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    Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    I'm a contrayist today. I think both these games will be decided by 10 pts or more - In favor of Iowa State and Oklahoma.

    First, the Pinstripe: I don't see Rutgers winning a lot of matchups anywhere on the field. Vulnerable areas for the Cyclones are turnovers and Rutgers' propensity for blocking kicks (and their skill at returning them). Take care of the ball and play solid special teams and we win by more than 10 points. Our lines will dominate. ISU 27, Rutgers 17

    OU v Iowa: I do not subscribe to the theory that OU is so disappointed by their season that they just don't care about this game. Horsefeathers! On paper, OU wins a lot of matchups all over the field. I don't see Iowa being able to throw the ball downfield or run with success. OU should be able to limit Vandenburg to about 1.5 sec to deliver the ball and keep everything in front of them. Iowa has the best receivers, OU the better QB. OU has the better athletes everywhere else. OU by 10+. OU 35, Iowa 17


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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    I think that you're probably correct. Both games will most likely start off slow as both teams try and find their rhythm , but once that happens the better teams will start to walk away.



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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by swammi View Post
    I'm a contrayist today. I think both these games will be decided by 10 pts or more - In favor of Iowa State and Oklahoma.

    First, the Pinstripe: I don't see Rutgers winning a lot of matchups anywhere on the field. Vulnerable areas for the Cyclones are turnovers and Rutgers' propensity for blocking kicks (and their skill at returning them). Take care of the ball and play solid special teams and we win by more than 10 points. Our lines will dominate. ISU 27, Rutgers 17

    OU v Iowa: I do not subscribe to the theory that OU is so disappointed by their season that they just don't care about this game. Horsefeathers! On paper, OU wins a lot of matchups all over the field. I don't see Iowa being able to throw the ball downfield or run with success. OU should be able to limit Vandenburg to about 1.5 sec to deliver the ball and keep everything in front of them. Iowa has the best receivers, OU the better QB. OU has the better athletes everywhere else. OU by 10+. OU 35, Iowa 17
    I may be setting myself up for disappointment, but I think you're right. I think we beat Rutgers handily. Everything I've seen suggests they have a one-dimensional offense that we should be able to contain after a month to prep and a defense we should be able to run on if the line plays well and we hold onto the ball.



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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    I think ISU wins something like 24-10.

    I actually think Iowa is going to shock Oklahoma. They are usually a safe bet against the spread in bowl games under KF. They win when they should and win or make close games out of bowl games they are supposed to lose except for USC. I don't think it's so much that Oklahoma plays like crap, just that Iowa seems to come to play in bowl games.



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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    Our matchup with Rutgers reminds me a lot of the matchup with UConn. Relatively no offense and a good defense. The key is turnovers and all you have to look at is that UConn game. We turned the ball over early and often and by halftime things weren't looking too good (especially with Jantz limping to the locker room). 2nd half we got a spark on offense and stopped turning the ball over and we won.

    This game plays into our favor even more in the fact that RU doesn't have much of a running game, so we can do what we have done well all year and that is defend the pass. I would not be shocked if we hold them to 7 points or less...again it all depends on how well we take care of the ball. My prediction: 20-7 ISU

    As for Iowa, I don't care just as long as they lose. It will get very annoying listening to their fans brag about winning another bowl game. OU defense is the key, as I don't see Iowa holding them to less than 30 points. 34-14 OU



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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    I THINK THE CYCLONES SHUT DOWN RUTGERS ON PASSING AND RUNNING AND WILL WIN THIS BALLGAME BY 2 TDS.

    the sqawks wish that they did not play a big 12 team and they will be punished by oklahoma..


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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by LegendofRodA View Post
    Our matchup with Rutgers reminds me a lot of the matchup with UConn. Relatively no offense and a good defense. The key is turnovers and all you have to look at is that UConn game. We turned the ball over early and often and by halftime things weren't looking too good (especially with Jantz limping to the locker room). 2nd half we got a spark on offense and stopped turning the ball over and we won.

    This game plays into our favor even more in the fact that RU doesn't have much of a running game, so we can do what we have done well all year and that is defend the pass. I would not be shocked if we hold them to 7 points or less...again it all depends on how well we take care of the ball. My prediction: 20-7 ISU

    As for Iowa, I don't care just as long as they lose. It will get very annoying listening to their fans brag about winning another bowl game. OU defense is the key, as I don't see Iowa holding them to less than 30 points. 34-14 OU

    Especially if that win is over OU. I still hear about the LSU victory. Amazing how my one friend has molded that into a game of Iowa domination.



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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    From what I know of Rutgers they are not particularly efficient at Rushing the Ball and have one Pass Catching threat, Defense is Salty though, to me this means it will be a low scoring grind it out game that turns on Turnovers and Special Teams, I like the Clones to win, but not taking anything for granted. 14-10 Clones.

    Iowa is not very good and presumably worse with out their best Running Back, but as others have pointed out they do seem to play well in Bowl Games, I also think Stoops has a knack for coaching his team up against teams that he has history with (See the OU-ISU series) Stoops seems to embrace Hayden's philosophy in this series, so with that I see OU getting the W but Iowa covering.



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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    I'm in a confidence bowl pick em' pool, and I have Iowa State winning with 27 confidence points and Oklahoma winning with 30 confidence points. Today might make me or break me, but I don't see Iowa hanging with Oklahoma's defense. Iowa State SHOULD be able to run on Rutgers all day, and our stingy defense will give them fits.


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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    There is a lot of thinking in this thread. That is always good.


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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    Both teams win



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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
    There is a lot of thinking in this thread. That is always good.
    Hey buddy, I don't think, I know! So next time I want your opinion, I'll give it to you.

    Let me know if later I need to edit this with a


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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by 2forISU View Post
    Both teams win
    unfortunately this.


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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

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    You are going to give me my opinion? I'm confused. :D


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    Re: Iowa State & Iowa predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeye11en1 View Post
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