Insight Bowl Open Thread

Submitted by LSAClassOf2000 on December 30th, 2011 at 9:22 PM

A 7-5 Iowa team gets to tangle with a 9-3 Oklahoma team.

As much as I love the B1G since my alma mater is in it, I must say that this game should not look terribly promising for Hawkeye fans. I dare say that Oklahoma holds answers to football questions that you never asked. 

I hate to say it, but I went Oklahoma in the pool.  I just don't see the Hawkeyes pulling this one out unless there is a case of the trots that has been going around of late. 

ESPN at 10 PM EST. Be there. 



December 30th, 2011 at 11:19 PM ^

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.


December 30th, 2011 at 11:21 PM ^

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.


December 30th, 2011 at 11:52 PM ^

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."


December 31st, 2011 at 12:27 AM ^

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.


December 31st, 2011 at 12:36 AM ^

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.