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So let’s get to it. Here is your Wake-Up Call for Monday, Oct. 17.
Former Hawkeyes NFL recap
The Houston Texans pulled off a wild comeback Sunday night, scoring the final 17 points to beat Indianapolis 26-23 in overtime. It doesn’t happen without former Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, whose 26-yard touchdown forced overtime.
— Heavens! (@HeavensHawkeye) October 17, 2016
Fiedorowicz had 6 receptions for 85 yards and a touchdown. Houston leads the AFC South with a 4-2 record.
Dallas linebacker Anthony Hitchens was part of the biggest win by a former Hawkeye. Hitchens recorded 1 tackle and 2 assisted tackles in a 30-16 win over Green Bay. Dallas and Hitchens are now 5-1 and sit atop the NFC East.
Defensive back Micah Hyde had 3 tackles and defensive lineman Mike Daniels made 1 stop for the Packers. Daniels wasn’t happy after the loss. Also, the Packers lost offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga to injury during the game. Green Bay didn’t provide an update on Bulaga during the contest.
#Packers OT Bryan Bulaga left game because of a back injury. Davante Adams is being evaluated for a concussion. D. Randall re-injured groin
— Tom Silverstein (@TomSilverstein) October 17, 2016
Tennessee defensive end Karl Klug had 1 tackle and two assisted tackles in a 28-26 win over Cleveland. Linebacker Christian Kirksey had 2 tackles and 3 assisted tackles for the Browns.
Atlanta defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn made 1 tackle in a 26-24 loss to Seattle.
Iowa is No. 19 in the country — but only on one voter’s ballot. The Hawkeyes, unranked this week in both the AP and coaches polls voted on by 60-plus experts each, got some love from just one writer. AP voter Jonny Miller — of WBZ radio in Boston — put the Hawkeyes at No. 19. He must have been really impressed with Iowa win that led to Purdue coach Darrell Hazell getting fired.
Iowa has won its last two games, but Minnesota and Purdue aren’t world beaters, so those wins aren’t going to get the voters back on its side. Iowa’s path back to the rankings was always to beat No. 10 Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes will get the chance on Saturday (Noon ET, ESPN) in Iowa City.
It happened again
The following news likely won’t surprise Iowa fans. Class of 2017 defensive tackle Juan Harris has decommitted from Indiana. We’ve seen that move before from Harris, many times.
Final decision will be signing day… pic.twitter.com/zY0u4jH5W6
— Juan Harris (@The_JH76_) October 16, 2016
Harris decommitted from Iowa three times before settling on the Hoosiers. Harris, a three-star 247Sports composite rankings recruit, originally pledged to the Hawkeyes in December 2014.
His first decommitment came in January 2015. He committed again to Iowa a few weeks later, only to decommit for a second time in March 2015 shortly after receiving an offer from Michigan. His third Iowa commitment came in June 2015. He reopened his recruitment again this past June.
The recruiting saga for Harris is likely far from over.
Is the grass greener?
Iowa extended an offer to Class of 2017 defensive tackle Kendrick Green on Friday.
Thank you to the University of Iowa for my 19th offer! ?? See you soon Iowa City! pic.twitter.com/liutr7uz4i
— Kendrick J. Green (@The_fridge53) October 14, 2016
Green is a three-star 247Sports composite rankings recruit. He is also considering Minnesota and Central Florida. He visited Iowa for the Iowa State game in September. Iowa is yet to land a defensive tackle in its 2017 class.