**2019 Prediction Thread**

How many regular season wins?


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8/31 Miami(OH)
9/7 Rutgers
9/14 @Iowa State
9/28 Middle Tennessee State
10/05 @Michigan
10/12 Penn State
10/19 Purdue
10/26 @Northwestern
11/09 @Wisconsin
11/16 Minnesota
11/23 Illinois
11/29 @Nebrantska
 
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Can you fix the poll? It is only letting me vote for one option.....
 
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Miami(OH) - W
Rutgers - W
@Iowa State - L
Middle Tennessee State - W
@Michigan - L
Penn State - W
Purdue - W
@Northwestern - L
@Wisconsin - W
Minnesota - W
Illinois - W
@Nebrantska - L
 

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Wins: Miami, Rutgers, MTSU, Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois
Tossups: at ISU, at NW, at Neb
Losses: at Michigan, Penn State, at Wisconsin

edit - adding Wisconsin
 
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Wins: Miami, Rutgers, MTSU, Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois
Tossups: at ISU, at NW, at Neb
Losses: at Michigan, Penn State
Is this prediction or probability? If it is the latter, Penn State should be in the tossup.
 

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Wins: Miami, Rutgers, MTSU, Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois
Tossups: at ISU, at NW, at Neb
Losses: at Michigan, Penn State
Is this prediction or probability? If it is the latter, Penn State should be in the tossup.
Call it "pretty confident, could go either way, not confident". Realize I missed Wisconsin in the Loss row. I just checked BPI as an example and it more or less lines up:

Wins: Miami (94.7%), Rutgers (92.2%), MTSU (93.8%), Purdue (82.7%), Minnesota (62.8%), Illinois (87.3%)
Tossups: at ISU (40.7%), at NW (63.4%), at Neb (48.6%)
Losses: at Michigan (16.1%), Penn State (44.1%), Wisconsin (53.7%)

So BPI would say I'm maybe a little over confident on Minnesota, too conservative on Northwestern, and like you said I could throw PSU (and Wisconsin too) into the tossups.
 

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Wins: Miami, Rutgers, MTSU, Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois
Tossups: at ISU, at NW, at Neb
Losses: at Michigan, Penn State, at Wisconsin

edit - adding Wisconsin
Mikey, I'm the King of RATT and covering my bases, but this is some pussy ass fence straddling bullshit.

Take a stand!!!!!!
 

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Wins: Miami, Rutgers, MTSU, Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois
Tossups: at ISU, at NW, at Neb
Losses: at Michigan, Penn State, at Wisconsin

edit - adding Wisconsin
Mikey, I'm the King of RATT and covering my bases, but this is some pussy ass fence straddling bullshit.

Take a stand!!!!!!
I voted in the poll at 8. So take my list and say they lose at ISU, win at NW & Nebrantska.
 

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But obviously the only thing I'm predicting right now is 1-0 because it's a single game season and we can't take our focus off the Miami OH game.
 

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I voted 12 as I do every year.

I wouldn't be surprised if a non Iowa fan that hasn't done their homework picked 8-4 with how many of these games appear to be tossups from the outside.
 
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8/31 Miami(OH) W
9/7 Rutgers W
9/14 @Iowa State W
9/28 Middle Tennessee State W
10/05 @Michigan L
10/12 Penn State W
10/19 Purdue W
10/26 @Northwestern W
11/09 @Wisconsin L
11/16 Minnesota W
11/23 Illinois W
11/29 @Nebrantska W
 

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I chose 8 wins.

Was looking back at the last 2 seasons and forgot how close they were to breaking through. I sort of forgot about the 2017 season, but even that season was close. Then of course last year they piss 4 games down their leg in the last few minutes and that was still a 9 win season.

Fat Nate and the fixed running game. If those come together, could be a special and fun year. That schedule is going to be gut wrenching but has a very high potential for fun if they are winning at places like Iowa State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Northwestern and Nebrantska.
 

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8/31 Miami(OH) W. Not losing the home opener to a MAC team.
9/7 Rutgers W. It's Rutgers.
9/14 @Iowa State W. "Prove It" tour sidetracked.
9/28 Middle Tennessee State W. See Miami (OH).
10/05 @Michigan L. But if the running game is truly fixed, I could be convinced to argue W.
10/12 Penn State W. People giving PSU too much credit here. Night game in Kinnick, hopefully and they lost a LOT from last year.
10/19 Purdue W. Has to be, right? This can't happen again?????
10/26 @Northwestern L. Until it doesn't happen, have to believe it's going to happen.
11/09 @Wisconsin L. I'm still healing from being at this game two years ago. Tough place to play.
11/16 Minnesota W. Fleck is a faggot.
11/23 Illinois W. Illinois sucks.
11/29 @Nebrantska W. See Northwestern in reverse. Nebrantska getting way too much hype for a team that was 4-8 a year ago. One shot to Martinez this year and they're screwed.
 

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One game at a time. We can't afford to look past any opponent. We have some talented teams on the schedule and we need to be ready to play each and every week. Preparation and execution will be key to our success this season.
 

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One game at a time. We can't afford to look past any opponent. We have some talented teams on the schedule and we need to be ready to play each and every week. Preparation and execution will be key to our success this season.
Certainly.
 

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10 wins, with loss at Mich and NW.
 

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8-4 (6-3)

8/31 Miami(OH) W
9/7 Rutgers W
9/14 @Iowa State L
9/28 Middle Tennessee State W
10/05 @Michigan L
10/12 Penn State W
10/19 Purdue W
10/26 @Northwestern L
11/09 @Wisconsin W
11/16 Minnesota L
11/23 Illinois W
11/29 @Nebrantska W
 

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8/31 Miami(OH) - W
9/7 Rutgers - W
9/14 @Iowa State - W
9/28 Middle Tennessee State - W
10/05 @Michigan - L
10/12 Penn State - L
10/19 Purdue - W
10/26 @Northwestern - W
11/09 @Wisconsin - L
11/16 Minnesota - W
11/23 Illinois -W
11/29 @Nebrantska - W

9-3 (6-3)
 

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8/31 Miami(OH) W
9/7 Rutgers W
9/14 @Iowa State W
9/28 Middle Tennessee State- W
10/05 @Michigan- L
10/12 Penn State- W
10/19 Purdue- L
10/26 @Northwestern- W
11/09 @Wisconsin- W
11/16 Minnesota- W
11/23 Illinois -W
11/29 @Nebrantska- W
Guess that breaks down to 10-2
 

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8-4 (6-3)

8/31 Miami(OH) W
9/7 Rutgers W
9/14 @Iowa State L
9/28 Middle Tennessee State W
10/05 @Michigan L
10/12 Penn State W
10/19 Purdue W
10/26 @Northwestern L
11/09 @Wisconsin W
11/16 Minnesota L
11/23 Illinois W
11/29 @Nebrantska W
 

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8/31 Miami(OH) W - Big Ben is a rapist
9/7 Rutgers W - Rutgers belongs in the big east
9/14 @Iowa State - W - Overrated 6-6 squad tops
9/28 Middle Tennessee State W - Duh
10/05 @Michigan L - Harbaugh gets the boys up early
10/12 Penn State W - They're going to be bad
10/19 Purdue W - Brohm has brain damage
10/26 @Northwestern W- Take a step back
11/09 @Wisconsin W - They're due
11/16 Minnesota W- Fleck blows
11/23 Illinois W - Lovie's swan song
11/29 @Nebrantska W- Nebrantska will be fighting for a bowl

11-1, Rematch with Michigan and a win in the title game. Rose Bowl and left out of playoffs because HURRR DURRR IOWA AINT PLAYED NOBODY
 
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I'm normally pessimistic about the ISU game, but I'm unusually confident that Iowa goes into Ames and just destroys the psyche of Joe Clonefan who thinks this is their year to get 10+ winz! We're beating TOE 38-13!

They won't be able to move the ball consistently without Butler and Montgomery, and Iowa's DL is going to buttfuck their OL all game long.

It'll be a low scoring/close game, but Iowa has the better offensive and defensive lines, and if Iowa wins the LOS on both sides, they don't lose many. Iowa needs to stay + in TOs and I like them getting the W.

If they can win the ISU game, I'll say a 10-2 finish, with one conference loss coming we didn't see, and a win vs either Michigan or Penn State.
 
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I’m choosing optimism. I picked 9-3 but if they can stay out of their own way and avoid a “(insert coach here) special” against an inferior opponent 10-2 is probably just as likely as 8-4.

Rewatching a lot of the games from 2017 and 2018 it’s almost unbelievable how close both of those seasons were to being really good. Some of those losses were truly bizarre.

A loss to ISU would be really infuriating as Iowa should have a distinct personnel and depth advantage and I don’t think it’s going to happen. I think Iowa wins that game by 2 scores.

With an improved running game and more experience at corner this could be a fun year.
 
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I'm normally pessimistic about the ISU game, but I'm unusually confident that Iowa goes into Ames and just destroys the psyche of Joe Clonefan who thinks this is their year to get 10+ winz! We're beating TOE 38-13!

They won't be able to move the ball consistently without Butler and Montgomery, and Iowa's DL is going to buttfuck their OL all game long.

It'll be a low scoring/close game, but Iowa has the better offensive and defensive lines, and if Iowa wins the LOS on both sides, they don't lose many. Iowa needs to stay + in TOs and I like them getting the W.

If they can win the ISU game, I'll say a 10-2 finish, with one conference loss coming we didn't see, and a win vs either Michigan or Penn State.
TOW?
 
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8/31 Miami(OH) - W
9/7 Rutgers- W
9/14 @Iowa State- W
9/28 Middle Tennessee State- W
10/05 @Michigan- L
10/12 Penn State- L
10/19 Purdue- L
10/26 @Northwestern- W
11/09 @Wisconsin - L
11/16 Minnesota- W
11/23 Illinois- W
11/29 @Nebrantska- W
 

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Regular Season Expectations Scale

< 6 wins - Disaster
6 wins - Extremely disappointing
7 wins - Disappointing
8 wins - Solid
9 wins - Really Good
10 wins - Great
11 wins - Incredible
12 wins - Historical

I would think 11 or 12 wins in the regular season coupled with a Big Ten Championship win would be arguably the greatest season in Iowa history.
 
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Regular Season Expectations Scale

< 6 wins - Disaster
6 wins - Extremely disappointing
7 wins - Disappointing
8 wins - Solid/Historical
9 wins - Really Good
10 wins - Great
11 wins - Incredible
12 or 8 wins - Historical

I would think 11 or 12 wins in the regular season coupled with a Big Ten Championship win would be arguably the greatest season in Iowa history.
 

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1 win
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Right about now in the cycle is where Kirk pops a double digit win season.

The 2014 season was such a disappointing outlier, but that was self inflicted by continuing to play Rudock when it was stupid obvious that Beathard was better. Should have been a 9 win season at worst.

The hope for the current cycle is that 2018 was similar to 2008 where they lost 4 close games they could have won and then put it all together in 2009 and do something similar this year.
 
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I’m feeling 10. Lose 2 of ISU, Michigan and Wisconsin.
 
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I voted 9 just because it's Iowa. I finally looked at the road schedule this weekend. Damn it's tough. But there's nobody there I'm afraid of either. If we can remain healthy, get back to an Iowa ball controling run offense to keep our defense rested, it could be a very nice year.
 

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8/31 Miami(OH) W
9/7 Rutgers W
9/14 @Iowa State W
9/28 Middle Tennessee State- W
10/05 @Michigan- L
10/12 Penn State- W
10/19 Purdue- W
10/26 @Northwestern- L
11/09 @Wisconsin- L
11/16 Minnesota- W
11/23 Illinois -W
11/29 @Nebrantska- W

9-3.
 

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I didn’t even predict one, just noted the possibility - bowed!
 

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7-5. Stanley is an inaccurate pants shitter. We'll be better once he's gone
 

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"Kirk, what jumps out to you when you watch them on film?"

"well, they are extremely well coached.."
 

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Lose @UM only to avenge that loss in Indianapolis.

One other loss to a fuckwad team in a game that should have been a win. Wouldn’t surprise me if this turns into two or three with shitty Nate or none with badass Nate.

The context of this poll should be you have to get a colonoscopy for each number you are off. Over or under doesn’t matter. I picked 10 but my colon could talk me to 9 or 8 without much effort.

Edit: Actually just do the full prep for the colonoscopy - no reason to have the procedure, just the prep will suffice.
 
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