Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1
    Walk On HtownCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    204
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Another Husker Post

    FIVE KEYS: ISU | Husker Locker


    "Watch for this disparity to show up most readily in special teams, where the Cyclones field one of the nation's worst kickoff and punt coverage units"

    I didnt know we where bad at this at all but I guess I havent looked at the stats? Any thoughts on this??



  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 102,594, Level: 99
    Level completed: 78%, Points required for next Level: 456
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranCreated Album pictures
    Senolcyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    3,234
    Points
    102,594
    Level
    99
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 124
    Given: 27

    Re: Another Husker Post

    Quote Originally Posted by HtownCyclone View Post
    FIVE KEYS: ISU | Husker Locker


    "Watch for this disparity to show up most readily in special teams, where the Cyclones field one of the nation's worst kickoff and punt coverage units"

    I didnt know we where bad at this at all but I guess I havent looked at the stats? Any thoughts on this??

    He's right, but...........

    ISU is 103rd in punt return defense and 112th in kickoff return defense.

    But.............

    Nebraska is 96th and 103rd in same categories.



  3. #3
    Walk On HtownCyclone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    204
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Another Husker Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    He's right, but...........

    ISU is 103rd in punt return defense and 112th in kickoff return defense.

    But.............

    Nebraska is 96th and 103rd in same categories.

    Up until now I thought we were good, I must have just been thinking of the yards punted stat and of none of the return yardage. Ho-hum



  4. #4
    Rookie
    Points: 8,573, Level: 27
    Level completed: 71%, Points required for next Level: 177
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    j_crow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Ames, IA
    Posts
    357
    Points
    8,573
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Another Husker Post

    Quote Originally Posted by Senolcyc View Post
    He's right, but...........

    ISU is 103rd in punt return defense and 112th in kickoff return defense.

    But.............

    Nebraska is 96th and 103rd in same categories.
    And the team kick/punt return (receiving) rankings are:

    Kick Return Avg:
    Nebraska - 12th (25.5 ypr)
    Iowa State - 66th (21.5 ypr)

    Punt Return Avg:
    Nebraska - 15th (14.3 ypr)
    Iowa State - 36th (10.5 ypr)



  5. #5
    Addict
    Points: 59,560, Level: 75
    Level completed: 68%, Points required for next Level: 490
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    5,575
    Points
    59,560
    Level
    75
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 157
    Given: 29

    Re: Another Husker Post

    I think these stats are really skewed by the Utah game which was an outlier as far as our special teams play.

    If I remember correctly before that game we had given up a cumulative 0 punt return yards.



  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 40,174, Level: 61
    Level completed: 87%, Points required for next Level: 176
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    istater7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    3,737
    Points
    40,174
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 500
    Given: 217

    Re: Another Husker Post

    but it seems like half of our kicks aren't even returned anyway..a lot have ended up in the back of the endzone



  7. #7
    Pro
    Points: 48,736, Level: 68
    Level completed: 28%, Points required for next Level: 1,014
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    PGreen ISU '92's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Waukee, IA
    Posts
    2,159
    Points
    48,736
    Level
    68
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 23
    Given: 114

    Re: Another Husker Post

    Our punt and kick return defenses are a bit skewed due to the Utah game. I'm still having Shaky Smithson nightmares.



  8. #8
    Addict
    Points: 96,439, Level: 96
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 611
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7,301
    Points
    96,439
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 394
    Given: 746

    Re: Another Husker Post

    Quote Originally Posted by HtownCyclone View Post
    FIVE KEYS: ISU | Husker Locker


    "Watch for this disparity to show up most readily in special teams, where the Cyclones field one of the nation's worst kickoff and punt coverage units"

    I didnt know we where bad at this at all but I guess I havent looked at the stats? Any thoughts on this??
    Our punt return ranking is very misleading. The Utah game absolutely kills us and if you remove that game, we are top 30 with a 6.83/ return average. Punt return ranking also doesn't include how many have not been returned. Kirby has punted 47 times and has only had 18 returned.

    We haven't been good at kick return defense but we have to score for that to be a big factor. If we are scroing then that is a good thing


    "Not at the table Carlos."

  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 96,439, Level: 96
    Level completed: 70%, Points required for next Level: 611
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    7,301
    Points
    96,439
    Level
    96
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 394
    Given: 746

    Re: Another Husker Post

    Quote Originally Posted by istater7 View Post
    but it seems like half of our kicks aren't even returned anyway..a lot have ended up in the back of the endzone
    43 kick offs. 31 rturned. 12 touchbacks


    "Not at the table Carlos."

  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 190,482, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 8.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    ajk4st8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Ankeny
    Posts
    16,147
    Points
    190,482
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 698
    Given: 1,587

    Re: Another Husker Post

    The Utah game pretty much destroyed our stats.



  11. #11
    All-Star
    Points: 39,894, Level: 61
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 456
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    ISU_phoria's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Andover, MN
    Posts
    1,999
    Points
    39,894
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 87
    Given: 12

    Re: Another Husker Post

    The article shows the writer doesn't know much about ISU. The special teams kick coverage is not an issue with ISU ('cept for Utah as others have pointed out) and he also mentioned that we're not fundamentally sound in our tackling technique due to attempting to create turnovers.

    The writer must have last watched an ISU coached by Chizik. I believe CPR said we only had 5 missed tackles against Kansas and had good tackling numbers against Texas as well.

    The key to this game is our ability to stop the run against NU and the ability to get good gains on 1st down when wer're on offense. Those two "keys" will determine the outcome, not ISU's "poor" tackling or kick coverage.



  12. #12
    Addict
    Points: 62,137, Level: 77
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 1,113
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    simply1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    5,781
    Points
    62,137
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 127
    Given: 11

    Re: Another Husker Post

    I know nebbie's kickoff guy gets a crapload of touchbacks.


    I don't do signatures. Blondes, brunettes, and red heads are a different story.

  13. #13
    Prospect
    Points: 2,106, Level: 12
    Level completed: 86%, Points required for next Level: 44
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    ISUBoomStick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    28
    Points
    2,106
    Level
    12
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Another Husker Post

    Well let them think these are weak spots, I see no problem with that.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: ESPNU
  • HOOPS: Iowa State @ Texas Tech
  • February 10, 2016
  • 08:00 PM