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    3 games, 10 turnovers... 3 wins?

    How good can this team be if we stop turning the ball over?

    God bless our Defense.

    Go Cyclones!



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    Re: 3 games, 10 turnovers... 3 wins?

    Not very often (if ever) 3 games in does a school lead the country in interceptions thrown yet remain undefeated.



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    Re: 3 games, 10 turnovers... 3 wins?

    We can only go up from there...

    Right?



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    Re: 3 games, 10 turnovers... 3 wins?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloup View Post
    We can only go up from there...

    Right?
    One would sure think so but as has been said many time before, a ugly win is much better than a pretty loss.



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    Re: 3 games, 10 turnovers... 3 wins?

    There have been some studies that show that, for example, under certain parameters, teams would do much better to go against conventional wisdom and instead to never punt the ball (i.e. always go for it on 4th down.)

    The Cyclones are designed to lose the time of possession battle (against conventional wisdom). They are designed to go for 2 at home in overtime when a kick will ensure the game continues. They are designed to beat Nebraska in Memorial by scoring one more point than the number of turnovers forced.

    Paul Rhoads is the Steve Jobs of college coaching: He thinks different.

    Even tonight, Steele Jantz on a bum leg was asked to roll out and pick up the dagger first down on 3rd and 6. It didn't work, it wasn't conventional, but it was by design.

    I'm not saying a ton of turnovers is in the game plan: it obviously isn't. But freaking out about turnovers most certainly isn't in the design, either, and that does go against conventional wisdom. And its hard to argue with the results.

    Rumble, young man, rumble.



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    Re: 3 games, 10 turnovers... 3 wins?

    Imagine if we didn't have turnovers...


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    Re: 3 games, 10 turnovers... 3 wins?

    Definitely won't get away with mistakes like these forever. The defense was really the unsung hero of the night. Possibly the worst offensive performance I've seen in a 1st quarter, and the only reason ISU was still in it was a great defensive performance.



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    Re: 3 games, 10 turnovers... 3 wins?

    I'll put on the Mr Obvious/Coachspeak hat here and say we need to clean the turnover area up.



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