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    This Was the Year

    1) the Big 12 was supposed to fall apart
    2) Iowa State was to finish last in the Big 12
    3) Iowa was supposed to contend for a National Championship
    4) Texas was supposed to compete with Oklahoma for the Big 12 South

    I am thankful none of this happened, just goes to show just because the experts have several weeks to write, talk and predict - it doesn't mean much. And it won't mean much in 2011 either. Iowa is a solid Football program that once in a while will exceed expectations but for the most part will let their fans down because expectations are simply too high, in 2011 Nebraska can join em with unrealized expectations and the Cyclones can keep surprising everyone as we continue to improve and establish our own expectations.

    While not making the bowl is disappointing, I think we are close to really turning the corner in the program- Lets just keep the expectations realistic and enjoy the ride.



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    Re: This Was the Year

    Next year, we should beat the following football teams:

    Northern Iowa
    Connecticut
    Baylor
    Kansas
    Kansas State


    That means we need two or three more wins to go to a bowl game, who do think those will come against, if any teams... ?



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    Re: This Was the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by 4iastate View Post
    Next year, we should beat the following football teams:

    Northern Iowa
    Connecticut
    Baylor
    Kansas
    Kansas State


    That means we need two or three more wins to go to a bowl game, who do think those will come against, if any teams... ?
    Technically speaking, we will only need to beat one other team to get to a bowl.



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    Re: This Was the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by justcynn View Post
    1) the Big 12 was supposed to fall apart
    2) Iowa State was to finish last in the Big 12
    3) Iowa was supposed to contend for a National Championship, AS USUAL
    4) Texas was supposed to compete with Oklahoma for the Big 12 South
    Fixed #3 for you.



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    Re: This Was the Year

    Oh, and I definitely don't think we should be beating UConn. They're a good team who has been consistently good for years now.



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    Re: This Was the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by 4iastate View Post
    Next year, we should beat the following football teams:

    Northern Iowa
    Connecticut
    Baylor
    Kansas
    Kansas State


    That means we need two or three more wins to go to a bowl game, who do think those will come against, if any teams... ?
    You're making quite a few assumptions there on who we "should" beat.



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    Re: This Was the Year

    I just dont see how Texas could become better from their 5-7 record so that would be a toss up....

    Kind of like UNC basketball this year, bad year last year with no NCAA Tournament then pre season top 10 and already two losses...



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    Re: This Was the Year

    Yeah I wouldn't say we 'should' beat UCONN. UCONN is one win away (Over USF, next Saturday night) from winning the Big East.



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    Re: This Was the Year

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    Re: This Was the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefan1983 View Post
    I just dont see how Texas could become better from their 5-7 record so that would be a toss up....

    Kind of like UNC basketball this year, bad year last year with no NCAA Tournament then pre season top 10 and already two losses...
    Since they are consistently pulling in great recruiting classes, I doubt it will be very hard for them to be contending again next year.



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    Re: This Was the Year

    @ UConn and @ Baylor will be tough games. I'd sign for a split today if it was offered.

    That Texas game at home is a biggie next year. I think next year we finally pick off Iowa.



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    Re: This Was the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by 4iastate View Post
    Next year, we should beat the following football teams:

    Northern Iowa
    Connecticut
    Baylor
    Kansas
    Kansas State


    That means we need two or three more wins to go to a bowl game, who do think those will come against, if any teams... ?
    FYI, UCONN is one win over South Florida away from the 2010 Big East championship, not that that means much, but still. I don't think they're a team to overlook, and especially not a team from which we can "expect" a victory. I think the only games we'll be picked to win against next year will be Northern Iowa and Kansas.



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    Re: This Was the Year

    Quote Originally Posted by Drive4cy View Post
    @ UConn and @ Baylor will be tough games. I'd sign for a split today if it was offered.

    That Texas game at home is a biggie next year. I think next year we finally pick off Iowa.
    I think your right. Iowa may not make a bowl next year. They lose a ridiculous amount on both sides of the ball and ISU gets them at home. Couple that with an inspired ISU team that has lost 3 straight to Iowa and I can see ISU winning.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CyForPresident View Post
    I think your right. Iowa may not make a bowl next year. They lose a ridiculous amount on both sides of the ball and ISU gets them at home. Couple that with an inspired ISU team that has lost 3 straight to Iowa and I can see ISU winning.
    They'll get a bowl next year, their schedule next year and the year after is weaaaaaaaaksauce.



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    Quote Originally Posted by CloneState1028 View Post
    Yeah I wouldn't say we 'should' beat UCONN. UCONN is one win away (Over USF, next Saturday night) from winning the Big East.
    thats not really an accomplishment....the Big East may as well be on par with the MAC when it comes to football. If you look at Northern Illinois they were 9-2 last time i checked and were on their way to the MAC title game. not real worried about that game if we can have solid play at the QB position next year. Next year will either be really good or really bad depending on the play of the QB



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