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    ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    I know we have a HUGE bowl game coming up and I think we win this game on December 30 against Rutgers.

    Not to make our 2011 campaign less important but I wanted to point out the next year's schedule to you all, maybe a predict a little as well. What do you all think?

    Sep 1: Tulsa, a Bowl team with a 8-4 record with a bowl game against BYU, their losses came to Oklahoma (L 14-47), Oklahoma State (L 33-59), Boise State (L 21-41), and Houston (L 16-48). It will be tough but ISU should win it with all their returning starters. The reason is the rest of Tulsa's matchups were ALL CUPCAKES this year. Their bowl date with BYU will be very telling as far as how big of an opponent they truly are.

    Sep 8: at Iowa, its a MUST WIN in my opinion - not just because I am an ISU fan and I want Iowa to lose against ISU. I just think that ISU has a LOT TO LOSE if they lose to Iowa than the other way around. If we beat Tulsa and get into 2012 with some pre season consideration in rankings, losing to Iowa will hurt us. I think we can come away with a victory with 2 QBs and 4 good RBs, hopefully all healthy at that point.

    Sep 15: Western Illinois - Win

    Sep 29: at Texas after "a Bye week". DING DING! This game is very important for the Cyclones. We have a chance to break into top 20 with a win over Texas. I understand that Texas is the old Texas any more especially if they have some more of coaching shuffles at the end of this season. However, the media will find a way to rank them pre-season and beating them would mean us getting ranked, hopefully in the top 20.

    Oct 6: Baylor - Win (Without Griffin and Ganaway?, this is a win at home)

    Oct 13: Missouri's replacement. Depending on who takes this place, we need to BRING IT because this is a home game and let's just say THE 2012 CYCLONES PROTECTS JTS at least until the Oklahoma game :) I say its a Loss, however. As a Cyclone, we cannot expect a 6-0 record, can we?

    Oct 20: at TCU. I am considering this a loss, especially because its time to get the 6th victory to go bowling and ISU may need a few tries - nothing wrong with that. Also, with a loss we might have just slipped away from Top 25 but that's no big deal. We will crack it again :)

    Oct 27: Tech at home. We Win. Let's go bowling!!!

    Nov 3: at Kansas We win. Our 7th win. The LUCKY SEVEN, Thank you Kansas! You serve a good purpose.

    Nov 10: Oklahoma. Now this HAS GOT TO BE Paul Rhoads' "THE SIGNIFICANT WIN" of 2012. Remember coach Rhoads has been playing around the digit SEVEN for quite sometime. This win will get him over the hump. Oklahoma at home gives us the 8th win. We need it because guess what happens next...

    Nov 17: at Oklahoma State. I won't even mention it

    Nov 24: Now this is where we get our 9th win. Bill Snyder, if I were you I would be scared and put more diapers on than the usual amount. Rhoads tried three times. All three times were away from home. I cannot believe how on God's green earth we didn't get KSU at home this year. But the wait is over. We kill Snyder and name our future stadium - the Rhoads Stadium with a win here :)

    Yes, my friends. This is how we give us a chance to win the 10th game in a bowl game next year.

    Now Rhoads, with a 6-2 conference record possible with an improved Barnett, healthy Shontrelle/Hollis/Woody/White, MONSTEROUS Knott & Klein Combo and all the supporting casts you will be a coach that EVERYONE talks about. 2012 is the year for you. Rhoads, we love and believe in you. Let's make it happen.

    But first thing first. Let's beat the RUTRUTTERS and bring on 2012.

    God, I can't wait for 12-30-11!!!!

    GO CLONES!!!


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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    Going out on a limb here: Iowa State will beat someone that we shouldn't

    Seriously though, with the core that we have coming back I don't see how we miss getting to 7-8-9 wins next year. With all of the talent leaving the big 12 for graduation/draft after this year...we have a great opportunity.


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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    Quote Originally Posted by mike4cy View Post
    Going out on a limb here: Iowa State will beat someone that we shouldn't

    Seriously though, with the core that we have coming back I don't see how we miss getting to 7-8-9 wins next year. With all of the talent leaving the big 12 for graduation/draft after this year...we have a great opportunity.

    If I were Rhoads, I would shoot for BIG 12 title BIG TIME. Its a GREAT, REALLY GREAT schedule for us.


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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    Why do you have to do this? The off season isn't even here yet and I am already excited for next season! Let me Rhoads Coach!



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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    I'm predicting 15-0. We run the table, win the yet-to-be announced Big12 championship game, NCG, then for the heck of it we challenge the Packers for national dominance. (We win that one in OT).


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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    eh... 9 wins seems a little high. I'm going to go with 7 or 8 depending on the Mizzou replacement. If it's WVU I say 7. If it's a filler game such as Western Michigan or Northern Illinios I say we get 8. I'm thinking Texas will be much more improved next year and I don't see us beating OU.



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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    Tulsa- Win in a decent game. 31-17
    at Iowa- Another close game but Clones pull it out in IC. 27-20
    W. Illinois- Big ISU win. 45-10
    at Texas- Not this time. ISU loses. 27-21
    Baylor- We win at home with no Griffin. 35-20
    ??West Virginia Maybe???- Loss
    at TCU- Good team. We lose. 34-24
    TTech- We win again. 38-24
    at Kansas- We win even without Gill. 24-13
    Oklahoma- This is tough, ISU loses 30-28
    at OSU- No Weeden, No Blackmon. ISU wins again. 34-31
    KState- Bill Snyder gives us fits. We lose. 27-20

    Final record of 7-5 and conference record of 4-5.



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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    Quote Originally Posted by isufan View Post
    Tulsa- Win in a decent game. 31-17
    at Iowa- Another close game but Clones pull it out in IC. 27-20
    W. Illinois- Big ISU win. 45-10
    at Texas- Not this time. ISU loses. 27-21
    Baylor- We win at home with no Griffin. 35-20
    ??West Virginia Maybe???- Loss
    at TCU- Good team. We lose. 34-24
    TTech- We win again. 38-24
    at Kansas- We win even without Gill. 24-13
    Oklahoma- This is tough, ISU loses 30-28
    at OSU- No Weeden, No Blackmon. ISU wins again. 34-31
    KState- Bill Snyder gives us fits. We lose. 27-20

    Final record of 7-5 and conference record of 4-5.
    I don't think WVU can play in Big 12 in 2012 yet.
    Also, I think Snyder is done winning against ISU.

    I agree with a 7-5 or better record. I believe 2012 is Rhoads' year to make the case for a head coaching job somewhere where he thinks the grass might be greener. I think Rhoads could take us to 8 or 10 win season :)


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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    You guys are pretty optimisitic...I like the enthusiasim but I think we need to temper expectations a little here. Going into IC is not going to be a cake walk. Iowa does not lose very often in IC. Gotta figure we go 2-1 in non conference. OSU, OU, TCU and UT are are all games we are going to be dogs in. I'm assuming we play West Virginia at home and even that game will be a toss with a slight edge toward us. Tech and KU are probably wins and KSU is another toss with a slight ISU edge.

    I'll be more than happy with another 6-7 wins. I think fans should be looking toward that 2013 season as the season everything falls into place for ISU. Both lines should be monsters and we'll have skilled players all over the field with significant experience.



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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    Quote Originally Posted by mustangcy View Post
    You guys are pretty optimisitic...I like the enthusiasim but I think we need to temper expectations a little here. Going into IC is not going to be a cake walk. Iowa does not lose very often in IC. Gotta figure we go 2-1 in non conference. OSU, OU, TCU and UT are are all games we are going to be dogs in. I'm assuming we play West Virginia at home and even that game will be a toss with a slight edge toward us. Tech and KU are probably wins and KSU is another toss with a slight ISU edge.

    I'll be more than happy with another 6-7 wins. I think fans should be looking toward that 2013 season as the season everything falls into place for ISU. Both lines should be monsters and we'll have skilled players all over the field with significant experience.
    Without optimism...I would not survive Iowa State and Cub fandom.


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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    Not to derail the thread, but since we are talking about 2012, What are your guys opinions on attendance numbers? Do they stay the same? get better? or fall?



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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    With the later games this year I could see them being slightly lower.



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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer View Post
    Not to derail the thread, but since we are talking about 2012, What are your guys opinions on attendance numbers? Do they stay the same? get better? or fall?
    I think it will stay at 50k or more unless Rhoads leaves at some point in future.


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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer View Post
    Not to derail the thread, but since we are talking about 2012, What are your guys opinions on attendance numbers? Do they stay the same? get better? or fall?
    I think it's better to talk about the pre-game and in-game music selection....


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    Re: ***WAY TOO EARLY prediction for ISU football 2012***

    We finally get over the 6 win hump. I can see anywhere from 7-9 wins.



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