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So let’s get to it. Here is your Wake-Up Call for Wednesday, Nov. 16.
The proper way to celebrate a win
You are Keith Duncan. You just hit the game-winning field goal for Iowa to upset No. 3 Michigan last Saturday. What do you do to celebrate?
Not what he did.
The following story of what Keith did when leaving Kinnick Stadium on Saturday night comes from Iowa punter Ron Coluzzi. Duncan yelled ‘Go Blue’ to people on his way home. Seriously. It’s how he celebrated.
“All the Iowa fans are like, ‘Who is this kid?’ ” Coluzzi said. “They had no idea who Keith Duncan was or what he looks like.”
There is so much to digest here and it’s all hilarious. The kicker hits a winning kick and then trolls Hawkeye fans. The fact no one recognized Keith, the reason they all stormed the field earlier that night, only makes it funnier.
The pranks don’t stop there. Keith and Coluzzi saw some fans in No. 16 Iowa jerseys. So naturally, Coluzzi asked them which No. 16 they liked better — quarterback C.J. Beathard or Coluzzi.
“They all like Coluzzi,” Coluzzi said.
Instead of applauding their decision, he questioned their choice. He told them the punter wasn’t that good.
“They were arguing with me and they had no idea who I was,” Coluzzi said.
Keith and Coluzzi are Iowa’s Broken Lizard. This comedy troupe deserves its own hidden camera show. Or, at a minimum, a cameo in Super Troopers 2. Even Farva would agree.
— Slade ?? (@SladeM_21) May 16, 2016
Secure the football
Iowa didn’t just lose helmets on Saturday night. Kirk Ferentz was given the game ball Duncan used for the field goal and immediately left it behind in the locker room following the celebration.
“Somebody has it right now,” Ferentz said. “I better check on that, too. We got the helmets back, we’ll see about the ball.”
Ferentz plans to put the football on display in the football facility. Also, it’s worth mentioning C.J. Beathard’s helmet has its own Twitter account. The picture seems to sells its authenticity.
Heading to Jerry’s World
Iowa commit Beau Corrales will play in the Blue-Grey Football All-American Game.
— 1️⃣Beau Corrales5️⃣ (@BEAU_JANGLES12) November 14, 2016
There are three different Blue-Grey games. Corrales, a two-star prospect from Georgetown High School (Texas), will take part in the one held at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, and will be played on Dec. 22.
He has racked up 84 receptions, 1,096 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 9 games this season.
Anthony Gair’s big day
Ferentz said plenty about the first start of Iowa cornerback Manny Rugamba. He was as talkative about the play of safety Anthony Gair.
Starter Miles Taylor was injured on the first defensive play of the game. In stepped Gair, who finished with 7 tackles.
“You talk about a showcase moment for him,” Ferentz said. “That’s something he’ll remember all his life. To have a good football team, you need the young guys stepping in and doing it, a fifth-year senior doing it. And doing it without any real warning, other than, all the guys know if you’re not a starter, you always have to be ready.
“So, yeah, those kind of things, as good as the game was, those little sub stories, again, as a coach those are the things you really appreciate. Because you know they’re going to carry that. Anthony, can be proud of that his entire life. He did a great, great job.”
Who was the Iowa MVP (fan edition)?
The Wake-Up Call asked the readers to pick the MVP of the Iowa-Michigan game.
The winner, in a close vote, was running back Akrum Wadley with 44.4 percent of the vote. He edged out defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson, who garnered 40.4 percent of the vote.