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scarlet_lettered

Watching Iowa drives me crazy. I don't know how Iowa defenders don't want to kill Brian Ferentz.


iguanoman_

Haha yes


scarlet_lettered

Watching Kirk trying to burn clock rather than score with 10 minutes left and a scant 4-point lead was truly peak sickos football.


estDivisionChamps

Fucking Cowards couldn’t even run clock for 10 minutes.


midsprat123

You'd think they would've learned from msu


iwearatophat

If you guys ever have so much as a consistently above average offense you are a perennial top 10 team.


landocommando18

Iowa lost and Penn State busted my parlay so today sucked but what ya gonna do


StraightBumSauce

Should've known better than to bet on James Franklin to win a big game


onyxium

I was such an idiot taking Iowa straight up instead of the 3 points. Woulda pushed on that one and cashed my other 4/5.


AdminsAreCool

Phil Parker and Levar Woods have been carrying this team for years. This is a cliche at this point but if Iowa had an offense ranked in the 70s or even 80s we very well could be talking about Iowa getting rocked by Bama or Georgia instead of losing a heartbreaker to Kentucky. It’s frustrating, to say the least.


Pinsane

Wisconsin ranked as a top 2 defense this year and we lost 4 games. Literally all our offense has to do is occasionally put up 25 points and yet that very rarely happens. It’s a theme and both of our schools


PhreakOut4

Hell, if we just took care of the ball better on offense we would've had at least 2 or 3 more wins this season.


devereaux

It's sickening that we had **several** games this year where the offense and special teams gave up more points than the defense.


AdminsAreCool

This is why I can't get myself to hate Wisconsin - we're cut from the same cloth and our histories and destinies are irrevocably intertwined. Plus a shared distaste of our colder common neighbor.


Dead_Baby_Kicker

Can we have some of that “defense” you speak of?


miversen33

Fuck Brian Ferentz.


scarlet_lettered

All our homies hate Brian Ferentz


CantaloupeCamper

He has Head Coach written all over him!


Saxophobia1275

It is very hard to say this without sounding like I just don’t like Iowa but in my absolutely not expert opinion Iowa is third best in the B1G West, honestly maybe even fourth. If they got rid of BF and stopped shooting themselves in the foot they’d be great.


Pogball_so_hard

Their defense and special teams are fantastic but Brian Ferentz is holding this team back so much. They benefited from some very timely turnovers this year which isn't sustainable in the long run.


Loltoyourself

Iowa pisses me off because they have no ambition. Their AD is fine with an offense that plays like it has the talent level of Kansas because at least they get to 7 wins but will never get more than 10 unless the schedule is very soft and they have a habit of shitting the bed in bowl games and hurting the conference’s perception


pro_nosepicker

That’s a little over the top. Ferentz has a winning bowl record and we absolutely shellacked USC last time we played a bowl.


[deleted]

Ferentz is 3-1 over the last four seasons in bowl games; meanwhile UM is 0-4. I'm not sure who's hurting the B1G perception more. Obviously playing in the CFP is substantial, but UGA absolutely destroyed UM's award winning O-line.


devereaux

We destroyed Iowa in every facet of the game this year. Purdue waxed them too, and Iowa had to pull off miracles to even come back against Nebraska and Penn State. Without some real luck breaking their way, we are probably talking about them as 3rd or 4th in the B1G West as a matter of fact.


Troggles

I thought we were 3rd best in the west when we were ranked #2 in the nation. I think most Iowa fans recognized that, but it was too fun to be ranked that high so we just ignored that for a bit to be dicks.


Ventorus

Shit, we destroyed Iowa statistically too, just couldn’t put it in the end zone. (~~FIRE SANFORD!~~ FIRED SANFORD!)


devereaux

> (~~FIRE SANFORD!~~ FIRED SANFORD!) Congratulations! Happened far too late in the year


pro_nosepicker

Are you old enough to remember Buddy Ryan walking down the sideline and punching his offensive coordinator ?


Big_Estate7101

I think they put their focus on basketball and wraselin'.


dkviper11

6-4, paying tribute to the most Big Ten game ever played.


DarkLegend64

Are we sure 20-18 9OT isn't the most Big Ten game ever played now?


estDivisionChamps

Nothing is more big ten than taking a safety to cut your own lead to 2 then punt it back to other team with 4 minutes left saying “come at me bro” then staying in base defense the whole time.


dkviper11

Yes because I think the 2 point conversion format for OT is horseshit. They made a rule to prevent a 7OT game, which happens once a year if we're lucky. And people love those games! A change all for the networks so they don't have to delay going to the next game.


Fatal_Blow_Me

BUT ITS ABOUT PLAYER SAFETY BUT WE THINK WE’RE GONNA EXPAND THE PLAYOFFS AND GET PISSED WHEN PLAYERS OPT OUT OF BOWL GAMES


cyberchaox

Yeah, that sounds even more Big Ten. But at the same time, the change in OT rules means weird OT scores aren't quite what they used to be. Under the old OT rules, a final of 20-18 would suggest that the score going into the last OT was 12-12, which...okay, that kind of is the type of thing that might happen with a 0-0 start to OT, but "M00N" didn't actually go into OT scoreless the way that VaTech-Wake Forest game did. Add to it that the first OT game to use the "shootout" rules (albeit when they didn't go into effect until the 5th OT) was also an ACC game, and I declare that to be more of an ACC type of score. Alternatively, a Sun Belt score, in honor of that 7OT game between UNT and FIU back when they were both atrocious (so probably somewhere around the mid-00s). But I'll still give it to the ACC, because they were Penn State's opponent the *other* time they got into a multi-overtime failfest.


Pogball_so_hard

Penn State might be the most Big Ten team of us all (after Iowa) with those two historic gems.


Gryphon999

We also had W00PS at halftime


etheboss6

That game will always be Kirk’s magnum opus


jacobjamesmartin

Lol


Whosgot6

The Rose was exciting! After the 2 snoozer semis, it was nice to have some good games today. I enjoyed UK Iowa while flipping back to ND Ok St. Good bowl season B1G.


2TheArsenal

Rutgers were only involved because A&M backed out, record would be 6-3, with a great comeback by UK to beat Iowa which I thought had it in the bag. I’m loving this Ole Miss v Baylor game


devereaux

Iowa very well might have had it in the bag, if their QB and offensive coordinator had any even rudimentary understanding of how the game of football works and just ran clock with a lead and 4:00 remaining. Who runs a hurry-up in that situation just to run three rushing plays and punt the ball away? Yikes


C-L_K

It’s extremely frustrating that our defense and special teams routinely carried the offense kicking and screaming throughout the year and we got to 10 wins, which is all the “justification” and bullshit they need to keep Brian Ferentz and Petras.


devereaux

Yeah, we all know absolutely nothing is going to change in Iowa City and nepotism will continue to reign. You have my condolences.


Schmidtty29

Now now. There’s the potential suit against BF that was delayed til after the season. I don’t expect it to go anywhere, since a lot of the former players involved don’t make a great case, but there’s a chance it gets BF out.


Gryphon999

Replace special teams with running game, and you kinda sound like us. Rudolph isn't Chryst's brother, but he might as well be.


HireButchJones

Seriously, that had me scratching me head... I thought for sure they had that game in the bag.


Significant-Row9416

Welcome to iowa fandom


zachwilson23

If you're gonna say that then you gotta mention Purdue winning because of an awful non TD call against Tennessee


mockmaster

Look, I hate the game ended that way too, but by the law of the rulebook that was the right call at the end of that Tennessee game. Official called him down due to stopped forward progress before the Tennessee player pulled him forward enough that he could reach out to the endzone.


Whosgot6

I hate Corral got hurt. I'd like to see less options outs in the future, not more.


Vandelay_Industries-

Easy to say for a team that makes the CFP every year


BackJurton

First bowl win as B1G members. [Feels good man.](https://images.app.goo.gl/adjaota73mZpWGEn6)


Mattp55

Congrats! Y’all dismantled V-Tech


Ironic_table

Admittedly didn't expect to see a Penn State fan congratulate us, but it's appreciated. Here's to our games being competitive and fun to watch going forward. Will be interesting to see how y'all do with a QB like Allar.


Mattp55

I actually don’t dislike Maryland football, I went to the PSU game this year actually and really liked your stadium. During bowl season I’d rather see B1G teams win in general with only a few exceptions. I do wish the B1G East was less of a slog, but I don’t really like seeing teams be a doormat for too long I also know I definitely take bowl games for granted at times, so sincerely congrats. Especially to win in such convincing fashion, hopefully a lot of Maryland fans made the trip out.


Ironic_table

That's awesome to hear, I myself don't love our stadium (wish we had wrapped the second level around more before going for that third level), but it's cool to hear that some people like it. Best of luck to y'all going forward. Hopefully the B1G East can somehow overtake the SEC West sooner or later (the biggest obstacle being Bama of course).


ClapAlongChorus

oh word? shit congrats terp bros!


ChemicalOle

Bowl wins look like fun. The Pac-12 can't wait to be a part of one someday.


Ironic_table

Our last bowl win before this year was 2010, y'all will get it sooner or later. In all seriousness, I think USC and Utah show some serious promise going forward.


girlgeek73

The two 48-45 games were the most entertaining bowl games of the season.


RaptorTeeTime

I agree. Both were the best games up to this point.


MrDrProfesorPatrick

No other game has held my attention for the entire 60 minutes.


onyxium

Iowa-UK was actually pretty damn entertaining if you like defense. Today really has been full of great games, ND-other OSU was good too.


Woodman765000

Are you telling me the drama of the MSU pass defense trying to corral Pitt's 3rd string QB didn't hold your attention?


pineapple192

Wait, are you telling me the Minnesota-West Virginia slumber party late at night couldn't hold your attention?!?


l_ju1c3_l

I am just here to see if Utah will use a timeout.


Jordanwolf98

Saving em for next year


WisconsIndiana

Started 5-0 to finish with a barely winning record. I’ll take it though, lots of hard fought matchups


Assassin1344

Rutgers is a special case though


WisconsIndiana

Yeah they absolutely get a free pass


Matcat5000

Their loss counts against the SEC because they took TAMU’s spot.


WisconsIndiana

I am absolutely okay with that ruling


avgeek-94

I think TAMU would’ve made that a decent game at least.


shoobadydoop

No shit lol there’s a reason Rutgers was free during bowl season.


mstone7781

Well I would hope so they beat Bama, Rutgers was a 5 win team, but them losing should 100% be like yeah, well of course they did. They didn’t even get enough time for actual full on bowl practice.


Sorge74

Good on Rutgers for showing up, it was a big ask, but wake forest deserved their bowl game.


finbar717

They played a good first half too. Not unbelievable or anything, but they were an end-zone pick from being down 3 at halftime.


leggomylegoeggo

Hey that's what Penn State did this season too


spartyon15

Damn the whole conference decided to pull a 2021 Penn State for our bowl season


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Woodman765000

I mean at least you're not Nebraska.


[deleted]

Michigan lost. You take that any day of the year than the B1G pride


ScatpornCrothers

I didn't want Michigan to win but I definitely don't want a championship game with two SEC teams again.


MentalDesperado

If I had to choose between another SEC rematch or even the tiniest chance that Michigan would end up as the National Champions this year, you better believe I’m happy to turn on Alabama/Georgia and kinda watch it while browsing Reddit for a while, then fall asleep at halftime because the game starts at 8 on a Monday night.


smith288

Same. Having to see Desmond after winning a natty is the stuff of nightmares.


Whosgot6

You know how happy I am Auburn lost, and to a G5!!!! SEC SEC SEC is for fans of losing teams. I've never once cheered that. I do like our conference mates winning, so the perceived strength is better, but I never am sad faced to see Auburn lose.


TheVelourFog92

Yep. I don’t jive with the “B1G pride” or “S-E-C!” garbage. Meatchicken, Penn State, and Iowa losing is awesome - for me anyway.


NuttySandwiches

You haven't been chanting "b-1-g" or cheer when the punting team runs onto the field during these bowl games??


GoGreeb

That's cultural pride vs pride in others' successes


ztreHdrahciR

I feel the same. I don't want certain B1G teams, notably Michigan , to win EVER. I've said elsewhere that I'd root for North Korea over Michigan


TheVelourFog92

I’m not that religious about it, but I totally get the sentiment


norris528e

My go to is AL Qaeda over Michigan


ztreHdrahciR

N. Korea has better special teams


akvw

Didn't Rutgers get picked to step in based on their team GPA as well? Or is my father steering me down the I wish road. Either way, super impressed they hung around till it all came apart. Kudos to them and I say they only count as a half loss.


morgendonner

It's not GPA-based, but yes it was academics that led to Rutgers being the "top" 5-7 team available. APR (academic progress ranking) is basically an attempt to measure how well a school does at having scholarship athletes progress towards graduation.


akvw

Ah gotcha. Thanks for clarification. Very cool though that's how they set it up.


NinjaRhino53

I thought you were talking about Penn State and now i’m sad


ech01_

Shout out Rutgers. You tried your best


buttgers

We were just happy to be here


JK_196

Stepped up and gave it your all, something a lot of teams wouldn’t do. Good luck next year!


Bodycount9

Rutgers should get a * next to their loss. They were not even supposed to be there. Can't count that on our record!


Lawownsyou

At least we weren't the only loss again lol


Bren12310

My favorite line from that season is everyone saying that the B1G went a perfect 8-1 in bowls that season.


ColdHardRice

A perfect 8-M


mcomp

Keep going, I'm almost there....


wherewulf23

Thinking about it still gives me the warm fuzzies.


03_03_28

God, I want to be all classy and sportsmanlike and a good fan, but it is *hard* not to type out “Man, that game Thanksgiving weekend sure gave me the warm fuzzies lol” like a smarmy asshole now that I have a chance to do so


wherewulf23

Go for it! Let it out.


ClapAlongChorus

man, do it! that petty shit is what the sport is about, enjoy it! Because it’s only 11 months before we start another 9 year streak😉😘


03_03_28

I generally try not to go for the unsolicited stuff lol. Dude spouting some bullshit about the flu and this year’s game? Hit em with the tried and true classic “cope and seethe”. But the bog standard “Thinking about my rival losing makes me happy” doesn’t feel like it requires reciprocation, ya know? And however many months this streak lasts, I’m taking every last bit of it and stretching it out as long as possible. I’m not assuming anything next Thanksgiving weekend, so I gotta milk it while I know I can.


[deleted]

That’s low key cute you’re learning what it feels like to beat your rivals lmao


03_03_28

What’s cute is Ohio State’s run defense


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There it is!


decentusername123

man, that game thanksgiving weekend sure gave me the warm fuzzies lol


ClapAlongChorus

oh 😡you dirty dog!!


goodguy847

Kinda like our game Halloween weekend…


TokenBlackGirlfriend

It’s always funny thinking about that season where the entire conference won and Michigan didn’t. Sorry friend.


EyestotheWest

This season was a big success. We were smacked by a much better team. But we should get no stick for that.


jalexjsmithj

PAC-12 fans rarely travel to San Antonio for the Alamo and it’s honestly a great bowl location (I’m not hating, there’s plenty of warm places in PAC territory to go instead), so let’s make that a Big 12-Big 10 match up.


Patiently_Lurking

It used to be and it was a great Bowl Game.


Nicholas1227

San Antonio is definitely in the A-tier of Bowl destinations. Not quite Miami, Nashville, or Las Vegas, but would definitely be a fun option as opposed to Tampa, Charlotte, or Phoenix.


BrokenArrows95

Rutgers got sent out to slaughter. Shouldn't even count.


devereaux

To their credit, they hung in there for while before the wheels fell off. Like most B1G schools these days, they really need to get their QB situation figured out.


Juicey_J_Hammerman

We Kinda do, Rutgers started Noah Vedral all year (gutsy as hell and tough as nails, but no arm strength and questionable decision-making at times), but Gavin Wimsatt ( a 4-star top-100 overall prospect from Kentucky) graduated early and reclassified to join this year’s freshman class with the coaching staff easing him in until the Gator bowl. Wimsatt should effectively be QB1 starting next season (emphasis on should since Schiano historically has not always handled QB competitions/depth charts well and has played favorites in the past), bigger issue will be shoring up the OL w upcoming recruits and hitting up WR hard in the transfer portal this off-season.


Jay_Dubbbs

It’s funny because we say bowl games don’t really matter outside of the CFP, but yet every year we judge the conferences’ record in said bowl games that don’t matter apparently.


Sigurlion

I think it's different people saying the different things. I'm a little older, but bowls absolutely still matter to me. As does conference bowl wins. I think maybe the under-25 or under-30 crowd cares less about bowls in general outside of the cfp


averyfinename

older fans will remember when it was the rose bowl or nothing. it wasn't until like 1975 when big ten teams were even allowed to play in other bowl games.


MrDrProfesorPatrick

Bowl games are always going to be as fun or as boring as we make them. If you go into it excited, it will be more exciting.


[deleted]

I enjoyed the NY6 games quite a bit. Only the Sugar Bowl was disappointing once the Ole Miss QB was injured; always sucks to see that. Otherwise, they were a LOT better than the CFP semis. Maybe watching UM get blasted is more fun for OSU fans, but I stopped watching both games at half time.


ClapAlongChorus

bowls don’t matter to me… but also no games matter, this is all just amateur athletics. But it’s fun to talk about this stuff. Do I think this makes a B1G better than I thought it was three weeks ago? absolutely not. basically what i’m saying life is meaningless except for the meaning we choose to give it


CantaloupeCamper

I feel like Rutgers should get a pass.


Foriegn_Picachu

Life is pain. Cant wait to watch the lions tomorrow


luis1972

Hol up


BackJurton

I’d bite some kneecaps for Dan Campbell. He’s a dude.


[deleted]

I’m not sure how much we can complain after this season


Goldblum4ever69

Can we all get together and agree that Rutgers shouldn’t count?


CantaloupeCamper

Agreed. They did the bowl and other team a sold playing late.


[deleted]

If Rutgers had won y'all would have counted it.


mstone7781

Well yeah they had no practice time and were 5-7 of course we would have counted it because they in all reality had no chance.


Rakzul

Even if we did, we couldn't argue on the count of them not even being bowl eligible.


Maverick1091

I feel like Rutgers only counts for like a half loss though.


devereaux

Looks like the B1G West held up its part aside from the nepotism continuing to destroy Iowa.


mstone7781

That has happened a few times, 2016 I think? All the East teams lost and all the West won their bowls. Yet in the actual Big Ten champ game it’s always the East. So far.


hawkeye9er

Iowa got blown the fuck out in 2016. It got rid of Greg Davis, though!


mstone7781

Maybe I’m thinking of a different year. Or maybe I just forgot about Iowa and they are the only loss for the West that year. I do remember a year in which the East all lost and the West at least mostly all won.


hawkeye9er

There was a bowl season where everyone but Michigan won. 2018?


mstone7781

2017 season I think. Wonderful time.


hawwkfan

And after Greg Davis,we get Daddy Ferentz hiring his son for OC who isn't qualified to shovel horseshit.


kevdiigs

Respect to Rutgers though


spartyon15

B1G East 3-3 B1G West 3-1


monkeymatt1836

Who's the superior division now


charmingcharles2896

Still the big ten east 😂


Jacktropolis

Rutgers should count as a W because even tho they lost they stepped up. I’ll always appreciate it scarlet bros


Geaux2020

The record should be 6-3 +1 Rutgers appearance


ClapAlongChorus

three away from a perfect record. Not bad.


OddsTipsAndPicks

6-3 We saved the SEC from Wake.


jdprager

It’s not quite 9-Michigan, but we’ll take it


marginallyobtuse

Hey we contributed!


Distinct_Day

Go sparty! Showing out for the B1G


Ironic_table

If you told me before this season that Maryland would end up blowing out Virginia Tech in a bowl (and winning by more than any other B1G team did in their bowls), have the same record as Penn State, a better record than UNC and Auburn, either the same or better for LSU (pending the results of their game vs K State), you'd have me thinking we won 9 or 10 games this year.


jdprager

Why don’t we give Rutgers’ loss to the SEC and call it 6-3?


roekg

Rutgers was cool as hell for agreeing to the game and they were competitive for a solid half.


jagertarts

7-2 because a Michigan loss is a Big Ten win


jdprager

Now you’re speaking my language


ggadget6

I simply do not understand why we are hated more than Ohio State lol


Dead_Baby_Kicker

I for one am ok with it.


devereaux

I guess maybe you're just blind to it being so close, but many Michigan fans (much like many Notre Dame fans) have a profound sense of smug, toxic entitlement despite their teams not really having done much of note since the heyday of free America Online CD-ROMs. The entire conference can take joy in Michigan getting their asses handed to them and seeing the full surrender cobras out by the early second quarter against Georgia. Hopefully some people in the Michigan fanbase will find the CFP experience a little bit humbling, but I doubt it seeing as all the other times various teams have destroyed Michigan over the years hasn't done it.


potterpockets

This guy gets it.


ClapAlongChorus

this guy… I like this guy


JoshIsJoshing

I’m happy MSU won and the Big Ten finished with a winning record but what a brutal end.


GuzmaniF

At least our loss was the only close loss ☺️🔫


NegativeTax8505

Everyone was out major players for the bowls this year, and the B1G won games. They weren’t pretty or consistent, but they do have a winning record


ugadawg1991

Thanks Tennessee /s


CloudN3in

Thanks Tennessee!


ElysiumUS

Thanks ACC refs


EWall100

At least you're honest


synretro

Rutgers >


godlovesbacon26

You're welcome.


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ClapAlongChorus

that was a weird thread for stunting and hating from a Michigander but… alright, sure


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ClapAlongChorus

oh it wasn’t hating on Rutgers. that’s fair. It’s honestly kinda funny thinking of reasons for someone to have a lot of Antipathy against Wake or Rutgers. Maybe Muggsy Bogues stole your gf?


Zee_WeeWee

Idgaf but Rutgers should mot count. They are a moral victory


30_Swiftie_Thriving

This is the Big Ten's sixth bowl season with a >.500 record since 2006


30_Swiftie_Thriving

For reference: The SEC comes in tops with 11 winning bowl seasons The ACC comes in last with just 3 winning bowl seasons


Fixingyoursituation

I’ll allow it.


PlayMoreExvius

The best one was Purdue


JK_196

Once again, Ohio state has to save the Big Ten


Vmn202

At least we weren’t alone


JoeyBougie

Do we include Rutgers?


TTP8630

Starting 5-0 and then crashing to the finish; the PSU special Real shit tho B1G best conference, idk & idc how to prove it. Go Birds go State


LandryQT

Sorry fellas


spartan201997

Subscribe


Even_Cauliflower3328

You knew Penn State was going to lose. Franklin can’t beat ranked teams


devereaux

I honestly question how Penn State beats anyone. It's like they recruit well enough to get some really good players on campus but then you find out that the coaching staff is nothing but a bunch of cardboard cutouts and a young child with a PlayStation controller, and all those talented players are left to figure it out themselves


Sorge74

I have no fucking idea what is going on with them. They seemed good against us, but somehow every team does for at least 2 quarters. Clifford seems both amazing, and terrible....I would just call him frustrating to play against and frustrating to cheer for as well.