**Official Illinois vs. Iowa Football Thread - 1:00pm - FS1**

AZmess

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Hard hitting analysis right there, boyz.
 

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They’re better than their record
I think they are what they are. They do have good DE's, so if this was Petras playing them it would suck, but Padilla should help.

They can't pass for shit, but Bert will have 9 blockers trying to smash it forward 95% of the plays. Iowa has to be way better against the run than they were against Minnesota.
 

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Since Week 2, they have scored the following....

14
17
9
24 (against Charlotte)
0
20 (in 9 overtimes!!)
14
14

Their defense is decent, their offense is terrible. Score early on them and they can't keep up.
 

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Some of us are old enough to remember every kickoff time being 1:00.
I was going to guess the first 1 PM kickoff at Kinnick was the last game at Kinnick that wasn’t on TV, which I think was Minnesota in 2001.
 

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The game is going to look a lot like yesterday. Biggest difference is Illinois has no receivers. Their defense has gotten better over the course of the year. Their offense has actually gotten worse.
 

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I just don't see us losing this one.
Iowa 30 Illini 17
 

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Ol Bert knows how to beat Kirk. The low scoring conservative bullshit plays right into Bert’s hands.
Of course Iowa could lose to Illinois, but "Bert knows how to beat Kirk" is a little deceiving. Name a time when he did it with little talent and no offense.
 

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I don't think Bert has the tools to run with Kirk this time around.
 
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I mean what about Kirk losing to teams that are less talented? Especially when a double digit favorite. He fucks around and let’s inferior teams have a chance to win. Bert knows this. KNOWS THIS
 

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Is Bert’s backup rb better than the starter? Cuz that was annoying. Not successful fake punt annoying, but close.
 

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4. Almost 5. But who knows - if I listen to you we might not be so close for future seasons.
I don't follow.
Also so much for us meeting up at Peppers for the game!
 

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2007 Wisconsin finished their regular season winning 4 of 5 games including a blowout of a ranked Michigan team. In those 5 games they scored.....

44
33
17
37
41

No offense!!
 

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A garbage Iowa team nearly beat Bret at Madison in a night game. Paul Chaney Jr was 5 yards past the last defender but Jake decided to throw it another 10 yards past him just to be safe.
 
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It’s going to be a classic, physical, battle for field position game that Kirk dreams of. Their QB sucks ass but they have a big, veteran line and their RB is a load at 240#
 

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Line opened -10 and moved right away to -12. VKS (Padilla > Petras)
 

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I think people are giving Bert credit for Wisconsin wins over Iowa that took place under Gary Anderson. Bert is 3-2 against Kirk. Beat the Fat Cats 2006 Iowa team, the aforementioned 2007 game (DJK made that awesome 1 handed TD grab) and the never to be spoken of 2010 game. Iowa crushed them in 2008 and mostly handled them in the second half in 2009.
 
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Some of us are old enough to remember every kickoff time being 1:00.
Some of us are old enough to remember 1:30. The change to 1 must have been in the 70s. I know I've posted this somewhere before, but I'll do this "and that's the way it was" (in Walter Cronkite voice, and dedicated to @Lee Beevers) thing again. Picture a chilly gray day in early November. From a 1978 game program.

12:30- Bob Commings Show
12:45- Hawkeye Preview
12:55- Play-by-Play with Jim Zabel and Forest Evashevski
3:40- WHO Newsradio
3:45- Iowa Wrap-Up with Forest Evashevski
4:00- Score Parade
5:00- Locker Room Review
5:20- Football Final
5:45- Press Box Report with Jim Zabel and Bump Elliott

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Illinois is sitting at 4-6 with only NW left after this game. Given they had a week off, they know this game could mean a bowl game.
 
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