Wisconsin opens as a 2.5 favorite

haydensly

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Wisconsin should be favored. This game looks a lot harder now than it did 2-3 weeks ago. Wouldn't be surprised to see that number increase through the week.

All that said, I kind of like being the underdog. I think it helps our team's mentality.
 

trj

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Wisconsin should be favored. This game looks a lot harder now than it did 2-3 weeks ago. Wouldn't be surprised to see that number increase through the week.

All that said, I kind of like being the underdog. I think it helps our team's mentality.

The D will show up. No clue what to expect from the offense.
 

HaydenHawk56

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In back to back weeks, Top 10 teams underdogs to their unranked opponents on the road. Hopefully, Kirk and Son has used their 2 weeks wisely and not suffer the same fate as Okie St.
 

uihawk82

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The hawks past history against Wisky does not bode well. Just 2 wins in about 10 years. But the Wisky offense does seem to be a mostly run oriented team which the hawks defense can normally do well against. It is those high octane passing attacks which seem to give the hawks trouble especially with a running QB. It seems Wisky doesnt have a really good running QB or passing QB.

The hawks can be real good but right now I only have them with a 40% chance of winning.
 

haydensly

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The hawks past history against Wisky does not bode well. Just 2 wins in about 10 years. But the Wisky offense does seem to be a mostly run oriented team which the hawks defense can normally do well against. It is those high octane passing attacks which seem to give the hawks trouble especially with a running QB. It seems Wisky doesnt have a really good running QB or passing QB.

The hawks can be real good but right now I only have them with a 40% chance of winning.
FWIW, ESPN's matchup predictor gives Iowa a 53.7% of winning. So basically a toss up.
 

HuckFinn

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The hawks past history against Wisky does not bode well. Just 2 wins in about 10 years. But the Wisky offense does seem to be a mostly run oriented team which the hawks defense can normally do well against. It is those high octane passing attacks which seem to give the hawks trouble especially with a running QB. It seems Wisky doesnt have a really good running QB or passing QB.

The hawks can be real good but right now I only have them with a 40% chance of winning.
Our “past history” has almost nothing to do with our game next Saturday. Neither team is the same as the one’s in the past.
 

SmokeTownHawk

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The hawks past history against Wisky does not bode well. Just 2 wins in about 10 years. But the Wisky offense does seem to be a mostly run oriented team which the hawks defense can normally do well against. It is those high octane passing attacks which seem to give the hawks trouble especially with a running QB. It seems Wisky doesnt have a really good running QB or passing QB.

The hawks can be real good but right now I only have them with a 40% chance of winning.
I prefer to think this means the law of averages has us due to win.
 

Glass1/2fullguy

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Wisconsin's defensive alignments and odd man fronts tend to give Iowa's blockers fits even in a normal year. With an inexperienced offensive line, I look for that trend to continue.
Even when Iowa has a good experienced OL Wisconsin’s 3-4 defense gives Iowa problems. Their LBers do such a good job at running to plug the gaps against the zone run. Hopefully Brian has a slight wrinkle to his game plan this week. Need to run a good amount of pre-snap motion and misdirection plays imo. Straight up zone is dead on arrival against Wisconsin’s 3-4.
 
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NCHawker

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I won't be going out of my way to watch. Every year in late October I get Hawkeye fatigue. No joy in watching this offense get pinned.
 

BigD

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The hawks past history against Wisky does not bode well. Just 2 wins in about 10 years. But the Wisky offense does seem to be a mostly run oriented team which the hawks defense can normally do well against. It is those high octane passing attacks which seem to give the hawks trouble especially with a running QB. It seems Wisky doesnt have a really good running QB or passing QB.

The hawks can be real good but right now I only have them with a 40% chance of winning.
 

BigD

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“The hawks can be real good but right now I only have them with a 40% chance of winning.”

If correct that means there’s a 60% chance of Iowa fans whining.
 
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