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    Mistakes. Adversity. Win More Games.

    Mistakes

    Really just made the one big one, then turnover near midfield. The other semi-mistake was the late hit on a kickoff, giving Iowa great field position. The turnover lead to 7 points. The other showcased a great job by our defense and led to zero points.

    In the two previous games, we turned the ball over 3 and 4 times respectively (plus many other mistakes), losing both. Today just one turnover and a small mistake or two - win.

    I saw guys over-thinking a new system and new fundamentals in Week 1 and Week 2. Today, I saw a team that is starting to understand and execute the changes the staff has implemented.

    Adversity

    Following the turnover, we could've folded. We somewhat looked like we may. We fought back, making some great defensive stands and blocking a field goal.

    At the end of the day, when our offense dried up in the 2nd half except 2 drives (one long one with no points, the final one), we overcame adverse conditions (turnover, losing the lead, missed field goal) to put together one last drive and a monkey-off-the-back field goal to win it.

    One of the few times we've overcome adversity, shook off the "hear we go again" attitude and came through.

    Win More Games

    So, we're 1-2, two embarrassing, ugly losses followed by huge win today over our in-state rival. Now, win more.

    Give these delusional fans nothing to yap about how we only show up to play Iowa and that's it. Go to Toledo and defuse the Rockets. Make some sore of noise in the Big 12, whether that be keeping games far closer than expected, winning a couple or making big waves with a major upset (Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska). But do something worth talking about after this game.

    Grab that Super Bowl crap by its haunches and hump it into submission.

    Iowa State, I've doubted you before and I'll likely doubt you again. But each time you prove me wrong, I'll gladly eat the crow you serve me and without hesitation, I'll ask for seconds.

    Thank you for the win today. The fans needed it. The staff needed it. You needed it.


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    Re: Mistakes. Adversity. Win More Games.

    This team can still achieve a lot of goals this year. Big 12 play hasn't started. We know how they can play, they know how they can play, they just need to keep it going and it can be a fun season for everybody.




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    Re: Mistakes. Adversity. Win More Games.

    I was really impressed with the way the team overcame the adversity in the 2nd half. Iowa had a lot of momentum but we made some plays and kept the game within reach to win it in the end.



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    Re: Mistakes. Adversity. Win More Games.

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    I was really impressed with the way the team overcame the adversity in the 2nd half. Iowa had a lot of momentum but we made some plays and kept the game within reach to win it in the end.
    Right. Something very different from the past and definitely a good thing to build upon.



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    Re: Mistakes. Adversity. Win More Games.

    Quote Originally Posted by EggMcClone View Post
    I was really impressed with the way the team overcame the adversity in the 2nd half. Iowa had a lot of momentum but we made some plays and kept the game within reach to win it in the end.
    Me too. This is the team I've been waiting and expecting to see.



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    Re: Mistakes. Adversity. Win More Games.

    Beating Iowa is more satisfying than beating UNI. It's like taking the candy away from Brent Muskburger.


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    Re: Mistakes. Adversity. Win More Games.

    geeez ISUFan22.... do you ever stop being rational?

    good post.

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