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Marc Morehouse

Hi, I'm Marc Morehouse. I've covered sports for more than 15 years, mostly in Eastern Iowa. I've had Hayden Fry call me "Mike." I've had Chad Greenway call me "Mr." And Kirk Ferentz will occasionally call me "bleep." (Kidding, kidding.) I have fun with the blog. I've made some great connections with a few readers and hope to continue that. Ultimately, I want to know what you want to know. Thanks for reading.

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Not a good enough job from Iowa football vs. Penn State

IOWA CITY - Everyone is telling the Hawkeyes good job. The Hawkeyes have a quick response.

"I'll look at my phone in 10 minutes and I'm sure I'll have plenty of texts from friends and family back home," Iowa offensive lineman Sean Welsh said. "R ... »

Watch: Kirk Ferentz, Iowa players on Penn State loss

Hear from Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz (above) and seven players (playlist below) after No. 4 Penn State beat the Hawkeyes 21-19 on the final play of the game Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa is now 3-1, 0-1 in the Big Ten.

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No. 4 Penn State 21, Iowa 19 — It's OK if you take a minute

IOWA CITY - When you first pick up the weight of the world, it's not so bad. You kind of get used to it and think, all right, let's do this.

Well, no one told you exactly how much the weight of the world weighs. And no one tells you how long you ... »

The Walk Through — Dealing with Penn State’s speed

IOWA CITY - A year has yet to pass since Penn State did mostly anything it wanted on offense against the Hawkeyes.

The Nittany Lions piled up five plays of 40-plus yards. Running back Saquon Barkley and quarterback Trace McSorley made music, drivi ... »

Watch: Week 4 college football picks on On Iowa Gameday, including Iowa-Penn State

Iowa (3-0) is a 12-point underdog at home Saturday night as No. 4 Penn State (3-0) visits Kinnick Stadium. Marc Morehouse, Mike Hla and Jeremiah Davis make their picks on On Iowa Gameday for that one and four other college football games.

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On Iowa Podcast: Iowa vs. Penn State preview

Penn State is a 12-point favorite Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium, with Saquon Barkley and Trace McSorley headlining a 6:30 p.m., ABC kickoff. What does Iowa have to do to avoid another 41-14 debacle? Can the Hawkeyes pull another Kinnick stunner unde ... »

Iowa football #MusterOneUp Mailbag: Did Penn State kill the raider?

In bizarro world, where fullbacks run post patterns and defensive tackles reign supreme in the three-cone drill, the Hawkeyes actually should be thanking Penn State for the Woodshed Valley treatment last season.

After all, it set the stage for t ... »

2-Minute Drill: Penn State Nittany Lions at Iowa Hawkeyes

College football is this if it's nothing else: One week, the assignment is steer the truck through a carwash. Hey, that's easy. The trick is just aligning the tires on the track that keeps your vehicle under the whirring and the soap and brushes.

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Hawkeye tight ends: ‘Encouraging where it’s going’

IOWA CITY - Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson went through the classic Iowa tight end initiation.

This mostly comprises trying to block defensive ends who are 1) older than you and 2) probably bigger and stronger than you. Iowa has landed a ton of tigh ... »

On Iowa Podcast: Hawkeyes talk Penn State challenge

One of the most anticipated games on Iowa's 2017 schedule comes a week after what turned out to be one of the weirdest. On this edition of the On Iowa Podcast, 11 Hawkeyes talk about the win over North Texas, from penalties, to injuries, to second-half ... »

Not a good enough job from Iowa football vs. Penn State
IOWA CITY - Everyone is telling the Hawkeyes good job. The Hawkeyes have a quick response. "I'll look at my phone in 10 minutes and I'm sure I'll hav ... »
Hawkeye tight ends: ‘Encouraging where it’s going’
IOWA CITY - Noah Fant and T.J. Hockenson went through the classic Iowa tight end initiation.This mostly comprises trying to block defensive ends who a ... »
For his next TD celebration, Iowa's Akrum Wadley will ...
IOWA CITY - Akrum Wadley has high-stepped. He's mimed holding a bowl in one hand and spooning food into his mouth with the other. He's done the "make ... »
Iowa Hawkeyes safety shake-up pushes Amani Hooker forward
IOWA CITY - Couch everything this week in the fact that No. 4 Penn State and running back Saquon Barkley are coming to town. You saw last weekend tha ... »
Iowa 31, North Texas 14 — Mostly taking care of business mostly
IOWA CITY - Nobody every really says exactly what they mean in these postgames. So Parker Hesse's tone said a lot. The junior defensive lineman still ... »
Freshman duo leads Iowa rush attack in 2nd half
IOWA CITY - About midway through the third quarter Saturday, the Hawkeyes were without running backs Akrum Wadley and James Butler. You know, the two ... »
Watch: Kirk Ferentz, Iowa players on win over North Texas
Hear from Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz (above) and eight players (below) after the Hawkeyes' 31-14 victory over North Texas on Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa is 3-0 and hosts No. 5 Penn State in the Big Ten opener next week. »
Iowa's offensive line shuffle continues
IOWA CITY - During the last few seasons, the Hawkeyes have built-in some interchangeability on its offensive line. That seemed to be a point of emphas ... »
Nate Stanley steadies for the Iowa Hawkeyes
AMES - Last week, sophomore Nate Stanley had some "Bambi" legs. He looked just a little bit wobbly out there. "You probably didn't notice, he looked ... »
Iowa 44, Iowa State 41 (OT) — All the jabs and yards
AMES - The Robot threw to The Matrix. Sparks flew. A stadium deflated. And in the end, no one seemed to know where the trophy was. Iowa quarterback N ... »
Stat Pak: General sense of what Iowa might be in '17
IOWA CITY - You can't put on the war paint and be a bystander. Josey Jewell gets this. He's one of those linebackers who wears eye black all over his ... »
Iowa 24, Wyoming 3 — Defense leads the way
IOWA CITY - When a punter misses the ball, well, you know it's just not your day. So much planning goes into the game of football. Everything down to ... »
Watch Highlights: Iowa Hawkeyes 24, Wyoming Cowboys 3
Iowa kicked off its 2017 football season with a 24-3 victory over Wyoming at Kinnick Stadium. SCORING SUMMARY Wyo FG: Cooper Rothe 49 (Wyo 3-0; 11:2 ... »
Watch: Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz on win over Wyoming
Hear from Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz after the Hawkeyes downed Wyoming, 24-3, in Saturday's season opener at Kinnick Stadium. »