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    Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    I had ISU at 5-7 in my preseason projection, with a win over KSU.

    I think a lot of people who expected between 5 and 7 wins had this as a swing game.

    So my forecast has to drop back to 4-8 for now. I'm sure 7-5 advocates think 6-6 is more in line.

    What single game can get it back in kilter?

    I have a hunch now about Missouri. But a lot of things could change between now and November. It might be different if that game came within the next week or two.

    I'm trying to stay positive, because I assumed anything less than 4-2 in the first half of the season was going to make a bowl bid extremely tenuous. And right now, 3-3 is genuinely possible as a high-side.

    I do, however, think ISU should be able to beat Utah at home. I'm just not counting on it.


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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    I had us 6-6 with a win vs KSU and a loss to MU.
    After seeing MU squeak by tonight, I think IF we have 5 wins going into the MU game, I think we win that game for our 6th. Senior day, bowl eligibility, etc.
    Notice, I said IF we have 5 wins going into the Mizzou game.


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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    3-1 in non-conference would absolutely get this team back in shape. Forget that K. State loss and hit the restart button on conference play to pick up 3 wins of the following 4: Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, and Texas Tech. Definitely could be done, just need to see some of that Paul Rhoads "continuous improvement"



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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    2011.



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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    2011.
    So, you're saying we make a January Bowl???


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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    Stop over analyzing and "enjoy" the games. Good things might happen.


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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    Quote Originally Posted by ripvdub View Post
    Stop over analyzing and "enjoy" the games. Good things might happen.
    Yes, this. For the love of god, this.



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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    UNI is a good place to start.


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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    I was in the range from 7-5 to 5-7. I think 5-7 is much more likely with this loss.



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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    Will someone please explain to me why 75% of this board is looking at the Utah game as a guaranteed win??



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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    I'm thinking ISU might pick up a win vs. Mizzou.



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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    Sad to say, but I am predicting 3-8 with the final 2 wins over UNI and KU. For some reason I don't feel good about the Colorado game at Boulder or Mizzou at home.


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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    Did you see what UTAH did yesterday..point wise



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    Re: Where to pick up the "makeup win."

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    I'm thinking ISU might pick up a win vs. Mizzou.
    Have you seen ISU play? I see them picking up a win vs UNI and that might be it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dopey View Post
    Will someone please explain to me why 75% of this board is looking at the Utah game as a guaranteed win??
    If it makes you feel any better, I view Utah as a loss for sure. At this point, I feel the only solid win left on the schedule is UNI, and even that makes me nervous.



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