This is the game I have been waiting for all day. I hope Iowa stays in it.
Insight Bowl Open Thread
Go Hawks! I was hoping the SEC would go down in game one doesn't look like it will happen.
Yeah me too, but they are playing wake forest ferchrisakes.
Well, Iowa has been known to do well in their bowl games. While Oklahoma tends not to show up for theirs. So hopefully it's a good game.
Stop playing good teams in bowl games
The 10pm start?
There's no night life in Norman or Iowa City.
Is actually a fairly decent college town to party at.
Speaking from experience? I wouldn't mind an excuse for a roadtrip in '13.
I road tripped to the game in Iowa City this year. Those kids party kinda hard friday night and then wake up before the sun is up and go crazy before the game. I was pretty impressed.
Makes ESPN happy. Though didn't this game used to be on at this time on New Year's Eve? Or was that another one?
...it was on the 31st. Last year they moved it to the 28th.
living on the ill/ia border, i hope iowa pulls it off as i hate OU and iowa is good in bowls
Doing the relaxed version of "Jump Around" just now...
Not looking good for the B1G here so far on the first drive sampling.
EDIT: That sucks for Whaley, not many players had to work as hard as he did to get to that point (for those of you who remember his story from the OU vs. FSU game).
Iowa will not let you Fred Astaire your way to the line of scrimmage...
EDIT: James Vandenberg has to be pissed at himself - how do you get a personal foul on the pick that YOU THREW?
Just a lil revenge I guess
could not look worse.
He must feel bad for Wake Forest's QB or something.
That dude looked like a HS sophmore vs. the Ravens on the last drive of that game during the 2 minute drill.
Wow fireworks for TD
I really want to support BIG but have 32confpt on OK
Drink every time the phrase "running back by committee" is uttered.
Canzeri, Bullock, White, Johnson. Coker is the at-large member.
I'll attribute that to great film study on the part of OU's defensive coordinator. Or Vandenburg needs a chill pill.
I think Vandenberg is not done throwing intereceptions tonight.
...they are bullets at the same time, no?
Yes but the "sharks" in the OK secondary worry me.
So sick of these Christmas Lexus commercials.
Yeah, but I still look up everytime they come on to check out the hot ladies.
Matt Millen advocating hitting with your head. Tremendous.
Explain a lot.
Gotta take those points.
Oklahoma kicks a medium-range missile to negate the potential of awesome field position for Iowa. It sort of makes up for dicking around at the foot of the end zone on that last drive.
Canzeri looks like he has a promising future.
He has this, "You don't see this sh*t in the B1G..." look right now.
better figure out the OU pass rush or they're going nowhere.
It seems they get 7-10 yards per rush or nothing at all too.
Nice sack, Iowa needed that badly.
And have shown some movement on O. Can wn this if they get a lead this half, get into OU's head a bit.
OU was #1 once???
Computers have a boner for the big12.
For pre-season that was all Skip Bayless.
...my laptop kept IMing me, telling me that Texas would dominate, so this is true.
Blows my mind that texas is not better with all those 5 stars. Mack Brown must be complacent like Lloyd during the later half of his career.
Both teams seem to be pretty flat out there tonight.
This is one of those games that seems to guarantee the Big 10 a losing bowl record each year. 7-5 Iowa is playing preseason #1 Oklahoma, which also was one game away from being Big 12 champ. Iowa wasn't even close to the Big 10 title. They can play tough, but ultimately they're at best the Big 10 #5 team this year. The Big 10 should get serious about getting itself better (more equal) matchups in bowl season.
I hear you ZL. Our matchups this year suck. Underdogs in 8 of 10 IRRC.
= less money = Delany not going for it.
Since the article says they WILL coach.
But still, glad I picked them to be more of a clusterfrak than UCLA.
Sorry about that. I read the article and didn't realize what the link looked like. I just thought that was pretty crazy that they threatened. Talk about a distraction for the this kids on the team though.
Had misleading wording, because I didn't really feel your post did. I was blaming ESPN, not you. But I guess my wording didn't get that across. So no harm, no foul. Still interesting.
...who just this morning became a Sooner.
EDIT: QB scramble and the officials make it rain yellow flags. Damn!
That was a pretty violent hit.
Not as clever as it looks, from the result of the play.
If this one get's out of hand I might be able to get some sleep tonight. Not looking good for the Hawkeyes......and there they go with their biggest completion of the night.
Why don't they just run Blake Bell the whole time they're driving? No one can stop him in the red zone.
Good anticipation, looks like Vandenberg can settle in here.
How did these two teams get matched up anyways? Why does the Big Ten get screwed with these type of bowls every single year?
Atleast we should do better than the Pac-12.
Yeah but Wisconsin is going to have to beat Oregon for that to mean anything in the long run. I'm not so sure that they can remember the Alamo against a quality team. DeAntony Thomas vs. No one is not a very good matchup.
this is the one matchup that we're really underdogs. If we can win the rest, we should be good. I'll probably root for Florida and Georgia although I'd be ok with an MSU win cause it would help out the big ten.
Northwestern's a 10-point underdog. Of the 35 bowl games only Boise and Oklahoma had bigger spreads.
Didn't A&M lost their coach. I hope Persa is healthy, they're known for upsetting rank teams
...that can remember Northwestern winning a bowl game. Truman was President and the Korean War was still a year and a half in the future.
If they lose tomorrow they'll tie ND's record for consecutive bowl losses. I hope that doesn't happen but I'm not holding my breath.
Matt Millen's thinking, "I'd still draft McNutt."
but I always pause when seeing the words "Matt Millen" and "thinking" in the same sentence. I believe that what we generally witness from him is more reflex-arc pathway than any higher cortical processing. So, more Pavlovian, act-react type stuff like "I plan on drafting higher rated underperforming skill players."
How overratted/weak is the big 12? I'm actually feeling a lot better about NW pulling off the upset tomorrow. Lets go Big Ten!
Northwestern's bowl history is about as bad as you can get. Just one bowl win in school history and that was way back in 1948. You have to think they'll eventually win one.
Another reason to root for them tomorrow is so that Notre Dame's NCAA record of 9 straight bowl losses doesn't get tied.
Ugh. The Big 12 is so soft that it's just saddening. I prayed for Oklahoma State to get the #2 ranking just so that they could have their souls ripped out by the Honey Badger.
...but I suspect the majority of people watching this game aren't sitting there thinking "wow, the Big 12 really sucks." At least that's not their primary thought.
With opponents like Washington and Iowa how can you lose! Iowa lives on the fact that Michigan had their "Lou Holtz: 'Your team won't show up for one game'" game against them. They (the Big 12 [OSU]) can beat Stanford and I suppose I'll back down on this stance.
They'll be 4-1 against the spread after this game.
You'll have to elaborate, "spread" is a vague word in college football.
The Big 12 is favorites in all but 2 of their bowls. Which generally means they're getting unequal match-ups.
then this could get ugly...
That helped, a lot.
"Jokowa"??? What the hell is that?
Someone needs to let Iowa's offense know that they actually need to score points to win.
Why does #12 on Oklahoma's defense not have a name on the back of his jersey? Get lost on his way to Arch Stanton's grave?
The #12 doesn't have a name because, IIRC, Austin Box (Oklahoma player who died this summer of an overdose) used to wear #12. During each game, a different player from the oklahoma team wears #12 to honor him throughout the season.
or did Ferentz just go for it on 4th and four in the third quarter when he was in field goal range? I think it was the right call, but I'm just shocked he did it.
This Iowa drive is boardering on Zook: extremely methodical, long drive. But down three scores.
Someone tell this guy he can pass on first down. Especially when you're down by three TDs.
YOU JUST BOUGHT A $50,000 LEXUS WITHOUT TELLING ME!!!! I KNEW I SHOULD HAVE MARRIED BARRY FROM ACCOUNTING.
Not close enough to be interesting, not enough of a blowout to be amusing.
is the same number of points as a regular one. The Iowa offense gets the memo. Just let them know now that there aren't 5 "quarters" and there isn't time for two more 8-minute drives.
Iowa needs a stop here.
Oklahoma's punter is really really good it turns out
says I'm sorry but I have a Vandenberg int coming up here in a moment
Or a stupid sack. That was one him. Shut up Millan you are taking my thunder.
felt sorry for Iowa
How did we lose to Iowa again?
Monkeys fall out of trees man.
They had their starting RB who ran constantly at our freshman OLBs, plus we tried that whole I-form offense that doesn't work for most of the game. Consider it a casualty of our team and staff growing. If that wouldn't have failed so much in the Iowa game, we may have tried the same the last three games of the season. But, Borges figured out what works, and we finished strong instead.
All things considered, I'd rather lose to Iowa and beat Ohio. I just can't believe they aren't getting McNutt into the game more.
We played them when they were healthy (Coker), while (IIRC) Denard was banged up from the MSU game and his carries had to be limited. Also, it was in Iowa City.
Alright, now for another 8 min drive that Oklahoma will be happy to give up. Go Ferentz!
Iowa suddenly realizes what the rest of the Big 12 realized 3 years ago. "Oh! Passing!"
almost came for Vandenberg...
winner Barrett Jones to return to Alabama for senior season. Says he loves being at Alabama, putting on the crimson jersey, and drinking the blood of babies*
*source not cited
Okay, so on the one hand we've got guys buying the surprise Lexus for their wife with the spare $50k they forgot about in their back pocket and also buy a customized guitar hero game.
On the other hand, GMC is offering to let you have 0% financing for 6 years.
We've got two very different demographics watching this game.
Davis is intent on trying to lose this game for Iowa, isn't he?
Iowa must not like to play from inside the 5.
What in the hell was that play call? Since when have you been able to get the edge of that defense at all tonight Iowa?
EDIT: Alright, now that screen was a very good call. Touche Iowa OC. Touche.
He has more intentional throwaways in this game than Denard does in his career.
Sooners up by a score. This could get interesting.
These meddling kids keep hanging around.
Don't go to bed yet!
How I hate Oklahoma, the Big 8/12/whatever, Texas and their collectively over rated schedules. As we learned from the Nebraska experience, Oklahoma is just not that good.
And I never thought a number 16 jersey could look better. Hello blonde
The game gets interesting.
"Why score the game clinching touchdown when I can just dive at the ground instead?"
When Denzel Washington made good movies?
What's a "good movie"?
With February release dates. Co-starring Green Lantern.
Okay, it looks like the skycam is a remnant of a Terminator.
The camera falls out of the sky and hits McNutt!?
RB hating god is getting a bit more brazen
that stupid over the field camera came crashing down.
I've always wondered what would happen if one of those things fell out of the sky. Now I know. It wasn't as cool as I thought it would be.
when Skylab came down...
At games at 1:20 am.
Did ESPN not have enough commercial breaks they cut the wire to stretch out this game?
You're still running the ball? Awesome.
in abandoning the run game at this point, is there? Got to keep OU's offense off the field, right?
Boola Boola or the new car with a bow on it song...
we'd have gotten flagged for the hit to Vandenberg.
He looks like a post.
How did UM lose to Iowa? Man they did not look good tonight.
Norm Parker have money on the game? (Hey, he's retiring!)
Though not sure why more teams don't do that. Only chance to win after getting the 1st is to let them score. Odds are more thin than slim to none, but >0.
OMG Bob Stoops to Iowa as defensive coordinator!