Posted: 12/04/2012 8:18 AM
First time poster & big time Iowa Western fan.I have a lot of respect for the Jayhawk conference and Butler as well. From my experience this weekend their fans were great, even in defeat. The Butler program is obviously one of the best in JUCO. My point is I hope that this weekend lays to rest any talk about conferences and strength of schedule. I understand why these forums are here and that it's fun to predict the bowl games, but when your logic is "Oh Butler played Hutch and Iowa Western hasn't played a team like Hutch, so Butler has the advantage," how is that a logical evaluation of both teams? You have to watch both teams play or do some research on their players to make any educated predictions. Iowa Western has perhaps double the D-I players that Butler has. Statistically, Deon Long is the greatest receiver in the history of JUCO and Jake Waters will go down as one as well. I didn't see these points made prior to the game. The only logic for why Butler would win seemed to be strength of schedule and that Iowa Western is from the MFC. And I vaguely remember someone (don't know who so I won't point fingers, but he's a Cali JUCO fan) saying that Butler was gonna beat that "JV team from Iowa by 60 points." Haha, what a joke!
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