Defense excellent as expected. Offense showing improvement.
Agreed. But terrible may be good enough when nobody can score more than ten points on you.11-17 passing for 148
129 rush yards
Line opened some good holes
1-9 on third down, just terrible
All a ranking does is it gets
Not embarrassed but all the talking heads like Cowherd will be mocking the ranking because of our smoke and mirror offense.
This exactly. We’re gonna see Michigan pound the rock over and over and over this Saturday. Defense will hold up for the first half but if the offense can not move the ball forcing the D to constantly be on the field the D is gonna wear down. Even if we’re able to rotate 7-8 guys on the line. If the hawks can constantly force 3 & outs against Michigan then they can beat them w/ a 10-13 type score. OsU on the other hand will beat the hawks just like they beat wisc however I don’t see how iowa scores 21 pts and don’t see osu dropping 52 on the hawks. Might b something like 13-34 or somewhere close to it.Agreed. But terrible may be good enough when nobody can score more than ten points on you.
Someone is going to come to Iowa, run it 50 times, and just wear the Iowa defense down not caring about the score preventing passing turnovers, and Iowa's offense won't be up to scoring once. That will be OSU/Mich.
Everyone else will have to try to throw some, and will end up in the same situation as Rutgers. If Iowa doesn't turn the ball over and gets a few 1st downs, they'll be in position to win. Except against Purdue because Purdue.
I want to believe this BigD. But saw this on the interwebs and it makes me wonder....Defense excellent as expected. Offense showing improvement.
I want to believe this BigD. But saw this on the interwebs and it makes me wonder....
Interesting...stats are misleading. Did the oline and run game take a step forward? Or was RU "good" run defense smoke and mirrors.
"Yeah, I am reading Iowa fans as saying last night was OL progress. Well, Rutgers build up some phantom stats against the two of the worst rushing teams in America (Temple/BC) and an 0-3 FCS team. Make no mistake, that RU defensive line was NOT Big Ten level. Not close."
Also, I "Think" our defense is really really good, right? They looks really good, fast, pressure with 4 dline, defensive tds, turnovers, safeties., etc. By all accounts they are next level good.
What's the best offense we've faced?