulianos seeing limited action while tight end tony moikei did not play as he remains questionable going into big ten play. Dating back to last season the hawkeyes have won 9 in a row which is tied for second in the nation with texas and only behind florida who has won 14 straight.
Moving up one spot in the Ap poll to 12th and sitting at 14th in the USA Today poll a game looms large in 6 days against a high-quality Michigan team.
Game time is set for 7:05 putting the hawkeyes in the national spotlight for the second time in three weeks-- everyone expects the atmosphere to be electric in kinnick stadium for the annual homecoming game on a day which has been dubbed blackout saturday
The hawks will have all they can handle next week against a tough michigan team that lost on the road toa tough michigan st. Team and to add to the intensity it's homcoming here in kinnick stadium on blackout saturday.