Hate the term "must win" and I know I'm opening up to snarky comments like "every game is a must win" or "every game is crucial". But in the scope of the season, does anyone else see this game is of particular importance because:
1) as was stated by Mark Ortmann at the presser on Monday, the team needs to pull its confidence back together and a young team dropping two in a row probably will hurt their confidence bad. Stopping the snowball effect is important.
2)Because, along with Purdue and Illinois, these three games may very well be the difference between 8-4 and 5-7.
2b) Beat Iowa and take care of business next week and they're guaranteed at least to not have a losing season. While that is no kind of goal for any player in any program, on some level it has to be a milestone for this year's team which hopefully will continue to pass more milestones with six games still to be played.
3) Gets them a road win which hopefully gets the monkey off their back before they go to Illinois and Wisconsin.
"The face of the operation is Briatore (referred to exclusively in the film by his colleagues and angry, chanting detractors as "Flavio"), an anthropomorphic radish who spends most of his time at QPR plotting to fire all of the managers."