In a post that seems to support the Infinite Monkey Theorem...
... I argued for optimism about our defense. This optimism was not that we would unexpectedly see stardom or even competence out of Ezeh or Cameron Gordon, but that we had plumbed the depths of bad defense with the current style of play (one cannot bleed out more than their total blood volume), we had see it's ghastly face, and it was, roughly, 35 points (somewhere in the mid thirties).
Given normal production from our offense (average: ~ 37), this suggested we'd be in every game. To quote myself:
The proof will be coming shortly - I will return to mgoboard to take my beating these next seven weeks if this prediction doesn't come true: no Big Ten offense will score more than 40 points on Michigan...
So far I am correct, although I was certain that I was going to be wrong in the 3rd quarter; MSU certainly could have scored more than 40, IMO.
That said, we move on to Iowa, where I feel somewhat safer with my prediction. Don't know if that means we'll produce near our average on offense, but you have to like proto-Denard's stat line (sans interception) against Iowa last year:
|Rushing||9 rushes||49 yards||1 TD|
|Passing||3 comp||4 att||30 yds|