Iowa's Tough 2019 Football Schedule

Discussion in 'Football' started by HuckFinn, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. oregonhawkeye

    oregonhawkeye Well-Known Member

    My take is the opposite. Switch out an easy win for a hard loss means more than one game in the standings. More big games like that create more negative momentum if you lose, more opportunity to let down if you win, more injuries.

    It'd be great if we were just enough better than the rest of the schedule to go 9-3. Easy though to imagine a lot of tough losses and morale killers and ending 7-5.

    SEC teams have cakewalks in the OOC for a reason.

    And 2019's schedule is more than one game harder than 2018.
  2. 4thngoal

    4thngoal Well-Known Member

    One game at a time. The hardest game on the schedule???? The next one.
    Doesn't matter if it's Illinois or OSU.
  3. ModebaSan

    ModebaSan Well-Known Member

    Pulled up this thread because it fits better than starting a new one. To me football runs in cycles, and I believe this is gonna be a great year for Iowa football. If you look closely, you can see where this schedule is really close to the 2015 schedule when we had our undefeated run.

    2015 / 2019
    at Iowa St. / at Iowa St.
    at Wisconsin / at Wisconsin
    at Northwestern / at Northwestern
    vs Purdue / vs Purdue
    at Nebraska / at Nebraska
    vs Illinois / vs Illinois
    vs Minnesota vs Minnesota

    The addition of a nine team B1G schedule and different crossover games is the only major changes from the 2015 schedule.

    2015 / 2019
    vs Illinois St. / vs Miami(Oh)
    vs Pitt / vs Rutgers
    vs N. Texas St. / vs M. Tenn St.
    vs Maryland / vs Penn St.
    at Indiana / at Michigan

    I have to give a nod to the 2019 version of these matchups to be slightly tougher than 2015. But I have to keep these factors in mind. I believe Penn St. this year, is gonna struggle with a new QB. Michigan is gonna be tough, but we have beaten them 5 outta the last 6 meetings including at Michigan. The rest are par for the course. Our entire schedule is still gonna be tough, but I think this 2019 version of the Hawks are gonna be as good or better than the 2015 version. I’m not saying we are going undefeated, but I can see an Iowa vs. Michigan rematch in the B1G Championship Game.
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