It wasn't the most entertaining game ever, and the commentary was ear bleedingly painful at times - but Iowa played Iowa (ie Big Ten) football last night and it worked. When the match up was announced, I thought, yeah, Iowa is going to win this game; an ACC team (albeit the champion) just can't handle a Big Ten defense (especially one like Iowa's).
But then I started listening to the talking heads - and all about the devastating Triple Option - and how Iowa didn't have a chance. Although my subconscious was screaming "option? option? against iowa's front line? that's not going to work" - the easily diverted portion of my brain was worried for the Hawkeyes.
The game got interesting at the end - and I actually found myself audibly cheering here and there.
So bully for the Hawkeyes and bully for AmandaKT and me - we both picked Iowa to win.
AmandaKT 21 - 11
PSUgirl 20 - 12
I still blame Iowa - but maybe a little less today.