Game Thread **Official Iowa vs. Northwestern Game Thread - 11:00am on ABC/ESPN2**

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  1. douglasbader

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    This is going to be a tough game for the likely Top 20 Iowa Hawkeyes, boyz. Injuries all over the field to some of the best players and the Offensive Line is in shambles with 3 starters possibly out.
     
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    24-13 NW.
     
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    I reserve the right to update my prediction if all of our injured players are not all injured on Saturday
     
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    its our year boyz.

    Iowa 23
    NW 16
     
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    damn i really wish the bye week came one week sooner

    so far harbaugh is pwning fitz

    let's hope NW gets banged up too
     
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    so if that happened would it be enuff to get ur fat ass out of the tavern and into kinnick for a 7-0 team playing maryland on 10/31?

    in other words, would hell freeze over on halloween?
     
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    Hawks 30-13
     
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    I watched the game with my 2 oldest kids, both Iowa grads.
     
  9. douglasbader

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    I don't like how Northwestern looks on offense when it comes to playing Iowa. They are 5 wide or 4 wide with a quick back and throw the ball quickly and get to the edge.
     
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    I'm actually fine with that. Iowa is solid in the secondary and tackling well. The front 4, even without Ott, controls gaps. Jaleel is playing great football. Linebackers are smart and playing well.
     
  11. douglasbader

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    Northwestern isn't very physical either and Michigan is beating on them.
     
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    As good as Ott is, the defense is still good without him. We just can't get another DE hurt.

    The OL is in emergency territory though. We have a clear top 7 guys and two are hurt. Hopefully Ike or Boone can go next week so we don't have to make Daniels pass protect for an entire game.
     
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    I saw iowa play some nickel today too. Fisher out. I liked that.
     
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    Be that as it may...they're more talented than other offences that have run the same thing against us. They are going to create mismatches for us.

    And while I think we can win that game...it might feel a lot like these last two where we've dominated most of the game...but still had to sweat late in the 4th
     
  15. douglasbader

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    The bigger question is what are they going to do to give Beathard a chance to make some plays. Even the stuff he got off today he was under pressure and getting smacked around after a couple seconds.

    If they can't run the same next week, going to have to come up with some good plays for him.
     
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    Absolutely have to finish next week inside your own 25, tons of points left out there last two weeks
     
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    There isn't much I like going into this game. But

    Iowa 20
    Them 17
     
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    Fuck.
     
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  23. douglasbader

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    No chance for a medical waiver either. It really sucks he had the stupid wasted year in 2012 where they burned his redshirt and he barely played in the last 5 games of the year and now he is over the 30% threshold of games played this season.

    He basically only got 2.5 seasons at Iowa.
     
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    Good thing they had him rushing a meaningless punt!!
     
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    It was punt safe, we did what we always do and it was fine to have him in. Just bad luck.
     
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    What a stupid fucking play to lose your college career on.
     
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    Didn't clayborn and the rest of that 09/10 crew play on punts? Sucks but we've done it forever
     
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    And we will continue to do it. If we think that there might be a fake situation, the #1 defense stays in. This is what you have to do to win games. It fucking sucks, but it's just bad luck.
     
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    I was mostly joking with that post hence the (!!) at the end. It was a normal play that happens to suck this time.
     
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    Without Clayborn in the punt team, we probably would have lost that magical Penn State game in 09.
     
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    It sucks to lose him, but he wasn't close to himself after he hurt his elbow and they had played a ton without him. They have 6 games left and 2 of those are going to be against dumpster fire teams (Maryland, Purdue) another team headed that direction (Indiana) and another team with a terrible offense (Minnesota).

    Even without Ott and all of these injuries they should be able to go 3-3 and get to 9 wins.
     
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    Fuck that Doug. Get on the train.
     
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    On punt safe coaches usually tell the guys that their main job is to make sure the ball is punted, then to more or less run to the sideline and get out of the way. They usually don't tell DEs that it's necessary to rush. It's more of one of those situations where you say "if you think you can get there, go for it. Otherwise don't worry about it."

    Ott's one of those guys who's going to play hard, so of course he tried to make a play. It's not really anyone's fault, it's just pretty unfortunate.
     
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    Hesse looks decent on the bright side.
     
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    It's pretty common for regular defenders to play on the punt team. Bad luck.
     
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    Correct. Dudes can tear an ACL stepping off the bus. It was barely a contact injury, definitely bad luck for sure.
     
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    Not only that, but as a DE he has probably been blocked in a roughly similar manner thousands of times in his life including practice. It fucking sucks, I feel bad for him, but it's nobody's fault.
     
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    Yeah, he did. The strip he did on the fumble didn't look accidental.
     
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    On the other hand, I don't believe we had our starters in for the Wisconsin fake punt in 2010, and we know how that turned out.
     
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    That sucks
     
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    Sucks for Ott. He was an animal out there when healthy.
     
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    I'm seriously considering going to this game next week. Is parking and riding the train my best bet? Where is the best place to park? I'm lost on the cta website right now.
     
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    we parked at Howard and took the train once (to Wrigley, but whatever). That is where the purple line to Evanston starts.
     
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    if Iowa wins they effectively a 2-game lead over the entire division except Minnesota.

    currently

    Iowa 2-0
    Northwestern 1-1
    Minnesota 1-1
    Illinois 1-1
    Wisconsin 1-1
    Nebraska 0-2
    Purdue 0-2

    Iowa wins, they're 3-1, they would have tiebreakers with Illinois and Wisconsin (possibly 2-1). Minnesota still has to play in Columbus, no way they don't lose a 2nd game in the conference even if they win at Kinnick.

    Not a lock but if Iowa wins they are overwhelming favorites in the west.
     
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    Need to throw everything the have at Northwestern. You have 2 weeks to heal up after that.
     
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    6-0 leading the BIG West and not a peep on ESECPN.com
     
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    Wtf are you expecting? Shout outs during random games?
     
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    As mentioned, Hesse can be a quality pass rushing DE. Sucks to lose Ott, but Nate Meier has really stepped it up this year. Along with Jaleel, iowa is going to still manage a solid pass rush.

    Probably more worrisome is the situation at OT. Absolutely need one of those guys back next week. I love Daniels, but he didn't look comfortable in pass protection at all. Just kept getting beat off the edge. He will learn in time, but the other two are obviously better options right now. Beat NW and we are definitely in the drivers seat cruising towards Indy.
     
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    Bowed for even referencing it.
     
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    Sounds like both of them will be back for Northwestern.
     

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