If I were a betting man, I'd bet the farm on Iowa to cover. There's no way Iowa loses by 2 TDs. I haven't seen anything that really impresses me about Penn State yet. Illinois gave them 4 turnovers and great field position on all but one scoring drive. They still only managed 30 points and were held to 4 3 & outs.
And Iowa is not the only team whose D and Specials can score points.Sure there's a way Iowa loses by 2 TDs. I thought we could keep it close against Ohio and Michigan last year and the offense shit the bed so hard that there was no way our defense was gonna keep us in those games. This could easily be the same situation.
The Illinois-PSU game is ancient history. These teams make quantum leaps week over week early in the season. We could show up an execute on offense and put up 35 and win huge, but it is far more likely that PSU corrects some of their issues and hangs 28+ on us than it is that Iowa has an offensive outburst. Unless we get an offense that can sustain drives we are going to give up a lot of points to teams with solid offenses.
That's the one that sticks out to me, too, especially when you recall the roster. Stanley, Wadley, James Butler, Vandeberg, Easley, Hockenson, Fant. Average Big Ten starters up to All-Americans.Do you remember when the Brain earned us a hard fought 66 yards at Wisconsin the next week? What a game that was.
That's the one that sticks out to me, too, especially when you recall the roster. Stanley, Wadley, James Butler, Vandeberg, Easley, Hockenson, Fant. Average Big Ten starters up to All-Americans.
66 yards. Think about it. I'm not sure the offense can be fixed when those schemes/style/play-calling can only muster 66 yards with those players.
And now we have his recruits.Freshmen starting at both OT, though they are both currently in the NFL starting (Wirfs and Jackson). Also an NFL starter at C (Daniels), and OGs who either had a cup of coffee (Render) or could have been an NFL player had he so chosen (Welsh).
We had a lot of talent, OL and skill positions, for BFs first 4 years as OC.