Let's See What
Fans Have To
Say This Week...
Silver Fox: Now it's week #9. Way to go Marvin McNutt in getting the Hawkeye touchdown receptions record. Not to diminish it, but one can see why Indiana has a losing record---and I thought our defense has alot of room for improvement. Indiana does have a good offensive unit. I think they'll beat Northwestern this Saturday in Bloomington. Watch out! I predict there'll be over 100 points scored in that one. As concerns the Hawks; please don't go to sleep against the Golden Gophers. Get that offense fired up this Saturday on the road. And hopefully I'm seeing the defense making a little improvement. But, Shaun Prater is a big concern. What's going on with him? He has shown in the past that he's a much better player. Anyway, if we get this victory Saturday, we become bowl eligible. I think we'll need to get 7 wins this year to assure a bowl game, because of all the other Big 10 teams who will probably be bowl eligible as well. Besides, remember 2007 when the Hawks were6-6 and didn't get invited to a bowl. Before closing, I want to say that it's good seeing Vandenburg playing well more consistently. And there's a possibility McCall might come back before the end of the season. Hope so. As always---GO HAWKS!!!!!!!
Black And Gold Girl: With their toughest games coming up at the end of the season, it would be easy for the Hawks to look past the Minnesota team this weekend and focus on the next few weeks ahead. But if history has taught us anything, it's that anytime the Hawks look past a seemingly beatable team (IA State) we get burned in what should be a gimme game. I want to see some maturity from them this week and see that they're taking the game as seriously as they should be and aren't looking too far ahead. I have the Hawks beating Minnesota by ten points on Saturday!
Turnkey Tim: Iowa's game this week at Minnesota should be another tuneup before we play Michigan, but remember last year when we played apathetically and lost to the Golden Gophers. James Vandernberg has yet to win a game on the road; I look for the offense to be ready. True freshman McCall has been cleared to play and this could be huge. I hope to see him get some carries in this game if Iowa gets ahead early. He could be very helpful against Michigan. On defense, we have various people hurt. We need to see this unit improve vastly if we are going to have any success in November. Special Teams have been good and show much improvement as the season has progressed. 2:30 on BTN, I want to see Iowa dominate as Minnesota is not a very good team right now, but they do play hard. Turnkey Tim says Iowa 38-17
Ace: Geez I knew this season would be rough for the little rodents but didn't think it would be quite this bad. Can they repeat last year and upset the Hawkeyes in Minneapolis again? I doubt it, but they have nothing to lose and don't be surprised if they scare the Iowegians for maybe a quarter or so. Doesn't look like they Gophs really have an oppurtunity for another win this season but the administration has given Coach Kill a vote of confidence to turn this thing around with a 7 year contract. I wonder what Bronco Nagurski is thinkin?
BO BIG RED: WOW, This is going to NEBRASKA'S Biggest test This year,no Jerad Crick for the rest of the season,Luckily they play at LINCOLN MEMORIAL. STADIUM.I like NEBRASKA at HOME BY 7 points. PLEEEAAASSSEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bill's Big 10 Corner
My last Big Ten power ratings were about a month ago (shown in parenthesis) so I thought it was time for another look:
1) Wisconsin (1)
2) Michigan St (8)
3) Nebraska (2)
4) Penn St (5)
5) Michigan (4)
6) Ohio St (6)
7) Iowa (7)
9) Purdue (10)
10) Northwestern (9)
11) Indiana (12)
12) Minnesota (11)
Bevo jr:Thru the 1st half Texas is 4-2; how will the 2nd half of the season shape up? Who knows?? We’re not even sure who will start at QB – Ash or McCoy? But that’s not necessarily a negative as each brings a different edge to the offense. Should be fun this week since the Horns figure to score big against Kansas on Saturday. Our running game is progressing well, and we want Malcolm Brown to get 1K yards this season. Also look for numerous long passing plays as we need to step up that part of the “O”, especially since high-flying Texas Tech comes to town next week. (Did you see what they did to Oklahoma?) My Big 12 Power ratings: 1) Okla State; 2) OU; 3) K-State; 4) West Virginia; and everybody else. Oops, maybe I’m a little premature listing W. Va., but it looks like it could happen. As for UT, I don’t see the Horns as any better than middle-of-the-pack right now; but still growing! And you know the Sooners want to whip up on K-State Saturday after getting their knickers pulled down by Tech last week.
Saturday’s game – Longhorns 52, KU 20. HOOK “EM!
Boone's Boy: The #3 Oklahoma State Cowboys take on the Baylor Bears this Saturday in what is expected to be a deep ball throwin, offensive battle. RGIII, Baylor’s QB was near perfect in pass completions during his first 4 games and Weeden continues to make his statement as CFB’s best quarterback. The Cowboy D is also creeping up the list in total takeaways, and if they perform, should alleviate the pressure for the offense to put up 50 points. Pokes need to maintain their win steak to allow for a shot at the National Championship game. Pokes 56 – Bears 31.
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