**Official Illinois vs. Iowa Football Thread - 11am - BTN**

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Should be sunny and 43 degrees for the high. No line yet, but guessing maybe Iowa -9
 

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The Iowa Hawkeyes vs The Fighting Beebs'
 

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Illinois can score. The least amount of points this year with their starting QB is 24 and that was against Wisconsin. They also give up a lot of points.

Iowa at home as long as they are scoring should win, but can't settle for field goals.
 

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Hard to believe they haven’t had a BTN game all year until now.
 

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It was Iowa -9.5 on WH this morning.

Iowa 38
Lovie 17
 

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Their defense forces a ton of turnovers.
 

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Yeah they are an extremely Lovie Smith team. The offense mostly stinks but they force tons of turnovers and have a stupid number of defensive TDs.
 

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The couple of times I've watched them this year their defense seems to knock people the fuck out, a lot.
 

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Sucks if this is the last time seeing AJE in Kinnick
 

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Sucks if this is the last time seeing AJE in Kinnick
If there was ever a player that was a Top 15 lock that would come back for another year, he would be the guy.

He likely shouldn't though, but fucking yeah if he does.
 
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This game scares me. Illinois while not great is good enough to beat Iowa if Iowa lets them.

Illinois 20
Iowa 27
 
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They've got an aggressive, turnover forcing defense and it's going against poopy pants Stanley
 

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Jason Verduzco isn't walking through that door any time soon, Lads


Iowa 28 Illinois 17
 

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You know, I don't think Iowa is going to score 63 this year. I also think Illinois probably scores more than 0. Thankfully, there's plenty of middle ground for a favorable outcome, as I suspect we'll cede nearly all of it.

Iowa 27
Illinois 24
 

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You know, I don't think Iowa is going to score 63 this year. I also think Illinois probably scores more than 0. Thankfully, there's plenty of middle ground for a favorable outcome, as I suspect we'll cede nearly all of it.

Iowa 27
Illinois 24
jesus

I forgot that score even happened
 

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Just by the way the team answered questions after the Minnesota game it just 'feels' like a huge weight was lifted of their shoulders. Plus the Illinois-MSU game was about dumb luck as much as anything. MSU was about to score to go up 35-3 at the half. Instead they threw an interception inside the 10 and gave up a hail mary to end the half to make it 28-10.

Iowa 34
Illinois 7
 
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Iowa 31 Illini 21
Hangover game combined with the possibility of overconfidence after the murder scene the Hawkeyes left in Champaign last season.
 
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Iowa 31 Illini 21
Hangover game combined with the possibility of overconfidence after the murder scene the Hawkeyes left in Champaign last season.
Correct and add to the hangover portion it is a trap game with Nebrantska the following week.
 

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9.5 on Saturday to 15 is a huge jump. I didn't feel great about 9.5
The actual opening line was -12, the line that Whatever posted seems to be incorrect.
I suppose it depends where you looked. I placed mine on William Hill on the way home from the game at -9.5. Nebrantska was at -7.5
Right, they for whatever reason have the old lines and then the actual starting line that comes out on Sunday afternoon is considered the actual opening line.
 

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I actually can't believe that William Hill keeps those early lines around close to the game. Some huge opportunities to get value if you keep up with what the line should likely be.

As far as the line for this game, thought it might be like -7 or so and the -15 line is huge. So huge it feels like a sucker line.
 
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Iowa ranked #17. If they win this game, good shot they are #15

Beat Nebrantska and likely #14 or #13.

Not bad and might be enough to jump Michigan and Minnesota.
 

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The over is 46.5. I can see IL putting up some points by (like MN) winning jump balls over our corners
 

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The over is 46.5. I can see IL putting up some points by (like MN) winning jump balls over our corners
Imatorbhebhe is a good red zone target but otherwise their receivers are pretty bad. It's not really comparable to Minnesota at all.
 

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The over is 46.5. I can see IL putting up some points by (like MN) winning jump balls over our corners
Imatorbhebhe is a good red zone target but otherwise their receivers are pretty bad. It's not really comparable to Minnesota at all.
If we are comparing to Minnesota, their quarterback is a lot shittier and their offensive line is worse.
 

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Illinios has recovered 16 of 22 fumbles on defense. Iowa has committed only 6 fumbles all year. Illinois’ offensive numbers are not good. Take care of the ball and the Hawks will roll.
 

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Recovering 75% of fumbles seems like a good foundation on which to start rebuilding a program.
 

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Between that and the six defensive TDs it is the most bullshit season possible and I hope they give Lovie a giant extension for it.
 

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Recovering 75% of fumbles seems like a good foundation on which to start rebuilding a program.
It's Lovie ball. Same formula he had with the Bears. Iowa ball carriers will be wise to get down and not struggle for the extra yard as the next defender in will have one purpose to strip the ball.
 

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Don't do this to yourselves, fellas. It's going to be an infuriating game. Defense keeps them in it, but we should be happy with 17 points.
 
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