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Indiana v Iowa
It’s not you, it’s this place
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  • Iowa: Beat Indiana 34-6. Billed as the co-main event with PSU-Wiscy, this turned into Mike Tyson-Michael Spinks. It was over before I realized what channel it was on. The defense was suffocating, and Riley Moss is suddenly on the national radar with his two pick sixes (or is that two picks for six). With Wisconsin and Minnesota picking up losses, Iowa is is in the pole position for the West already. Also, I will never not be amazed at Iowa’s ability to win in a dominating blowout and also only get about 300 yards of offense. The Hawkeyes are this week’s top team.

StewMonkey13

Iowa beat the pants off a ranked Indiana and I’m still not feeling the best about the team. Penix and the Indiana offense were completely flaccid all game, just handing the Hawkeyes opportunities at interceptions all game. Now the Iowa secondary is great and Phil Parker is a wizard, but I’m not sure they’re quite as good as they showed today. Two pick 6s is not exactly sustainable. That being said, the biggest concern on that side of the ball going into the season was the DL, and they did a lot to answer the call. Just abusing Indiana’s OL all game and living in the backfield.

Iowa’s offense was entirely meh, with souls be expected by now, yet somehow still disappoints. Tyler Goodson is fantastic and made foster defense look silly early. Spencer Petras picked up right where he left off last season, which is to say he doesn’t look particularly conflate in the pocket, rushes throws, locks onto the TEs, and isn’t that accurate. Give the Hoosiers some credit, as their secondary is quite good, but Petras is going to have to improve to really have a special season.I don’t want to complain too much, though. 28 point conference win over a top 25 team to open the season. Pretty good.

  • Penn State: Beat Wisconsin 16-10. It wasn’t the most beautiful performance; the first half offense was pure brown toilet water. The halftime adjustment appeared to be “screw it, let’s just chuck it down field” and that worked out a lot better. The defense was good, if pretty fortunate that Wisconsin apparently didn’t practice handoffs. Still, going into Madison and coming out with a win is big time stuff for James Franklin, who can hold serve in the East. They also have their own secondary star in Jaquan Brisker, whose interception late sealed the game.
  • Michigan State: Beat Northwestern 38-21. Yeah, Northwestern probably isn’t good this year. But going on the road and just kicking the hell out of another team is not something Sparty has done lately. Piling up 511 yards, including 264 yards rushing from budding star Kenneth Walker III has to put Spartan fans in a tizzy. A team that I thought would hover around the dumpster in the standings is in first place.
  • Ohio State: Beat Minnesota 45-31. A Rorschach test kind of a game. On one hand, the defense was quite shaky, new quarterback C.J. Stroud was just ok, and it took a late targeting fumble from Minnesota to seal the game. On the other hand, going on the road against what may be a good team with a new quarterback and down your starting corners? A two touchdown win sounds pretty good. My main question is whether Minnesota is any good on defense - I recall Michigan putting up 49 on them last year and we saw how that worked out. In any event, a conference road victory is better than the alternative.
  • Maryland: Beat West Virginia 30-24. A true star performance from Taulia Tagovailoa, throwing for 332 yards and three touchdowns against what was thought to be a tough Mountaineer defense. He is in the catbird seat for the Silver Football after week one. The defense actually played pretty well, too, holding WVU to fewer than 50 yards rushing. A strong opener for the Terps.
  • Purdue: Beat Oregon State 30-21. A game that happened while people were watching the Georgia-Clemson rock fight. The main takeaway is Purdue found a way to win the game - no fluky missed field goals or other things leading to some inexplicable loss. They were a bit better than Oregon State, and the final score reflected this fact. Sometimes the world makes sense, even for Purdue football.
  • Michigan: Beat Western Michigan 47-14. Beating down a hapless MAC team is progress for the Wolverines. There were real question marks coming in to this game - WMU isn’t a garbage team and no one knew what to expect from Harbaugh and company. The offense? Good! Over 550 yards and actual big plays from the skill guys. The defense? Good! Held a solid offense to 317 yards and was mostly air tight after the first couple drives. The only downer was seeing Ronnie Bell go off with an injury after looking like Odell Beckham down the field.
  • Rutgers: Beat Temple 61-14. If this game was televised, I couldn’t find it. The box score is fun - Rutgers turned 365 yards of offense into 61 points. That’s an Iowa level of efficient beatdown. I would be higher on Rutgers if it didn’t appear that Temple is completely hapless. Former OSU commit and Georgia QB D’wan Mathis went 8/24 for 148 yards. I doubt that was all Rutgers’ impenetrable defense, but hey it’s Week 1, maybe they are ‘86 Bears.
  • Nebraska: Beat Fordham 52-7. This game existed. Nebraska does exist and did win a game. That’s progress.
  • Minnesota: Lost to OSU 45-31. Nothing shameful about losing to OSU, but losing Mo Ibrahim, who looked just fantastic, is a kick in the teeth. The other kick in the teeth was from the defense, which had way too many busts that led to easy scores for the Buckeyes. Receiver Dylan Wright was a pleasant surprise and looked the part of a number one. They might have something once Autman-Bell returns from injury, if they can find another back.
  • Wisconsin: Lost to Penn State 16-10. The defining memory of this game is seeing Wisconsin on the doorstep of the endzone to perhaps win the game, and then Graham Mertz fumbled the handoff, his second such fumble of the game. Then he threw a pick. It was a not good at all performance for Mertz, who was the biggest question mark for Badgers coming into the season. Was Mertz really good and hamstrung by COVID, or was he really bad and propped up by Wisconsin football? After one game, really bad is the betting favorite. The defense was great, the running game looked turned around, and Wisconsin is a QB away from a playoff contender.
  • Northwestern: Lost to MSU 38-21. Getting boat raced by Sparty at home is usually enough to end up in the last spot, but Northwestern is saved by no one really expecting much from them. Still, new defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil is already on the hot seat. Even bad Northwestern teams were scrappy on defense, and there wasn’t anything scrappy about this game. Quarterback Hunter Johnson was pleasantly competent, so at least they had that.
  • Illinois: Lost to UTSA 37-30. Hey, Bert knows how this game is played. You don’t take over a terrible program and suddenly go on a 4 game winning streak. You make baby steps. Don’t give the fans everything all at once. Illini fans are still in the hopes and dreams stage of a new coach, so a loss here costs nothing, and hey, they are still in first place in the West. Otherwise, not much to say about the game. It was no fluke - UTSA rolled up nearly 500 yards and was the better team. The defense was a no show and Bert is still figuring out the running back situation - five guys got carries but no one had more than 40 yards. Art Sitkowski got the start and performed like an average backup quarterback, so at least he knows who he is.
  • Indiana: Lost to UTSA 37-30. Hey, Bert knows how this game is played. You don’t take over a terrible program and suddenly go on a 4 game winning streak. You make baby steps. Don’t give the fans everything all at once. Illini fans are still in the hopes and dreams stage of a new coach, so a loss here costs nothing, and hey, they are still in first place in the West. Otherwise, not much to say about the game. It was no fluke - UTSA rolled up nearly 500 yards and was the better team. The defense was a no show and Bert is still figuring out the running back situation - five guys got carries but no one had more than 40 yards. Art Sitkowski got the start and performed like an average backup quarterback, so at least he knows who he is.

Lamentation and Exultation

Ohio State def. Minnesota

WSR: Going in, I knew that Minnesota wasn’t going to win and probably wasn’t going to cover. I just wanted a good game and no injuries. Welp.The Gophers offense came out and struggled on the first two possessions, and looked like we were in deep shit on the third series when PJ Fleck decided to gamble on a 4th and 1 on the Minnesota 29. Mo Ibrahim burst through the Buckeyes for 56 yards and Dylan Wright made a ridiculous catch to get the Gophers on the board 2 plays later. Instead of possibly going down 17-0, The Gophers were back in it at 10-7. Momentum was on our side after the defense forced Stroud into an INT the next series, and the next thing you know the Gophers lead following another perfect drive. My brain is reminding me that there’s a lot of time left and that Ohio State is still Ohio State, and my friends are texting me reminding me that it’s about a 7’ drop from the stands to the field for after the game.After responding to the Buckeyes opening touchdown in the 2nd half with a 5 play 75 yard drive of our own, I was absolutely losing my shit, and another 3-and-out has everyone in the stadium absolutely bouncing. Everything is going incredibly...and then it wasn’t. Ohio State decided to score a quick two scores using a long pass (I’ll forgive you if you don’t remember which one it was), then Tanner Morgan got stripped and Haskell Garrett, who was far too quiet for someone as amazing as he is most of the night, glided 32 yards to put the Buckeyes 31-21. Four plays later, the game ended.Mo Ibrahim ran to the right and broke a tackle when all of the sudden he just crumpled to the ground. My first thought was that the momentum of the tackle took him to the ground. But then he didn’t get up. I’ve never felt TCF Bank Stadium go that dead that fast, and I was there when Jerry Kill collapsed in his first home game. Very quickly a couple of us got texts telling us it was his Achilles tendon and it was ugly, and that was that. Even with a FG on that drive, the place was just somber. Ohio State scored, and the Gophers scored again to make it 38-31 and it just didn’t change. It just felt depressing. The crowd, which had been just waiting for any excuse to go nuts, couldn’t even muster any energy on Ohio State’s last scoring drive to get to the final score of 45-31. Everything changed in the Gophers season on the second-to-last play of the 3rd quarter and it’s still just depressing to thing about.And in hindsight, Ibrahim’s injury is the only reason for concern. The Gophers gave up 5 touchdowns of over 35 yards, but that was to Ohio State. The Buckeyes have assembled a ridiculous amount of talent, and nobody else in the B1G has one player of their caliber, let alone the 3 receivers, TE, and RB that you’re going to see on every single play. The offense was able to move the ball quite easily, scored 31 points on far and away the best defense we’ll see all season, and Tanner Morgan’s only major mistake was not feeling pressure. If Ibrahim doesn’t get hurt, I’m shouting about how Minnesota should easily be considered the favorite for the West. Now we need to see what the RB position looks like over the next few weeks, and even then it’d be tough to say that we have our work cut out to be able to catch Iowa.

Michigan State def. Northwestern

Andrew Krabcdefski: *carefully studies game tape and considers impressions from watching live

I have decided it is good and fun when your team’s running back goes for 23/264/4, though I sure would have loved to be in the building to see that 70+ yarder in the game’s opening moments, made difficult by Northwestern’s admin running a total of TWO metal detectors at each gate. Shouldn’t be news at this point that certain schools are going to show up for your games, guys.Anyway, it was such a breath of fresh air to see Michigan State capable of running the ball to phenomenal effect against a typically-solid opposing defense. We’ll see, with more data points, if this is improvement is legit or if Northwestern’s just about to fall off a cliff without Mike Hankwitz, or perhaps is merely in their usual, woebegone September form, but Kenneth Walker III had the look of an absolute star.Defensively, it was a little worrying that they only got significant pressure by flinging blitzers in there, but it would have been a tall task to build a front capable of generating its own pass rush where none really existed last season. Scottie Hazelton rotated heavily, but the secondary looks much more settled in this defense. Again, grains of salt and all that, but it’s hard to find much to quibble over here.

MNW: Fitz’s failson NFL defensive coordinator retread and former coaching buddy? Possibly BAD at his job?!Well, I’ll need some time with this news.Look, just default to the 2019 talking points, since it will allow me to not have to refresh my material...though the script looks like it might be flipped: this year it’s an undisciplined and overmatched defense, with the offense being possibly competent?Just kidding. Northwestern tried to establish the run, could not, and unless you can keep a clean pocket for Hunter Johnson while he’s staring down his first read, you’re not going to have a good time. This is the offense we knew we would be getting after cam porter went down with injury, and ultimately it’s not their fault the ‘Cats lost last night. It’s disappointing to see the defense play such a sloppy game and REALLY disappointing that our fifth year kicker can still not consistently hit a straight on 28 yd field goal. But such as life in a rebuilding year without all that production. The schedule is wide open, with Indiana State, Duke (who lost to Charlotte last night), and Ohio ahead. Northwestern is likely a bad football team with “mediocre” as a ceiling, but 6-6 gets you Detroit. Here’s hoping.

LPW: I miss Hankwitz. The fundamental defensive errors I saw last night are going to lead to a loooong season. I hope Northwestern AD Derrick Gragg was taking and flat out tells Fitzgerald that your old buddy O’Neil might be a good person, but he really shit the bed last night and this doesn’t bode well. Hooray for another rebuilding year after a great season. In the twenty years I’ve been a season ticket holder I’ve seen this tune a few times and I hate it.I liked seeing Tyus get some carries, and Hunter looks better than two years ago but damn it Kubhander get it together. It looked like the offense was valiantly trying bailing out the defense last night, and that’s just jarring after the past decade of Hankwitz’s wizardry. We’re going to dicktrip again against a bad team and playing Minnesota is not going to be fun. Ugh. Time to buy some Malört.

Penn State def. Wisconsin

Kind of, But Not Really: It’s hard to complete passes—or successfully complete handoffs—with your hands around your throat. A 25 minute advantage in TOP doesn’t mean much if you’re going to be -3 in turnover margin and have critical breakdowns in the secondary. PSU is for real, so B1G West is far from lost, but margin of error is gone. See how PSU @ Iowa goes. See if Mertz shows any improvement over next couple of games. But he rolled out a trademarked logo practically at the stroke of midnight. He, as much as any “student-athlete” signed on for what’s coming his way. Gave away a winnable game. Fucking brilliant start to the season.

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MCClapYoHandz: Well, there was an attempt. Tough loss to swallow with so many critical unforced errors that made things much more difficult. You can’t keep tripping your RB or fumbling on simple handoffs and expect to win. You can’t completely blow coverage assignments on deep ball threats and expect to win. The defense wasn’t perfect on the big play miscues but they allowed 16 points but that should be enough to win when facing an offense like that, so my gripes mostly fall on the Badger offense.What happened to the old OC Paul Chryst that was churning out two or even three 1,000-yard rushers in a season? That could do that and still balance run and pass 50/50 and make life hell for everyone? Chryst took over playcalling duties this season but I don’t see any difference. Still conservative, limited playcalling with pedestrian results. The line talent is there, the RBs are good enough, there’s talent on the outside, they picked up an All-American QB out of high school, what more is needed to get more dangerous than depending on 3 yard runs up the gut and bleeding out the clock?And shoutout to Penn State who positioned themselves well to win. The pass rush was excellent and killed pretty much every Wisconsin drive that fell behind schedule. The talent on the outside created some monster gains on offense. And while the kicking game produced some miscues, PSU generally didn’t produce the same boneheaded mistakes to kill their drives or leave points off the board. I have a feeling we’ll look back at Wisconsin only giving up 16 against that offense and considering it a fantastic effort, which makes the loss all the more frustrating to take.

Misdreavus: Look, everyone knew these two teams were better than their 2020 results, and this game proved it on the field. It was a classic Big Ten defensive battle where points were at a premium and highlight plays came on defense. Every inch mattered, and a raucous crowd was at times so loud that Wisconsin players had to tell them to quiet down! That’s what having fans in the stands means for college football.All that said, as is usually the case in defensive battles, the teams with fewest mistakes tend to come away with the victory. Sean Clifford threw 33 passes and had zero interceptions. In fact, Penn State had zero turnovers on offense. On the other hand, Wisconsin had three, and two of them were costly interceptions to end their last two drives. The third, a fumble in the red zone that would have, if they’d come away with points instead, maybe made the Nittany Lions be the team that needed a last second score to win.All in all, as I said in my prediction, this game doesn’t say much about the loser, but I’m still glad the loser isn’t Penn State.

pkloa: In the last ten years, two B1G West teams have failed to defeat Penn State: Purdue and Wisconsin. The last time Wisconsin won, in fact, there was no B1G West. The Badgers defeated a Tom Bradley coached Nittany Lions team to secure a shared Leaders Division title. Still, it’s probably impossible for any PSU fan to go into this game with anything approaching overconfidence.Saturday’s matchup in Camp Randall was not pretty, especially the first half. The Lions went to the locker room with single-digit rushing totals and no momentum. The Badgers moved the ball with modest effectiveness before shooting themselves in the foot time and time again. A blocked kick and a red zone fumbled exchange ended scoring opportunities, with the Lions defense claiming partial credit for making Wisconsin work for it.The second half saw, by comparison, offensive explosions by both teams. Penn State remembered they have Jahan Dotson, which coincided with the Wisconsin secondary forgetting Dotson was on the field. Badgers answered with Mellusi willing his team to the endzone. A couple swapped drives ending in FG territory (we won’t worry about who missed what), and Noah Cain finally woke up to give the Lions the game winning touchdown.Kind of pedestrian stats overall, and both teams have plenty to work on against next week’s MACrifices, including James Franklin’s understanding of advanced statistics like time of possession. Jury is still out on Yurcich. A win is a win, but 13 first downs on less than 300 yards total offense sure as shit won’t win them all.

87Townie: I was misled.All the pundits said Penn State’s offensive line was going to be good this year. That it was loaded with age and experience.

They crowed about our running back room. That it was a strong point of our team and one of the best in the country. But unless Wisconsin actually is an all-world defensive front...I was lied to.We saw three of the four running backs in this game: Cain, Ford, and Lee. Ford had one rush for 1 yard and Lee had three rushes for -4 yards. Cain had 48 yards on 8 carries, but that includes one 34-yard gain. That means the other 7 attempts averaged just 2 yards each.

Penn State managed just 11 first downs and only one in the first half. So much for that offensive line dominance.

Frankly, Wisconsin lost this game. They chose to slam their collective dicks in the door all game. Their red zone offense is suspect and Mertz isn’t the Heisman candidate we all want him to be. With just a little less ineptitude, Wisconsin goes into the locker room at halftime with at least a 17-0 lead.But miscues happen. And poor play calling within mere feet of the goal line happens. And so on ad nauseum.

I did see some glimmers of hope for Penn State, though. I give all the credit to new OC Mike Yurcich. After getting completely pantsed in the first half by Wisconsin’s DC Jim Leonhard, Yurcich made great adjustments at half.When the team got the ball in the second half, the calls were excellent. Sideline passes opened up the deep balls. And Wisconsin’s defensive backs chose the risky strategy of ignoring Jahan Dotson down the field. Clifford was 2 of 3 on throwing the ball to an uncontested and wide-open Dotson.

That broke the game wide open.On the other side of the ball, PSU looked stout. They bent until Wisconsin flinched, then they took the ball away. Over and over again.

A win is a win. And this game will be a PSU “Instant Classic” on the Big Ten Network, because Wisconsin had several chances to win. They just chose not to.

Nebraska def. Fordham

BRT: Well, it was Fordham. I won’t waste a lot of time patting Nebraska on the back for this one, but sadly, it was easy enough to imagine a world where they didn’t handle their business in this game, so I’m relieved they looked reasonably solid overall. This was exactly what they needed to do IF (please note the following is a hypothetical, not a prediction) they are going to rebound this into a decent season. I am pleased with their bounce back, and kicker Connor Culp gets a special shout out for getting 7-7 XPs after struggling mightily last week (1-3 XPs). Special teams, Cam Taylor-Britt in particular, still made some gaffes that won’t serve the Huskers well going forward this season.All in all, it was nice to see my team score a lot, and for other people’s teams to be the laughingstocks this week.

DeadRead: Nebraska is not a good football team. All I can say is beating a FCS program from the Bronx is better than not beating a FCS program from the Bronx. In the past, I would say Buffalo could push the Huskers if the Bulls are not paid their due respect. Now, Buffalo will probably give Nebby all it wants regardless of Frost’s approach. Prove me wrong. GBR.

Michigan def. Western Michigan

RockyMountainBlue: Huzzah! Sure it was a middling MAC team, but this Michigan squad isn’t good enough to take any wins for granted.The book on Michigan for this year is “Offense will have its moments, especially against weaker competition, but it’s not going to make anyone forget about 2016. Defense will be bad, possibly legendarily so. Special teams should be fine.” That basically what we got. The running game didn’t dominate, but looked fairly good against Western. The defense got carved up but somehow only gave up 14 points.

Vincent Grey started at corner, which should have QBs across the league salivating. He’s a great kid, and a willing player, but he doesn’t begin to have the speed to play corner in this conference.On the plus side Dax Hill looks every bit the player at S we expect him to be.

Unfortunately Michigan lost arguably its best offensive player: Ronnie Bell, and it looked pretty bad. He’s likely done for the year.I stand by my prediction Michigan finishes 4-8.

Iowa def. Indiana

BuffKomodo: First there was nothing. Then in 6 days, God created the universe and everything we know. Then, he took a day off. Then on the 8th day, before creating man and woman, God decreed that Indiana football will never become a football powerhouse and will always disappoint its fanbase. This hurts. I honestly thought Indiana was much better than this. And to a certain degree, they are. The Indiana offense, offense, offense surrendered 14 points in a 28 point loss. I mean…2 pick sixes. You simply don’t recover from that. The defense allowed 20 points which really isn’t that terrible in the grand scheme of things. Yeah there were some bad penalties, but on the whole, it didn’t seem to be atrocious even with the long run to start the game. So I don’t think this is on them. The offense. Jesus Christ. That was complete and utter ineptitude. Iowa played a good game on defense. Iowa is a freaking good team that has a great chance at going to Indy. If Indiana wants to even be in this conversation, you’ve got to score more than 6 points on 2 field goals. 2 pick sixes and 3 total turnovers. Did we even attempt a pass longer than 20 yards in the air? The offense seemed slanted for Peyton Ramsey, not Mike Penix. Nick Sheridan called a horrendous game today. Last season was lackluster playcalling. He has to call the game better. He’s got about 4 more games before I hope on the job change bandwagon. Mike Penix. He wasn’t good enough. He was bad. Bad throws. Bad decisions. End paragraph. Hats off to Iowa. Great game. Great program. A standard Indiana is yet to achieve. It’s the first game of the year, so a ton can still happen. Even the hope of being in the B1G title isn’t out of the mathematical equation. But dear god anything short of an Idaho stomping and a UC upset seems to be a step back for where we thought the program was heading and probably still is. Welcome to a world of expectations Hoosier football. It’s tough to entertain lunatics. It’s gonna be great getting 0 top 25 votes this week. Edit: LittleKomodo crawled for the first time so in my euphoria, I took out a Mike Penix rant. Seemed a bit dickish but he still sucked so yeah.

StewMonkey13: Iowa beat the pants off a ranked Indiana and I’m still not feeling the best about the team. Penix and the Indiana offense were completely flaccid all game, just handing the Hawkeyes opportunities at interceptions all game. Now the Iowa secondary is great and Phil Parker is a wizard, but I’m not sure they’re quite as good as they showed today. Two pick 6s is not exactly sustainable. That being said, the biggest concern on that side of the ball going into the season was the DL, and they did a lot to answer the call. Just abusing Indiana’s OL all game and living in the backfield.

Iowa’s offense was entirely meh, with souls be expected by now, yet somehow still disappoints. Tyler Goodson is fantastic and made foster defense look silly early. Spencer Petras picked up right where he left off last season, which is to say he doesn’t look particularly conflate in the pocket, rushes throws, locks onto the TEs, and isn’t that accurate. Give the Hoosiers some credit, as their secondary is quite good, but Petras is going to have to improve to really have a special season. I don’t want to complain too much, though. 28 point conference win over a top 25 team to open the season. Pretty good.

CandystripesforBreakfast: Apparently, I picked the right season to duck out, because holy fuck was that bad. I didn’t even watch any of the game (not in the usual ‘writers don’t watch the games’ sense, I legitimately had the chance to put this game on a TV and declined), and I feel validated. Count me among those who got burned thinking that maybe, just maybe, Indiana might be capable of carrying over a smidge of momentum from Arguably Indiana’s Greatest Season This Millennium. I didn’t think we’d already be into Put Up or Shut Up territory, but anything less than an utter destruction of Idaho next week means at least one coordinator might want to consider updating his resume.Like, sure, there’s a bright side that the defense only gave up 20 to what looks like a pretty solid team, but that’s damning with faint praise. I refuse to believe that Whop Philyor and Stevie Scott were THAT much of Indiana’s offense. Fuck.

UTSA def. Illinois

Thump: Yeah I’m such a giant fucking drama queen for pretending UTSA could possibly pose a threat. Hey guess what I know my fucking team and they can’t control the line of fucking scrimmage against anyone who hasn’t game planned against somethingthey’re not running. Love you scott Frost. You legitimized these dudes who took superior talent and got pushed around all motherfucking day. We’re looking at shades of fucking 2016 purdue but like, what does that mean? What, are we gonna be the worst team in the big ten for another decade? Lol who gives a shit. We party down here. This is where we fucking live.

Illinois remained ILLINOIS as they will forever. Lmao. Art Sitkowski finding a spot to be successful? Lol nope. Fucking dominated at the line of scrimmage by a 7-5 C-USA team, and the worst part is that people actually thought I was mistaken this time to pick against them. Motherfucker do you watch this sport? Congratulations on being able to go to fucking road games with a prayer you’d win, or weighing bowl games against things other than “what if they literally don’t have another winning season for a hundred years”, you have no right to tell me I don’t know my alma Mater well enough to understand that we were always going to lose this game.

I hate this motherfucking sport We’re gonna go 1-11.