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    All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    Let me preface this by saying I'm not calling the upset. I haven't gone that crazy... yet. I just want to bring up a couple of interesting details.

    1. Oklahoma State will be coming off a short week after a trip to Lubbock, while Iowa State will be coming off of a bye week.
    2. The game is scheduled for mid-November at 8 pm in the great state of Iowa. We all know how the weather is here.
    3. It's going to be Senior night. Some great players will want to make their final game one to remember for the ages.
    4. If Iowa State can beat Kansas (no guarantees in the Big XII), the Cyclones could be playing for bowl eligibility.
    5. If Iowa State's secondary can continue playing at this level, they might have a chance to keep Oklahoma State's offense below their average of almost 400 passing yards a game.
    6. Barnett's zone read prowess will be matched up against Okie State's 91st ranked rushing defense (in terms of yards/game).

    Again, I'm not saying we're going to beat the Cowboys. I'm just saying my eyebrows are a little higher on my head than usual.



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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    Quote Originally Posted by Sloup View Post
    Let me preface this by saying I'm not calling the upset. I haven't gone that crazy... yet. I just want to bring up a couple of interesting details.

    1. Oklahoma State will be coming off a short week after a trip to Lubbock, while Iowa State will be coming off of a bye week.
    2. The game is scheduled for mid-November at 8 pm in the great state of Iowa. We all know how the weather is here.
    3. It's going to be Senior night. Some great players will want to make their final game one to remember for the ages.
    4. If Iowa State can beat Kansas (no guarantees in the Big XII), the Cyclones could be playing for bowl eligibility.
    5. If Iowa State's secondary can continue playing at this level, they might have a chance to keep Oklahoma State's offense below their average of almost 400 passing yards a game.
    6. Barnett's zone read prowess will be matched up against Okie State's 91st ranked rushing defense (in terms of yards/game).

    Again, I'm not saying we're going to beat the Cowboys. I'm just saying my eyebrows are a little higher on my head than usual.
    OSU has great players and great coaches. Their coaches will do a good job shielding their weaknesses. They will run the ball all over us IMO.



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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    Sloup...although, I like your reasoning and would love nothing more than to have this team do what your thinking, but don't you think it's time to put down the kool-aid?
    j/k my friend. Keep dreaming - You know, stranger things have happened.


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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    Who are all the seniors?


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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    I think we lose to OKSt. rather badly. However, we just held a great offense to 7 points. If we can play like that we have a chance against anyone.


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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    I think you missed one important point, OSU's next and last game after ISU is OU, we might catch them looking ahead.



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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    Quote Originally Posted by Tre4ISU View Post
    I think we lose to OKSt. rather badly. However, we just held a great offense to 7 points. If we can play like that we have a chance against anyone.
    This. Its hard to predict us beating OSU, but our D just shut down a top of the line Big 12 offense. If we can duplicate that performance again, we have at least a fair shot against anyone.



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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    I wish home/away games were flipped this year with OU and OSU. I think OU is very beatable especially on the road.

    OSU is very good; however, anything can happen especially on a mid-November Friday night.



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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    Quote Originally Posted by JUKEBOX View Post
    OSU has great players and great coaches. Their coaches will do a good job shielding their weaknesses. They will run the ball all over us IMO.
    This!

    Our glaring weakness is DE. All you have to do is spread us out, get our undersized DE's isolated a bit out in space and attack them. The target game, the game for bowl eligibility is KSU. If our O-line can play like they did last nite, and we take care of the football; we could win that one. It will not be easy; but, IMO, this is the swing game for ISU.


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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    The key is stop the run, and hope their 40 year old QB gets arthritis in the cold.



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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    I like the way you think, Sloup. To me, this game is going to turn on weather conditions. If it's a decent night, there's a good chance we get our teeth kicked in. But a windy, wet, freezing night can seriously bog down a high powered offense like OSU's. After last night, I no longer know what to expect from this team. I'm just going to hope CPR gets them focused for Kansas next week and then I'll start really worrying about the rest of the schedule.



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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    Sure, we could make a good/exciting game of it but the odds are still about 99 to 1 against winning.



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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    we are going to get beat by at least 35. Did you not just see what they did to Baylor



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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    This game should be close at kickoff. After that, it's a different ballgame.

    But, I'm open to it if the guys want to prove me wrong. Prove me wrong, kids. Prove me wrong.


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: All of a sudden, Oklahoma State might be an interesting matchup

    Cold weather is bad weather for high flying passing attacks, stop their running game and we might have a chance to at least keep it close - assuming our offense can move the ball on the ground to grind out the clock and give the D a few breathers.



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