Top Shots 1: Iowa vs. Nebraska

Welp….what do you say?  The season is over for the Hawkeyes.  The final game at Kinnick and the final game of the season.  The final time the seniors run out onto the Kinnick turf.  The final time I get the opportunity to take some new shots until Spring 2o13.  I am sure the time will fly by.

On Black Friday, I once again had the opportunity to sit behind the Hawkeye bench and capture some of the action in the hard fought game between Iowa and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebrask won the game by a score of 13-6.  The sun was bright and the air was cold, fueled by a very gusty wind swirling inside the stadium the entire day.  I was dressed as warmly as I ever have, but I don’t ever a remember a wind as cold as that in the 20 years I’ve been going to Kinnick.  Iowa played a tough game defensively.  Offensively, the Hawkeyes had trouble scoring points which has been typical all season.  Nebraska retained the Heroes Trophy by winning this game for the second year in a row.

Here are the first group of shots that represent some of my favorite images of the day.  Of course you can click any of them for a full screen view.  I particularly like the shot of James Morris on the sack of Taylor Martinez.  You can see him completely horizontal just inches from the Kinnick turf.  I also like the last shot of Rex Burkhead running and showing his mouthpiece.

This is one of my favorite shots I captured. James Morris played a heck of a game for the Hawkeyes and was all over the field. Here, he is shown about to make the sack on Husker QB Taylor Martinez.

Morris celebrates his sack and the defense was inspired for most of the first half.

Martinez and Abdullah miss the exchange and turn the ball over to the Hawkeyes in the 1st quarter.

Hawkeye RB Greg Garmon sees the oncoming red wall as the Nebraska defensive front get some penetration on this play. Garmon did manage to spin and squirt for a few yards.

Hawkeye senior center James Ferentz works hard to get the block on this play which produces a grimace on the face of his Nebraska counterpart.

Senior Micah Hyde runs beyond his balance near the end of this good punt return.

Here is another favorite shot showing Cornhusker RB Rex Burkhead running hard toward the Hawkeye sideline late in the 4th quarter.

More shots from this game coming soon.  Go Hawks!

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