1) Stanzi the Americanzi
It is simply a fact that American patriots rule the gridiron and there can be little argument about the American fervor inside Stanzi. With the flag held high no one can beat a team with the likes of George Washington crossing the Delaware at its helm, except maybe an entire state devoted to protecting the American border.
2) The Big Game Hangover
Look at South Carolina. Kentucky really!!? Enough said.
3) Home Field Advantage
They are playing at home this year and they won last year IN CAMP RANDALL!! and this year they return over half of their team. That should be plenty enough to win at home.
4) Black & Gold = Badass
If there were ever a color combination chose for most intimidating it has to be Black and Gold.
5) Defense Wins Championships
The old mantra has to be correct as Iowa has one of the stingest defenses in the nation only allowing 13.2 points per game. Iowa's D-Line with freakish athlete Adrian Clayborn the spawn of Predator, waiting for his showdown in AVP3, will rip apart Wisconsin's O-Line.
6) I Believe I Achieve
Bielema is a former Hawkeye and his tattoo flaunts the fact he is not a traitor for Iowa but the Badgers. Its all a conspiracy for Iowa alums to run their nearest competitors programs. Make them strong and even give them wins against Iowa when it doesnt matter. But, in big games with BCS implications Iowa gets the go ahead.
7) Las Vegas Odds
Las Vegas has Iowa favored by 5.5 points and they make a living by predicting games correctly.
Derrell Johnson-Koulianos now holds the record for all time career receiving yards for Iowa with 2,275 yds after adding 70 yards with 4 receptions against Michigan. He will catch passes at will against a no name Wisconsin secondary.
9) The Pink Locker Room
Wisconsin will be jacked for this game coming off a big win, but when they get inside the Kinnick visitors locker room they will lose focus. Start daydreaming about unicorns and butterflies and lulled into a false sense of serenity.
10) Melvin Gordon
The ESPN top recruit out of Wisconsin!! Kenosha Bradford running back Melvin Gordon chose the Hawks over the Badgers so they must be the better team.