What will make you happy this year??

Discussion in 'Football' started by BringBackJohnny, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. BringBackJohnny

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    What are one or two things (final record aside) that will make you a happy supporter of ISU football this year?

    To answer this question for myself I am torn between two things.


    • Beating Iowa in Iowa City and ruining their 10-0 pipe dream
    • The defense becoming a true group of Bad A**es that no one has ever heard of


    Will either of these happen ... who knows. But if they do I will be one happy camper. :v_SPIN:
     
  2. CyBelieve

    CyBelieve Member

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    Doesn't Iowa play 12 games?
     
  3. Firefighter4Cy

    Firefighter4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Beating Iowa in Iowa City.
     
  4. nhclone

    nhclone Well-Known Member

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    Lots of people saying they have a great chance to start 10-0 with the easy schedule, before they get Wisky. I assume he means ruin that.
     
  5. ClonesTwentyOne

    ClonesTwentyOne Active Member

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    Consistent QB play.
     
  6. ribsnwhiskey

    ribsnwhiskey Well-Known Member

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    6 wins (at least)
     
  7. dualthreat

    dualthreat Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really sure. I usually go to each game hoping we can win, and if we lose I'm pretty bummed out. So, the more we win, the happier I'll be. Struggling to break into more detail.

    I'll be excited for next year if we keep our coaching staff and some young guys step up and play really well this season.
     
  8. erikbj

    erikbj Well-Known Member

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    Offense that scores a lot and a defense that prevents the other team scoring
     
  9. BringBackJohnny

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    Boo haha I said record aside.
     
  10. CYCLNST8

    CYCLNST8 Well-Known Member

    I'd love to witness another win over Oklahoma. I was only 10 the last time it happened.
     
  11. huntt26

    huntt26 Well-Known Member

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    Bowl game would make me happy. If that doesn't happen a win over Oklahoma would make me happy. If that doesn't happen, a win over Iowa would make me happy. If that doesn't happen either, I hope we average 40+ points and look cool losing our games at least. Although, that won't make me happy.
     
  12. ILikeCy

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    Improved scoring defense, improved scoring offense, fewer injuries, positive turnover margin, more sacks by our defense, and stay competitive in EVERY game. Oh...and beat the Hoks. Is that too much to ask?
     
  13. coolerifyoudid

    coolerifyoudid Well-Known Member

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    Wins is the obvious answer, but I'd be happy with being in a position to win after three quarters. Blowouts are really discouraging.

    And at the risk of sounding like a conspiracy fanatic, I'd also be happy with a game-deciding call going in our favor.
     
  14. SNEDDS3

    SNEDDS3 Well-Known Member

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    Beat Oklahoma
    Pass first QB
     
  15. CyTwins

    CyTwins Well-Known Member

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    Bowl game and beat K State
     
  16. EnhancedFujita

    EnhancedFujita Active Member

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    Overall I'll be disappointed with 5 wins. I'd be happy with 6 or more.

    Individual things that'd make me happy throughout the season, regardless of season outcome.

    • Consistent quarterback play, specifically one quarterback as the guy the whole season
    • Above average performances by Lazard
    • Defense turning out to be consistent and not a liability
    • Beating any team with a pulse (but the higher up the conference ranks the better)

    Things I'd be ecstatic about:
    • Beating Oklahoma (or Baylor if they end up being on top)
    • Offense and Defense make big jumps in play setting up a potentially better 2015
     
  17. madguy30

    madguy30 Active Member

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    This. Maybe a win over a top-level team like OU or something too after the team proves me completely wrong about their ability.

    I have no idea why beating Iowa would be on someone's list for this.

    Need some actual program changing situations, not some 3rd week 'rivalry' win.
     
  18. RING4CY

    RING4CY Well-Known Member

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    A bowl win.
     
  19. MaccloNe

    MaccloNe Well-Known Member

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    Consistently scoring more points than the other team. Regardless of winning or losing, going to games is just a great time.

    I want to see the O move the ball up and down the field and the D force TOs.
     
  20. RubyClone

    RubyClone Active Member

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    I'd be thrilled to beat Texas in Austin. (obviously OU as well, always good to beat iowa)

    Something irking me about UT though. Kinda get the impression that now that Brown is gone and new coach in place, the fans are feeling they can reclaim some sort of birthright to national prominence.

    Not as likely or remotely as easy, but it'd be nice for CPR to usher in the new regime in Austin the same way Coach Mac welcomed Ferentz over in iowa city.
     

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