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    We ARE improving.

    Just a few things I took away from the game today. Having competition for the starting running back spot makes ALL of our running backs better. We didn't have this in the past when Stevie was guaranteed to be the starter every single week. I know it has been said previously and it is almost football common sense, but if you can't run the football it is nearly impossible to win unless you pass every down (see Texas Tech). The problem with passing every down is if you are off one game or the defense is shutting down the pass.... you lose (see Texas Tech). Being 2-dimensional it is necessary to run the football. We did that today and that is why we finally scored some points. We moved the ball because they had to respect Robinson. Also, I wish just for once we could stop someone on third down. If someone had a statistic of what opponents third down completion percentage is I would love to hear it. We couldn't stop a kitten from getting 3 yards on third down. I don't know if this is contributed to us not wanting to give up a bomb, but we have to be more tenacious on third down. We ARE improving though. We're moving the ball and we're gang tackling. In the past we had one guy to make a tackle and if he missed it was see you later. This year I am impressed that we have 2 -3 guys in on every tackle. We ARE improving and I am curious to see how well we finish off the season.


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    Re: We ARE improving.

    just the fact that the last 2 games we have been right there with 2 top 15 teams is awesome.. now we just need to finish.. def better then the early in the year


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    Re: We ARE improving.

    The result today is about what I expected. The offense definitely surprised me today. They played about to how they're supposed to have been all year, but it was definitely a big improvement over any of the games since the Toledo game.


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    Re: We ARE improving.

    So going into next week do you think we continue to improve and get over the hump against Kstate in JTS?


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    Quote Originally Posted by clonefromNE View Post
    So going into next week do you think we continue to improve and get over the hump against Kstate in JTS?
    I definitely think so.


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    Re: We ARE improving.

    That is the good thing that AWESOME fans will see. It's not in showing up in our W/L column, but we are an improving team, just look at the stats if you weren't able to watch or listen to the game. We need to play better down the stretch of games, but we are looking like a team who could pound team defensively in the future and run the ball down some people's throats. A win over K State is VERY possible next week. Can't wait to cya'll there.


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    Re: We ARE improving.

    If we were to play Kent State, UNI, or Toledo right now I think we would win handily. I'm still scratching my head trying to figure out how this team is 1-8.



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    Re: We ARE improving.

    I really hope we get over the hump sometime this year. One more win would be great. Two more would be better..


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    Quote Originally Posted by bellzisu View Post
    I really hope we get over the hump sometime this year. One more win would be great. Two more would be better..
    Three wins, and this year will be the only year I'll be happy about 4-8.


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    3 more wins and I predicted the correct record. I think we can squeeze 2 more out if we keep playing like this. Gonna be a big one this week boys! We need to be loud, and let the team know we are still with them!

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    Re: We ARE improving.

    We are seeing what I really hoped to see this year. Improvement, heart, new players developing. Enough for recruits to believe Chizik has what it takes. I know I do.



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    Re: We ARE improving.

    Coming into today, we were ranked 101st in the nation in 3rd down efficiency D, allowing 45.1 % (Kansas leads the country with 25.7%) and 51st in 3rd down efficiency O, converting 41% (Missouri leads with 57.1%).

    In our defense, we've played 3 teams in the top 10 in that category (Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas Tech).



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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    November is when the real fans show themselves!
    Amen Brotha.


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    I thought we looked real good given that team was tuff was rain




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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    3 more wins and I predicted the correct record. I think we can squeeze 2 more out if we keep playing like this. Gonna be a big one this week boys! We need to be loud, and let the team know we are still with them!

    November is when the real fans show themselves!

    I love November football, but I really hope that it isn't that cold for the game. I think I'm wearing my holloween costume to the game. ISU themed... Have a late holloween party to attend after the game 2 hours away and won't have time to change..


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