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Why North Texas is perfect opponent for Hawkeyes pass defense

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Ferentz said a lot about the Mean Green, but didn’t say the most important thing: North Texas is the ideal tune-up opponent for the Hawkeyes.

Iowa State and its spread offense exposed Iowa’s pass defense last week. The Hawkeyes need to fix it before No. 5 Penn State comes to town on Sept. 23.

Finding a way to stop North Texas’ Air Raid attack is the perfect warmup for facing the Nittany Lions.

“Being 2-0 is good, and it really doesn’t mean anything if we aren’t improving this week,” Ferentz said. “We won’t be playing for games that count in the conference in November.”

A Big 12 team put on an offensive show, especially in the second half, against Iowa. Now one from Conference USA, which uses the most popular offense in the Big 12, will try to do the same this week.

The Mean Green brings the Air Raid to Kinnick. Their average of 328 passing yards per game ranks 17th nationally.

“Really, it’s unlike any we’ve seen this year,” Ferentz said.

But it’s not that different from Penn State or Iowa State. North Texas wants to spread the field, push tempo and create mismatches in space.

read more:  https://www.landof10.com/iowa/iowa-football-pass-defense-north-texas-penn-state-news-stats-update-2017

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The Mean Green brings the Air Raid to Kinnick. Their average of 328 passing yards per game ranks 17th nationally.

 

Wonder how much better it would be if we threw a few more deep balls. 

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27 minutes ago, GMG24 said:

The Mean Green brings the Air Raid to Kinnick. Their average of 328 passing yards per game ranks 17th nationally.

 

Wonder how much better it would be if we threw a few more deep balls. 

Our record could be .500 better if we threw more early deep balls. 

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