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    2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    Worse in the sense that Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Kansas State are far better than last year's Nebraska, Colorado and Missouri.

    Nebraska and Missouri were ranked 9 and 15 when we played them right after our 5th win. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State are all ranked in the top 14.

    Kansas continues to be Iowa State's 5th win.

    IF and when Rhoads go 5-7 this season, I wouldn't complain a bit. However, why not get our 6th win over Oklahoma State. I bet Boise State or Stanford would love to see Iowa State beat Oklahoma State. I don't see Oklahoma beating Oklahoma State especially with Sooners' top player going down with an injury.

    Now, I just said 5-7 is not bad, in fact it meets or exceeds expectation. But TWO years in a row, we have three more games left to steal the 6th victory. If we fall short again this year, this might start to look like Danny Boy's strike at North championship.

    Go CYCLONES. Let's mess up the BCS title fate for Big 12 and get that W ;)


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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    I don't think Boise State has any shot at the championship game. A 1 loss team out of any of the conferences will make it before they would.

    With that said, I agree! Let's get Oklahoma State. Talk about putting ISU on the map. If we could knock them out of the title game, that would be huge.



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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    Quote Originally Posted by clonomaniac View Post
    Worse in the sense that Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Kansas State are far better than last year's Nebraska, Colorado and Missouri.

    Nebraska and Missouri were ranked 9 and 15 when we played them right after our 5th win. Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State are all ranked in the top 14.

    Kansas continues to be Iowa State's 5th win.

    IF and when Rhoads go 5-7 this season, I wouldn't complain a bit. However, why not get our 6th win over Oklahoma State. I bet Boise State or Stanford would love to see Iowa State beat Oklahoma State. I don't see Oklahoma beating Oklahoma State especially with Sooners' top player going down with an injury.

    Now, I just said 5-7 is not bad, in fact it meets or exceeds expectation. But TWO years in a row, we have three more games left to steal the 6th victory. If we fall short again this year, this might start to look like Danny Boy's strike at North championship.

    Go CYCLONES. Let's mess up the BCS title fate for Big 12 and get that W ;)

    I don't know about comparing the last two years with Dan's failure to win the North. We screwed up by not playing well against a Texas team we could have beat or playing like crap a Mizzou. We play a much harder schedule than what Dan had with one less non-conf. game. I do agree beat OSU and gain national cred.



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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    I cannot imagine how high we will fly after beating Oklahoma State. I think this one is a game with the biggest implication on not only our records, but also (and especially) BCS meltdown. I am not saying BSU should play LSU for title not do I approve of it. I just think that BSU and Stanford will btich and moan if OSU goes down as they should.


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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    I just hope we don't get destroyed by Okie State.



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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    we're 2-0 against teams we were favored to beat.
    Which means we're 3-4 outright against teams that were favored to beat us. If we make a bowl being the underdog in 10 of our 12 games that would be impressive.


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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    And just like last year there are going to be a couple losses on our schedule that are going to make you even angrier in retrospect.



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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    I think 5-7 this year would be a sizable improvement given the schedule. I'm not conceding any of the last 3 though, as I know the team isn't.



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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I don't think Boise State has any shot at the championship game.
    I think they might, but to me, Stanford, Okie st, and AL would all need at least 1 more lose, and I truly believe OU would have to lose again as well....



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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    Quote Originally Posted by jburke View Post
    I think they might, but to me, Stanford, Okie st, and AL would all need at least 1 more lose, and I truly believe OU would have to lose again as well....
    Winner of Oregon vs Stanford would get in over Boise and that hurts them. Unless Oregon wins and than loses to USC at home (which I doubt, but who knows)

    Or Stanford would beat Oregon and lose to Notre Dame. But all 3 of Stanford's final games are home games.

    Bama would have to lose again

    Oklahoma would have to lose again

    The chances are not good at all



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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    On paper we are 5-7.....but also on paper we were supposed to get drilled by Tech.


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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    Quote Originally Posted by mj4cy View Post
    On paper we are 5-7.....but also on paper we were supposed to get drilled by Tech.

    Its two weeks later and I still cannot believe Rhoads' team won that game at Lubbock. That is just sick.


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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    OU has lost Broyles and Whaley but they still have Landry Jones and gobs of talent. Kenny Stills is a stud WR and Finch is no slouch at RB.



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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    Am I the only one thinking about winning 8 games?

    Don't get me wrong, 6 wins will make me happy enough to do backflips, but I think this team has the ability to shock any of the teams we have left on the schedule.



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    Re: 2011: a remake of 2010? Maybe only worse...

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Am I the only one thinking about winning 8 games?
    Yes



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