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Expecting a close game

Whenever I think Iowa I think 6-4 in that miserable game at Beaver Stadium awhile back.

And then I think about last year, when I watched the second half in our Vegas hotel room and saw it all fizzle away.

I worked the Web site as usual but it wasn't fun. Not when you post a loss for thousands to see, perhaps for the first time.

This is a new year, before a white-clad crowd that has waited a year for Iowa, and what do I think?

A close game. A very close game.

My pick comes in the midday report Friday. Just thought I'd offer a preview.