I think we honestly just got wacked by a bigger badder team today. i don't think it had anything to do with heart. Just Iowa being bigger and badder and playing like it.
The biggest problem I thought was that Iowa started their 3rd possession with 12:03 to go in the 2nd quarter and we had run only 6 plays. At that point, our offense had been on the field for 3 minutes, and Iowa's had been on the field for 15. Our defense was dead tired, and our offense had not been able to get in any rhythm. I think that contributed a large part in 2 more scores by Iowa in the 2nd quarter, and the game was over at that point. Our offense is probably better than last year, but it isn't good enough to put 30 on Iowa.
Looking at our first possession, it was two runs, followed by a pass where if I recall Arnaud put it on the money and the ball was dropped for what probably would have been a first down.
Second possession, run, incomplete pass (don't remember the circumstances of that one), and sack.
By the time we were down 21-0, we had ran 6 plays on offense and Iowa ran 33 plays. The game was basically decided by our inability to get their offense off the field on the first two drives, and our inability to get a first down on our first two drives. After that, the defense was too tired to be effective.
Iowa had a good game plan and executed it to perfection, and I think that is what caused the blowout more so than the talent differential.
It looks to me like several of the posters on this board have no heart. And no brains. Yeah, let's give up after 1 loss. And let's cancel the series, because Iowa has had our number the last couple years. Boo frickin' hoo.
Good god, sometimes teams run into bad matchups and/or have bad games. Get over it, get better, and move on. This team can still have a good year.
Our defense and pass protection was ******* pathetic. The people blaming Arnaud are looking for an easy scapegoat.
we saw that 1000 yards of rushing will not happen this year.
:rolleyes: NU and TU? Right, maybe OU.
Honestly, without reading through all four pages, I didn't see any lack of heart yesterday while sitting in the stands at Kinnick. Neither did my brother, a big Hawkeye fan, who commented a couple times that Iowa State clearly never gave up.
I saw a team that was completely overmatched in line play on both sides of the ball, and Iowa just took them out of whatever game plan they had. When you can't make a third down stop and your team is down 21-0 after running 6 offensive plays, there's not much to do except tip your cap. Iowa is going to be a very good team. ISU will be fine, it's one game. Time to beat K-State.
Yea, big man in Menlo, so how many BIG 12 Games, have you been the QB.
Sound like you could have won the game single handed.
Did you even make the team at mighty Stewart Menlo?:skeptical:
Pretty easy to judge people just like I'm doing with you and not knowing you.
Austin plays with heart, to much, he forces passes because he wants to win.
Did you know that no COACH has a play book filled with calls like.....
Interception on the 2 yd line, ready break!:rolleyes:
Drop pass, fly route, left on two ready break!:swoon:
Or better yet the all time favorite, Fumble on the power off tackle left, ready break.:v_SPIN:
Face it Iowa has a better offensive SENIOR line, average age 22 /23 years old.
We have a 19/20 year old defensive team.
Iowa was the better team today, I will be at the game next year and hope we win that one. One game is not the season and we have a new season each year.
Lets look FORWARD to winning the next game, you didn't contribute a thing toward winning yesterday, except sour grapes.
GO CYCLONES, I've got your back till death.:yes: