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    Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    I can see that.


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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    Yeah, that pretty much makes sense, but my guess is the game will be within 10 either way.



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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    We finally get the advantage of having this game at home. I think the players will be excited to be back home after an excrutiating road trip. ISU will once again beat the spread that labels them the underdog.


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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    I think it could be a close game. Chizik should want this game pretty bad and so should the players. Call it our "Second Superbowl".....



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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    I think it could be a close game. Chizik should want this game pretty bad and so should the players. Call it our "Second Superbowl".....
    I think how much a coach "wants" a game is really overrated. It isn't like he can suit up and play quarterback or wide-receiver or fill-in on the offensive line. There is really very little he can do for any particular individual game. Its all up to the players, period.



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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    Texas just lost 2 straight. I can't say I'm looking forward to this game as Texas will be trying to get-right in this game - making a statement.

    I await the expected Debbie-Downer responses...


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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    I think that is a pretty reasonable spread. My lock of the week is Illinois -3.5 over Iowa.

    How in the HELL is that spread only -3.5?



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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    Brown's seat is a little warm again - regardless of his success. UT will be fired up - as they have several 10 win season streak on the line.

    It'll be close, mainly because the Horns aren't very impressive - but I don't think they'll leave Ames with a loss.


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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    Yeah that Illinois spread really shocks me too, you will see it go up during the week. I mean they were favorites at home over WI and now this after beating them?


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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    i typically don't bet on teams from this state.

    but I would take TX to cover and Iowa to beat the spread.

    I see Iowa winning Saturday.

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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    i typically don't bet on teams from this state.

    but I would take TX to cover and Iowa to beat the spread.

    I see Iowa winning Saturday.

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    I dunno, I'm probably the opposite on that one.

    I can see Iowa winning, but I wouldn't bet on it.

    However, Texas has been struggling against weaker competition (supposedly weaker), and while I know ISU isn't a KSU right now, I do think they can give the Horns a run for their money.


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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    Iowa does not have what it takes to beat Illinois.



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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    Quote Originally Posted by cstrunk View Post
    Iowa does not have what it takes to beat Illinois.
    Sadly, as of now, I'd agree. I could see it changing, but this team hasn't given any reason why they should beat a fired up Illannoy team.


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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    I actually was thinking the spread would be bigger, even though Texas has lost 2 in a row. Texas vs 1-5 ISU, makes me think bigger spread.


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    Re: Opening spread: Texas @ ISU 16.5

    I am just happy we get to go to a game again. I feel removed from the team when they go on long road stretches. I think this is about the longest I have ever gone without seeing an ISU football game in the fall.


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