Awesome comeback from the Hawks tonight. The craziest stat to me of this game is that Iowa has now won 21 straight against Wisconsin. That's just an insane level of domination.
He sounds like a young man with a vision of what he wants to do after football. My guess is he wants to try to crack the NFL and if that doesn't happen he has good opportunities off the field. Seems like a wise decision if that's the case.
Although I don't put much stock in polls, it's fun to see us recognized. What strikes me is how high and how many the mid-majors are this year. Looks like March could be fun and chaotic. Hopefully it favors us for once.
Nothing quite like opening up a GIANT CAN OF WHOOP ASS!
I'm not broken up about this. I think Petras is by far the superior QB to lead our team. That said I do hope Mansell finds a decent team that he can play meaningful minutes with.
I don't buy this narrative at all. Stanley's legacy is set and nothing will change it now. He was statistically one of our best QB's ever but he couldn't win the big ones on the road. That's his legacy. And the whole beating USC is a resume win? That's just silly. If USC was like they were under Pete Carrol, sure. But now? It's like beating Michigan State. They're not relevant and it's an insult to us to say that we'd be relevant if we win this game. We're more relevant that USC has been in a long time.
I honestly thought this year would be a losing season or .500 at best. I'm thrilled to have been so wrong and to see these guys ranked. Now if we can just avoid a late season meltdown.
Upvoted just for this
Let’s SEC this shit and count all our quality losses
Personally I like this. I usually work in the morning on weekends so a Friday night game is one I'd get to watch. This season I was able to watch 2 games because of my work schedule.
I think its more of a name recognition and being a top ranked team thing.
This is very well deserved. Duncan saved our asses this year. He should've won the Groza.
By all measures it sounds like we got a hell of a player in Lachey. I don't know if I'm more excited at the prospect of him and Yelverton possibly becoming an all-time tandem like Fant-Hockenson or at the constant mentions of Nick Lachey on the TV during our games.
Man I'm excited to see what Yelverton can do. The fact that he chose us over the likes of Florida and Georgia is just an added bonus. Suck it SEC.
I'm drinking my favorite beer in the world for ya Coach since there's none in heaven. I hope all the locker rooms in heaven will be pink soon.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you Coach Fry.
That is mind blowing. I think Sanders has to be the greatest RB ever. I remember being super excited to see him come and play the Panthers when I lived in Charlotte as a kid but he retired before that season/game (I can't remember precisely). My dad was super pissed because he spent extra money on great seats just to watch Barry.
Oh man I can't believe I forgot about Barry. That was a legendary season.
Against Purdue, Iowa won 4-0 despite four interceptions from Kinnick. Iowa points? Scored on safeties, of course
Kirk Ferentz must be Eddie Anderson reincarnated. The only way Kirk could be happier is winning 2-0.
It's incredible to think of how much Kinnick dominated every single aspect of the game. Maybe someone can toss out some ideas but I think he probably had the greatest season by a Heisman winner ever.
What a fucking legend. Just when I thought I couldn't like JBo anymore he goes and trolls the clowns in their own house. Man its been fun watching him.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane. I grew up watching those teams with Boyd and Worley. I'd almost forgotten Haluska played for the cyclowns until you mentioned that.
then to blow the game (mainly) because Moss was obviously playing for "Team Isaiah" instead of the Hawkeyes in that final period. To see him wildly chuck the ball as soon as it touched his fingers was a real letdown to that whole game.
I'm right with you on this. I was screaming and cussing at the TV when he was pulling that shit, well as much as someone with two strands of the flu can scream. When Moss was on man he was on but when he wasn't he was wasted space on the court. I was happy to see him go actually to give a younger guy a shot. After 3 years we knew exactly what we'd get or not with Moss.
I never understood the hype on Evelyn. The guy wasn't even great in a mid-major conference.
I agree that we seem play better when we fly under the radar but 28 years? My entire lifetime? For curiosity's sake how many times under Fry were were ranked wire to wire?
The last time Iowa was ranked wire-to-wire was 1991
That's insane. I find that hard to believe but at the same point it seems totally believable.
So we let the Peacock fly but caged the other birds? I'm still happy with the end result. I don't think its reasonable to expect a win vs a top 5 team on the road when you aren't even ranked but I'm glad we competed hard even if the defense left a lot to desire.