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    Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    Sounds like a very windy afternoon on Saturday at Lincoln, with the possiblity of rain. Who does that favor, I State or Nebraska? Their turf is good in wet weather, so footing should not be a factor (if we have the right shoes) but a wet football could. I would say it might help us. Bad weather usually evens things a bit. Any thoughts?



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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    Colorado '05 baby


    On that note... assuming our fans actually still all go... we're not exactly the team to beat right now so maybe some Nebraska fans would stay home? Could benefit us.
    I dunno the extent of Husker fanaticism in bad weather against teams that are last in the conference... but it might not be as intimidating there if it's raining


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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    That's a pretty good question. It's kind of early to really tell how good our pass defense is vs. our run defense. I kind of feel like our run defense might get worn down, but that could just be history confusing the thought process. Bad weather probably favors the underdog though.



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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    I have to think that wet weather/windy conditions will favor ISU. NU's offense hasn't shown it can put together sustained drives by dinking and dunking all the way down the field. Against Ball State, their best drives were when they were eating up yards in big chunks.

    The downside to the poor weather is that NU's defense is vulnerable to the big play. BSU tortured the NU secondary when they were in man coverage, going deep on several occasions. If we can get NU in man coverage, hopefully we can surprise them with a long pass play here and there.

    All in all, taking away the big play from NU's offense might give ISU a shot in this one. Hopefully our defense can keep the NU offense on their toes and force Keller into some bad throws, force some turnovers, and capitalize on those opportunities.


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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    I think bad weather favors Nebraska. Slippery ball, slippery jerseys, wet field...I realize the offense should have an advantage because it's the defense that has to react, but I don't see us making any more yards after contact in these conditions than we could on a dry sunny day. We need everything to be perfect, and I think that includes the weather.
    But...just because the conditions favor a team doesn't mean that team will win :)



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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    Is Meyers arm strong enough going against the wind...his passes have looked pretty wobbly so far this season? Arnad?



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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    It favors ISU. I think bad weather is an equalizer; it always helps the underdog.


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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    Quote Originally Posted by newisufan View Post
    I think bad weather favors Nebraska. Slippery ball, slippery jerseys, wet field...I realize the offense should have an advantage because it's the defense that has to react, but I don't see us making any more yards after contact in these conditions than we could on a dry sunny day. We need everything to be perfect, and I think that includes the weather.
    But...just because the conditions favor a team doesn't mean that team will win :)
    Nebraska has been having the same problems with tackling as we have. I don't believe the rain will have an effect one way or the other. The wind may make a difference, but only if we can stop Nebraska's running game. If we can't, they'll run all over us even if it's sunny and dry.



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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    I'm not sure if favors us. While we have a good ground game so far, I think Nebraska's is a little tougher.



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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    Obviously ball fakes on a wet field will be an equalizer for us. We may have our linebackers missing some short pass coverage though. Bottom line is we do not need any morre Toledo like slips.

    They are predicting 10% rain chance, with 27 mile an hourr wind from the south. The stadium sits north south. So long passes are good when we are moving towards the north and short passes are good into the wind. The kickoffs should mostly be with the wind. Sam's ball noses down when it arrives, so throwing int a wind favors a lot of incompletions for him and some interceptions by Nebraska against us. I would think running will be a huige part of the game. Let them thow. Todd Peterson, Nate Swift and Mo Jailbird Purify are actually catching the ball wwell after they got used to the nose down pass by the chest high ball delivery.


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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    Not the fans.


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    Re: Windy, possible rain Sat. Who does that favor?

    Wet, windy weather = poor passing attack

    Neb's run defense has been suspect and I believe ranked low.

    We've had a hundred yard rusher in two games.

    We defended the run fairly well against a running team in EIU.

    Advantage: Iowa State!



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