I can see UT running the table

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  1. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    and going to the NCG this season.

    Key games;

    @ BYU
    Ole Miss
    KSU
    vs. OU
    OSU

    Thoughts? Tell me in detail which games UT loses and why.
     
  2. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    KSU. Because Mack Brown can't beat Bill Snyder.

    I never want to see ISU lose, but if Texas beats us, runs the table, and beats the SEC champ in NCG, I would have no regrets about that loss. The SEC needs to be toppled, and if its a Big 12 team doing the toppling, I can live with us losing to them.
     
  3. Cyclonefan710

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    What about @ TCU? They are going to be good this year.
     
  4. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I didn't realize it's been FIVE straight losses.
     
  5. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I suppose they should've made the list of key games but I sort of have a "believe it when I see it" attitude about TCU.
     
  6. Bigman38

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    I don't think there is a game they can't win, but I don't see how they run the table when you combine that schedule with inconsistent QB play. I see them around 8 wins this season.

    I think Ole Miss, OU, OSU, @Baylor, & @TCU are all toss ups. And I wouldn't be surprised to see someone else upset them.
     
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  7. ISUCyclones2015

    ISUCyclones2015 Well-Known Member

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    Yea, after they lose to us, I can see them running the table :jimlad:
     
  8. longtimeclone

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    Texas handily beat Ole Miss in Oxford last year. I think Texas is better this year and will do the same. I think UT roles until OU. I think UT is better, but it is a pretty big rivalry game so anything could happen. Then UT goes to TCU the next week, who I think will be pretty tough this year with their defense. I wouldn't be surprised in the least if UT lays an egg after playing OU. The game is also in Fort Worth, so I give TCU the slight edge in this one. If UT has one loss at this point, I think the championship will come down to the OSU game. I think this game will come down to how well OSU's offense can score against UT's defense. If Texas can keep the game close, then I think they have a chance. With one loss it is a gamble to make the NCG, but I guess weirder things have happened in college football.

    I guess I don't see UT running the table this year without at least losing one game. I think OSU has a much better chance, because at Texas is their only real test of the season.
     
  9. kberyldial

    kberyldial Well-Known Member

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    Do people not realize that much of the Texas hype-machine is driven by ESPN? It's good for business to create buzz over UT being "back." They were 5-4 in the Big 12 last year! They can't beat OU and every team in Texas guns for them. It's like every year the Cowboys are going to be in the playoffs. Saying it doesn't make it happen.
     
  10. chadly82

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    I think Mack Brown has hit a coaching wall. I dont see them running the table at all. I would go with 8-9 wins this year though.
     
  11. Cyclonefan710

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    Well Texas did lose to TCU last year at home so........
     
  12. cobraclone71

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    Not me. I would MUCH rather beat Texas this year and have 'Bama repeat. Hell, if we could beat Texas this year I would be ok with 'Bama winning the NCG for the next 5 years. Let's worry about ourselves first.
     
  13. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I think they end up around 8-4 or 9-3, can Mack Brown, and hire Charlie Strong.
     
  14. isuno1fan

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    Entirely possible...

    Although I would bet Mack "retires"
     
  15. Doc

    Doc Well-Known Member

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    This would be my guess.
     
  16. isuno1fan

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    TCU, OSU, or UT should win the conference.

    I just don't see OU doing it with Blake Bell at QB.
     
  17. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    We can have a damn good year without beating Texas. We've been to 3 bowl games out of 4 years under Rhoads. The year we beat Texas, we didn't bowl.

    I am so god damn sick of the SEC and ESPN and everyone slobbing their knob. They need to get beat out, and I'm concerned that the only way another conference gets into that game is with an undefeated squad.

    Throw in the fact that a Big 12 school winning a national title is a very good thing for this conference's overall strength and health, and I'd argue that my suggestion is directed at worrying about ourselves first.
     
  18. longtimeclone

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    So a team that went 9-4 last year with 19 returning starters, you think is being over hyped? They were just ranked to finish 4th in the preseason Big 12 poll. If anything I don't know if they are getting enough credit. If UT doesn't compete for the big 12 title this year, Mack is probably gone.
     
  19. cobraclone71

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    I cant believe this. You would rather have ISU lose to Texas if it meant an SEC team wouldn't win the NCG? Sure, the Big 12 would get some more air time, but what's that air time going to consist of? Probably nothing but highlights of ISU letting Texas slip one right up the gut for 60 yards. I would watch the SEC/ESPN lovefest all day everyday over watching gut wrenching replays like that.

    ISU beating Texas would make our stock rise faster than Texas winning the national championship, hands down. It's ridiculous that we're even discussing this.
     
  20. weR138

    weR138 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, absolutely right but I guess I'm not sold on what I see as a lot of TCU hype around Pachall coming back this season (what I meant about "believe it when I see it"). TCU's defense will be legit but I don't see TCU holding UT to 13 points this season...or scoring more points.

    Also, UT has a bye week after OU and before TCU.
     

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