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Rhoads Rules, Hawkeye Heartbreak

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  • I’ve never been more surprised by a team winning than Iowa State at Texas Saturday. Absolute shocker. After giving up 120 points the past two weeks, the Cyclones held Texas without a touchdown for more than three quarters in front of 100,000 Longhorn fans. The win was no fluke either. The Cyclones flat out punched Texas in the mouth.
  • I’ve said the past two weeks, Paul Rhoads had his toughest coaching assignment just keeping the Cyclones focused and believing. Rhoads overachieved. Texas has far more talent, Iowa State far more heart. The resources available to each program make any win against Texas a major upset, but to do it in Austin, a week after losing by 52? Wow.
  • Iowa and Wisconsin played an exciting football game. The Badgers won, but it was back-and-forth all game. There’s widespread overreaction from Hawkeye fans right now because Iowa could have won, but failed to execute special teams and clock management. With great expectations often comes crushing disappointment. There’s still a lot out there for Iowa. A win over #5 Michigan State Saturday will make fans feel a lot better. I think it happens.