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Orange Bowl

Post by Rids » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:24 pm

Interesting Orange Bowl so far. Iowa has been peak and valley in their 5 possessions with 2 touchdowns, 1 fumble, 1 pick 6 and a punt. Georgia Tech can not get anything going on offense and needs to tighten up their run defense if they want to win.

All that said and it's only a 7 point game. 14-7 Iowa with 8:00 to go in the 2Q.
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Re: Orange Bowl

Post by Rids » Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:43 pm

This is a hard fought game. Clean so far, hard hits, players doing their jobs just not a lot of points. So much for Eddie George and his "more than 60 points" prediction.
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Post by Rids » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:22 pm

Georgia Tech had a good halftime speech. Things are moving for the moment. We'll see if they can keep it up.
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Re: Orange Bowl

Post by Rids » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:56 pm

Offenses are stalling now for both schools but with a quarter to go it's a 10 point game.

Let's see if Georgia Tech can mount more offense than a missed FG from here on out.
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Re: Orange Bowl

Post by Rids » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:00 pm

Well that was answered quickly. 2:30 into the 4Q and Georgia Tech punches one in. 17-14 Iowa.
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Re: Orange Bowl

Post by Rids » Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:47 pm

Iowa made the big plays when they needed to here to finish off the Orange Bowl. Won by 10. 24-14 Iowa Hawkeyes
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Re: Orange Bowl

Post by Lionsfan73 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:56 am

Hawks Win!!!!!!!!! Great game for the Iowa Defence. They completely shut down GT in the first half and made big plays when it counted in the 2nd half.

GT went 2-9 for 12 yards passing. TWELVE YARDS!!!! How that QB and OC have a job are beyond me.

Clayborn deservedly won the Orange Bowl MVP. Glad to hear hes coming back next year. Iowa is looking good for next season. Theres a lot of young talent on this team. Im sure they wont get the respect they deserve again though.

That makes 4 bowl victories for the Big Ten this year including 2 BCS bowls. Yeah its such a weak conference. :rotf:

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Re: Orange Bowl

Post by argolio » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:55 pm

Lionsfan73 wrote:That makes 4 bowl victories for the Big Ten this year including 2 BCS bowls. Yeah its such a weak conference. :rotf:
That also still makes three losses (though good news: 5-2 against the spread!), but where was your big head last year when the Big Ten went 1-5, second from the bottom? :wink:

Joking aside, I think the Orange and Fiesta Bowls had little buzz around them for neutral fans. It's more obvious than ever that TCU and Boise State should have played in different games to create a David vs. Goliath angle. TCU-Boise State for the second year in a row was a waste of time, and it's revealing when the most interesting game of the last three days turned out to be C. Michigan-Troy in the tiny GMAC Bowl.

The BCS played it safe and failed.
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Re: Orange Bowl

Post by Rids » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:58 pm

Lionsfan73 wrote:GT went 2-9 for 12 yards passing. TWELVE YARDS!!!! How that QB and OC have a job are beyond me.
Well they are a wishbone team and when it works it's a fantastic offense. I haven't seen the Yellow Jacket offense that off before and that's a serious credit to the Iowa D.

Josh Nesbitt though had some games with seriously lacking passing stats (14 games and only 1701 yards passing with 1037 yards rushing). When they beat Virginia Tech for instances he was only 1 of 7 passing for 51 yards but put up 122 yards rushing. That Dwyer almost safety mistake really killed any real chance for them. Took any momentum and threw it out the door.

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Re: Orange Bowl

Post by argolio » Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:07 pm

You hit it Rids. If his 2nd half stats were 2-3 for 12 yards, chances are Tech was running it well enough in the second half to win the game, so credit has to go to Iowa for stopping the run.
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Re: Orange Bowl

Post by Mark » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:52 pm

Iowa was impressive ...didn't let Tech set up for anything..awesome job..
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