I am headed home today from the weekend in Philly. Normal posting schedule will be delayed this week as it will take me a couple of days to get the Yuengling and cheese steaks out of my system -- but Iowa awaits.
When the season started, I had one goal in mind. Make a bowl game. 5 games into the season, we are ahead of where I thought we would be. We already have 4 wins. That is a good thing. We beat Notre Dame. That is a great thing. Freshman QB Tate Forcier has become a national conversation topic. That is unbelievable.
Losing to Sparty sucks. Losing to them twice in a row is something I have never had to experience until now. We will survive. I have not gotten a chance to watch the entire game again, but it was pretty clear they played better than we did. Congrats to them. The future for the rivalry looks great. Enjoy it. Given what I have seen so far this season, I would still rather have our team, our coach, and our future than theirs.
Iowa. How can a team go into Happy Valley and dominate the Nits and look so pedestrian against Northern Iowa and Arkansas State ? I just don't get it ?
Looking a the rest of the schedule, we ABSOLUTELY have to win against Delaware State and Purdue. That gets us to 6 wins. That gets us into a bowl game. Outside of Delaware State and Purdue, the remaining games (Iowa, Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio State) we will be underdogs looking to pull an upset. Gotta get Delaware State and Purdue.
6 wins. Bowl game. That is still the goal. Everything else is gravy.