Pat Harty talks to Mr. Optimist and Mr. Pessimist about what they thought after Iowa’s loss to Michigan State.
Mr. Optimist: Iowa sophomore Connor Kornbrath averaged an impressive 44.2 yards per punt against Michigan State on Saturday.
Mr. Pessimist: You know it’s bad when you have to highlight the punter. He also punted eight times.
Mr. Optimist: Iowa quarterback Jake Rudock completed passes to 10 players on Saturday.
Mr. Pessimist: He also completed two passes to Michigan State defenders, giving Rudock six interceptions for the season.
Mr. Optimist: Iowa is heading into a bye week, which means it has two weeks to heal and prepare for the Oct. 19 game at Ohio State.
Mr. Pessimist: Ohio State also is headed into a bye week, not that it would really matter, considering the Buckeyes have a 29-8-1 record against Iowa in Columbus.
Mr. Optimist: Iowa held its opponent scoreless in the first quarter for the fifth consecutive game.
Mr. Pessimist: Michigan State held Iowa scoreless for the entire second half.
Mr. Optimist: After getting burned again by a fake punt, Iowa has learned its lesson and will make the proper adjustments in preparation for the Ohio State game.
Mr. Pessimist: You’re assuming Ohio State will have to punt.
Mr. Optimist: With records of 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten, Iowa is still in contention for a Legends Division title.
Mr. Pessimist: Last year’s team was also 4-2 at this stage and 2-0 in the conference and look how that turned out.
Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football