"Coach, you're not at Oklahoma anymore." "....WHAT?! I'VE MADE A TERRIBLE GODDAMN MISTAKE." (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Hey, an early game again! No waiting around for the Iowa game this week.
This week brings an Indiana team seemingly in the midst of a full-blown meltdown. They were dismantled by Wisconsin on the field last week, and off the field multiple players have quit the team in the last few weeks and their prized recruit (Gunner Kiel) has contracted a case of wanderlust. Today, a few more starters (including their starting center and would-be Hawkeye killer Damarlo Belcher) are sitting out. They are not a good football team. Not at all.
But Iowa isn't in a position where they can afford to overlook anyone, either. If Iowa plays well, they should win this game handily. If they play sloppy, if they turn the ball over and miss tackles... well, this game could be a lot more interesting than any of want it to be. So let's not see that. Let's see a focused, determined Iowa team from the get-go, one that will jump on the Hoosiers early and crush their spirit. Oh, and let's get Marvin the all-time touchdown receptions record all to himself. That would be pretty nifty.
The game's on BTN at11am CT. The usual rules of open threading apply: no illegal online streams, no porn, no religion, no politics, no slurs (this includes calling people or things "gay"), no douchebaggery. Let's all have a real good time, yeah?