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    Forde yard dash calls out B12 North

    ..including ISU

    ESPN - Forde: Dashing through some credibility checks - Columnist

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    Big 12 North (12): All six members of the Silly Putty Division play at home -- does anyone care to make a real statement? Big opportunities await for Nebraska (playing host to USC), Colorado (playing host to Florida State) and Iowa State (playing host to Iowa). A win in any of those three games would be a huge credibility boost for a division in need of one.



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    Re: Forde yard dash calls out B12 North

    Big 12 North (12): All six members of the Silly Putty Division play at home -- does anyone care to make a real statement? Big opportunities await for Nebraska (playing host to USC), Colorado (playing host to Florida State) and Iowa State (playing host to Iowa). A win in any of those three games would be a huge credibility boost for a division in need of one.
    Big 12 (24)
    The facts: Now 18-6 in nonconference games. Home games: 15 (plus two at neutral sites). BCS conference opponents: seven. I-AA opponents: three.

    The spin:
    Promote the 6-0 sweep by the Big 12 South. Salute Oklahoma as the scariest team outside of LSU through two weeks. Hail Nebraska for winning a road nail-biter against Wake Forest. Point out that Missouri is 2-0 against BCS comp without having played in Columbia yet. Note that Kansas has outscored its opponents 114-7.

    Don't mention:
    Who Kansas has played (Central Michigan and Southeast Louisiana). Ignore the fact that Iowa State (0-2, with home losses to Kent State and I-AA Northern Iowa) is in the league.

    This week's biggie:
    USC at Nebraska. If the Corn People are going to make a statement about being back in the big time, this is the chance.
    Hard to dispute that.



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    Re: Forde yard dash calls out B12 North

    The Dash is one of the best college sports columns out there... I think Pat Forde is slowly trying to take over ESPN.



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    Re: Forde yard dash calls out B12 North

    Also....

    Don't mention: Who Kansas has played (Central Michigan and Southeast Louisiana). Ignore the fact that Iowa State (0-2, with home losses to Kent State and I-AA Northern Iowa) is in the league.



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    Re: Forde yard dash calls out B12 North

    I don't want to hit our guys when they're down but we are pretty much the embarassment of the BCS schools right now. There are some teams along side us (i.e. Michigan) but we don't have the prestige to hang our hats on so we need the wins.

    I'd have to agree that usually most of what he says is just plain honest, this time included.

    It's sad but we can only go up from here:)


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