Missouri State at Iowa
by, 09-07-2013 at 11:13 AM (1694 Views)
I am in Iowa City today for Missouri State Coach Terry Allen's return to the state. If you remember Allen was the coach at Northern Iowa nearly two decades ago.
Both teams are coming in at 0-1 with home losses to start the season. Missouri State lost 23-17 to Northwestern State last week, while Iowa lost to Northern Illinois 30-27.
The weather today in eastern Iowa is scheduled to be hot today with a high in the upper 90s.
I thin it will be key for the Bears to get a fast start to stay in this game. They will need to win the turnover battle and get some breaks to pull off Missouri Valley's third upset over a BCS conference team. Remember, North Dakota State (over Kansas State) and Northern Iowa (over Iowa State) were the two other victories last week.
I think Iowa will be able to handle the Bears, however, as Allen has not rekindled the magic he had with UNI while in Springfield. A win today though would go a long way towards getting back to that way.
We shall see and I hope for a competative game.