Iowa falls to 5-4 on the season, and I’m not sure what has happened to everyone on this team. C.J. Beathard appears to have turned into a shell of the player he was last season, the defense looked horrendous today while giving up 600 YARDS of total offense, and Saquon Barkley outgained the whole damn Iowa offense up until the point where he was taken out of the game. Then Sanders, Stevens, Allen, and McSorley did the same thing. It didn’t matter who ran the ball, they were going places. Iowa? At 9:36 left in the 4th quarter, I saw a stat that said up until that point, Iowa was averaging 1.3 yards per carry.
I honestly don’t have a lot to say about this game. It was never pretty, and Iowa’s offense looks so defeated that I’m not sure they win another game this season. Illinois is bad, but I’m not sure that Iowa’s offense will be able to do a damn thing against their ridiculously good defensive front. I honestly can’t offer anything to take away from this. Iowa looked bad on defense, they looked bad on offense, and they even looked bad on special teams, which doesn’t happen often.
I’m at a loss for words. Feel free to use this post as a vent thread if you so please. All I ask is that you be KIND to each other and do not attack other people. We’re all frustrated, but don’t take out that frustration on each other. We’re all Hawk fans.
Next week is Michigan. That game will be a slow, steady burn.