Best week of the college football season for fans in the state of Iowa hands down. All four of the Division One teams in the state (Iowa and Iowa State in FBS, UNI and Drake in FCS) won their games in the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Chances are if you bought a ticket to any of these games, you got your money's worth.
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The other key was making Robinson throw the football. If this guy were half the passer that he is a runner Michigan would never lose. Then again, if Michigan didn't wait till the fourth quarter to start playing their games, the Wolverines might never lose.
So suddenly Ferentz can coach again and all is well with the world. And thanks to Nebraska (more on that later) the Hawks once again control their own destiny in the Big 10 legends division.
Once again, ISU struggled to follow up a signature road win, but for the second straight year against KU, it doesn't matter. All that matters is the W. In the postgame presser Paul Rhoads seemed a bit testy. ISU certainly did revert to some of their old mistakes, committing dumb personal fouls and turning the ball over. But at the same time, you had to know Kansas wasn't going to play as poorly as they did last week. No knock on the Clones, but KU is certainly more comparable in talent to ISU, and the Jayhawks played like this would be their last, best chance to get a win.
The Clones have a bye week before their Friday night showdown with Oklahoma State at Jack Trice. Gonna be a big game for coach Rhoads and staff. Last time they had a bye week they played a terrible and undisciplined game against Texas. Not exactly breaking news here, but OSU is much better than UT.
Nice bounce back win for Northern Iowa, 21-17, over Youngstown State. Tirrell Rennie dressed but didn't play. Gotta get him healthy if UNI is going to avoid what seems like their annual playoff slump.
Lost in the football frenzy-the Drake men's basketball team lost their exhibition against D2 Quincy 84-74. Mark Phelps seat ain't getting any cooler.
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What it all means is that, with a win over Michigan State next Saturday, Iowa will be tied for first in the Legends division with the inside track to winning the division. Of course for that to happen they'll also have to figure out a way to win on the road, which is now a 1,000 pound gorilla on this program's back.
After two weeks of endless hype from (primarily) ESPN, the "Game of the Century" between Alabama and LSU.....was won 9-6? If that's the game of the century the next 89 years are going to be pretty lame.