Amen. Those are all loseable games too. If Iowa splits or worse those along with losing to OSU and say anyone else it could be a disappointing yr...That season prediction is pretty solid.....pro-typical Ferentz team....good not great.....big win in the early part of the year and then some stumbles that keep them out of Championship talk (most likely, or sweating it out).
The Key games for Iowa:
If they could get 3-1 or 4-0 out of that group I would feel real good about them getting another return to the Big Ten Title game assuming all else fell in place.
The only game I think there's a minuscule chance of winning is at Ohio State. I wanna see Michigan repeat last year's success before I'm in on the Wolverines.
No business losing to SDSU, Nevada, Rutgers, Illinois. Should beat ISU, NW, Nebraska at home.
Didn't Iowa have 7 regular wins in 2014 and 8 regular wins in 2016?The over on Iowa regular season win totals has been easy money for a few years in a row now:
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I thought the last 3 seasons were layups, as the results indicated (covered by 1.5, 2, and 1.5 wins).
This year is a bit trickier. Tougher schedule combined with some very worrying lack of WR depth and lack of stability at kicker have me pretty concerned. I think they win 8 or 9...if forced to pick, I would go with 8 and hope they prove me wrong.
What does Michigan lose on offense and defense?
I would take that...back to back Big Ten Title games.I might be overly optimistic but i see losses only at OSU and Purdue. Minny lost their OL and Michigan their great D which won them most of their games. Iowa repeats as West Champ and rematches with Ohio State in the title game, and loses close.