The Big Ten's Friday game is certainly happening.
Iowa leads No. 14 Rose Bowl hopeful Nebraska, 7-3, at the half. That's the nicest thing I can say about this game, which has seen multiple turnovers, overly conservative fourth-down choices, horrid clock management (Iowa dawdled 15 seconds before calling time out, then had an illegal substitution penalty), plenty of wind-hampered passing, a missed field goal that would've given the Hawkeyes a decent UPSET ALERT status, and other things you should be glad you're not watching.
Presented out of chronological order, Twitter reacts to this contest, with multiple independent comparisons of Kirk Ferentz to John L. Smith:
If Kirk Ferentz has any John L in him he'll tell halftime reporter "The kiss are playing their tails off and the Vosges are screwing it up."— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) November 23, 2012
A reminder that Kirk Ferentz is paid $3.85 million and is the dean of B1G coaches.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 23, 2012
@adam_jacobi you been watching these scrubs all year???— Bomani Jones (@bomani_jones) November 23, 2012
IOWA PUNTS TO GAIN 11 YARDS OF FIELD POSITION HAHAHAHAHAH OH MY GOD— edsbs (@edsbs) November 23, 2012
Not sure if I'm more interested in whether Iowa can upset Huskers or to see whether Bo Pelini has a meltdown in the process.— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) November 23, 2012
This Iowa game is getting me seriously hyped for the Colorado game.— teamcatlab (@teamcatlab) November 23, 2012
Two Nebraska turnovers near midfield, Iowa scores no points.So it's like they didn't happen— Jon Miller (@HawkeyeNation) November 23, 2012
I'm no genius, but I do know that when your LT, LG, C are collapsing the right side of the DL, it makes sense to run that way on 3rd/4th-1.— Paul Myerberg (@PaulMyerberg) November 23, 2012
Nebraska should ask to play all-time defense.— Mark Ennis (@Mengus22) November 23, 2012
The N is for fumbles.— Patrick Vint (@HS_BHGP) November 23, 2012
Was just asked whether I hope Nebraska or Iowa wins. I only hope these people can outlast the winter, lady.— Jason Kirk (@JasonKirkSBN) November 23, 2012
DAY BY DAY, PUNTING ALL THE WAY, I'M NOT CAVING IN! LET ANOTHER ROUND BEGIN, PUNT TO WIN! PUNT! YEAH! PUNT! WIN! #B1G— Andrew Drew Rosin (@thegnc) November 23, 2012
No idea how Maryland and Rutgers will ever be able to compete in the B1G. Just look how good these teams are.— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) November 23, 2012
Iowa should pooch punt here. or hope for a roughing the passer call— CornNation (@CornNation) November 23, 2012
Color guy going full Romney on whether to go on fourth down.— mgoblog (@mgoblog) November 23, 2012
If there is any coach capable of burning 41 minutes of clock to protect a 7-3 lead, it is Kirk Ferentz. He would certainly try.— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 23, 2012
Pretty sure ABC just missed their own trivia question.— Patrick Vint (@HS_BHGP) November 23, 2012
Seriously, Kirk Ferentz is morphing into John L. Smith before our eyes.— Adam Jacobi (@Adam_Jacobi) November 23, 2012
My seat on this flight is right next to the bathroom, so I basically have a great ticket to the Nebraska game at Kinnick.— The Solid Verbal (@SolidVerbal) November 23, 2012
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