Iowa -15.5 vs Illinois.........

Discussion in 'Football' started by hawkinarkansas, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. Xerxes

    Xerxes Well-Known Member

    Yeah this is true. I imagine where the frustration comes from, at least where mine comes from sometimes, is you see a game like Ohio St in 2017 or Minnesota 2018 or first half vs Minnesota 2019 when Iowa is attacking and scoring a ton of points.

    We all know the potential is there for a better offense. And some fans don't like the tight wins vs subpar teams and in close losses to PSU and Wisconsin, it can't be helped but to wonder what if Iowa attacked their weak spots (DBs) instead of trying to attack their strengths (front 7's).
     
  2. Casey388

    Casey388 Well-Known Member

    No way I would bet Iowa with that spread. I think we are likely to win but I don't envision a blowout like the last time we played them. As long as we get a win so I can cover my +7.5 wins on the season that is all I care about.
     
  3. ClintonIAfan

    ClintonIAfan Well-Known Member

    Iowa dominates Illinois, they will cover that easily.
     
  4. ssckelley

    ssckelley Well-Known Member

    I'm SHOCKED you feel this way.....STUNNED!

    So you put $$$ on Iowa?
     
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  5. SteveGarvey1

    SteveGarvey1 Well-Known Member

    Kirk owns Campbell, Kirk owns P.J., Kirk owns Lovie, hopefully in ten days we can say Kirk owns Frost (have to at least be 2-0 against a coach)
     
  6. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    Iowa will win, but they are not covering that. That's a sucker's bet to take Iowa and the points.
     
  7. PlatypusMessiah

    PlatypusMessiah Well-Known Member

    Iowa did put up a sixty burger on the Illini last year. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Hawkeye’s offense scored a lot.
     
  8. 1980HAWKFAN

    1980HAWKFAN Well-Known Member

    I think we are going to see Old Kirk Saturday. That playbook was way too wide open against Minny so I think we see a more conservative game plan. A lot of runs,ball control, short throws, we have seen it before. Hawks win 24 to 17.
     
  9. hawkinarkansas

    hawkinarkansas Well-Known Member

    Iowa only had 290 yards of offense against Minnesota.....old Kirk never left the building. When Iowa looked semi potent on offense he was busy unwrapping his bubble gum.
     
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  10. HawkeyeDenis

    HawkeyeDenis Well-Known Member

    The first half of Saturday's game was Minnesota's undoing . And a good part of Iowa's success in the first half was Minnesota coming into the game flat emotionally. Wisconsin did that the week before but Iowa wasn't able to capitalize on their opportunities.

    Kirk was very much in charge the whole game. The difference was that Stanley wasn't standing in the pocket taking 5 seconds to decide when to throw the ball. When Stanley threw the ball he on target an not behind the player. For the most part he was very accurate

    In the second half Minnesota was bringing more pressure, covering better. Minnesota got back in their game, defensively.

    Offensively Minnesota wasn't able to score enough on Iowa's defense to change the outcome.
     
  11. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Nailed it.

    The key word you said is “attack”.

    Nate looked good when they let him attack downfield. Zone to the short side of the field on (seems like) every first down is not attacking.
     
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  12. 1980HAWKFAN

    1980HAWKFAN Well-Known Member

    It seemed like the 1st half Hawks were more aggressive and throwing more than they usually do against Minny. We opened up a lead and then defense stepped up in second half and held on for the win. You're probably correct with Old Kirk was still on the sideline but it felt like we played a bit more aggressive than the usual stretch right left and 3 yard out pattern in the 1st half.
     
  13. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Lose either one of the last two and the good vibe for beating another top ten team is lost.
     
  14. revkev73

    revkev73 Well-Known Member

    There is a risk of losing one of the next two since Iowa's offense can be so anemic. If Iowa finishes 8-4, well, that is where Hawkeye Homeostasis seems to be quite often. Feel OK, but not good.

    9-3 sounds 100% better.
     
  15. 99topdawg

    99topdawg Well-Known Member

    Right now Iowa is -16 with an O/U of 47, so they're thinking 31-15 or 32-16 against a team that's won 4 straight? Hey, I'm all in favor of it, but I'm gonna have to see it to believe it.
     
  16. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    They were with Michigan fairly late.
     
  17. HawkGold

    HawkGold Well-Known Member

    IL will have the best receivers and QB. Maybe RB depending on who plays.
     
  18. washtu401

    washtu401 Well-Known Member

    Hard to be better than MN receivers!
     
  19. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Yes. You’re right That’s what happened.

    He couldn’t figure that out because he didn’t want to.
     
  20. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Minnesota did too. Didn’t matter.
    Minnesota or Illinois doesn’t suit up Iowa’s defense.
     
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