Well that daydream came crashing down after 2 straight losses to Kent State and Northern Iowa. Actually, I should say that reality knocked me upside the head. I knew better than to expect a lot this season. New Coach. New System. A whole lot of “newness” this year. (By the way cyclone fans: You have to give Coach Chizik at least three years to bring some people in and instill his game plan. Keep believing).
With that said, I will have to continue to hold on to faith and hope. I might as well keep the dream alive. Who knows, maybe the clones can pull off the upset on Saturday. No one is giving them a chance, and why should they. I do have to say, if there is one truth that has stayed true for the last 9 years, it’s that this game has been the one game where ISU steps it up and plays well most every year. I would not be surprised if the clones pull off the upset by a score of 21-17.
Iowa definitely has the better team this year, but can ISU’s “superbowl at home” be enough motivation to wreak havoc on the Hawkeye’s plans? Only time will tell.
So, raise your cups and let’s toast to a GREAT rivalry, and a Cyclone Victory!!
My prediction is a closer score than most............Iowa 24, ISU 13 (oh, please let me be wrong)