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Hawks look for improvement against Illinois

Hawks look for improvement against Illinois

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The Iowa Hawkeyes are on the road this weekend to play Illinois, it will be their first meeting since 2008. 

The Hawks are coming off a 51-14 shellacking at the hands of Minnesota, a team the Illini beat a few weeks ago. 

Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz talked about some areas the Hawks need to improve.

"We've got to play better on special teams," said Ferentz. "If nothing else, you've got to break even there. You can't put yourself in the hole. That and the other obvious thing is turnovers. It's hard to win Big Ten games if we're 0 and 3, three down in the count the other day. And it's age old. But that's an important stat no matter what you do. You have to protect the football better, and then we just have to play better."

The Hawks and Illini kick it off Saturday at 11:01 AM.

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