You forgot to finish the story for your second scenario - KF names SP starter vs. Rutgers due to his body of work and looking good in practice...8 for 19, 76 yards in first half, 1 interception for a pick six and fumble. If he plays the second half, he will complete the same ratio of passes and one more pick. Iowa loses to Nevada.
If Iowa changes qb’s at half to Padilla, he leads them to victory with a 12 for 20 performance, 155 yards and 2 td’s. Iowa holds on for the win, 21-17.
Now cmon, I know we're all upset here, but Kirk isn't a total monster.That's a good point, too. No way AP gets to play against a horrible defense with a chance to look good, no matter the score.