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    Does anyone wish?

    I know this might sound crazy, but does anyone wish we had beaten OU instead of OSU?

    It sounds bad, but we would have been nearly as excited by beating OU, and the Big 12 would have a team in the National championship game also.



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    Don't know, but we would be playing in the Holiday bowl



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    I get what you're saying but we wouldn't have had near the national exposure beating OU as we did OSU.



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    I think at this point we need to worry about our program and not the big 12. I don't think people's image of the big 12 would be different if we would have lost that game and beat Oklahoma. I think beating a number #2 team instead of a #9? seed is more important than having a big 12 team in the title game.



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    No it was bigger news this way. We were the only game on and got all the coverage.



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    Not at all. I'm not trading that win back for any other win.


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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    No...OSU victory was way more impressive and program elevating.



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I get what you're saying but we wouldn't have had near the national exposure beating OU as we did OSU.
    Yup. That's the problem. We needed to beat a top 2 team, at home, on a Friday with the whole nation watching and OSU was the only one that afforded us that opportunity this season. It sucks that our win took a great opportunity away from OSU, who is by far and away my 2nd favorite team in conference aside from ISU, but no other win would have given us with that one did, so I wouldn't have wanted OU over OSU this year.



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenRocketCY View Post
    . . . does anyone wish we had beaten OU instead of OSU? . . . we would have been nearly as excited by beating OU, and the Big 12 would have a team in the National championship game also.
    Winning in Norman instead of Ames? Was OU a top ten team at the time? (Not a rhetorical question, I don't recall OU's ranking when we played the Sooners. Anyone?) That night in Ames was perfect. Hard to see how a win in Norman could have come close to that dreamy evening in JTS, all the various elements considered.

    Might not the OSU game prove, down the road, to be the pivotal victory in CPR's rebuilding program at ISU? If so, the value of the OSU triumph will be unmatched.


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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    No, we needed a win like that at home.



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    Not at all. While the Okie State victory may have screwed the Big 12 over in bowl money for this year, that victory has potential to payoff for ISU in many years to come...



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    Quote Originally Posted by chuckd4735 View Post
    Not at all. While the Okie State victory may have screwed the Big 12 over in bowl money for this year, that victory has potential to payoff for ISU in many years to come...

    Agreed.


    This just means we can have a big win against Oklahoma at home next year. I'd hate to have too many big wins in one season!!!!!!!!!!!



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    Not when OU is having a "down" year and injuries to Broyles, etc. Better to beat OSU with all their stars playing... plus at home, on national tv, only game on... not close.



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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenRocketCY View Post
    I know this might sound crazy, but does anyone wish we had beaten OU instead of OSU?

    It sounds bad, but we would have been nearly as excited by beating OU, and the Big 12 would have a team in the National championship game also.
    All things considered, absolutely not. Not even remotely.


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    Re: Does anyone wish?

    Quote Originally Posted by pulse View Post
    No it was bigger news this way. We were the only game on and got all the coverage.
    This.
    Plus, Okie St is the better team and was ranked #2. OU had critical injuries and was playing very uninspired football by that time. Okie St was playing for all the marbles.


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