Amidst the talk of the B1G West being the most unpredictable division in college football, there are several teams that could make a case as to why they’ll rise to the top this fall.
One team that seems to be getting omitted quite a bit is Iowa. That’s pretty strange considering how consistent the Hawkeyes have been on a yearly basis. If the division is wide open, why doesn’t Kirk Ferentz’s bunch have a legitimate shot to get to Indianapolis?
The loss of tight ends T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant, as well as the biggest contributors on the defensive line, are contributing factors. Inexperience at some of those key positions is a bit of a red flag.
BTN analyst Glen Mason offered a counter to those arguments, though. With quarterback Nate Stanley back, A.J. Epenesa on the defensive line, playmakers at receiver and a strong offensive line, Mason believes the Hawkeyes are in pretty good shape entering the fall.
Plus, they’ve got the “X” factor in Ferentz still on the sideline.
Mason broke down why Iowa has a good shot at winning its first division title since 2015. The video was posted by BTN.
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