Mess Boards: Iowa

By Matthew Filipovits on October 10, 2019 at 10:30 am
Oct 5, 2019; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz during the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
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Welcome back to Mess Boards, where I scour the internet for some of the hottest takes about this week's opponent.

Mess Boards returns to Kinnick Stadium, home of pink locker rooms and inevitable dread for one fan base. Let's get started.

Home Field Advantage

If allowing 7.4 points per game makes you a mediocre defense, then the Iowa defense must be atrocious for giving up 8.8 points per game! We're clearly headed for a signature Penn State-Iowa high-scoring shootout.


I am not here to disrespect Wisconsin. They are a fine football team with great players, but better than Penn State? I remember the last time people thought that.

Better the second time

Iowa Football: Where Rewatching a Three-Point Performance is Better the Second Time Around

Bad Corn

Oh man, this person is still very upset about Trace McSorley's Punt Heard 'Round the World. I hope Sean Clifford does something equally as awesome to earn a thoughtful nickname from the Iowa faithful.


There is a lot to unpack here. First off, Iowa's rushing attack is SO dominant that they put up a whopping *furiously flips through notes* one yard against Michigan. Next, Penn State's secondary is most certainly not a bunch of Rudys, because they are not offsides. Third, I would love to see Nate Stanley use his feet. He torched the Michigan defense for -65 yards on the ground last week. If he can break -20, watch out. 

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