Thursday, December 7, 2006

A Look Back -- Iowa

A week after losing in South Bend to Notre Dame, Purdue hit the road for Kinnick Stadium to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes. There was much optimism among the Purdue faithful despite being 11 point dogs and not having won in Iowa City under Tiller. Iowa (4-1) was ranked 19th in the country and was coming off a disappointing 38-17 loss to #1 Ohio State at home in primetime. There was sure to be a big game hangover or a letdown, or so we thought. We couldn't have been more wrong. In perhaps the biggest beatdown of the Tiller era, the Boilers fell 47-17 and it was never even close as Iowa racked up 539 yards of offense.

WHAT WE THOUGHT THEN
In 2004 and 2005, the Boilers' first loss sparked some ugly losing streaks that ruined very promising seasons. After this schelacking, it appeared that Tiller and Co. were headed down that same slippery slope as this marked their second loss in a row. The way that Purdue gave up 286 yards on the ground to an offensive line that went through 3 centers in the first half was alarming to say the least.

WHAT WE KNOW NOW
This was one of many valleys during an up and down year. This was true for Curtis Painter and the team as a whole. Both the Purdue offense and defense would bounce back in a big way the following week against Northwestern winning 31-10 in dominating fashion. The finish to Drew Tate's career has been a major disappointment. Tate burst onto the scene as a sophomore in 2004 leading Iowa to a 10-2 record and a dramatic last second comeback victory over LSU in the Capital One Bowl. Tate made First Team All Big-Ten that year. Since then, he has regressed and Iowa has gone 7-5 and 6-6 in his final two seasons.

WHAT WE KNEW ALL ALONG
That Iowa is very tough to beat in Kinnick Stadium when they are not decimated by injuries. ESPN sucks for putting good football games on ESPNU. Iowa still travels well, even at 6-6.

2 comments:

reetajenet said...

One of Purdues own will be heading to land of clean air, social harmony and the 2008 olympics in the very near future. Kara Patterson, a Purdue track team javelin thrower has qualified for the games in the same event. Good for her, good for Purdue. Now onto something more importantshe's hot and she's in my brother-in-law's class in West Lafayette. Someone needs to introduce them. I'm always looking out for family.
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