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    Hey Clones...

    Red Raider fan here just looking to get some good discussion going about the upcoming game this weekend.

    It should be interesting, because it seems like both teams have fairly solid defenses, and both offenses struggling mightily.

    Offensively, I'm hoping Tech was able to work on things during our Bye week, and we come out looking like a good offense. not real sure how realistic that is, though, since we haven't had a good offensive game all year. We have issues at QB, and major issues on the OL. We don't seem to separate from DB's very well, either. Our best players are Batch, and Stephens...both RB's, but since our OL sucks, it's hard to get our best players the ball.

    Defensively, I think Tubs/Willis have done a great job. Our ranking may not be great, but we have been very opportunistic, as far as TO's go, and getting sacks. We just haven't been able to capitalize on them offensively. Against Texas, Scott Smith had his coming out party, so hopefully, he's able to continue his dominance.

    I think it will be a low scoring game, and not really even all that sure Tech will win...especially if we don't get better offensively. It's also on the road, and it's always tough to win Big12 games on the road.

    Anyway, it'll be a long week as I'm getting ready for some more football, and to HOPEFULLY get the bad taste of the Texas loss out of my mouth. Especially since I think Tech should've won that game.

    Anyway, here's to a great game, that's injury free!



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    Re: Hey Clones...

    Our offense is abysmal. The defense has struggled but is very green and has little depth.


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    Re: Hey Clones...

    wow, i didnt realize how similar the two teams were. should be a great game



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    Re: Hey Clones...

    Quote Originally Posted by FinallyADefense View Post
    Offensively, I'm hoping Tech was able to work on things during our Bye week, and we come out looking like a good offense. not real sure how realistic that is, though, since we haven't had a good offensive game all year. We have issues at QB, and major issues on the OL. We don't seem to separate from DB's very well, either. Our best players are Batch, and Stephens...both RB's, but since our OL sucks, it's hard to get our best players the ball.

    Defensively, I think Tubs/Willis have done a great job. Our ranking may not be great, but we have been very opportunistic, as far as TO's go, and getting sacks. We just haven't been able to capitalize on them offensively. Against Texas, Scott Smith had his coming out party, so hopefully, he's able to continue his dominance.
    Issues at QB, major issues on the Oline, wide recievers not getting good seperation from Db's, can't get their best player in their running back the ball because of poor oline play, and not a great defense ranking wise but very oppertunistic. Wow this is exactly how I would describe ISU this year.



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    Re: Hey Clones...

    Quote Originally Posted by zepfan4isu View Post
    Issues at QB, major issues on the Oline, wide recievers not getting good seperation from Db's, can't get their best player in their running back the ball because of poor oline play, and not a great defense ranking wise but very oppertunistic. Wow this is exactly how I would describe ISU this year.
    Oh, forgot to add WR's dropping balls, too.



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    Re: Hey Clones...

    im sorry, were you describing your team or ours??




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    Re: Hey Clones...

    You and your fans have little to worry about. Though both teams are struggling, your program has much more talent than ours and that will ultimately be the difference.



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    Re: Hey Clones...

    +1 for everyone. This does sound like our team.

    Nice post FinallyADefense.


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    Re: Hey Clones...

    guns up. please bring some of those smokin hotties to ames with you.


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    Re: Hey Clones...

    This is confusing. At least the two offenses wear different colored jerseys.


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    Re: Hey Clones...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    Though both teams are struggling, your program has much more talent than ours and that will ultimately be the difference.
    This would be my guess as well. I'm not counting our guys out by any means, but we're fighting an uphill battle against Tech. If we can win the turnover battle we will have a chance.



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    Re: Hey Clones...

    Hopefully it will be cold. That might help...



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    Re: Hey Clones...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    You and your fans have little to worry about. Though both teams are struggling, your program has much more talent than ours and that will ultimately be the difference.

    While I think Tech is more talented, you can't have bad decisions (QB play), not be able to block (OL), and you can't drop passes, especially on the road.

    I don't rely on talent to win games, because it loses enough for me to be concerned. Just look at the UCLA/Texas game. Texas should have won on talent alone.

    Tech just isn't very good running, or passing right now. I blame the lack of passing on both the QB, and the OL, and I blame the running game on the OL.



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    Re: Hey Clones...

    Quote Originally Posted by FinallyADefense View Post
    While I think Tech is more talented, you can't have bad decisions (QB play), not be able to block (OL), and you can't drop passes, especially on the road.

    I don't rely on talent to win games, because it loses enough for me to be concerned. Just look at the UCLA/Texas game. Texas should have won on talent alone.

    Tech just isn't very good running, or passing right now. I blame the lack of passing on both the QB, and the OL, and I blame the running game on the OL.
    If you couldn't tell by reading all the responses, or any post on this message board, we suck. How the **** we've won 2 games is a miracle. The only reason we did is because NIU and UNI felt sorry for us sucking so bad and lost the games on their own. Nothing we did on the field actually caused us to win. Oh and we also have the whiniest little girl fans in the world.

    You guys should win 2 million to nothing. There is no reason to play this game. I think our AD's should just work out a deal where you guys get a win, we get the revenue for the home game, and both teams just move on to the next week.

    No sarcasm raider(pirate) needed here.


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    Re: Hey Clones...

    I think it should be an interesting game for all the reasons described. Hopefully we get a nice blast of cold air to shake your boys up. Kinda like the last time we played Tech in a night game @ Jack Trice.

    Are many Raider fans planning on making the trip to Ames? Assuming monsoon season ends and the lots are open, our tailgating is 2nd to none in the Big 12.


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