Full disclosure, I am one of those "doom and gloomer" guys. I sure hope you're right. We do have a path to victory but this looks like a tougher matchup against them than we've had in a while.Every time we go out there people predict doom and gloom for the Hawkeyes.
It will happen someday, but when the rubber meets meets the road a Ferentz coached team is usually more fundamentally sound, more physical, and mentally tougher than a Frost coached team.
That has proven to be, to this point, a tall mountain for Nebraska to surmount.
Gosh, I sure hope they spy on Martinez -- it would be very out-of-character for Parker to do that until after halftime, but by then the game might be out of reach! Would love to see Belton spy him every play, & blitz him periodically. Agree on Belton's impact on the Hawkeye D. During Illinois' opening 75 yd drive the Hawks had replaced the injured Koerner with #30 Schulte...with poor results. The next Illinois drive they took out #30 and replaced him with Belton, and the Illini offense struggled the rest of the game...until Schulte and other defensive reserves entered the game and Illinois marched down the field again.Dane Belton has quietly emerged as our second best defensive player.
The kid will do anything you ask of him. Could he be a full time spy on Martinez this we
Don't want to agree with this, but it is true - in hindsight.Ironically, if Iowa wins it will be it’s best win of the season.
Michigan was only a 2.5 favorite when they played at Nebraska.UNL opened at -4. They are now at -3.5. No shocker there.
UNL opened at -4. They are now at -3.5. No shocker there.
This is great, when they first came to the Big Ten they looked at Iowa the same way they did Iowa State and now a win makes their season.Michigan was only a 2.5 favorite when they played at Nebraska.
Reading Nebraska comments on various websites is really quite funny. Who would have thought that beating Iowa (lowly Iowa)would make their season? Also wanting to ruin Iowa's "season in the sun." Not sure what they mean there. This season seems like just another Iowa season to me. In the last six Iowa full seasons, Iowa has 56 wins including this season. Average of a little over 9 wins a year, so "ho hum" just another average year for Iowa. I will not be surprised at all if Iowa loses out there on Friday and if they do, ho-hum.
Just anther week of Iowa football..good chance to lose, good chance to win.. Iowa will be still be playing in January. Nebraska will be discussing how good they will be next year.