Iowa Prediction Thread
Tate sucks it up and plays like @ss. We get two picks and somehow escape Iowa City with a win.
It depends if we are going to get after it or not. And by that I mean, THROW THE DAMN BALL!
People were worried after we struggled with Illinois State and Iowa beat Ball State 56-0 last year.
I think it depends on if Tate plays...Manson played AWFUL against Syracuse. If it's Manson I think we have a chance but loose 24-20. If its Tate I think we lose 45-20...I don't think you can expect us to beat Iowa after slipping by UNLV and Toledo...especially after making Toledo's QB and UNLV's BACKUP QB look like Heisman candidates.
Originally Posted by ekim121
How can you say that when Iowa struggled to beat Syracuse? Syracuse is not better than UNLV or Toledo. I actually think Toledo could beat both of them. And sure, Iowa didn't have Tate but nothing about their game looked good (except their goal line defense in overtime).
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It's shocking to see how badly Iowa plays without Drew Tate. Regardless of Tate, if they can't put away a bad, bad 'Cuse team, then ISU will win this one in another close one.
33-28 ISU, 33 being the awkward continuation of poor special teams play.
Iowa gets a late saftey after ISU first string has been taken out of the game. After the game, Blythe is Big 12 player of the week, (with 5 TD cathes)
(...i can dream can't I? )
Weird...I am a HUGE Cyclone fan with season tickets living in an over populated Iowa Fan area (Cedar Rapids) and all I've heard about for the last 2 weeks at work is how much we suck cause it took 3 overtimes to beat Toldeo(who finished 26 last year)...Got to work this morning and no peep about this Saturdays game...in fact I haven't heard any mention of Iowa's game yesterday at all....ooohh ya...2 OTs against a 1-10 Syracuse team...PS thanks to the athletic dept for putting up the Cyclone State billboard along 380...Makes my drive to work a bit less unbearable!
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Tate should know to stay away for manjuice the night before the game and upset his poor little tummy. He can play with his pillowbiters on Sundays.
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ISU pulls it's offense out of the mothballs, and the defense continues to improve. Iowa won't be able to run the ball effectively. I think the players will be really jacked up for the first time this season. ISU 31-21.
I'm thinking overtime. not sure who wins yet.
Tate is going to play. He has a week to get better and if he was healthy enought to dress yesterday, then you know he will be back by next saturday. Plus the fact that Tate and the rest of Iowa want revenge for last year.
I worry about playing on the road. We have played our 1st 2 games at home and haven't looked overly impressive. Meanwhile, Iowa went on the road and pulled out a V w/ their starting QB on the bench. It was Syracuse mind you but still a W on the road. You know Tate will be back for us. Just don't have a good feeling. 24-21 we lose. Did I mention when I usually pick Iowa we win ;-)
Everyone but Blythe will kill Iowa. I think ISU will use him a decoy mostly. I believe Iowa plays mostly zone on D, ISU will probably throw several bombs to RJ or Davis. Maybe a deep fly pattern by Nickel or Barkema. I dont see Hicks getting more than 60 yards, but theyll run it anyway. If they dont get pressure on Meyer he should be able to pick em apart.
It seems like the last couple years, ISU has played more to their potential on the road. I get the feeling that they feel less pressure.