Metroid wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:Metroid wrote:are you all really that surprised? Iowa has done nothing this season to show me they should be beating Indiana. Being 8-0 and ranked #4 doesn't mean they automatically should blow out Indiana. In fact how Iowa has performed against less than mediocre teams should have let you know how this game would go. I really hope Indiana hold on to really expose Iowa.
As I'm typing this....once again a lucky play for Iowa to get them back in the game.
I don't think you give Iowa credit, but nobody gives anyone in the Big Ten credit anymore. Not surprised. Funny given your team beat arguably the conference's worst team by two points at home.
Are we talking about Oregon or Iowa? If you wanna talk about Oregon we can do that, but we're discussing how overrated Iowa is right now.
Credit for what? For needing a miracle against Michigan St.? Or for beating Northern Iowa and Arkansas State by a total of 4 points? Northern Iowa and Arkansas St! Those are teams that top five ranked team roll over by 40. I know margin of victory is not a factor in ranking for the BCS anymore but for me they are not close to a top 5 team.
I get it, but they are undefeated right now. A lot of people are calling them a poor man's version of the 2002 Ohio State team that won the NC. Do I agree? No, but they have a point. It's basically an indictment on the conference because if they were in the SEC and had the same body of work, everybody would be talking about how gritty and gutsy they are....and how they "know how to win" and all that jazz. Are they overrated? Probably, but they are undefeated and that's the best possible place they can be right now.