My Prediction on the Big Game


Finally we can focus on football instead of conference shifting and realignment.  Like I said earlier this week, anything can happen in a rivalry game.  I think that the game will go one of two ways: the Hawkeyes come to Jack Trice stadium and take care of business and beat Iowa State by a couple scores or the Cyclones stick around the whole game and win a nail biter.

The Clones come into this game around a touchdown underdog.  In my opinion, the biggest key for the Cyclones is to not beat themselves.  Do not commit stupid penalties like last week (Darius Darks, CJ Morgan) and do not turn the ball over to the Hawks.  The second biggest key is preventing Marcus Coker from going off.  My biggest fear for tomorrow is watching the Iowa offensive line dominate the Clones up front, creating huge lanes for Coker to run through.  I know he had an awful week last year, but he has so much talent (you know what I mean if you watched the Insight Bowl).

The fourth quarter Steele Jantz needs to show up.  If he repeats his first three quarters tomorrow, the Clones don’t have a fighting chance.  He is can’t do it alone, he will need a much better performance from his line this week.  Both Osemele and Hicks will be back for the Clones to anchor the offensive line that was dreadful against UNI.


Iowa Hawkeyes: 28

Iowa State: 14

Please Iowa State, prove me wrong.  Go Cyclones.