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Discussion in 'In-State Rivals' started by farm85, Jun 3, 2019.
Ah my bad I was mixed up. 2011-2012 season.
Those two are like companion games with different winners. Amuses me how each went to overtime and both final scores were 44-41. (I'm easily amused, I admit).
(Note: 3OT game was 2011 sted of '12)
Edit: madguy30 beat me to it re: year .
Yeah, both teams did as much as possible to give away the game. Iowa managed to "succeed more poorly" in that regard.
Labeling ISU '12 "bad" might be a little harsh, but definitely squandered opportunities. That team should not have finished with a sub-.500 record.
If they weren't bad, they weren't very good. Beat marginal teams and got worked by anyone with a pulse. Some good individual defensive players but they got lit up plenty. Wasn't CPR's swan song by any means but definitely got people thinking. I remember that TCU win looked fun but then they went 6-7 too.
Well that finally settles the SOS debate at least.
Setting up to be the most hyped game of the series.
I'm not sure it's possible for Iowa to hype it internally more than they have the last handful of years
Hush, grownups are talking
It's definitely hyped up on both sides. This game truly will be a big non-conference game for each team. Iowa has an opportunity to win on the road against a team with a lot of hype who might very well be in the top 25. Iowa State has the opportunity to beat a most likely ranked team as well, and also have an opportunity to add to the hype of the program. Coach Campbell has done amazing things at Iowa State so far, but he still hasn't beaten the rival. I'm not saying you have to beat your rival every single year, but you still need to do it. Harbaugh is having the same problem at Michigan with Ohio State. Beating Iowa this year will also help with total wins (obviously). The past two years we've ended with 8 wins and really wanted to get that 9th. Going into the conference season 3-0 and playing well will provide a huge boost of confidence and momentum to the team.
Thing is this is pretty much the same schedule ISU has every year. This is the hardest schedule Iowa has had in years.
Ehh the Big 12 might be a little down this year compared to some of the past years. WVU will be worse after Holgerson left, KSU might struggle with the absence of the vampire, Okie State and TCU aren't as up there as years prior, Baylor is getting back into the swing of things after their turmoil, etc. I think this year we have a nice schedule set up to allow us to possibly have a shot to make the title game.
Iowa had a top 10 schedule just two years ago.
Yes....2 years ago to be exact
My bad, top 5 schedule. And they still made a bowl game to boot. I heard for years that the schedule was what was holding ISU back all those years.
Okay let's be real here.. 2 years ago Iowa did very much so have a tough schedule, however let's not act like they play that schedule every single year. There are sometimes Iowa only has to play one big dog out of the east, and even times they play none. When that happens, the schedule is not a tough one.
Does that include bowl and conference championship game? And what's the most recent one besides that?
Agree...but to argue the Hawks never have a tough schedule is incorrect. Sagarin ranked it 5th just 2 years ago.
When Iowa State was at it's lowest of lows, our schedule wasn't allowing us to pick up a win. Don't get me wrong we were pretty awful, but the rest of the Big 12 was either average to really good (Kansas excluded). We didn't have the schedule that would allow us to play Rutgers and then come back and play Illinois and then Purdue and Indiana. If we had that, we might've seen 4-5 win seasons instead of 2-3. We'd play OU, Okie State, then TCU, then Texas, then WVU. That's beyond tough to pick up a win when you were as bad as we were.
Saying Iowa never has a tough schedule is wrong. Bringing up one tough schedule doesn't help either. It also doesn't help that the one year Iowa ran the table they didn't play one team on the east side. That's the one that sticks out.