Howe: Ranking Excitement Level of 2020 Iowa Football Games

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, Jul 6, 2020.

  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Rating interest level of contests on schedule from 12 to 1:

  2. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    12) Northern Iowa
    It’s a division that’s a step down. Automatically goes to the back of the line.

    11) Northern Illinois
    It’s a step down non-conference game. If it weren’t for the game listed on previous line then that’s where it would be.

    10) Michigan State
    This is a bad team.
    Should be called Northern Michigan State.

    9) @Purdue
    Interested to see if Iowa’s defense can stop/slow down the playmakers or if those playmakers will even be healthy.
    Black and Gold rivalry, I guess.

    8) @Illinois
    Iowa gets a lot of recruits from this state and battle over the same recruits. Can’t let the orange chiefs off the ground. This was a 9 pt game last season against a very young team. Better strap it tight.

    7) Northwestern
    Same as above with a coach that has his system established and a QB with a pulse. Grudging respect to Fitzgerald and under-rated Ramsey.

    6) Nebraska
    I don’t judge Iowa based on Nebby’s program who falls to #6 on my list.

    5) @Minnesota
    Can’t wait to see how PJ Fleck will tip the canoe this season. I flipped this with Nebraska since they will fight for the division.

    4) Iowa State
    In state division rival.

    3) @Penn State
    Owns Iowa. Repeat.
    Owns Back in Black.
    Can’t wait to see if PSU has Joe Paterno’s statue guarded for this game.

    2) @Ohio State
    Best team in the Big10 cannot be lower than this spot.

    1) Wisconsin
    Rival in division with cleats on the throat.
    ‘Nuff said
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