I mean you literally said “ISU flat out handed them the game.” Seems like you’re trying to play both sides of the coin.I don’t think you are understanding what I’m saying. ISU did not play better in any facet, although their defense played really well. I just think that fans wouldn’t consider it a great win because their team didn’t play great offensively and the opponent imploded.
Iowa could have won that game with zero offensive snaps. I don’t know how much more of a compliment you need here, but if that upsets you, you really need your ego stroked.
Iowa fans have learned to not equate a great win to require a great offense. However we need at least a functional offense. If they roll out the same production offensively this year they’ll be lucky to win 7 games.
I’m not calling the ISU game a great win either. They didn’t have one. The PSU game could still be a long term impact but we’ll see.