What’s the bar for QB stat line game 1?

SDHawkDoc

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They won't erase concerns regarding anything offensively. They could magnify them however. All eyes sb on the oline and Petras.
One of the best outcomes of the game would be the run game going for 350+ yds and Petras throwing 10-12 times. I'm not counting on that.
Completely agree, one game is not going to erase concerns about the offense.
 

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just a little reference..
Spencer Petras' best numbers:

most completions in a game 26 (Northwestern '20)
most pass yds 265 (Purdue '20)
best completion % 70 (Maryland)
most TD's 3 (2X)
 
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Depends on the score and situation. Weirdly if we do get up a bit I would not be surprised to see more passes than expected. Would be a waste to lose game speed practice on a few things they are working on.
 
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Hawkeyenuts66

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I get sick of his constant negativity. Regardless of the thread, he's always bashing the QB or OC. Are you his protector?
That sounds like a "you" problem more than anything. Try ignoring him if it bothers you that much, that way you can have your unicorns and rainbows whenever you want.

As for his protector, that would be a big no, I just stated that his comment was not necessarily wrong just because you didn't like it.
 

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That sounds like a "you" problem more than anything. Try ignoring him if it bothers you that much, that way you can have your unicorns and rainbows whenever you want.

As for his protector, that would be a big no, I just stated that his comment was not necessarily wrong just because you didn't like it.
If you think I ignore everyone who posts negative crap, you'd be wrong. I will point out when someone NEVER posts a positive, and I give credit where it's due.
As far as whether what he says is true or not, he is strangely quiet when good things happen. Just look at his posting history if you aren't aware of that.

If you don't like me calling out his negativity, put me on ignore. I won't mind. 🙂
 

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For some context for everyone expecting Iowa to dominate this game and Petras to throw for 300 yards. In 2021, in the Sagarin ratings South Dakota State was 71 . In comparison, here were some of the Iowa opponents last year.

Colorado State (106). Game tied at half, Iowa wins 24-14.
Northtwestern (101). Game is a rock fight that Iowa wins 17-12.
Indiana (94). Iowa blows out Hoosiers
Illinois (76). Iowa trails 10-0, pulls away 33-16 late on strength of Campbell pick-6. Jones has a KO return for a TD also.
Kent State (108). Iowa wins 30-7.
Maryland (58). Iowa blows out Terps.

We don't know how good Iowa and the Jackrabbits will be this year. But last year, they would have been arguably better than 5 of Iowa's opponents. Several of those games were 4-quarter games.

I don't expect Iowa to look really good on offense if Johnson and Ragaini are not playing. Without those guys, you will see a ton of all 11 SDSU defenders within 7 yards of the LOS, daring Iowa to do something about it. I don't care how much improvement the running game has made, being efficient running the ball with that setup will be hard. I really hope I'm wrong on that. If so, that bodes very well for the season.
Excellent points and information. Couldn’t agree more about this likely being a close game as I stated the realist in me sees this being a grind it out game. A solid FCS team with nothing to lose makes for a dangerous opponent.
 

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See. F5n5 is already convinced. Not that it was a very long road that he needed to be led down.😄
 
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Who cares what his stat line ends up at? I just want a win. With our WR situation, what I would like to see is a variety of personnel packages like 12, 13, 21, 22 & 23. We need to change our tendencies with the passing offense and these types of packages would at the very least make our opponents prepare for them.
 
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Who cares what his stat line ends up at? I just want a win. With our WR situation, what I would like to see is a variety of personnel packages like 12, 13, 21, 22 & 23. We need to change our tendencies with the passing offense and these types of packages would at the very least make our opponents prepare for them.
So you’d be fine with 12 for 25 for 120 yards and 2 INTs as long as the Hawks win? You’d see no concerns with that?

Point is, I hope he blows the doors off with a huge day. For the team and for him personally. Or even an efficient and accurate day, and a Hawks win.

But a mediocre or poor day is a potential leading indicator for things to come. Even an average day to above average day needs to be met with caution, imo, as we should expect as much from a 3rd year starter against an FCS team. Then again, a huge day, with a depleted WR corp could be reason for optimism! Excited to find out Saturday!
 

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What would constitute a successful outing for Petras against an FCS school in game 1 and help squash concerns?

My expectation for a third year starter would be 70%+ completion, 7 to 8 yards per attempt, 250+ yards, 2TD and 0 Ints. Achieve that and I’m optimistic we could see some improvement in BIG play. Thoughts?
JFC. If we need Petras to throw for 250+ yards on Saturday to get a win, this team is in big, big trouble this year.
 
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JFC. If we need Petras to throw for 250+ yards on Saturday to get a win, this team is in big, big trouble this year.
I don’t think we’ll need him to throw for 250. More so I’m trying to identify what type of stat line would actually be an exciting line to see given the opponent and circumstance.

Maybe it begs the question - if this game turns into “we need him to” throw for 250+, do we think he can do it? If he can’t against an FCS school I doubt he can against Michigan, for example.
 

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I don’t think we’ll need him to throw for 250. More so I’m trying to identify what type of stat line would actually be an exciting line to see given the opponent and circumstance.

Maybe it begs the question - if this game turns into “we need him to” throw for 250+, do we think he can do it? If he can’t against an FCS school I doubt he can against Michigan, for example.
I would have very low confidence in that proposition.

Asking for Iowa to field a pass heavy offense with the current qb1 would not be a winning strategy based on what we've seen to date. What I'd like to see from an offensive stat line Saturday is Iowa rushing for 350+ yds with the #1 and #2 backs going for 100-150 each and the rest scattered among the receivers and fullbacks. If Petras throws 15 times and completes 10 or more for 120+ yards that would be a successful qb outing for him. Yes, the bar is low. I'm counting more on improvement in offensive production from the run game. My hope for improvement with Petras is that he makes 2-3 fewer bad misses on throws per game, does something to extend a play for positive yards once a game, cuts down on the ints. Essentially, I think that his best chance for improvement is at the margins in limiting errors.
 
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Hope didn't fare well against reality in that first half against sdsu. Admittedly, the hope the Petras would be improved was much less likely. It's disappointing that the run offense hasn't been better. I'm not seeing anything to get excited about with the o-line so far.
 
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