How do you exaggerate the concerns and complaints of a fanbase from the past 12 months? Do whatever the Iowa Hawkeyes did on Saturday. It is truly impressive to pick up 7 points through unconventional scoring methods. How are my fellow fans dealing with an ugly win?
True, Iowa might be the worst FBS offense after all games are actually played.
Answer: Iowa fans are not doing well. It’s understandable. This week’s College Football Therapy comes in an ugly win featuring my team, the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Iowa could not do anything against a team they expected to dominate at the line of scrimmage. The Hawkeye’s QB had a whopping QBR of 1.1, which was coincidentally right around the average yards per carry (1.6). Those are numbers you’d expect from a parked car.
*Warning, the box score I linked above has statistics pertaining to Iowa’s offense, which may be offensive to football fans.
Alright, I’ll try to respond to this one. The game was bad. Iowa’s offense as a whole did not look good. I’m an Iowa fan. I reluctantly watched that. There’s no denying the ugliness. But bad offensive performances, albeit not quite this bad, in game one aren’t new for Iowa.
Remember a few years back when Iowa needed two blocked field goals to beat FCS Northern Iowa? Remember more recently when we didn’t block that field goal against a different FCS Dakota school and wound up losing? Both seasons turned out to be 8+ win campaigns.
I’m not an optimist when it comes to Iowa football. I didn’t want to have to write this article.
Is there nothing positive we can take from Saturday?
There’s the positive! #PuntingIsWinning
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