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    Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    If they win the toss will they defer or keep it since Iowa likes to start out wihth the ball?

    Im guessing defer.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    defer



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    I think CPR will elect to defer. If we can keep Iowa to a short first drive, we will have the ball with a shorter field which is what our offense needs.


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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    Defer. I think our defense will be our biggest weapon tomorrow, and needs to make a statement right away. Plus possession right after half will only benefit us in what I'm hoping is a competitive game.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    This will be a tough decision.... I say take it and hit them coming off the bus.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    I say take the ball. Iowa scores on that first possession a lot. I'd love to have a shot at scoring first.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc View Post
    I say take the ball. Iowa scores on that first possession a lot. I'd love to have a shot at scoring first.
    True. Last year Iowa scored first and just kept their foot on the gas

    But I still think we're dealing with a different beast this year.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    Quote Originally Posted by dfwcy View Post
    If they win the toss will they defer or keep it since Iowa likes to start out wihth the ball?

    Im guessing defer.
    It's really a toss-up.

    Seriously, I'm mixed about it. Either way, ISU cannot go 3-and-out on its first possession. It's equally deflating if that happens, but probably even worse if Iowa gets the ball first and scores a TD.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    Defer then onsides kick



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    Depends on what the wind is like...



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    I think they will defer, but I kind of wish they would take the ball. UNI got the ball first and ended up with a field goal. If we could ahve gottent he ball and gotten a lead first, it might have been a different ball game.

    Iowa usually wants the ball first too, so I am heisitant to give them what they want.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    Another reason to take the ball... IMO, we have a better shot at getting Iowa's offense to go 3-and-out at the start of the 2nd half than at the start of the game. We have a better shot at good field position then.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKing View Post
    Defer then onsides kick
    I like that idea. (Assuming ISU gets recovers it)

    I could totally see it happening, too.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Depends on what the wind is like...
    Always have to take this into account but I'm on record saying they should take the ball. I just think it would energize the stadium to take the ball and score first and might make Iowa uncomfortable.

    If Iowa gets the ball first and scores, I think you'll see a lot of "here we go again" faces in the crowd.



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    Re: Will ISU take the ball to start the game?

    Defer.

    Just after the entrance...the energy in the stadium is at it's highest point. Put the defense on the field and turn 'em loose. See if you can get a turnover where the offense needs 40 yards to the endzone or a punt where they only need 60 to get into the endzone.



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